friendship

Why I Need a Community
Why I Need a Community
That's why you need a community. Whatever hurt you experience, you have people who can carry you on your path to recovery.
Best Friends with a Straight Guy
Best Friends with a Straight Guy
I was best friends with a straight guy. We could live together and share hugs and other brotherly affection without worrying about falling into sexual sin.
Marginalized by the Church
Marginalized by the Church
I was glad I had not abandoned my friend when he strayed, and I was determined to keep being the right kind of friend for him.
How a Prodigal Son Changed the Story
How a Prodigal Son Changed the Story
Remembering the way his parents had taught him to follow Jesus Christ, he had a prodigal son moment and spent over an hour crying to God for forgiveness.
You are a Man and You are Awesome
You Are a Man and You are Awesome
I had no idea how desperately I'd needed some guy — even some unknowable guy on the Internet — to tell me that I'm awesome.
Keeping Healthy Boundaries with Another SSA Guy
Keeping Healthy Boundaries with Another SSA Guy
We were always careful to keep appropriate, healthy boundaries even though we knew we were not sexually attracted to each other. I think we were just cautious of others gossiping if we appeared to be too close. Unfortunately, churches like ours are especially prone to gossip about SSA guys.
Why I Can't be a Church Leader
Why I Can’t be a Church Leader
Before I applied for SOM, some friends were talking to me about becoming a Bible study leader. I grew thrilled at the idea of leading and serving there.
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.
The One Thing that Unites Us
The One Thing That Unites Us
If it weren't for Jesus, it would just be some hangout weekend with a bunch of gay guys. I think of the term #SquadGoals for our group.
Best Man at My Ex-Girlfriend's Wedding
Best Man at My Ex-Girlfriend’s Wedding
He knew he would not have met her if it hadn't been for me, and he still considered me his best friend. I gladly said yes to being his best man.
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