Susan Cottrell & FreedHearts is creating WRITTEN, RECORDED & FILMED CONTENT
29

patrons

$1,198
per month
Every day, Christian parents condemn and reject and shame their LGBTQI children - 'in the name of Jesus.' Those kids are in a crisis situation. Youth are dying. Families are destroyed. And the non-affirming church not only does nothing to stop this tragedy, it encourages it with false teaching so unlike the Jesus they claim to love and follow.

There is a better way.

We help free the hearts of faith parents learn that to unconditionally love, accept and affirm their LGBTQI child is actually consistent with their faith. We help free the hearts of those in the LGBTQI community heal shame from parent, church, community and internalized homophobia. And we stand against the hate coming from non-affirming churches, and change the conversation to help the church be inclusive and affirming.

We struck a nerve within the Christian and evangelical communities and we have so many opportunities to deeply impact lives. We continue to develop resources - including our comprehensive video courses - for parents, for LGBTQI, and for those in the faith community. We free hearts to love, heal and affirm and we work to change the human conversation on inclusion. We continue to develop new resources including new books, videos and conferences.

It is critical that we build a team of people who share our hearts for these parents, their kids, and the church, and who feel so led to come alongside us as partners. Your help will enable me to continue to write -- and your stories often inspire my topics!  Your help will also enable me to finish new books, and develop many additional video series.

We have a few small thank-you gifts based on monthly support levels. Please be as generous as your funds allow, but only as the Spirit leads. Remember that any amount is most welcome and deeply appreciated!

I am so grateful for the Moms, Dads, those in the gay community, and other friends who encourage me every day with your words and prayer. Thanks so much for reading this and for considering being a financial partner with me.

Love, Susan
Rewards
$1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
There is something very special about this group of monthly donors. They always bless my heart. Thank you! :-)  
$25
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
A cute personal acknowledgment on social media!  :-)  (If you do not want this, please let me know in a comment.)
$50
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
A cute personal acknowledgment on social media, and a copy of Rob's worship CD! :-)
$100
$100 or more per month 4 patrons
The social media shout out, the copy of Rob's worship CD, PLUS a signed copy of any of my books, and a thank you call telling you what's been going on and just chatting! :-)
$300
$300 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above PLUS a half-hour mentor/counseling (or just talking!) call or Skype each month! :-)
$500
$500 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
The whole deal... social media shout out, Rob's CD, autographed copy of my book PLUS a half-hour counseling call/Skype each month AND a visit to speak with a group in your home once in the calendar year. If it is farther than 250 miles from Austin, we might need to work on some travel stuff, and we need to find a date that works, but this can be whatever you like -- speak to a group in your home, intensive personal or family counseling, or just drinking wine and chatting. :-)
Goals
$1,198 of $4,000 per month
Reaching this core level of support here at Patreon will give us strength and stability, allowing us to fully respond to an increasing number of parents, LGBTQI and churches who reach out to us for help, for healing. Having this core support in place will also enable us to do much more.

I receive invitations to speak and do workshops at local, regional, national and international conferences, PFLAG events, churches, and more! This will enable me to say "Yes!" to many more of these. This level of support will also enable me to finish and publish additional books, as well as more additional resources for parents, LGBTQI, and the faith community.

One key focus is to reach parents who are still struggling with their child being gay. Many of these parents are still "in the closet" about their gay child and it is not safe for them to attend a conference, or even have anywhere safe to ask questions. We now have FreedHearts Online (www.FreedHeartsOnline.org) providing full online video courses to help parents deal with core issues, and help them reconcile their faith with unconditionally loving, accepting and affirming their child. Other video series help those in the LGBTQI community "discover and celebrate the truth and beauty of the real you" and heal shame from family, church and community, and a number of video series to help those in the faith community and church leaders learn how to become truly affirming and radically inclusive.

Your support here at Patreon will provide the core base of support that will help make all of this possible. Thank you so very much.  - Love, Susan
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Every day, Christian parents condemn and reject and shame their LGBTQI children - 'in the name of Jesus.' Those kids are in a crisis situation. Youth are dying. Families are destroyed. And the non-affirming church not only does nothing to stop this tragedy, it encourages it with false teaching so unlike the Jesus they claim to love and follow.

There is a better way.

We help free the hearts of faith parents learn that to unconditionally love, accept and affirm their LGBTQI child is actually consistent with their faith. We help free the hearts of those in the LGBTQI community heal shame from parent, church, community and internalized homophobia. And we stand against the hate coming from non-affirming churches, and change the conversation to help the church be inclusive and affirming.

We struck a nerve within the Christian and evangelical communities and we have so many opportunities to deeply impact lives. We continue to develop resources - including our comprehensive video courses - for parents, for LGBTQI, and for those in the faith community. We free hearts to love, heal and affirm and we work to change the human conversation on inclusion. We continue to develop new resources including new books, videos and conferences.

It is critical that we build a team of people who share our hearts for these parents, their kids, and the church, and who feel so led to come alongside us as partners. Your help will enable me to continue to write -- and your stories often inspire my topics!  Your help will also enable me to finish new books, and develop many additional video series.

We have a few small thank-you gifts based on monthly support levels. Please be as generous as your funds allow, but only as the Spirit leads. Remember that any amount is most welcome and deeply appreciated!

I am so grateful for the Moms, Dads, those in the gay community, and other friends who encourage me every day with your words and prayer. Thanks so much for reading this and for considering being a financial partner with me.

Love, Susan

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Rewards
$1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
There is something very special about this group of monthly donors. They always bless my heart. Thank you! :-)  
$25
$25 or more per month 6 patrons
A cute personal acknowledgment on social media!  :-)  (If you do not want this, please let me know in a comment.)
$50
$50 or more per month 8 patrons
A cute personal acknowledgment on social media, and a copy of Rob's worship CD! :-)
$100
$100 or more per month 4 patrons
The social media shout out, the copy of Rob's worship CD, PLUS a signed copy of any of my books, and a thank you call telling you what's been going on and just chatting! :-)
$300
$300 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above PLUS a half-hour mentor/counseling (or just talking!) call or Skype each month! :-)
$500
$500 or more per month 0 of 6 patrons
The whole deal... social media shout out, Rob's CD, autographed copy of my book PLUS a half-hour counseling call/Skype each month AND a visit to speak with a group in your home once in the calendar year. If it is farther than 250 miles from Austin, we might need to work on some travel stuff, and we need to find a date that works, but this can be whatever you like -- speak to a group in your home, intensive personal or family counseling, or just drinking wine and chatting. :-)