7 Characteristics of Authentic Male Friendship - Part Three

The following piece is written by "Elliot N", an anonymous member of Courage International. This is the third of a four-part series on the topic of authentic male friendship. Read Part 1 here and…


7 Characteristics of Authentic Male Friendship - Part Two

The following piece is written by "Elliot N", an anonymous member of Courage International. This is the second of a four-part series on the topic of authentic male friendship. Read Part 1 here. Part…


7 Characteristics of Authentic Male Friendship - Part One

The following piece is written by "Elliot N", an anonymous member of Courage International. This is the first of a four-part series on the topic of authentic male friendship. Part 1 One of the most…


Share the Good News

"…He gave a command to our fathers to make it known to their children that the next generation might know it…"  Psalm 78:5-6 "I don't understand why the Church doesn't do more to spread the word…


“So, Are You Dating Anyone?”

“So, are you dating anyone?” Since college, this question has been a source, at best, of discomfort; at worst, of insecurity. Those who ask are well-meaning; most simply just making conversation. I…


YouTube Porn and the Search for Manhood 

So, last night I found myself looking at YouTube. Only this time it wasn’t videos of screaming goats that sound like humans, or about some crazy zits being squeezed, or about decapitated reptile…


"Who am I that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?” 

I always knew I was different.   I could never quite put my finger on it but I always knew that I was not like the other boys. I always felt disconnected from my same-sex peers like I somehow just…


Encountering "The Living Flame of Love"

By “Monnica” (not her real name), an anonymous EnCourage mother I was in such a fog of anguish that first night after our son told us that he was “gay”, that I couldn’t sleep. All night long I just…


How Fitness Helps Me with My Same-Sex Attractions

It has taken me a long time to understand how to face my feelings of same-sex attraction. Overtime, I found that a lot of it involves keeping my mind in good spirits, and to do that I can see that…


I Needed and Wanted This

“Father, I need your help.  I experience same-sex attractions.” Hearing these words would be a familiar experience for many a Courage chaplain. It is a bit different, however, when the one speaking…