Preston & Megan Dahlgren

Preston and Megan Dahlgren were best friends when they decide to marry, and they now have a beautiful, smart, and stubborn daughter. Pret works as a nurse and Megan as a part-time school teacher and full-time wife and mom. They both hold callings in their ward and enjoy spending time with friends and family within and outside of their home. They believe that change is possible and requires hard work but the end result is becoming the person you want to be and that makes all the effort worth it.

27 Mar, 2013

Thank you for sharing your story. It has touched and strengthened me. It felt as if it was made just so that I could hear it. I wish you the best and Gods blessing.

28 Mar, 2013

An inspiring experience that will resonate with many people. Thank you for sharing your experiences =)

29 Mar, 2013

I love your story. It is amazing!!!!! I am proud of your courage!!!!

29 Mar, 2013

Way to go you two. I have worked with Preston frequently over the past couple years and can say I was completely surprised to see his face. I couldn't believe it. I am very impressed and touched that the two of you are willing to be so vulnerable and share this very intimate part of your lives. Preston, I'm very impressed with the person you are despite these challenges that you have had to face. You could have very easily given up. you are amazing. Megan, you are incredible. The two of are helping many many people out there who are struggling. Amazing.

Rick Hall
29 Mar, 2013

Preston and Megan: Thank you. Very touching. what a testimony! May God continue to love you and bless you as He already has!

30 Mar, 2013

Thank you for sharing with us. I have a Gay son. I learned some important truths from listening to and reading what you have shared. Thank you.

2 Apr, 2013

Very touching story!great personalities.I want some friends like you guys! Ya'll are great!

8 Apr, 2013

Thank You, Thank You Thank You

8 Apr, 2013

Thank you Preston and Megan for sharing your story! Your willingness to share has truly made a difference in my life. I have been struggling with SSA in silence for years and searching for hope. Hearing your story has inspired me to continue my journey in striving to faithfully live the gospel. You both are amazing. thank you.

18 May, 2013

This is awesome. Megan, I love how you already loved him for everything he was. I'm in a similar situation right now and I am inspired by the way that you and Preston live your life. Thank you so much for sharing your story!

16 Jun, 2013

Pret, thank you for sharing your story. You inspire me and give me hope. There is so much that I resonate with in your story, and I appreciate your candidness and the spirit with which you shared it. Megan, thank you for having an understanding and Christlike love, it also gives me hope that I will find someone who will love me the same and see the gold that is in me. God bless both of you!

Levi Son
22 Jun, 2013

Thank you both for the courage and transparency that made your stories meaningful and impactful. Frankly, Pret, as your related your terrible feelings of regret and despair over past mistakes my heart went out to you becasue I have been there. You subsequent repentance, progress, and blessings give me much needed hope. Pret ... you are so the MAN. Megan ... you are so an angel!

3 Jul, 2013

I just wanted to thank you for having the courage to share your story on the voices of hope website. Even though itís been a while since Iíve seen your video I still find myself thinking about it from time to time and decided to send you a message and let you know there is at least one person youíve helped, even though Iím sure there are many others who have benefited by your video. I struggle with SSA as well, and for some reason I keep it so very close to me, I never let anyone in about it. I think just hearing your story about how you meet your wife and how you eventually told her and your family has helped me to at least be open to the idea that maybe someday Iíll have that kind of strength and courage to do the same, and that it might actually be just fine. Iím not married, and if that is in my future Iím glad to know that there are good examples out there of couples who have made it work. Your example, as well as several others on the website, has helped me to see that.

10 Jul, 2013

You both are an inspiration. Pret, you remind me a lot of myself. I cannot thank you both enough for making this video. I've always knew that my ssa didn't feel natural to me, thanks to you I realize that's because it isn't something so simple. I may not ever meet a girl and think lustful thoughts, but is that really a bad thing? I don't think so. Instead, I feel like I need to find my own Megan; someone who I feel comfortable enough around to be myself and share my struggle. God bless you both.

25 Aug, 2013

I've watched this video (full interview) three or four times since I discovered this site a couple days ago. You two are honest, so real, so courageous in this world where there's so much noise about SSA/SGA. The Spirit revealed to me (as I watched this) the goodness in you two. Thanks so much for your integrity, Pret. You did this right. My heart breaks when I read/hear of the loneliness you felt growing up, and it resonates with me ...the feeling of not being able to reveal the "golden threads" you speak of in your personality that you were naturally so afraid to share. God has given us a wonderful example of how to do this right with you two. May he continue to bless you both.

20 Jan, 2014

Thanks for sharing your story! I was listening to it on my ipod as I was running, and you got me to both laugh and cry in the middle of a run, which is a first for me. Hearing the way you have come to understand same sex attraction in your relationship and individually was really encouraging for me. Thanks for letting me in!

23 Jul, 2014

Your story made me weep. Oh how I wish I had been able to tell someone. I underestimate everyone around me. These are truly stories of hope!

Jeff H
21 Dec, 2014

Thanks Pret for sharing your story bro! Have known for awhile now. Don't look at you differently one bit. Hope you a Meagan are doing well. I'm sure I'll see you around.

Nancy Bolduc
7 Jan, 2015

Thank you both for your outstanding faith, honsty, and example. I love you both!

Elizabeth R
9 Jan, 2015

Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how much this means to me in my own life and relationship. I am not Mormon, but this really strikes a chord deep inside as I struggle to accept my own situation. These expectations for men and women are in every facet of American culture, and it's so refreshing to see people choose the lives they want to live. Thank you for this - so inspiring!! Hopeful for the future!!

11 Jan, 2015

Your story truly touches me. I watched "My Husband's Not Gay" on TLC this evening and this story is just a continuation of that - you making your love and faith work. I hope I have the amazing amount of courage and strength to be like you some day. This gives me such hope for my own future. God bless you and your family.


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