Dear Doug Letters
I am a man in my late 30s. When I was a boy, I was abused by an older cousin. When I was a teenager, about 16, a man approached me and enticed me with sex. Though I was born and raised in a Christian family, I developed an interest in men.
My father is a deacon in the church. I have read time and time again in the bible where homosexuality is condemned. I never intended accepting this feeling because I still have an interest in women. I am now married with one daughter. But I am still attracted to men. I also love my and would not want to lose her.
I have tried the best I can to get away from this, but can’t. I feel my life is miserable, and I will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. I feel so shameful to speak to someone. Please, what can I do?