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Pride and Strength for the Struggle
Pride and Strength for the Struggle
Another Pride Month gone; another year I didn't participate. I've never been one for any kind of parade, but part of me believes participating in Pride means I have accepted the part of myself that remained hidden for so long.
Loved by God – Even When I Can't Relate
Loved by God – Even When I Can’t Relate
Who am I? This could be a question for self-edification or self-deprecation. A question answered with set shoulders and proud confidence, or a rhetorical question asked to oneself at the depths of loneliness and despair. The best way I have determined to answer that question is I am...loved by God.
A Single Gay Man Lost in the Crowd
Being gay has ruined large crowds for me. Something about being surrounded, seen but utterly unknown, twists my soul. And then add to that the layers of guilt I feel. All these couples I'm jealous of because they get to be here together. Or the number of attractive men I see, the number of times I don't control my lustful thoughts. Or worst of all: when I spot a gay couple somewhere out there, and I want to be them, and I wish I didn't.
Sharing My Testimony and Finding Healing
Sharing My Testimony and Finding Healing
I think it's ironic, but I really believe our stories may be better received by unbelievers than some churches. Fortunately, my story is different. Most people have patiently heard me out and graciously extended loving support.
Finding Confidence Through Friendship
Finding Confidence Through Friendship
Knowing I'm still loved and accepted when I bare the deepest parts of me has meant so much. Through these friendships, I've grown more confident in myself.
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Not Interested in a New Machismo
I am not interested in a new machismo, finding a new way to be a man, a new way of determining what a real man is and isn’t.
When We Pray Together
When We Pray Together
I've noticed a couple different aspects of when we pray together. About the unique power in the fact that I go to God with brothers at my side.
When Friendships Come and Go
When Friendships Come and Go
It is difficult to be present with people you know will grow uninterested in you. It is difficult to develop friendships knowing your value is temporary.
My Greatest Fear in Coming Out
My Greatest Fear in Coming Out
Sometimes it’s as if "coming out" and getting rid of the wall between my same-sex attractions and the rest of me will somehow make my sexuality more real.
Overcoming My Fear of Coming Out
Overcoming My Fear of Coming Out
I still get tense and nervous and start shaking just thinking about coming out again. Some days it's better; other days it's not.