Musings on Same-Sex Attraction from Across the North Atlantic Swells - Part 1

This is the first of a two-part entry written by “Patrick Fitz”, an anonymous member of Courage International. The second part will be posted in two weeks. I once heard Mother Angelica say that if…


What Have I Received from Encourage?

A place to tell our story – When a family member first comes to our Encourage group, he or she is given as much time as needed to tell their story. In my case, I probably spent an hour or more on the…


7 Characteristics of Authentic Male Friendship - Part Four

The following piece is written by “Elliot N”, an anonymous member of Courage International. This is the fourth and final part of a series on the topic of authentic male friendship. Read Part 1, Part…


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 and Part 2.…


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. Part 2 Now…


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…