Why a blog?
Why spend the time?
Blogging my feelings was never a priority. In fact, I hate the idea of putting my story (and thoughts and feelings) in the public square. But there is another truth: I need to.
I am a thirty-something husband, father and Latter-day Saint. I have a same sex attraction and daily I find happiness and joy.
In an unplanned turn of events, I had to finally talk openly and honestly with my wife about my same-gender attraction. For the first time in my life I felt completely vulnerable, exposed and understood. Although difficult, my slate was clean and I could finally begin to move forward. It is no secret there are not many resources available to single or married LDS men with a same gender attraction. We are each on varying levels of acceptance, morality, guidelines and experiences. However, there is one commonality: we are sons of a Father who loves us and created us. In hindsight I wish I had been honest with myself and my wife before we married. And so, this blog is my attempt at continuing that honesty.
What you read is my story; these are my thoughts. For the time being I am comfortable with a slight level of anonymity however you can be assured that my posts (and concern for you) are genuine.
I invite you to comment, share your experiences and know that you are in friendly territory. You are not alone in your journey. You may never tell another person of your struggle, but there are resources available to help you personally move forward. I believe that there are as many plans of salvation as there are people on earth. Together, we can find joy in this journey.