“HE has changed me…”
I spent most of my life not truly knowing Mary, even though I knew all of her prayers by heart. But a personal relationship with her only began a year ago, when I was struggling deeply with my history with men.
She started painting when she was just 4 years old. Now 12, Ashley Tan is using her art to raise funds for good causes. She has already donated a number of her original works to charities and to the Archdiocese.
Recently D and I had celebrated our 10th anniversary. D and I had a vow renewal ceremony at church and just like 10 years ago, the mass was still the best part of the day.
In a twinkle of an eye, 15 months have passed since I first visited Queen of Peace Church. A jovial friend invited me to the Christmas midnight mass. I stepped into the church, knowing nothing about the Catholic faith.
I was watching the outside roll past like in a movie scene and I thought: How beautiful, this Singapore. How impressive, how well-planned, how attractive… and yet, how impermanent, all of these.
I am married and experience same sex attraction (SSA). Yes, my wife knows about my attractions. No, I don’t have a secret boyfriend behind my wife’s back. And yes, it’s a heterosexual marriage. While marriage isn’t the cure or redemption to SSA, I could only give of myself entirely in marriage after a long process of redemption, conversion and surrendering my areas of woundedness and darkness to God.