Dear Morning After,
My family is in a battle of moral and sociological proportions. Our son is in college and has enrolled in a course that my husband is unaccepting of. Please understand that my husband is a good man who freely gives his time to help those in need through community events, missions and causes that are aimed to directly assist communities in need BUT he is old school and there are some things he does not budge on one of which is sexuality and learning more about the sexual attraction and tendencies that differ from heterosexuality. In his mind there should be no other type of sexuality. This mindset is partially to do with his upbringing and his religious convictions. My husband and I have engaged in heated debates regarding the issue of sexuality that have ended in full blow verbal battles that never open his eyes to change.
I fully approve of our son taking a class on Queer Studies and feel that it is an important course to take for all students so that regardless of their own sexuality, there can be a mutual understanding and consideration for others no matter what their sexual preference is.
Over Christmas break I am certain that this is going to be an issue that is going to be highly debated while our son is home. My son is already saying that if his father is going to barrage him with his opinions he is going to stay at a friend’s house. My husband is saying if our son insists on following through with the course he has to pay for it himself.
I want my son home for Christmas and I have decided to slide him the money for the course on the side without my husband knowledge because I think he should take it. Am I wrong?
How should Susannah handle this situation this holiday? Call us at 609-522-0987 to tell us!