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Monday, January 5, 2015 at 02:16PM
I grew up in a Baha'i family and community. At one point I thought I may be gay or bisexual. I struggled with this for many years. I married someone of the opposite sex and had children and still wondered as my sexual relationship has not seemed complete. I turned to pornography but that did not help and made "real" sexuality even less satisfying.
Over time, I realized that I was thinking of my identity in relation to sexual attraction. I am no longer trying to identify my sexuality as part of who I am. I am finding that these questions of sexual identity are finally beginning to fade for me and I am also finding that I am less judgemental towards others who struggle with sexuality in our over- sexualized society. I don't beat myself up because of homosexual thoughts any more. I just try not to judge myself harshly and redirect my thoughts and understand that we live in very difficult times and must be patient with all in regards to sex-- especially oneself. We must never judge another Baha'i or any other person. Love and unity helps our Faith not judgement.