There is a lot of talk in the media and social circles about gay marriage. While you read about stories all of the time about this topic, another topic that doesn’t get talked about much are the kids of LGBT couples. Depending on what newspapers/magazines you read or what television channels you watch, you might be painted a picture of how the children of these couples grow up with issues.
But if you dig a little deeper into the research, you will find this is hardly the case. In fact, many children of LGBT couples grow up to “normally” and in some instances, better than those children of heterosexual couples.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to good parenting, regardless if you are gay or straight. Your sexuality has no bearing on how good of a parent you are or will be. The strength of you and your spouses relationship, communication and the values you teach your children determine how good of a parent you are. Below is a great infographic that points all of this out.
So what is the point here? It’s about stepping outside your comfort zone and accepting the reality even if you don’t want to. When you challenge your beliefs and educate yourself, you grow into a better, more tolerant person.
Every day you should strive to be better than you were yesterday. Some days this simply means being more patient with your kids or co-workers. Other days it will be more intense, learning to change your beliefs.
Don’t ever get down on yourself for not being perfect or right. You are human and therefore are not perfect. No one is, no matter how perfect they look on the surface. We all have growing to do. The sooner you accept this fact and start challenging yourself to grow, the better off you will be in the long run.
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