did you grow up in a religious family?

did you grow up in a religious family?

aBeastlyLittleThing aBeastlyLittleThing
did it affect you in anyway? did you come out to them? how did they react? has family life gotten any better or worse?

sorry for so many questions...i'm really struggling with this :/ i need inspiration....
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Originally posted by aBeastlyLittleThing
did it affect you in anyway? did you come out to them? how did they react? has family life gotten any better or worse?

sorry for so many questions...i'm really struggling with this :/ i need inspiration....
It can make it a bit scary but just because their religious doesnt mean they wont understand. there is a lot of gay friendly churches!
08/30/2011
CherryDyke CherryDyke
Thankfully I did not, but I can see how that would make everything even harder.
08/30/2011
deae04 deae04
Quote:
Originally posted by aBeastlyLittleThing
did it affect you in anyway? did you come out to them? how did they react? has family life gotten any better or worse?

sorry for so many questions...i'm really struggling with this :/ i need inspiration....
i was raised pretty staunchly catholic. coming out and coming to terms sucked. not only do you have to worry about what your parents and people from the church and other people in your life are going to do and how they are going to react, but you have to figure out your own beliefs and whether they coincide with what your religion is telling you.

personally, i had to distance myself from my religion, so that i could accept myself. some people manage to retain both their religion and their sexuality, and there are more and more religious communities that have started to support their gay members.

my parents eventually started to shift their opinions, but it was a long process. i came out to them and things were fairly bad for a while. i ended up choosing to go to boarding school so that i didn't have to live at home. through it all though, they still loved me and cared about my well-being, and i think that's the biggest reason that family life is okay now. i'm out to some of my extended family even and my girlfriend comes and visits sometimes.

basically, what's going to happen depends on the beliefs and personalities of yourself and your family, and your family's willingness to be open-minded. it's something that's different from person to person.

good luck and feel free to pm
08/30/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
My parents both grew up very religious and we did when we were little, but it got to be too much to go to church with six small kids. My parents just made sure we knew everyone was equal and that we weren't supposed to treat anyone better or worse than the other.. so coming out to them wasn't a big deal. I feel pretty lucky, I have friends who don't even plan on coming out to their parents. I hope your experience is smooth sailing
08/31/2011
Gingy Gingy
my family was loosely religious, I was a bit reluctant to come out to my family at first but in the end they don't really care what I do. I think with the times changing they are probably more open to the idea than they would have been 20 years ago.
12/23/2011
reknit reknit
nope - wasn't brought up in an overly religious family at all. my mum reads the bible, believes etc - but was never forced upon any of us or preached at.
12/23/2011
zz1aag zz1aag
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Originally posted by aBeastlyLittleThing
did it affect you in anyway? did you come out to them? how did they react? has family life gotten any better or worse?

sorry for so many questions...i'm really struggling with this :/ i need inspiration....
just be urself
09/24/2012
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