Discovering the Heart of My Nudist Desires
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Discovering the Heart of My Nudist Desires

In the first installment of this series, I described the beginnings of my long and complicated relationship with nudity. Entering high school, my love/hate relationship with nudity became more complicated . . . I grew fascinated by the thought of naked men and being naked with them but also terrified at the same time. My […]

When the Attractive Cashier is More Than an Attractive Cashier
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When the Attractive Cashier is More Than an Attractive Cashier

I’ve started fixating on an attractive cashier at a local grocery store. He’s the first thing I look for when the doors whoosh open. My heart drops if I don’t see him, and it drops even further when I do. I talk about A.C. often. I bring him up with my roommates, and I mention him to […]

To Love A Woman
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To Love A Woman

“Are you dating anyone?” “Are there any girls you’re interested in?” “Who’s got your attention?” These questions were often asked of me in high school. Though I was very aware that guys in their teens were supposed to be interested in the female species, I was hardly conscious of them. I pretended to be fascinated by […]

Banned from Youth Ministry
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Banned from Youth Ministry

Back before my whole church ordeal started, before being told I couldn’t lead in any ministry, I was already heavily involved in my church. I took part in the college-age ministry, I attended the main church campus for awesome Bible teaching, and I served the best way I could in whatever area needed. A few weeks before I applied for SOM and leadership for […]

Keeping Healthy Boundaries with Another SSA Guy
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Keeping Healthy Boundaries with Another SSA Guy

This is Part 1 in my series about my friendship with Jeremy. Check out Part 2 and Part 3. I’ve told my stories of friendship with my gay brother, Brad, and my straight friend, Brandon. I will continue my stories on friendship by telling another about my long-time friend, Jeremy, who also deals with same-sex attraction (SSA). When I joined the church […]

YOBcast Episode 003: Digging Deeper with Tom & Elliott
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YOBcast Episode 003: Digging Deeper with Tom & Elliott

PODCAST WEEK continues on our blog with Episode 003! In this episode, Tom and Elliott interview each other about family and friendship, childhood and adulthood, and their respective faiths. It’s a chance for you to dive deeper into their stories beyond the blog. You can subscribe to our show on iTunes or Stitcher for notifications every time […]

Surviving my Ugly Phase
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Surviving my Ugly Phase

I’m not going to lie; when I look in the mirror, I like what I see. I’m 6’2″, 150 pounds, slim, but not quite passing for anorexic. I’d like to be more muscular, but I’m fine being the way I am at the moment. I love that I’ve been able to wear the same size […]

Why I Like to Look Good
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Why I Like to Look Good

As you may have noticed, I like fashion! And if you ever meet me, you’ll know that I LOVE fashion by the way I look! Then again, we live in a millennial age where almost everyone dresses like a hipster — and I am guilty for dressing like one! But I don’t mind! I get […]

Why I’m Afraid to Take Off My Shirt
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Why I’m Afraid to Take Off My Shirt

Back in 2014, my very first guest post went up on the now defunct Bedlam Magazine. I figured it would be a fitting, modified re-post here at Your Other Brothers. I hope at least one person reading will resonate with why I’m afraid to take off my shirt. *         *          * […]

I Need Help
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I Need Help

Elliott’s Story: Chapter Eleven Read: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Despite all my awareness of my struggles and conscious intentional action to purse my homosexual temptations, I still wasn’t totally cognizant of their reality. I know this may sound strange, but I had not “come out” to anyone — not even to myself. I knew I wasn’t like everyone else, […]