“Life Is Getting Better”: Understanding Stabilizing Factors in Conservative Christian Families Post-Coming Out
Christian context, coming out, family dynamics, LGBTQ+, qualitative research, quantitative research, religion, Seventh-day Adventist
© 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This article explores the perceptions of Millennial-age LBGTQ + individuals raised in conservative Christian families (Seventh-day Adventist) about their coming out experiences with family members. The analysis examines six strategies that participants identified as helping regain family equilibrium post-coming out. These strategies included: parent’s expression of unconditional love, passing of time, having a long-term relationship with a partner, communicating openly with parents, creating distance and independence from parents, and avoiding the LGBTQ + topic entirely.
Journal of GLBT Family Studies
Discipleship and Religious Education
Graduate Psychology and Counseling
Drumm, René D.; Sedlacek, David; VanderWaal, Curtis J. Dr.; Trecartin, Shannon M.; and Carbonell, Nancy, "“Life Is Getting Better”: Understanding Stabilizing Factors in Conservative Christian Families Post-Coming Out" (2020). Faculty Publications. 1585.