***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
As many of you know, I am the PROUD mama of a wonderful 16 year old son. Kyle is a straight A student, a kind and compassionate young man, and a very talented artist.
Kyle also happens to be gay.
In my home, this has always been a non-issue. As a mother, it's my job to love my children unconditionally, and that's exactly what I do. Does Kyle's sexuality hurt, offend, or upset me? NO. Of course not!
Unfortunately, in many households, LGBT youth don't have the support they need from their families. It's heartbreaking, and something I will never, ever be able to understand.
Recently, I reviewed a wonderful book that touches on this very topic. You can read my review of "Living Right" by Laila Ibrahim HERE.
Below, you'll find a quick blurb about this beautifully written, emotionally raw book:
Jenn Henderson is proud of the church-centered life she’s created for her family. She prays each morning, attends worship every Sunday, and confidently takes up the struggle to defend traditional marriage when she learns marriage licenses are being issued to gays and lesbians in nearby San Francisco. But the certainty that she is living right falters after her teenage son, Josh, swallows a bottle of sleeping pills. Her fear deepens when she discovers that Josh struggles with same-sex attraction. If she's living right, how can Josh be gay?
Desperate for a cure, Jenn and her husband send Josh to a Christian conversion therapy camp recommended by their trusted pastor. Jenn is unwavering in her faith that Josh can be transformed by the grace of God. But as the story unfolds, her husband, son, and daughters seem to be questioning her deepest values, threatening irreparable damage to the tight-knit Henderson family.
Author Laila Ibrahim tackles a subject directly out of the headlines in Living Right, an intimate story about a mother’s struggle to reconcile her religious beliefs with her son's sexual orientation. Living Right strips away the politics of gay rights to reveal what’s really at stake in this ongoing conflict: family. As with her debut novel, Yellow Crocus, Ibrahim's second novel explores an intimate and sensitive topic with insight and compassion.
You can purchase your own copy of Living Right on Amazon.
You can also connect with Ms. Laila Ibrahim on her website and on Facebook.
Win an autographed copy of living right :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive an autographed copy of Living Right, courtesy of the author, Laila Ibrahim!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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