Dear reader,Main reason I read articles on The Art of Manliness is because I love traditions and love to receive some guidance. I've been dating a wonderful woman for the past year and at some point…Continue
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and…"
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In Western civilization, where women are free to choose their husbands, the proposal comes before asking for the blessing from Dad. Sure would be a problem if he agreed and she didn't! I know…"
"I'd like to weigh in on this discussion and ask if you and her have gone to marriage counseling?
If so, seek out someone around the area that is Muslim or at least knows the Koran to see how they think/act/believe/etc... If not, see if you can…"
"Thanks for you response.I've added a list of extra details according to your questions.- Never met him before- Good father, but not always the easiest- Would love to meet him before I propose. Want to know where she comes from. - She…"
"Yes, because he let his daughter go all the way to another country where she has obviously spent quite a bit of time because he has some kind of possessive control issues with her and doesn't value her ability to make decisions that affect her…"
"That's a lot of speculation about what a wonderful, loving dad OP's girlfriend has...based on what, exactly?
Not all fathers love their daughters, or want what's best from them, and often the way in which they might think they do is…"
"There are a few factors that you haven't told us that could profoundly influence the matter. First of all, how old is she, and how emancipated/independent is she, already? Second, how old are you? Are you established in a…"
"Meh. Just be respectful to the man (the man may some day be your father, and he deserves your respect. Remember, that's his little girl you are dating), then show him you care for his daughter and will work hard to make her…"
"Have you met him before? What sort of role does he have in her life? What's their relationship like? Will you meet him before you would propose?
I think that if he has a good relationship with her, or if it is important to…"
Dear reader,Main reason I read articles on The Art of Manliness is because I love traditions and love to receive some guidance. I've been dating a wonderful woman for the past year and at some point I'd like to marry her. She feels the same way which is terrific. That being said her father lives in Morocco and believes in the Quran, which is unfortunate since I'm agnostic and so is she. I'd like to ask him her hand in marriage because I believe it's the right thing to do, but I realize that I…See More
"Is she back into you? You ought to be able to answer that for yourself. She's clearly being flirty on purpose and wants another go. How old is this girl?
My take on this, she's either young or emotionally immature and doesn't…"
I am not a vegan, but for the next 44 days I will be on a vegan diet.I am an Orthodox Christian, and during Lent we do not eat any meat or dairy products. I have been doing this fast for years and have never had issues with the diet, however I recently started lifting. I am only 5 days into fasting, and notice that my strength is greatly decreased. Tonight I tried benching, and had to drop 30lbs off from my last workout, and didn't even have the energy to do most of my workout routine after…See More
"Plain and simple, confidence is key. Very few women are attracted the men who lack confidence.
You're saying in a round a bout way that you weren't confident before. If you weren't showing that woman confidence, how is she to sense…"
Not to the exclusion of the group Christian Men (but rather, as a more specific subset of the men in that grou0), this group seeks to encourage fellowship among those men who believe and worship in the Orthodox Christian Tradition.
I try to run at least 3 times a week, and I know it will pick up once the weather gets nicer and I don't have to drive to the gym to get my runs in.Anyway, the problem is that I used to knock out long runs like it was nothing. Now I'm lucky if I get 20 miles out a week. The winter never really slowed me down this much before, but this past December here in Chicago was a nightmare and I hardly ran. My mind wants to keep going but the body won't let me.Any advice for busting a slump? I can't…See More