Sometimes a marriage falls apart. Following our last episode, we tell another story of “mixed-orientation” marriage.

In this episode Tom and Elliott welcome Elliott’s friend, John. John talks about his unique upbringing in Japan, his time as an openly gay man at a conservative Christian college, his sexual encounters with men and women, and ultimately a romance with a woman that led to marriage, children, and heartbreak.

It’s another story of marriage — a harder story — but one with value that also needs to be told and heard. We’re committed to sharing all sides of the story, and we hope you gain something from this grittier episode below. We thank John for sharing so vulnerably with us.

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Enjoy the episode below, and please comment your thoughts on mixed-orientation marriage, divorce, and steps beyond. Have you been there? Do you have specific fears and anxieties about marriage? Do you plan to stay celibate? We’d love your thoughts and your stories, however comfortable you are sharing.


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