The First Guy Who Ever Held My Hand
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The First Guy Who Ever Held My Hand

Years ago, back when I’d first delved into the world of online SSA friendships, I got to talking with another SSA guy in my area. We commented on each other’s blogs, we friended each other on Facebook, and we traded phone numbers, too. He intimidated me, this guy: attractive and charming and, most of all, […]

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 […]

Things I’m Learning While Living With Another Guy
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Things I’m Learning While Living With Another Guy

Hey brothers! I wanted to give you all a quick bird’s eye view of my life the last 9 months! I bought a house. It feels really weird typing that sentence right now! I still lie in bed at nights and have a hard time processing the fact that I’m responsible for my own place. […]

Losing My Sexual Sobriety
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Losing My Sexual Sobriety

I lost my sexual sobriety a few weeks ago. Just cutting right to the chase — it’s been a hard few weeks. From the start, I knew how risky it was to write so openly about my journey through sexual sobriety. I don’t regret doing so, but I feel all kinds of yucky confessing my […]

YOBcast Episode 006: Straight Guys
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YOBcast Episode 006: Straight Guys

In this episode, Marshall joins Tom and Elliott for a discussion on straight guys and friendship. Featuring listener questions from our patrons! Enjoy what we’re doing? Consider supporting us financially each month via Patreon! Even $1/month gets you regular behind-the-scenes access to our blog, podcast, and video projects. $5/month lets you into our patron-only Facebook […]

Confession: A Spoken Word
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Confession: A Spoken Word

Introducing a new video! Instead of a traditional blog post, I have decided to share some of my story and experiences with you in the spoken word format. Check out my video from our YOBTube channel for an honest confession of my hurts, frustrations, and needs as a same-sex attracted believer. Hopefully you resonate with it on some level. […]

Compassion for the Masturbator
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Compassion for the Masturbator

  When I was a teenager, I read somewhere that Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, saw nothing wrong with masturbation, at least for teenagers. He said that his father had told him not to worry about masturbating when he himself was a young lad, and that he didn’t see why God would […]

He Doesn’t Want to be My Friend Anymore
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He Doesn’t Want to be My Friend Anymore

Do you ever wish stories would end at the right moment, right as it gets good? Not stories in books or stories on the screen, but the very stories of your life. You get the job promotion or academic honor and everyone cheers for you, and you never feel more accomplished. You go with loved ones on the best […]

How to Tell a Guy You Love Him
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How to Tell a Guy You Love Him

For several minutes, I’ve been looking at the “send” button on my text. I thought about saying it when we were texting a couple days ago, but I put it off. What’s so hard about typing out a simple message and allowing someone to be blessed? What’s keeping me back? I guess I’m worried that since he […]

Hungry for Male Touch
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Hungry for Male Touch

The moonlight shone through the window blinds casting cold vertical shadows across my bed, resembling the bars of a prison cell. It felt like a prison. I wept — as silently as I could so no one would hear me, my face wet with tears. I gripped my stomach and convulsed under the torrent of each wave of […]