24 Nov, 2014
So proud of you!
24 Nov, 2014
You are an example to us all in striving to follow the Savior amongst the challenges of mortality. God bless you brother!
25 Nov, 2014
Thank you for your words. They were very inspiring and I really needed to hear them. God bless!
28 Nov, 2014
Rick, Your testimony and your story have been just amazing and very inspiring to me. A lot of times in my life I question myself if I'm going to be strong enough to endure this challenge (same gender atraction). Many times I think of what I will have to face if one day I decide to leave the church. You answered a lot of my prayers. Thank you very much. Your story strengthened me to stay firm in the Gospel. Like you, I already felt the Savior's love telling me I should stay where I am, in the Gospel. Even though I don't undersatand a lot of things yet I'm going to try my very best. Thank you very much my brother for helping me unsderstand what the Lord wants for me. Your story helped to know that I should really love God above all things. Even above the atractions for the same sex that I face. Your love for the Gift of the Holy Ghost inspired me to value it even more. I've never thouught that way. Thank you again. I'm 26 now. You've been an insp
Michael R Packham
30 Nov, 2014
We share a lot of this story. I'm glad that you're in a wonderful chapter of it now, and I hope that it will be a "happily ever after" ending for us both. Thank you for sharing such experiences, as difficult as it surely was.
2 Dec, 2014
I love you Dad, I couldn't be more proud of you!
4 Dec, 2014
Good job! Your courage as always is astounding. My you always have the joy that comes from obedience to God's law. Your a good man.
5 Dec, 2014
I so appreciate you sharing your story Rick and the courage and hope you demonstrate that will be a strength to others as well as a guide to those serving others in the church. I love both you and Julie and pray that the comfort of the atonement may be with you both. I hope others who view your story who struggle with similar feelings will find someone they can talk to who will love them no matter what. Love has such great power to heal broken hearts and minds. I am so proud of you!
Dirk A Babka
13 Dec, 2014
Rick Hall is the Best what an great example to us all very christlike person. We love ya Rick Iam proud to call you a great dear friend.
28 Dec, 2014
Lovely story. I teared up. How is your wife handling all of this? How is 'Mark' handling all of this? I find it incredibly powerful and touching that in your time of greatest need, you were excommunicated. That after decades of repressing your needs and lying to your wife, you set out towards hope and found it. And then came sobriety. I pray you can hang on to that sobriety and away from that hope so that you never get excommunicated again.
11 Jan, 2015
Rick, thank you for sharing your life story, your testimony, and the important things you have learned in your journey. My story and experience are very similar to yours. I am learning, as you have, that I can get my ssa needs met in appropriate and even very rewarding ways. I too am very grateful for and dependent on the atonement of Jesus Christ. I love you, brother