I am proud of you for holding fast to what you think and believe. Standing firm is admirable, but standing firm does not mean being an immovable object. If your beliefs cannot withstand listening to alternate points of view, they aren’t very strong to begin with. An open and receptive heart starts with open ears.
You can stand in the courage and strength of your convictions and still learn. None of us has all the answers.
Never forget that I love you, and that excludes no one.