I am married, three children, devout RC. In 2012 I told my wife that I was gay, being faithful we have stayed together. I have been coached to accept my truth.
In preparation for Christmas, and as a practising and believing catholic, I attended confession.
It is a space in which I can bring the issues which have bothered my conscience before a listening priest.
A few years ago, I recall overhearing my brother, who thought he was unobserved saying “no, that’s not the answer” over and over as he grappled with an issue unresolved in his heart.
A few weeks ago, I received a hand written letter from my wife.
In her written words, she tried to convey to me the feelings of her heart, and how my recent actions in absenting myself to visit gay bars was affecting her mental state.