I Know I’m A Hypocrite

A few weeks ago, I made a friend at a coffee shop down the road. He’s a gay guy I’d gotten acquainted with through social media, and he got ahold of me because he wanted to know more about me and my faith. You see, where I live, we kinda have a small LGBT community, so it’s kinda easy to identify who’s who. I befriended this guy online a year or two ago, and we’ve stayed connected through memes and hilarious posts — that’s about it. But then he contacted me and wanted to see if I was down to...

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Why I Almost Left YOB

It’s no secret: I have struggled with blogging the past several months. When YOB started, I was a regular. I was posting pretty much every week. Blog ideas were coming out the wazoo and I was putting them all out there for the readers. I was reliable. Dependable. Always ready to share. And then I almost left it all. I shared a post many months ago that I was feeling like the outcast of this group. In a community of outcasts, I was feeling like the one person who didn’t belong. I was the black sheep of YOB. Few...

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Why I Used to Hate Sports

I fully expect a mob of YOBBERS to tie me to the whipping post when I say this, but I love sports and I love competition. I love the push, the struggle, the fight toward victory. I love the way my chest burns when I am on the brink of exhaustion and the tiny voice in my head that says faster. My love for sports and competition had always been there, but for years it had been buried. Buried beneath the thickest layers of shame. It was only through a powerful friendship that I was able to unearth these passions....

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YOBcast Episode 009: Male Envy

What does it mean to envy another? What do we envy in men? And why exactly are we envious of other men? In this episode, Tom and Elliott discuss the trap of envy — as well as envy’s antidote — from their Enneagram Type 4 perspectives. If you enjoy our show and haven’t yet done so, please consider rating us and leaving us a review on iTunes. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. These three things really do help us extend our reach even further. A huge thanks to Reed37 for this supportive review! A photo posted by Your Other Brothers (@yourotherbros) on Jan 6, 2017 at...

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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 a friend and some cheap and fast Tex-Mex. I walked over to a fraternity brother’s dorm room and invited him to tag along with me for some carelessly decorated tacos, nachos, and a high-fructose-filled soda. Despite the controversial health risks, we drove through a...

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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. I could bore you on all the details of the place, but I want to focus more on what I’ve been learning through it all. I’ve always kind of envisioned myself living in the city. Maybe it was God preparing me for a life...

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