He and Him, my fatherhood blog. My own journey to coming out wasn’t as traumatic as Chely Wright's, which came in the shadow of her Nashville success and included a suicide attempt. But what resonated the most with me was her story of how she ”made a deal with God” to not act on her emotions in exchange for his “taking it away.” I remember being 12, 13, 14 years old, standing in my parents’ bathroom and doing the same thing. Worrying about why I liked boys. Why they made fun of me. Feeling unthinkable stress for someone so young.