Episode 201: Q & A: Kids, Libraries, and the Pros & Cons of Coming Out with Laurie, Matt, and Steve

Hole In My Heart Podcast

Friday, June 30, 2023 - 50 minutes

The lines are open, friends, and we are taking your questions today!

What questions?

—How do you recommend talking with young kids about LGBTQ things/the definition of marriage?
—Should marriage make us happy or holy? (Or is that the wrong question to ask?)
—What qualifies as abuse in a relationship? (How does it compare to misuse of a person?)
—How should we engage with libraries where they prominently display books that are LGBTQIA-affirming (of transitioning or same-sex relationships)?
—What are the pros and cons of coming out/sharing your story?

Pull up a chair, and join the dialogue!


“Matt and my philosophy of parenting is: Here is reality. How can we dole that out in gentle, slow, repetitive conversations at varying levels of age-appropriateness so that when they encounter [same-sex relationships or wrestling with gender] in their schools, churches, or in themselves they are not caught off guard and hide, nor are they caught off guard and jump to Love is Love.”
—Laurie Krieg

“My definition of abuse is that it is a systemic maltreatment or dismissal of the dignity of another person verbally, physically, or emotionally.”—Matt Krieg

“You know and I know that everywhere you go there are people … who still make gay jokes a decent amount. If it’s not gay jokes, then it’s ‘*Gasp*! Oh, it’s June! The flag, and the Pride!’ And you’re sitting there, and even though you have zero rainbow flags, you’re not going to Pride, and you’re wrestling with your own heart, you don’t feel safe sharing with them now because they are so exasperated about people like you.”—Laurie Krieg

//Question of the Week//

Where would you like to visit that you have not been? (Thanks for joining the conversation!)

//Do the Next Thing//

A blog Laurie wrote about how to come out/share your story/: https://lauriekrieg.com/18-things-to-do-when-getting-real/

Want to share feedback about the season with the hosts? Find us: podcast@lauriekrieg.com

Or, find Laurie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurie_krieg/

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