Marshall

Jesus told us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. I seek to do that with great joy, because He is better than everything we give up! Also I want to love others in an unselfish way as Jesus taught. I currently do my best to live out that kind of love with 15 other friends on a farm near the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. I love talking about what really matters, and seeing a friend's heart turn from pain to joy, from fear to peace, and from despair to hope! My writing tends to focus on the topic of friendships with other guys. I have never married and am currently the oldest author on YOB.
How Should a Christian Gay Guy Dress, Speak, and Act?
How Should a Christian Gay Guy Dress, Speak, and Act?
Many conservative Christians believe that gay men should not only give up gay sex but also deliberately choose to dress, speak, and act more masculinely....
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The YOB ConvoCast 013: Tom and Marshall Acquire Furniture as Adults!
Tom welcomes back Marshall to toss the idea of his house of 15 people becoming the next TikTok "Hype House," Marshall’s father’s declining health in...
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The YOB ConvoCast 002: Tom and Marshall Go to Seattle!
Tom welcomes back OG YOB author, Marshall, for a catchup on his life these last few months living on a farm with over a dozen...
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How I've Thrived in Intentional Community
How I’ve Thrived in Intentional Community
If there's one thing that stands out about me, it's intentional community. As a single Christian guy with same-sex attraction, I find that I fight...
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How Joshua Harris's Church Was Safe for Me
How Joshua Harris’s Church Was Safe for Me
Joshua Harris pastored my church for over ten years. To our surprise, he recently announced he is divorcing his wife and and that he is no...
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How the Church Has Actually Helped Me Fight Homosexual Temptations
How the Church Has Actually Helped Me Fight Homosexual Temptations
Many men dealing with same-sex attraction have told stories of being coldly rejected, while men who struggle with heterosexual sins are given compassion and support....
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Why I Don't Call Myself Gay
Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay
I experience same-sex sexual attraction, which I regard as a temptation to sin. I definitely believe that all gay sex is sin, so I fight...
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What I Learned from My Midlife Crisis
What I Learned from My Midlife Crisis
I reached a point of knowing I could trust God, and I was able to choose a more adventurous, challenging life to accomplish more of...
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Free from Caring for my Elderly Father
Free from Caring for my Elderly Father
My dad believed he needed to leave me free to live my own life. I had certainly been willing to be his full-time caregiver, but now...
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Abandoning My New Life to Care for My Father
Abandoning My New Life to Care for My Father
After I had lived in Seattle for a few months, some things out of my control started happening that threatened my ability to continue living...
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