Continuing on this dark thread,
My pyschiatrist was trying to help me assimilate the accepting of a gay child. As a JW, I wasn't buying into the thinking. "What do you think your son is going to do the rest of his life? He's 18."
My JW answer, "He can remain celebate if he really wants to." I was so straight talking.
Now my answer would be honestly, "I have no idea in heaven or earth how to deal with this situation."
The only thing that worked between my favorite middle son and myself was that we "agreed to disagree." And then we relearned how to communicate with each other again. And we remain silent on the issue of his sexuality. BTW, after college, he fell in love with a beautiful girl, and after a year, she dumped him. Lord only knows what the man will do now.
The only thing I know is that I will remain his mother. That is the choice I've made.