Same sex dating rules
Put the sexual aspect together with the other things that homosexual men and women often experience — depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, a sense (however false) of being utterly — and you have a heavy cross. That’s not weird, that’s not strange, that’s not even gay.
The quick way is rarely the right one, and the long way around is well worth the trip.I’m so used to being gay and Catholic, I forget how strange that sounds.I forget that, for some people, “homosexual” describes something like a different race, or maybe even a different gender.Usually it’s something like “I’m honored that you trust me enough to tell me this.” But even the most understanding people don’t always understand what I mean, if only because (unlike me) they haven’t had the last 14 years to figure it out, and because “I’m gay” is not a simple sentence.I’m not very sensitive about the word “gay”, but some of us in the Gay Catholic business prefer the phrase “same-sex attraction,” or SSA.Maybe you don’t feel Jesus’ love in the Mass; so then go more often, not less.
Maybe you ran into a priest who didn’t understand; so find one who does.
Joseph Prever graduated from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts with a bachelor’s degree in English and a penchant for romantic existentialism.
He now lives in Massachusetts, where he works as a web developer and freelance writer.
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You will be wondering how I got from there to here. It took lots of prayer and hard work, and the love and patience of brothers, sisters, mentors, and friends.