Ty Wyss: Beloved Son, Gentle Iconoclast

Based on what he saw growing up, Tyler (Ty) Wyss thought being male meant you liked to hunt, fish, farm, work on cars, use women, and drink beer. But he wasn't interested in any of those things. The male world felt strange to him, and he was more comfortable relating to his mom. He knew what his anatomy was, though, and somehow adopted the idea that he was a sorry excuse for a male.

When he was nine, an older boy started sexually abusing him. It was repulsive, but he found...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, IN, and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #48, Spring 2019 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo48/shame-free