About The Author

Elliott

I am in my twenty-ninth year of life. A whimsical wanderer, though I feel homeless everywhere I go. A self-proclaimed "lost boy." A seeker of Truth. I am an artist, designer, creator, and maker. Graphic designer by trade though I enjoy creativity in all its forms. I am extremely sensitive and blessed with the curse of feeling all things deeply. Because of this I am prone to depression and crying but also outbursts of joy, laughter, and dancing. I am learning how to love myself. ENFP - Enneagram 4.

YOBcast Episode 034: Marriage, The Middle Ground

Sometimes a marriage works, and sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes a marriage or the prospect of marriage is very much in flux. We discuss the biblical, cultural, and political contexts of marriage, sharing our stories of singleness and our supporters’ married stories from this still-in-process middle ground.

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YOBcast Episode 033: Marriage, Another Story

Sometimes a marriage falls apart. We tell another story of “mixed-orientation” marriage as Elliott’s friend, John, talks about his unique upbringing in Japan, his time as an openly gay man at a Christian college, his sexual encounters with men and women, and ultimately a marriage that led to children and heartbreak.

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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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More Than Our Sexuality, Part 2

We love talking about meaningful, rarely discussed topics on this podcast; sometimes, though, it’s just good to laugh. We are more than our struggles, more than our weaknesses, and more than our sexuality. Tom and Elliott welcome back Frank and Joel for a follow-up to one of our more “controversial” episodes.

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YOBcast Episode 030: Physical Touch, Part 2

Tom and Elliott welcome back Bradley for the continuation of our physical touch podcast — along with a very special guest! We talk about the perception of touch in America versus touch around the world, and we dive into touch as babies to touch as older men. Why is touch — and lack thereof — so critical?

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YOBcast Episode 029: Physical Touch, Part 1

There is power in touch — especially, it seems, among men with same-sex attraction. How do we healthily receive, give, and manage physical touch? We talk about physical touch as one of the five primary “love languages” and discuss our journeys with physical touch among other men.

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YOBcast Episode 028: Labels

Everyone uses labels to make sense of the world. But when do sexual identity labels do more damage than good? What parts of the story are sacrificed for our insistent labels? Tom and Elliott welcome back Frank for a serious discussion on Side A, Side B, and our journeys with labels.

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YOBcast Episode 026: Girls

Tom and Elliott welcome back Bradley and Frank for a discussion on girls. We cover friendship, mothers, and dating as we circle back to our concept of masculinity: how do girls affect our view of ourselves?

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YOBcast Episode 025: Best Friends

Tom and Elliott welcome back Tom’s younger brother, Andy, for his second YOBcast appearance. Also appearing for his second show is Dean, one of our authors who also happens to be Andy’s best friend. We talk about their relationship as best friends and what having a best friend means to all of us.

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