Someone I Love Is Gay
How Family and Friends Can Respond
By: Anita Worthen and Bob Davies

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Finding out that a child, spouse, relative or friend is homosexual can be an unwelcome surprise. You're hit with a complex combination of emotions--grief, shame, fear, guilt. You are flooded with questions ranging from why to what's next. You wonder what a biblical response would be. At the same time, someone you care about deeply may be awaiting your response. What should you say?

Someone I Love Is Gay was created out of Bob Davies's personal and professional experience and out of Anita Worthen's struggle with her son over these issues. Also drawing on experiences of others, the authors will help you handle your feelings while responding appropriately to your loved one.

About the Authors
Anita Worthen has been involved with ex-gay ministry to family members and friends for over ten years. She and her husband, Frank Worthen, one of the founders of the ex-gay movement, have spoken about homosexual ministry on four continents. They live in San Rafael, California.

Davies retired in 2001 as the North American director of Exodus International, a worldwide coalition of Christian ministries to men and women overcoming homosexuality. He currently serves as the Ministry Coordinator in the Worship department at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington.


Someone I Love Is Gay is practical, compassionate and long overdue. Worthen and Davies have combined their unique insights on one of the most vexing issues facing Christian families today . . . and have written an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to know how to respond to a homosexual friend or relative.
—Joe Dallas
This book will be really helpful to parents, pastors an leaders. The information is fabulous.
—Barbara Johnson, author
When people put down their misconceptions and pick up this book, they will find truth that will lead them to hope.
—Stephen Arterburn
This book is filled with biblically grounded guidance seasoned by years of ministry 'in the trenches' with gay persons and their loved ones. It is written at a practical and understandable level and presents an array of realistic stories from real life.
—Stanton L. Jones, author of The Gay Debate
This book is a must resource for any parent reeling from the news that a son or daughter is gay.
—Mike Yorkey, editor, Focus on the Family Magazine
Few people are as knowledgeable about the volatile subject of homosexuality as Bob Davies. What he writes on the subject, I read, because he is credible and compassionate and speaks the truth in love.
—Cal Thomas
Someone I Love Is Gay speaks to the heart of parents who have come to know that their son or daughter . . . has declared himself/herself 'gay.' . . . This volume will help all those who counsel such parents to counsel still better.
—John F. Harvey, O.S.F.S., director of Courage
This book is truly magnificent. These are answers that are tried and proven to work. They are the best available to Christian parents, friends and spouses. God's guidance and truth are present on every page.
—Willa Medinger, Regeneration Books
Worthen and Davies's book faces the reality that can no longer be hidden--homosexuality and AIDS are devastating many of today's Christian families. The helpful, healing and sound text covers the tumultuous emotions family members grapple with.
—John White, author of Eros Redeemed
This practical, easy-to-read narrative is full of sound advice for anyone who has a homosexual loved one. It makes good psychological sense and reflects the wisdom of the writers' life experiences.
—Joseph Nicolosi, author of Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality