“I can imagine some ways we’ll try to work with different feelings in this space together – but our request would (and should) never be that you stop feeling what you are feeling. On the contrary, I see this space as radically inviting of all kinds of experience – much like a mindfulness retreat: “No matter what you feel, allowing things to be exactly as you find them. Without trying to force or fix or control them…” Jacob Hess
These are difficult days in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The circulation of a policy that placed heavy restrictions upon gay and lesbian couples, parents and children has caused a massive cultural rift between conservative and progressive Mormons. In this conversation Jacob Hess and I share a dialogue that is difficult for us both but ultimately rewarding as we try and work out the ideological conundrums that sit between us as we search for a respectful way forward.