Wij de ouders

National network for parents of LGBT+ people

Your child came out of the closet. This can be a time of uncertainty, for you as well as for your child. Having an LGBT+ child involves something like a coming out experience for yourself as well.

 

Wijdekerk is there for LGBT+ people and their loved ones, including their parents. So many questions pop up when your child comes out. A closeted or openly LGBT+ child can be vulnerable. It's important to respond to them with God's love. We want to offer you our support in this process.

You're also confronted with your congregation. Not every Christian knows how to respond in a constructive or supportive way to your LGBT+ child. There's so much more to say on the topic than some Christians will have you believe. Wijdekerk believes that there is a way of acceptance, love and confirmation for our children. You're not alone.

 

'Wij de ouders' (We are the parents) wants​ to be a safe place. It's a space for conversation, listening to each other and sharing your experiences. This is done in several ways, through:

  • a private Facebook group

  • bimonthly meetings

  • a national meet up day every first Saturday of October

  • general point of contact

  • regional points of contact​

If you, as a parent, are further along in the process or if you have no problems with the combination of LGBT+ issues and your Christian faith, we would like to come into contact with you. We need parents who want to connect with and support other parents.

Do you have a question, are you interested in our parent network, do you want to help, or do you need someone who listens to you? Please contact Paula Blokhuis.

Paula can also put you through to one of the regional points of contact.

Wijdekerk Foundation

info@wijdekerk.nl

CoC : 70255547

IBAN : NL14 BUNQ 2205 8874 83

RSIN : 858217946

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