31 July 2009

Overcoming Same-Sex Attraction

Let me start this post by saying this, "HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!"

The reason why I am laughing is probably because I am delirious from working approximately 17 hours today. But the thing that originally drove me into the maniacal laughter was the irony of a certain website having a link to my blog.

Who knows, by the time you read this I may not be linked on there any more. But, as I checked the traffic on my blog today, I saw that one person had entered my blog via a link from the site www.samesexattraction.org. Notably, from the page entitled "Do people really overcome same-sex attraction?"

It appears that some time ago, my blog was referred to as a place to go to read about someone who had overcome their same-sex attraction. And that made me ask myself, "Have I overcome my same-sex attraction?"

I would say that yes, I have overcome my same-sex attraction, but probably not in the way that website is referring to the word "overcome". I have overcome it in the sense that:
- I no longer look on it as a burden
- I no longer look on it as something to loathe
- I no longer see it as a stumblingblock to living my life
- I no longer see it as something to be ashamed of
- I no longer see it as something I have to diminish or suppress
- I no longer stress over it
- I no longer see it as something that will keep me from having my own family in this life
- I no longer see it as evil and filthy
- I no longer see it as destructive
- I no longer see it as a hurdle to a completely satisfying relationship
- I no longer see it as a fog, obscuring me from feeling the warmth of love

Yes, I have indeed overcome the dark side of same-sex attraction.

5 comments:

MoHoHawaii said...

Amen.

Abelard Enigma said...

What's interesting is that many people in that list haven't over come same sex attraction - they've simply refrained from engaging in same sex intimacy.

I refrain from same sex intimacy because of my personal situation - but I'm still as queer as a three dollar bill - I still have same sex attraction. Of course, my blog doesn't show up in the list - so maybe they knew that :)

Austin said...

Awesome!
I love this post. I concur with you 100%.

ControllerOne said...

Someday for me Brother. I hope. Sooner would be better than later. But someday would be better than never.

Romulus said...

I love you! :D