Led by Spencer and Mary Thompson
FRIDAY | MAY 4, 2018 | 7:30-9:30 pm
What does it mean to truly love someone? And how does that apply in a marriage where one of the spouses is attracted to someone of the same gender? Join in a discussion of how one couple is thriving in their marriage while learning many important life lessons in the process.
Home of Elizabeth and Mark England
1194 S. 500 E., SLC, UT
Please come in the back door if you arrive late.
There is plenty of dialogue out there in regards to LGBT issues and the idea of a marriage where one spouse is attracted to someone of the same gender is often looked down upon in the larger LGBT community. However, each person has their own story and their right to live out their life as they choose. There are those out there who choose to stay and thrive in their marriage where one spouse deals with same-sex attraction. Spencer and Mary Thompson will share both their individual and combined story in how they have been able to work through complicated issues and thrive in their marriage. They will also lead a discussion on the important life lessons they have learned about love, compassion, and relying on the Savior.
ABOUT Spencer and Mary:
Spencer and Mary Thompson have been married for 8.5 years and both grew up in Salt Lake City Utah. About one year into marriage, Spencer disclosed to Mary that he was dealing with same-sex attraction and their marriage has never been the same. Over the past 7 years, they have been working together to rebuild a marriage grounded in true love by facing complicated issues, having tough conversations, crying and laughing together, and learning some of life’s most important lessons in the process. Spencer currently works as a physical therapist for the University of Utah specializing in neurologic injuries and amputations. He also serves on the Executive Committee of North Star International as well as the Chair of the North Star Conference.
Mary works hard at home raising their 3 beautiful children, and teaching/writing on the side. Spencer and Mary are so grateful for the Savior who has truly been the rock of their marriage, and are grateful for the challenges they have faced in marriage as it has brought them closer together in ways they never would have expected.
RECORDING OF THE CONVERSATION: