Thanks, RevCobb, I hope you have found an affirming congregation in Virginia. My partner and I are going to a UCC church in Spring, but are literally starving for some spiritual "meat". We love, love, love the people, but the teaching is lacking in emphasis on spirituality. I guess I need more than just milk.
Jennifer-I hope to heaven you never find yourself in the same situation my daughter found herself in, because she carried this tremendous guilt around for months, and now wishes that she could go back and undo the damage. Grace is always there, but the damage is done, and all we can do now is move on.
Thanks everyone, and please continue praying. You are the best.