20 episodes

Heather Hester from Chrysalis Mama is here to transform the conversation around having an LGBTQ+ teenager. In the three+ years since her son embraced his sexual identity as a young gay man, Heather and her family have felt every emotion, and have experienced dozens of situations ranging from heartwarming and humorous to terrifyingly life-threatening. She and her husband initially felt alone and overwhelmed, moving her to want to support others traveling a similar path. She desires to discuss taboo topics and erase stigmas surrounding the coming out process and parenting an LGBTQ+ teen.

Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen Heather Hester

    • Parenting
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

Heather Hester from Chrysalis Mama is here to transform the conversation around having an LGBTQ+ teenager. In the three+ years since her son embraced his sexual identity as a young gay man, Heather and her family have felt every emotion, and have experienced dozens of situations ranging from heartwarming and humorous to terrifyingly life-threatening. She and her husband initially felt alone and overwhelmed, moving her to want to support others traveling a similar path. She desires to discuss taboo topics and erase stigmas surrounding the coming out process and parenting an LGBTQ+ teen.

    What Are These Boundaries You Speak Of?! An Interview with Diane Becker Part One

    What Are These Boundaries You Speak Of?! An Interview with Diane Becker Part One

    019 - In this episode, Heather Hester interviews Diane Becker. She is a nationally certified juvenile treatment specialist, a licensed clinical social worker, licensed continuing education provider for social workers and professional counselors, and has...

    • 54 min
    Raising Hell - An Interview with Julie Ferwerda

    Raising Hell - An Interview with Julie Ferwerda

    018 - In this episode, Heather interviews Julie Ferwerda, researcher and author of Raising Hell - Christianity's most controversial doctrine put under fire. This is an absolute must-hear if you've ever questioned the existence, possibility, or reality...

    • 56 min
    Differently Wired - An Interview with Debbie Reber

    Differently Wired - An Interview with Debbie Reber

    017 - In this episode, Heather interviews Debbie Reber, NYTimes bestselling author of Differently Wired, and the creator of the Tilt Parenting Community and Tilt Parenting podcast. She is a speaker, mentor, educator, and book coach.Debbie has created 18...

    • 57 min
    Just Breathe Podcast Trailer

    Just Breathe Podcast Trailer

    • 2 min
    When It Feels Scary

    When It Feels Scary

    016 - In this short but powerful episode, Heather talks about two feelings that almost every parent of an LGBTQ child/teen/young adult experience at some point or another - "when it feels scary" and "caring what others think." She shares personal...

    • 16 min
    015 - Soul Not Skin - An Interview with Jen Slumac

    015 - Soul Not Skin - An Interview with Jen Slumac

    In this episode, Heather Hester interviews Jen Slumac, author of Soul Not Skin. She is a mentor, educator, performer, and producer, and is known as a hope dealer. "...care about ourselves, cherish ourselves, and learn how to honor other people's...

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

DrMMcNally ,

Must-Listen!

This podcast is a must-listen for those wanting to learn how to best help the LGBTQ teen or young adult in their life. Heather is a thoughtful host who offers great information and support. Such a great podcast with great information!

SoulNotSkin ,

Heather, Thank You.

When I was Conners age, I don’t think Ellen Degeneres was out yet. The world has changed so much since that time. I’m glad I’m alive to see it. I find myself cheering on parents like Heather who are willing to step out of their own comfort zone and reputations to stand by LGBTQ children and love us - out loud! This is such an important show. BIG LOVE for this courageous family in the midwest. Yay YOU!

RRC in AZ ,

Powerful, profound. So needed. Thank you!!!

What a breathe of fresh air this show is. So many LGBTQ people, especially youth, struggle with the devastating impact of faith-based family rejection. Parents are searching for a better way - a way to love their LGBTQ child without compromising their faith. It takes opening whatever box you have God in - thank you for helping people do that! What a gift this Podcast is!!

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