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The Kinship Blog

Are Conversion Therapies Successful?

As Carolyn and I connect with many LGBTQIA+ families and close friends, we are often asked about SOCE. Yes, we have connected with a few folks who claim “success” when they experienced SOCE and we’ve also connected with other folks who failed their SOCE experience.

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FAMILIES & FRIENDS

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Family & Friends

Focusing and Refocusing, Adjusting and Readjusting

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Family & Friends

HAPPY MAY TO ALL KINSHIP FAMILIES & FRIENDS

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VARIATIONS CAUSE BENDING !!

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FLEXIBLE LEARNING

“Learning” is an interesting and complex process. All living creatures learn as they grow and mature. If you think about that process, it’s easy to recall watching your pets learn to find food, chase toys, or hide from you when you are looking for them. Also think about yourself or your children as you learned to walk, talk, play, read, and even think and make decisions. 

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FAMILY & FRIENDS


LOOKING BACK INTO 2020

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COMING OUT - FAMILY PROCESS

Many LGBTQ+ folks have celebrated their successful “coming out” to friends and their families. It’s probably a process and event they had thought about and worked on for many months and years. Hopefully, they had created a network of friends and other LGBTQ+ folks that helped them - even coached them - on the scary but desired event. Their understanding and supporting friends were valuable allies for that major and probably emotional time.

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FAMILY & FRIENDS MONTHLY ROUNDTABLE ZOOM DISCUSSION

Our monthly roundtable discussions are beginning to connect and, hopefully, provide a beneficial and personal time to meet and share around the Kinship world. Each discussion has increased in attendance and participation, thanks to all of you all who have joined us.

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GREETINGS FROM DISCOVERY BAY...

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ONLY IF WE UNDERSTAND...

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ZOOM CONNECTIONS

We humans enjoy connecting. We connect with family members on special occasions. Many of us enjoyed the weekly connections with friends at Sabbath services when they were allowed, and we look forward to returning to those times again.

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CONNECTING :)

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CONNECT - SHARE - SUPPORT

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LET'S BE TENACIOUS

Today's world is a bit chaotic! A few weeks ago our political world was filled with various discussions, opinions, needs, and desires and gatherings. Our physical world was moving out of wintertime and looking forward to springtime with less snow, tornadoes, and rain, and more wildflowers and wonderful sunsets. Suitcases and hiking backpacks were coming out of their closets getting ready for fun trips, looking forward to cruises, vacations, school proms and graduations, and spring break.

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FEELINGS & EMOTIONS

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Basic LGBT Theology

 

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New NAD Booklet on Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones

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