About The Author

Corey

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, writing, singing, traveling, and visiting coffee shops. I am passionate about studying Scripture and learning more about what it looks like to walk in the Messiah's ways as He taught and demonstrated. I value authenticity, wisdom, resilience, 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. The thoughts, opinions, and other material expressed on his blog do not reflect those of his employers or any other associated parties. 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 032: Marriage

Is opposite-sex marriage a feasible path for guys with same-sex attraction? Tom and Elliott welcome back Corey and his wife, Kate. We talk the ins and outs of their “mixed orientation” marriage. Their high school romance. Their engagement. Their wedding night. Their journey to conferences. Their marriage.

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Taking Back Authority Over My Identity

I remember years ago when I believed I was the only Christian kid on earth who experienced unwanted same-sex attractions. I certainly never thought I’d one day be writing sentences like those in the past tense. An optimistic, adventurous kid who liked to facilitate role-play during recess, I felt valued for my imagination and welcome […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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