People with same-sex attraction in the LDS Church are involved in an ongoing struggle that reaches far beyond the struggles with behavior. This “other” struggle is about meaning making. Men, women, and adolescents exert enormous amounts of mental, emotional, and spiritual energy in an effort to find, create, or craft a story to help them make sense of their journey. It is a hero’s journey insomuch as one must leave the safety of an offered identity, given by others, in favor of an identity forged by self. I will offer a theory of stage development for this journey.
Martin L. Kokol, Mary Moran