Actual things you learn in Priesthood Quorum....
Women (W) equal money (M) and time(T); or W = M x T
And everyone knows that time is money; or T = M
Thus; W = M x M or money squared.
And we all know that money is the root of all problems (P); or M = sq. root of P
Thus; women equal problems; or W = P.
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Though done flippantly, this was an actual part of the Priesthood lesson...
As much as I emphasis here my attraction for men and all the complications that go with that in a marriage with a straight wife coping with a gay husband, may I say that if it weren't for my wife and the support she has been for me and the love and commitment she has shown me unwaveringly, I am convinced that I would not be the man I am today. Despite regrets and compromises to make this work, I am a witness that my "W" in the above equation does not equal "P" as the problems I have are not caused by her or equate to her. She is my strength. She is my joy.
I have told others that if it weren't for her coming into my life and my being in the situation I was in at the time (read "naive"), and my "falling in love with her" (the only woman I have ever been in love with or remotely attracted to), I don't think I would have ever married. It's a miracle that we are together and I recognize that we are together as best friends through it all. She still loves me more now than ever, despite the heartache I've caused her. And I'm still "falling in love" with her...
I thank God for this miracle in this gay man's life.
It is possible.
It can happen.
We are going to make this work!
P.S. I did wear my blue shirt and green tie (Thanks Max Power for the MOHO uniform tradition) as a form of internal rebellion of sorts! It felt liberating!