We were lucky enough to volunteer at the the Gay Christian Network’s inaugural Parents’ Retreat two weekends ago. We were impressed by the diversity of people who attended. There were parents whose child had come out to them decades ago, and parents whose child had come out only three months ago. There were parents deeply involved in their church, and parents who had been burned by the church and stopped attending. There were parents who embraced their LGBTQ child’s sexual orientation or gender identity, and parents who were struggling to accept. But there was one thing all of the parents had in common: They deeply, unreservedly loved their children. And they want to understand them better.