About Me

Creative, adventurer, truth seeker. Husband to an incredible woman who's impressively resilient and supportive. Proud schnauzer dad. Follower of Messiah. I value authenticity, hope, and faith.

Note: YOB consists of a unique community of bloggers and provides a platform for them to share their opinions, stories, and other material related to their personal experiences with topics such as faith, homosexuality, and mens issues. Corey does not claim to advocate or agree with the beliefs, values, or opinions of every author, topic, post, belief, value, or opinion. Corey maintains a nonjudgmental stance and does not discriminate against people on the basis of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status, or political beliefs.

YOBcast Episode 014: Emotional Dependency, Part 2
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YOBcast Episode 014: Emotional Dependency, Part 2

How do we endure the weightiness of emotional dependency, and how do we move beyond our emotional dependency? The conversation continues in the second part of this two-part episode on emotional dependency, featuring Tom, Elliott, Marshall, Corey, and Bradley. In this episode, Tom, Elliott, and Marshall share their personal stories of emotional dependency, and we discuss […]

YOBcast Episode 013: Emotional Dependency, Part 1
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YOBcast Episode 013: Emotional Dependency, Part 1

What is emotional dependency? How do we avoid falling emotionally dependent on another man for our survival, and how do we recover when we cross that line? It’s the first in a two-part episode on emotional dependency — or “emodep,” as we so lovingly call it. Join Tom and Elliott along with Corey, Marshall, and […]

My Last Time as a Victim of Emotional Dependency
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My Last Time as a Victim of Emotional Dependency

The following is Part Three in this series of posts; click here for Part One and here for Part Two. During the weeks following my awkward and painful confession to my fraternity brother, I continued to ruminate over my disclosure. I wondered if my new friend’s response was genuine. I questioned how much of his response […]

Coming Out to My Fraternity Brother
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Coming Out to My Fraternity Brother

The following is Part Two in this series of posts; click here for Part One. In an attempt to comfort myself as I prepared to share my story of same-sex attraction and addiction with my new friend and fraternity brother, I focused on one of my favorite verses from Isaiah: So don’t worry, because I am […]

Coming Out of the Shadows
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Coming Out of the Shadows

It was late, and I had no motivation to continue working on my homework assignment. After reading what seemed like an endless number of wide-lined academic verbiage, my eyes had begun to dehydrate and burn. As a classic undergraduate student, I knew exactly the type of study break I needed: a short car ride with […]

YOBcast Episode 008: Coming Out to Family
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YOBcast Episode 008: Coming Out to Family

Tom’s biological brother, Andy, joins the show with his other brothers, Elliott and Corey, for a conversation on coming out to family members. We get Andy’s unique perspective on Tom‘s coming out to the family seven years ago, and Elliott and Corey share their own family experiences as well. If you enjoy our show and haven’t yet done […]

YOBcast Episode 004: YOB Retreat!
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YOBcast Episode 004: YOB Retreat!

PODCAST WEEK concludes today with Episode 004. We hope you’re enjoying the show after few episodes. This one is my personal favorite of the first batch. I just love working with these other guys. Knowing them. In this episode, six blogging brothers unite at our annual YOB retreat! We remember last year’s inaugural retreat and discuss our […]

YOBcast Episode 002: Emotions & Personalities
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YOBcast Episode 002: Emotions & Personalities

Welcome to PODCAST WEEK on the blog. In case you missed it, we launched our shiny new podcast last week, and we’ve already got our first few episodes uploaded and ready for your listening pleasure! All week long, we’ll be showcasing episode posts for our show, and we want you to feel engaged in the conversation. […]

The Shame in Bisexuality
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The Shame in Bisexuality

Over the years, I’ve heard various uninformed perceptions of bisexuality flippantly voiced by acquaintances, friends, and family members. “There’s no such thing as bisexual,” stated one acquaintance. Another said, “People who claim to be bisexual are just in denial. They’re really just gay.” I vividly remember a relative concluding: “Bisexuals are the most messed up people. Why […]

When a Rock Star Comes Out Gay Christian
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When a Rock Star Comes Out Gay Christian

Last week, the Internet (or at least Christianized corners of the Internet) went abuzz over the lead singer of a Christian rock band coming out as gay. Trey Pearson is his name, and he fronts Everyday Sunday, a successful group of the last two decades. You can read the full article of Trey Pearson’s coming out here, including chunks […]