Tom meets with his stake president to get a temple recommend for his upcoming marriage. Rather than answering the interview questions, however, Tom reveals to his stake president his gradual realization that he's homosexual. He chooses not to act on his sexual orientation and expresses his willingness to still marry his fiancee, except for his fear that he won't be able to give her the marriage and life she deserves. The stake president listens, allowing Tom to explain what he's feeling and what he wants to do about it. He's told Tom before that he's like a son to him, and he reaffirms that at the end of the interview.
1983 Dialogue-Silver Foundation Award Winner, fiction