In the second part of their 2-part interview, sixteen years into their marriage, Mikeal and Mandi Jensen have a keen awareness of what exactly it means to be in a “mixed-orientation marriage” and they do not hold back in sharing how they feel about it. When they first married, though they were both aware of Mikeal’s homosexuality, they felt they were exceptional in their depth of friendship and ability to communicate their way through the inevitable difficulties they would face in such a marriage. Over the years, they have constantly been reminded of how little prepared they actually were for the marriage and yet, also, how much their love for one another has empowered them to work through the tough times. In this part of the their conversation, the Jensens touch on why they stay together. They describe how they manage to find peace with the choices they have made by seizing on the good in their relationship while working through the more challenging aspects.

Watch part 1 of their interview HERE.

(The views expressed in this interview do not necessarily reflect those of the producers of Far Between but are reflective of some aspects of what it means to be homosexual and Mormon today.)