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LIVING WITH SAME-SEX ATTRACTION: OUR STORYfeatured in LDS Living

Ty & Danielle Mansfield

June 01, 2012



As a sister company to LDS Living, we thought you would like to hear about one of their current top stories that highlights one couple’s faith, dedication, and experience with same-sex attraction. Enjoy!

In 2003, Ty Mansfield wrote an essay for a class at BYU about how he—a member of the LDS Church who has experienced same-sex attraction—had found peace through the gospel of Jesus Christ. That essay resulted in a book, In Quiet Desperation, that made Ty's private struggle public. In 2011 he published an anthology on the same topic, Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Same-Gender Attraction.

Editor’s note:
Same-sex attraction is a sensitive and complex issue. We feel it is important to try to understand how we can better meet the needs of friends, family, and Church members who experience SSA. Ty and Danielle graciously shared the following story as a first step in creating a more open dialogue about same-gender attraction in the LDS community. We are in no way suggesting marriage is a catch-all solution; we recognize everyone’s experience is different. This is simply one man’s story of finding fulfillment and happiness while living in harmony with the gospel.
 


http://ldsliving.com/story/68799-living-with-same-sex-attraction-our-story