Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson voted up Twallgirl Wallace's answer

This is a very difficult question to answer..  You never stop being a parent. If a child chooses to go aside from the things he was taught, there is nothing that you can do. We are not left without hope though. We can pray that they return to their senses

Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson voted up YoWanna Cook's answer

As a parent I think you always blame yourself..... Where did I go wrong? What could I have done better? Were there warning signs? Was my child crying out for help and I not see it? What could I have done differently? Then I think it becomes "normal" to just accept the fact that you … Read more

Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson voted up Tom Jackson's answer

If it is in fact the parents' fault in some way, then that fact never changes.

But sooner or later, a drug problem is solely within the responsibility of the addicted person to deal with.

He or she may need an intervention, he may need other help; but until he wants to do it for his own … Read more

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Jocelyn Ferguson voted up Echo Jones' answer

A psychological state is considered a mental disorder only if it causes significant distress or disability, many transgendered people do not experience their gender as distressing or disabling, which implies that identifying as transgender does not constitute mental illness. But then again gender dysphoria is considered a mental illness. That's both sides of the coin … Read more

Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson thanked PJ Stein's answer

How about having an actual conversation and not a confrontation. And if your son is gay, he is not going to hell, anymore than you are. If you are going to tell me the in Leviticus it clearly says man should not lay with another man as he does a woman (18:23) let me remind … Read more

Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson voted up Tris Fray Potter's answer

You talk to him.

Dating someone is not a sin; it's just natural human curiosity.  Anyway, wasn't Virgin Mary younger than that when she had Jesus?  The same goes for being gay.  Even if he is, sexuality is not something you can help.  You're either born like that or you're not.  You can see same-sex love … Read more

Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson voted up Cookie Roma's answer

You start by realizing that what's going on with your son (like everyone, including you) is between him and GOD.  When we are given children, it's our job to love them.

Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson voted up Bikergirl Anonymous' answer

I'm thinking you perhaps are not only completely out of touch with reality but out of touch with    your son .. Someone who, to you, should be one of the closest and most precious people on this entire globe. I'm thinking you really have no idea whether or not he is gay. At this … Read more

Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson voted up PJ Stein's answer

How about having an actual conversation and not a confrontation. And if your son is gay, he is not going to hell, anymore than you are. If you are going to tell me the in Leviticus it clearly says man should not lay with another man as he does a woman (18:23) let me remind … Read more

Jocelyn Ferguson
Jocelyn Ferguson voted up Barb Cala's answer

15 year olds are still discovering who they are and what they want in life.  I wouldn't put too much stock into what he's doing at this point.  I would be very careful about confronting him about this though.  Unless he's getting into trouble ... Let him discover life for himself.