Not that I know this couple, but from reading the article I get the impression
that their relationship is based on genuine love and friendship - which is what
makes a marriage work long term. Thank you for sharing your story!
*'In doing so, recognize that marriage is not an all-purpose solution.
Same-gender attractions run deep, and trying to force a heterosexual
relationship is not likely to change them. We are all thrilled when some who
struggle with these feelings are able to marry, raise children, and achieve
family happiness. But other attempts have resulted in broken hearts and broken
homes.' - Title: “Helping Those Who Struggle with
Same-Gender Attraction,” - Author Elder Jeffrey R. Holland - Oct
2007 Source? LDS website.
*'Psychologists nix gay-to-straight therapy' - AP - 08/05/09'The American Psychological Association declared Wednesday...(sic) No
solid evidence exists that such change (to orientation) is likely, says the
report, and some research suggests that efforts to produce change could be
harmful, inducing depression and suicidal tendencies.'
*'Gay man says 'reversal' therapy did not change him' - By
Lisa Leff - Associated Press - Published by DSNews - 01/20/10'A
gay man testified Wednesday in a federal same-sex marriage trial that the
"reversal therapy" he underwent as a teenager to change his sexual
orientation drove him to the brink of suicide.'
RanchHand: Yes, some mixed-oriented couples don't work out same with
same-sex and hetero couples. All have the potential to be heartbreaking as with
all break ups.
I read the story, and I wish them nothing but the very best. It appears to me
that he did indeed place his faith in the Lord and this is the result.
We've had relatives who chose to pursue life with partners of the same sex,
and eventually became too disabled to work, and disullusioned with life. Before
he died, one of the men told his parents he regretted his choice. I like Chris
B's parting comment too.
sorry that last comment was suppose to be @chris B
you can be as sure as you want that you are right but it does not change the
fact that you do not live in this man or any other persons body so you could not
possibly know what they think and feel about their sexuality. I am happy this
choice worked out for him, it is not for everyone but to each his own.
Excellent article if you have not read it. Wish them the best.
(and others too). Know a few myself. Chris B agree with you 100% on
your last comment.
Clearly this guy is bisexual then if he had a child, and just one year after
marriage! I know the lefties will argue this. But I'm 100% positive I am
would be physically incapable of having sexual relations with another guy.
Similarly, this guy must be attracted to both women and men if he was physically
capable of producing children. It would have been impossible otherwise. Though not Mormon, I'm glad to see someone who has bisexual
feelings realize that right is right and wrong is wrong.
I trusted "Him" to take care of tomorrow and he did. He put me in touch
with my life-partner.I hope it works out for you two, but I know far
too many mixed-orientation couples where it didn't work out. The end
result in most of those cases was heartache; especially if there are children.
In several of these instances, there was never any sex at all, which really made
the poor girl feel unwanted (one of these couples included a girl I knew from
school and church - she was in my ward). She was never really happy until after
the divorce and re-marriage; a marriage in which she was able to have sexual
relations and children. I do wish you the best of luck though.