Back in the saddle

Here’s the lowdown: I was raised Mormon on a small farm in central Utah and served a mission in Paraguay.  A year or two later, I walked away from the church because I am gay.  Cue lots of sex, lots of drugs, a few college degrees, 12-step recovery, and a healthy dose of Buddhist meditation. 

Ten years after leaving, I feel moved to return to the church.  This scares me.  I really don’t know what it’s about or whether it will last.  I’m dipping my toe in for now.

I attended my local singles ward last Sunday and have contacted active gay Mormons in the area.  I have even started a fake-it-til-you-make-it “act like a Mormon” experiment, which involves abstaining from coffee, black tea, alcohol, sex, and certain other salacious activities.  So far so good!

One comment on “Back in the saddle

  1. Steve
    November 24, 2012

    It was great to meet you today Edward. I look forward to following your journey.


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