My greatest happiness in life has come from the privilege and responsibility of raising my family in a way I have chosen according to my beliefs. My children have been told many times by their friends from single parent homes, just how fortunate they are to have both a Mom and a Dad even with our reversed non-traditional roles (I do the cooking and I hate sports—totally opposite of my dear wife, and it’s ok). After nine years of marriage, and during a period of stress, his attractions “skyrocketed.” A gay relative “convinced me that I needed to be who I was—that that’s who I am and I needed to live my life that way.” She arranged for him to go on a date with another man, and Dale recalls: I looked over and I saw a couple, his brother and sister-in-law, and their little kids and they had the same aged kids I had and the same two boys and a girl. When two males or two females attempt to join together sexually, they remain two males or two females.Grandchildren now visit our home and our family remains close more than thirty years since our marriage. And all of a sudden in my mind, I saw my own family sitting there and the words that came into my mind were, ‘If you continue down this path, and you can, you will lose them.’ I made a decision that that was it—I was coming back home. To base marriage solely on romantic or sexual interests requires averting our minds from easily discernible truth.March 27, 2017 (The Public Discourse) -- When Christian rock star Trey Pearson announced he was coming out of the closet and separating from his wife and their two children after seven and a half years of marriage, he said that his wife had been his “biggest supporter” and that “she just hugged me and cried and said how proud of me she was.” If this account is exactly true, it is troubling.Think about the degree of social decay required—especially within Christianity—for a Christian wife to be so conditioned by popular culture that she immediately congratulates her husband for abandoning her and their children, rather than reaching out for help to preserve their marriage and family.
Monogamous, complementary, conjugal marriage is a pearl of great price worth investing one’s entire life in, a pursuit that surpasses all its imitators and impostors.
Last year I contributed an essay to a book, I am 52 years old, a father to five awesome kids, and have been happily married to my wife, Colleen, for 20 years.
I am an actor, writer, marathon runner, and I have SSA [same-sex attraction].
I suspect that there are many married men like me with these same-sex attractions but who choose to remain faithful to our first commitment to wife and family. Like many of the married same-sex attracted people who have spoken to me over the years, this man wants to remain anonymous, because he wants to protect the happiness and security of his marriage.
He would never do anything to undermine or jeopardize his family.