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My Straight Friend Won't Touch Me
My Straight Friend Won’t Touch Me
He was never physically affectionate; we’d never even hugged. I wanted to touch him not out of a sexual desire but from a longing to connect with him as love with a brother. I dreamed of a day when we could embrace and confess our brotherly love for each other. I put my hand on his shoulder once. He brushed it off.
Cigarettes and the Stress of Same-Sex Attraction
Cigarettes and the Stress of Same-Sex Attraction
As I entered into ministry, I knew my SSA could end it all in one swift move. I hoped that instead of being rejected I would be loved. I hoped that people would notice their prejudice and change once they met me. I spent much time in prayer -- but also smoking.
Christians Struggling With Homosexuality
When I Felt Like a Total Failure
What I thought was a total "God thing" to help me through my life and financial crisis ended up being a big flop. I felt like a total failure, my mind reminded by all the stuff I'd endured when told I couldn't become a leader because of my past. I had to deal with that nightmare once again.
Why I Hated Marriage
Why I Hated Marriage
Some of the happiest periods of my life took place during college and grad school. I lived with a group of eight guys, and they were the greatest friends one could ask for. As their dating relationships grew more serious, I felt myself going down on their list of priorities. Some of those friends got married. And our friendships effectively ended.
I've Never Wanted to Have Sex With Another Man
I’ve Never Wanted to Have Sex with Another Man
I don't want sex with another man like I don't want sex with a woman. And most days I just need someone to tell me that's okay.
Enduring Friendship with My Ex-Girlfriend's Husband
Enduring Friendship with My Ex-Girlfriend’s Husband
It is very desirable and even possible for me to have a decades-long friendship with a straight guy...even though he is married and I am not.
Did My Best Friend Betray Me?
Did My Best Friend Betray Me?
My former girlfriend dumped me and was now with my best male friend. Had I been betrayed by both of them?
Dating a Girl but Attracted to Guys
Dating a Girl but Attracted to Guys
I would look and feel more "normal" if married. I would definitely fit into the Christian world better. So, I decided to try out dating a girl.
I'm Almost 30 and I've Never Been Kissed
I’m Almost 30 and I’ve Never Been Kissed
Among myriad other losses I could mourn about, I consider how I'm almost 30 and ache over this lack-of-experience that I've never been kissed.
The Dating Game
The Dating Game
I had never really liked a girl like this. I had attempted dating girls before...but this time, I was seriously head over heels for this girl.
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