The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has contracted with David Sedlacek and Nancy Carbonell, researchers from Andrews University and Rene’ Drumm, researcher from the University of Southern Mississippi to conduct a groundbreaking study of the Seventh-day Adventist parents of LGBT+ children who have come out to them. Your participation in this important study is being solicited and greatly appreciated.
Research Title: “Parental reactions, responses, and adjustment after a child comes out as LGBT+ among Seventh-day Adventist families”
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Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study is to explore the experience of SDA parents when their child(ren) come out to them as LGBT. This quantitative study follows interviews with over 20 parents of LGBT+ children. We learned a great deal from them and now are extending the study to learn even more from you. We are interested in your initial parental reaction to your child’s disclosure and how your family has adjusted over time. We would like to invite you to share this letter with other parents of LGBT+ children that you know. Please ask them if they would be willing to complete the study. We want to get input from as many SDA parents...
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