And from it are likely to come the same frustrations, sorrows, anguish, and remorse.
The experience of same-sex attraction is a complex reality for many people.
The attraction itself is not a sin, but acting on it is.
Even though individuals do not choose to have such attractions, they do choose how to respond to them. Our views on the importance of gender and the divinely appointed institution of marriage between a man and a woman are also affirmed in the LDS Proclamation on the Family.
Great advice for youth comes from the popular youth speaker, John Bytheway, in his book What I Wish I'd Known in High School, pp. My seminary teacher tried to explain that to a bunch of us sixteen-year-olds one day. "Guys and girls are different, and sometimes expressions of affection mean different things to different people. this means he likes me; he cares for me, oh, how sweet.'" ...