Search Results: mixed-orientation marriage

Hands Grayscale

Mixed-Orientation Marriage

June 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Mixed-Orientation Marriage

Mixed-orientation marriage can be described as a marriage between two people of differing sexual orientations or attractions. Marriages where one partner or both identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual or…

Kathy Spencer

Being in a Mixed-Orientation Marriage Is Not Something We Would Ever Have Chosen on Purpose

September 17, 2018 |

In our, very, very, Mormon world, being gay was just… never an option. It was so far outside the realm of something we’d even considered possible that, by the time we accepted it for what it was, we were married with children, our lives inextricably entangled.

Jena Peterson on Listen Learn & Love Podcast: Mormon, Gay, and in Mixed-Orientation Marriage

March 18, 2018 |

Jena discusses being Mormon, being gay, and the realities of being in a mixed-orientation marriage. She shares how conflicted LDS people are when they realize they are gay, as the truth of that equals the truth of the gospel, and how she is trying to balance those two truths.

Foto de un hombre y una mujer tomados de la mano con el sol poniéndose en el horizonte

On the Ethics of Mixed-Orientation Marriages

February 17, 2018 |

Laura Skaggs Dulin discusses the ethical challenges of mixed-orientation marriages through her experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist and as a gay woman in a mixed-orientation marriage of her own, including how she grieved the loss of a relationship that would never happen.

Researchers to Study LDS Mixed-orientation Marriages

July 24, 2013 |

Please help me spread the word about this important study regarding LDS mixed-orientation marriages.

The Church and Same Sex Marriage: The Pastoral Question

July 12, 2015 |

By far, though, the most significant question we will face as a Church will be pastoral: how should we as a religious community treat our legally married gay members? Most people I know think that this is an easy question. The problem is, about half of them think it is easy in one direction while the rest think it is easy in the other. Actually, it is a very difficult question. But it is also an extremely important one, as it may determine the nature of our community for the next hundred years.

Chad Anderson, Author of Gay Mormon Dad

Chad Anderson Discusses his Life and New Book, “Gay Mormon Dad,” on Mormon Stories

March 14, 2018 |

In a three-three part interview, John Dehlin of Mormon Stories talks with Chad Anderson, who is a licensed clinical social worker in Salt Lake City and has self-published a new book titled “Gay Mormon Dad.” Chad talks about growing up Mormon, his mixed-orientation marriage, faith crisis, and his life now.

General Handbook

Baptism Hurdle Removed for Some Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals

December 22, 2021 |

Previously, these individuals would need to be interviewed by a mission president before being cleared for baptism. With the new handbook, missionaries can conduct the baptismal interview as they would for any other person seeking baptism into the Church, removing a hurdle for those with past same-sex sexual relationships.

Young Man Tie Suit

The Rise of the Celebrated Celibate and Single Sexual Minority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

May 3, 2021 |

We care about you, and we understand the pressure cooker of the LGBTQ/Latter-day Saint intersection because we stand there and have stood there. We know the true power of your story and receive it in the spirit in which you delivered it. Not as a weapon or a currency, but as a celebration of the power of the queer soul.