26 Aug, 2014

You guys are awesome! Thank you for being such great friends.

26 Aug, 2014

Great job! Articulated well! I liked your long version where key male relationships made a difference to you. I think sga can lead to connecting with men physically, emotionally, spiritually in healthy ways. Those ways may not be evil, but just out of the context of our society.

Bobi Jensen
27 Aug, 2014

so much love! I feel like we've experienced a lot of similar ups and downs (and cross country moves) during these years and I have so much I can relate with--although in different contexts. I'm very proud of you for telling your story.

27 Aug, 2014

A wonderful message and truly one that others will find hope in! Thank you. The Atonement is truly a strengthening power.

28 Aug, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your story. It brings me so much hope. I have learned so much from your comments and they are a great strength to me.

28 Aug, 2014

I listened to the whole thing - you guys are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your story, it's powerful. I appreciate the patience and faith that you've both exhibited. Beautiful.

28 Aug, 2014

Your strength and bravery throughout this life, and it's challenges, amaze me!

Unhui Larsen
29 Aug, 2014

Thank you for sharing your courageous journey(stories) with us. I was very touched to tears. I felt your sweet spirit and strong testimonies. It was very uplifting to know that our stories aren't so different. I felt such kindred spirit toward you Anissa!

Matt Clark
1 Sep, 2014

Brent, I am proud to know you and Anissa and consider you both to be great friends. I always knew you were amazing people and reading this article makes me realize how many friends of mine might carrying different struggles in their lives that I have no idea about. People have often remarked to me how they could never have been strong enough to deal with losing a spouse from cancer. My response to them usually is "I was not capable of it without the help of my heavenly father and the comfort of the spirit, none of us really have any idea how strong we can be until we are forced to deal with difficult things." You both are a shining example of that principle. Thank you to both of you for having the courage to share your struggles in the effort to help other couples. I'm excited for you guys to meet my new fiancé and to continue our friendship forever!

3 Sep, 2014

Absolutely awesome! We stayed up late watching your video and I was bowled over by your faith. You reminded me of a CS Lewis quote I read recently: "Christ says Give me All. I don't want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half measures are any good. I don't want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree down...Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked, the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: my own will shall become yours." When I read this I thought, "gosh, that's got to be hard. I wonder if I can do it." What an inspiration you are. To take your God-given agency and use that power to choose to hand your will and desires back to God takes tremendous faith. Thank you for your testimony.

24 Sep, 2014

I have family members who may be struggling with ssa. I do not struggle with ssa but I struggle with a food addiction. I know it isn't the same but I think I have felt many of the same feelings of loneliness and frustration. The comfort and answers I get from the Lord are similiar. I felt the spirit so strongly while listening to your presentation--and viewing the whole site really. I admire both of you very much for your lives and your courage. Thank you for sharing.

23 Mar, 2015

Well said! So much love and courage - both of you. Keep up the good work. :-)

13 Jan, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing. I admire your courage. I experience SSA and have a hard time trying to hang out with guys. Your story gives the hope though that if I live the Gospel and get the help I need from my Bishop and a counselor that even though God may not take away my attraction to men, I can still marry a woman in the temple if I live according to the plan Heavenly Father has set in store for me. Thank you for your voice of hope.


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