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You can view a copy of the original post from five years ago here. A copy was made because the original post was causing a lot of strain on the server. Nothing has been edited or changed, just copied over. Five-and-a-half years ago my wife, Lolly, and I sat together at a hotel in Las Vegas, nervously composing a coming out post that would, unbeknownst to us, change our lives in nearly every way imaginable.
We were so, so nervous. But we were sweet and earnest, and we had been feeling the cosmic drive to do this for months. Our post went massively viral, and we were featured on shows and newspapers around the globe. That act of authenticity brought many of you who will read this into our lives.
Finally, we were able to live authentically, instead of this life of quiet struggle we had existed in for a decade.
Finally we were able to be honest with our community, our friends, our colleagues, our families about our marriage, and about me—that I am a gay man, and that Lolly and I had gotten married knowing this about me.
That I always have been gay. That it was not something I had chosen—it just was— but that I loved my wife and my life. Finally, Lolly and I were out of the closet. And it has been wonderful.
The five years since that post have been largely the same as the previous ten years—deeply wonderful, beautiful years, filled with family-connection and love. Today, we need to let you know that Lolly and I are divorcing.
I can imagine that reading that sentence will evoke a lot of emotions in anyone who has heard about us over the last five years.
And believe me, there are a lot of emotions—some of them very devastating—as we write those words. I can only imagine the range of reactions to this news we are sharing. Surely, there will be those who are amused or overjoyed. I think this is human nature. But along with this, there will be people who are very hurt, very saddened, very disturbed, very troubled, or whose very faith might be challenged by the sentence above.
If that is you, I yearn for Lolly and me to be able to sit with you. Cheesy as this is, I wish we could all hold hands as the solemnity of what I just said above washes over us, so that we could then lean over and tell you: We are going to do our level best to explain how a marriage as beautiful and sweet and loving as ours has been can also be a marriage that—for very legitimate, important reasons, and what we feel is the urging of God himself—needs to end.
I thought things were going so well… So did we. And really, things were going so well. Our marriage was absolutely beautiful as we described above. Yet it contained an undercurrent of pain that we were not able to see clearly or acknowledge for many years, which made continuing in it impossible.
Thus, the answer to this question is impossible to describe in linear fashion. When we came out inLolly and I had very little exposure to other gay people besides myself.Comments. Brother Nathanael April 18, @ pm.
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