Brett & Shaundra Cragun

Throughout his youth, Brett struggled quietly with something he felt no one could ever understand. After holding his feelings and frustrations entirely inside himself for years, he finally found a dear friend in whom he could confide, and shared with her his deepest secret: his experience with same-sex attraction. Neither of them imagined it at the time, but, to their surprise, five years later they would marry. Now, over four years into their marriage, they are certain that God is carefully directing them through life. They testify of great truths they have learned from experience, one of these truths being that when you put your faith in God, mountains can be moved. Together, Brett and Shaundra look forward to a future filled with happiness and hope.

Krista Kendall
18 May, 2015

Brett and Shaundra, I love you both so much! I'm so excited your video is finally up because your story is going to help so many people. Your capacity to love others is a gift from God and I feel blessed to be a recipient of that love. You've changed my life for the better and I consider you my dearest friends. Love, Krista

18 May, 2015

Thanks for sharing your beautiful story!

Kerry Harding
18 May, 2015

Courage. Conviction. Compassion. Yours is a story that uplifts and inspires. Thank you for it all. I'm honored to call you both my friends.

Alex Lindstrom
18 May, 2015

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I love you guys.

Blessed by SSA
18 May, 2015

What beautiful people you both are, you emanate a light and spirit that is not easily found in today's world. You offer great hope for others. thank you for sharing your beautiful bright spirits in telling your story. God bless.

Frank Longhurst
18 May, 2015

Thank you, Your voices of hope video is so very inspirational, courageous, full of love and hope. You will inspire many people. I am so grateful you shared it. May God bless you always and in all ways

19 May, 2015

Thanks for sharing your fantastic message. Brett's "in it for the long-haul" story is a reminder to me, and I'm sure many others, of the importance of commitment and patience. All the best wishes to both of you as you continue to grow your family.

19 May, 2015

Thank you. I feel blessed to have heard it...I only wish this could have been available 30 yrs ago when I was striving to make sense of so many of the same issues you both have so beautifully worked through. It's as if you with the Prophet leader Joshua have said:"Lord, give me this mountain." From the top of the mountain that you'll climb together, there will be exhilarating inspiring vistas.

Raeann Peck
19 May, 2015

You do my heart good!!!! Such courage to share your story, and your faith and devotion. This is clearly a time when your trial of faith has been answered with blessings beyond measure. Thank you. Blessed be!

20 May, 2015

How very sweet. I'm so glad to count you as friends. What brave and valiant souls you are. May you look forward to lives in God's choir/orchestra.

21 May, 2015

Thank you for sharing your story. So genuine and inspiring.

21 May, 2015

Do you have a younger brother (or relative) named Spencer Cragun serving in the Utah St. George mission? You guys look a lot a like. He is a great missionary -- I've been serving as the ward mission leader and have been able to work with him a bit. Thank you for sharing your story and experiences. I have tremendous amount of respect for people like you.

21 May, 2015

Thank you for sharing your story with such great eloquence, dignity and faith. Every facet of your journey, Brett, inspires me to reach higher in my own efforts. Hearing of your struggle and loneliness through the hard times evoked compassion for you as well as myself because I could relate so much to your experiences. Your faithfulness and persistence certainly have been rewarded. You have a true angel by your side!

Randi Burton
25 May, 2015

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story!

Roger Lee
28 Jun, 2015

Thanks for sharing something so close to your hearts. Helps me to understand a more about this important issue. I know it will help others too. When are you moving back? We miss you.

Sarah Bennion Schwieger
3 Jul, 2015

Thank you guys so much for sharing your story. Shaundra, I'm pretty positive you don't remember me, but I went to school with your sister and you went to school with mine. I've always looked up to you and do even more so now! Thanks for your great example always.

5 Jul, 2015

I have always felt you were a very special young man. Now I feel you are even more special for sharing and caring so much. Thank you both. You are an inspiration to the youth. Love you..

Rebecca, Ellery's Mom
15 Sep, 2015

Shaundra, I just watched this. I was sobbing. People like you just don't come around all the time. What an honor to know you. I would love for Ellery and my children to meet your beautiful husband and partner as well. His heart seems just as big as yours. I'm proud to know you and will pray for your continued journey together.

16 Sep, 2015

You are a lovely couple, Brett your a lucky man to find a beautiful friend who happens to be your wife. Most women do not come into my visual range, this is truly special woman. I envy both you. You two give my hope for the future. I see you as one. The hope of Zion and people who shall welcome Christ when He returns. You are among those whom I call the enlighten. You both are radiant. Brett, I can tell you that the day will come, When your field of vision is centered only on your lovely wife and your children. Let my share my testimony with you. I know that their is a God in yonder heaven, who love and knows each of his sons and daughters. You are among the noble and great ones. That Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and redeemer of the world--the very Son of God. That the Atonement is real, I know this for myself. If a cute guy walks by, I don't stop and turn around. I have my focus on that which matters most to me. My testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel.

6 Nov, 2016

Just stumbled onto this today and can't begin to tell you how deeply your story has touched me. It is just what I needed, thank you for being brave and helping us through your sharing of something so personal and sacred.


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