Friday, August 13

Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was 14

Being attracted to guys does not mean that I am irreparably cursed.

God judges me based on my actions - not on feelings that I can't control.

I don't have to be perfect to deserve God's love.

As I read the scriptures, pray, and live the gospel more fully, I gain strength to overcome temptation.

There are others just like me - men and women who believe in the gospel with all their hearts and are striving to live it and be happy.

It won't go away tomorrow. But tomorrow is still worth living.

I can find peace and be happy as I live according to the light I've been given.

As I serve others, the Lord will bless me and give me strength.


  1. I just wanted to say thanks I had no idea that other LDS guys felt the same way that I do.

  2. Jojo: You're welcome. Most of us are silent and totally uninvolved in any type of community... because we fight it alone with only God at our side. But we're here. Maybe in your Elder's Quorum Presidency, or the people blessing the Sacrament in Church. Or maybe even in the Bishopric, married with a wife willing to help and support us. And we're proof that you can live a happy life no matter who you are and what your circumstance.

  3. I love your blog and believe going to get this on one of those wooden sign things you see in a lot of peoples homes..."It won't go away tomorrow. But tomorrow is still worth living."

    You are an inspiration!

  4. Thank you. That is all I can say is, thank you. I know that I am a child of God, and people like you, who know who they are as well, make the world brighter. You are full of hope and light. Thank you, never stop.
    - Anneli

  5. I just found your blog, because you posted an amazing post on CJane's page.
    While I don't struggle with same sex attractions, I've dealt with depression. And like the other commentor, I want to put your quote on a sign in my house.
    It won't go away tomorrow, but tomorrow is still worth living.

  6. If I walked into a house and saw a wooden sign with a quote of mine on it, I might drop dead in shock. Thanks for the incredible compliment.


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