Year: 2017

Why I Hated Marriage

Some of the happiest periods of my life took place during college and grad school. I lived with a group of eight guys, and they were the greatest friends one could ask for. As their dating relationships grew more serious, I felt myself going down on their list of priorities. Some of those friends got married. And our friendships effectively ended.

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YOBcast Episode 025: Best Friends

Tom and Elliott welcome back Tom’s younger brother, Andy, for his second YOBcast appearance. Also appearing for his second show is Dean, one of our authors who also happens to be Andy’s best friend. We talk about their relationship as best friends and what having a best friend means to all of us.

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Two Years Together: Introducing Our New Site!

Welcome, friend! If you’re reading this post in your inbox, I encourage you to make the jump to our website. It’s a whole new world. Don’t be alarmed. You’re still at Your Other Brothers. You’re still home. Today’s a special day. Today, we celebrate our 2-year anniversary of being a website! More than a blog, a podcast, and a video hub — a community. And with this special anniversary comes a long overdue overhaul of our website. We’re not at 100% quite yet, but we’re mostly there and will be making site adjustments in the coming days. Take a...

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Fully Known and Fully Loved

I was raised in a Christian home. A home where the Word of God was honored and the Gospel of Jesus Christ was proclaimed. From a very young age, I knew that I wanted to give my life to Christ and become a follower of Jesus. My childhood was happy and incredibly blessed, but around 11 or 12 I knew something was wrong. While the guys around me had begun to take notice of our female friends, I started having a very different experience. I remember feeling inexplicably drawn to my male peers. I felt longings for physical and...

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Happiness for My New Friend Before He Moves Away

“I can’t believe it’s your final day, man.” This was it for my friend, Henry, working at our church. The four weeks since our conversation had passed way too quickly. Henry turned his chair to me, leaned back as he always does, and sighed. I couldn’t tell if it was a sigh of relief or a sigh of grief. Perhaps both. “I know, Dean. I’ve got a few things left on my to-do list, and then I’m out!” He gave me a cheeky grin. I returned the grin. Henry’s departure would be bittersweet. I’m always thankful for God leading my friends...

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I Am an Unlovable Vampire

I lurk among the shadows contemplating my existence. This castle is old, the walls creaking and groaning with the battering of the howling wind. The only soul within this castle is me, and I’d rather it be that way, for I’d rather be alone with my thoughts. Yet at the same time, I don’t want to be this way. I spend countless hours pondering and mourning what I lost or what I never had. Was it rejection by others that put me here? Or was it my own regretful actions? I sit in the dark endlessly pondering what went...

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YOBcast Episode 024: Temptation

What triggers us and how do we reckon with temptation? What’s the difference between a trigger and a temptation, and how do we face temptation during moments of weakness and vulnerability? Tom and Elliott welcome Bradley and Matt for a vulnerable conversation on triggers and temptation. We dive into the HALT acronym (hungry, angry, lonely, tired) as we discuss our most triggering situations, and we chat about temptation — including how we wage against temptation after pushing the line further and further. Many thanks to our YOBBERS — financial backers of Your Other Brothers who supply excellent questions and...

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