When Your Kid Comes Out – Do It Differently

When Your Kid Comes Out – Do It Differently

By Sara Cook – What I Wish I Would Have Done Differently When My LGBT Child Came Out. Our son came out to us in a long letter when he was eighteen and a freshman at BYU. Looking back, there are several things I wish I had done differently. Reading that letter, I felt overwhelmed and sad about his news.  I was so steeped in living my religion that this news was a severe blow to my plans for him and…

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Being An Ally Has Made My Faith Stronger

Being An Ally Has Made My Faith Stronger

By Jill Rowe I have been a Mormon my whole life. The Gospel has been my foundation. Every decision I have made in my life has been based on the Church. Would I go on a mission? Yes. Would I get married in the temple? Yes. Did I want to have a big family? Yes. Would I be a stay-at-home mom? Yes. Would I serve in every calling I was extended? Yes. This included being involved in Prop 22 in California…

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Real Friendships

Real Friendships

By Melanie Flake –  My husband comes from a very large Mormon family (he has 84 first cousins- just on his dad’s side). They are like a giant group of friends that love each other and enjoy getting together. I worked very hard to get to know them and they made me feel like a part of the family. Over the years I have grown extremely close to several of his cousins. One cousin, in particular, took the time to stay in…

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