Just to clarify, I have been married to my husband for 5 years, and we have a 3-year-old daughter. I am a practicing Catholic, and we are raising our daughter in the Church as well.
But, for as long as I can remember, I have struggled with feelings of being born in the wrong body; that is, I feel as though I should have been born a boy. I have also always felt sexually attracted to women, although I have never acted on my feelings.
I have struggled with these feelings for many years, and some days are worse than others. But I love my family, and want to remain faithful to my husband.
I really don’t think that I am choosing to feel this way, and pray everyday that God will help me to stop these thoughts.
Is having these feelings a sin, in and of itself?
I appreciate your thoughts on the matter.