Empowering young Australians to be a clear Christian voice
When I was married, I had three daughters. I wanted a son, so my husband and I prayed and asked God for one. He answered our prayers in 1975 with the birth of David.
By the time he was six my husband left me to bring up my four children single-handed.
At the age of seven David was raped by a 10-year-old boy. He seemed to be disturbed after that.
I thought it was because his father and I were divorced, but as he grew older, his sexuality became more obvious. He sometimes dressed as a girl.
He left home at 19, but I continued to pray for a miracle. I got in touch with Exodus ministries.
A woman from Exodus told me:
You have to accept and love him as he is, or you will lose him.
One day my son visited. He had a long mauve skirt on. His hair was flowing down his back and he wore heavy make-up. With God’s strength, I walked up to him and told him I loved him. I knew then that it was the love of Jesus that showed, and it was because of this that he kept in touch with me.
Some things are too personal to share, but my son told me some horrifying stories about what happens to a transgender if they are single.
When my son used to visit me, he would not let me call him David. He got so annoyed he would threaten to go home. He changed his name to Daniella.
A few years ago, he came back to me and to Christ, but he was under a lot of pressure.
The church wasn’t prepared for ex-transgenders, so with more heartache he went back to his old ways.
He is now 38. Because of the hormones they gave him for him to remain a woman, he has gone from a slim man to 132kgs. He may have to be committed to a mental home.
If you are going through similar things, remember your children are your heart. God knows your heart. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of this earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
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