This I Believe

This I Believe

Mar 13, 2012

  I remember the diagnosis. I kept a brave face for the doctors and for my parents but once I got into the car my world came crashing down. I was stretched so thin already. I had been fighting a silent inner battle for months, a battle for which it seemed God had been completely absent. Though I never chose it, I was gay, and despite my best efforts that...

This I believe

When I told my mom I was reading Bertrand Russell, she asked why and encouraged me to stop. I don’t blame her; Bertrand Russell was an atheist well known for writing, “Why I am Not a Christian,” and being brusquely critical of all things religious. As much as I loved (and still love) my mom, I kept reading because I found the material insightful, interesting,...

This I believe

There I was on a stranger’s couch–me and my 115 pounds of spiritual fury from the MTC were now treading water. When you’re backed into a corner, “Preach My Gospel” says you can lean on your testimony of the Book of Mormon, but to be honest, what our investigator Luke was reading to us stung. Joseph Smith wouldn’t have said that, would he? The...