belonging

I Only Watch Soft-Core Pornography
I Only Watch Soft-Core Pornography
I never sought out pornography; it found me. With technology these days, it was practically inevitable. It all started with soft-core pornography.
When I Discovered the Korean Spa
When I Discovered the Korean Spa
The other guys told me about the Korean spa and how those experiences helped them. This sounded like something right down my alley.
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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.
Permission to Read Our Stories
Permission to Read Our Stories
If it's not permission to read our stories that my new friend needs, and the insight is still not enough to help him feel welcome, what else does he need?
I Wanted a Brother at the Nudist Resort
I Wanted a Brother at the Nudist Resort
We decided to go to a nudist resort. My first trip to a nudist resort! Maybe I'd form a good, close friendship with the guy I was about to meet?
My Church Supports My True Calling
My Church Supports My True Calling
"We want you to help us reach LGBT people," my pastor said. "It's our belief that this is your true calling. And we want to help you."
Even When I Don't Know My Other Brothers
Even When I Don’t Know My Other Brothers
I definitely don't know some of my other brothers like I know my friends. I still consider them my brothers, though. We still fight alongside each other.
Eugene Peterson, Same-Sex Marriage, and Feeling Invisible in the Church
Eugene Peterson, Same-Sex Marriage, and Feeling Invisible in the Church
This isn't about same-sex marriage. It's not even about Eugene Peterson or LifeWay. It's about a significant sliver of stories going untold.
Real Men Mow Their Own Lawns
Real Men Mow Their Own Lawns
I realized something while mowing my lawn: I was the only one pitying myself. The only person doubting my masculinity was me.
Losing the Greatest Community of My Life
Losing the Greatest Community of My Life
It was an SSA guy’s dream, being close friends with ten straight guys. We had our ups and downs, but our community shared a deep intimacy.
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