Accepting his sexuality has been a hard journey for Andrew, who always saw himself as a … After years of trying to change on her own, Kathy resorted to reparative therapy to change her attraction towards women. Drew was 17 when his bishop gave him a blessing to cast out -what his bishop believed- were the evil spirits that caused Drew’s attraction to men. Russ believes that on the journey to Zion, there’s a place for all of Heavenly Father’s children.
But the main premise of that therapy–that some sort of abuse or hurt was at the core of her orientation–never fit her own life experiences. At the time, it was devastating, and Drew felt that he lost trust in everyone. After entering a mixed-orientation marriage and having five children, Russ found help in support groups for people in his situation.
During this time she found herself in love with a … In part 1 of their interview, proud parents of two children, Ty and Danielle Mansfield married in 2010 and currently live in Provo, Utah, where Ty is studying to become a marriage and family therapist. Over the years, he has conducted extensive research into understanding how to resolve sexual, social, and religious conflicts. But after finishing grad school, Jacob could no longer avoid the same-sex attraction he’s felt since childhood.
In 2004, Ty coauthored In Quiet Desperation: Understanding the Challenge of Same-Gender Attraction and later in 2011, compiled the anthology Voices of Hope: … In part 2 of their interview, proud parents of two children, Ty and Danielle married in 2010 and currently live in Provo, Utah, where Ty is studying to become a marriage and family therapist. Afraid of being told by ecclesiastical leaders that his faith simply wasn’t “strong enough” to eliminate feelings of homosexuality, … Shawna is “on the edge.” As an active celibate member of the LDS church Shawna describes the happiness church activity has brought over the years.
Since then, his story has been the subject of countless articles and interviews. Devon has always had a picture of how he wanted his life to go, and, on the surface, his life has followed that path.