I have a daughter who has had health issues throughout her young life. One very serious condition long ago required the use of a medication for which we had been informed the use of which might slow her development. She also suffered from bullying in high school - to the point where the trauma was so bad that she was becoming suicidal. She is seeing a doctor & is on meds for depression & anxiety disorder.
My daughter had expressed a mild interest in boys long ago. Her friends all have developmental struggles (such as Anxiety disorder) & identify as LGBT. My daughter has more than once said that she feels no sexual desire towards anyone, but more recently she identified as asexual (ace) & states that this aligns with the LGBT community.
I honestly don’t know what to make of this. I don’t agree that she is ace. I believe that because of her health issues & past trauma, she may not have developed that way. What she believes is a LGBT issue, I view more as celibacy - & a different calling from mine & have expressed this to her. Her alignment with the LGBT grouping though makes me wonder if this is a matter for her to consider Courage.
I’m not sure how the Church addresses this, so I am reaching out for help. She’s a baptized non-Catholic Christian but seems to be open at times about the Church.
Thank you in advance.
UPDATE: I want to add that from early on, she has leaned towards the arts & has had a very strong fascination for anime.