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We launched our blog in 2015 and generally post twice weekly with authors from various faith backgrounds and life stages. Check out our most recent and popular posts, or scroll through our timeline covering our entire post catalog. If you believe in furthering our storytelling mission and want to support YOB financially, visit our Patreon for more information.

The Male Imprints Left On Us

When we give our hearts to people we are changed, even if they never give us their hearts in return. These effects aren't scars — they don't begin as wounds — and I wouldn't call them baggage. They're like paint splashes on our canvas hearts or imprints on our soft, clay souls.

The Painful Path to Restored Friendship

After the funeral, I felt almost paralyzed. I just couldn't force myself to lead at the house. James needed me to lead and be a help to him, so he confronted me on being too passive. I admitted he was right, but I felt unable to get beyond my emotions and lead others. Things degenerated until James and I barely talked.

I Wouldn’t Change Anything About You

You shouldn't have to hide you are. You should be able to be honest about every part of yourself and be accepted and loved for it. And your friends and family should be the biggest supporters of your life as you do so.