Jeff & Tanya Bennion

Jeff served a full-time mission in northeastern France, graduated from the University of Utah in psychology, and loves to read, travel, and swim. When not doing one of those things, he works as a project and property manager for a real estate. Tanya served in the Japan Fukuoka Mission, earned her bachelorís degree, and is interested in photography, travel, and making jewelry. She works from home as a freelance graphic designer and website developer. They are the parents of one son. They believe that self-acceptance and the power of choice, coupled with on-going open communication, helped set the framework for a happy, gospel-centered marriage.

Jeff's and Tanya's perspectives of their journey are shared in the essays, "Resolution: The Unexpected Miracle" (p. 336)
and "Creating a Whole Marriage" (p. 348) respectively, in the book Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives
on Same-Gender Attraction ó An Anthology of Gospel Teachings and Personal Essays.

27 Mar, 2013

Jeff, you were a great missionary and you have a great wife. Thank you both for sharing.

Megan Dahlgren
28 Mar, 2013

So much wisdom and love to share! Thanks for your awesome example!

4 May, 2013

Such a beautiful story of a woman who has accepted that her husband will love her as he is able. So inspiring!

P. Craig Larsen
11 Sep, 2013

Your authenticity comes straight from the heart.

Rick Hall
12 Sep, 2013

Thank you for your story. Also, your story in Voices of Hope was very inspiring, at a time that my wife and I needed it. God bless you both

19 Sep, 2013

That was really really great Thank you so much

Nathan Stephens
19 Sep, 2013

Tanya is one of the most amazing people I've ever met. Jeff, you're a lucky man. Thanks to both for posting. There is so much misinformation and misunderstanding around same sex attraction. I learned a lot by watching this. Thanks for speaking out.

11 Oct, 2013

Jeff I knew you at Olympus, I was on the Thunderbolt staff as a junior when you were the editor. I am so impressed by your courage and commitment to living the gospel. Thank you for sharing.

Julienna Viegas-Haws
15 Nov, 2013

Thank you both for sharing your beautiful experiences. You are giving hope to many.

Christine Baird
17 Aug, 2014

Loved seeing you both share your story. Thank you thank you.


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