I've been reading Art of Manliness for awhile now, and just recently signed up for the community. This is the first thing I've ever posted in the forum, but I figure this is as good a place as any to…Continue
"my goodness brother, my heart breaks for you and your wife. My first child, a daughter is two weeks old tomorrow, and I'm choked up to even imagine. Three years ago my best friend lost a son this exact way. I know I don't have his…"
"Wounds take time to heal, whether or the body or of the heart. If not cared for they can become septic and even more dangerous than the original wound. You and your wife have been dealt a very serious wound. Take time to…"
"I just wanted to take a moment to let all of you know that I have read all of the words, thoughts, advice and condolences you've shared with me over this post. I greatly appreciate each of you who took the time to read and to add your own…"
"Thank you, Tyler, for such a heartfelt and well stated posting. I felt very touched by how you related your experience, and I hope that you have been able to find something of what you need from this site. -- Jay"
"I do not believe I can compose any words better than those that were written before mine. You have been offered some good advice and thoughtful words. As I read your post I am truly saddened by your family’s loss…
I am sorry for you and…"
"Oh, Tyler....what a HORRIBLE, tragic thing to have to go through. I feel your pain and grief as I read your post. While I've never gone through the grief of losing a child (pre-born or otherwise), I do know about grief and loss,…"
"Tyler, I know something of what you and your wife are feeling. My wife and I lost a daughter who was stillborn in her 38th week, just like your son. As if it couldn't be any worse, she was delivered on my wife's birthday!
It had been a…"
"I am sorry for your loss.
I think everyone who has posted so far has had some good things to say. I've never been in your position, but my mother has. I'm the eldest of 3 boys, but I was going to have an older brother. He ended up being…"
"Well said, Larry. While I truly believe God has a plan, there are times like this when people don't want to be encouraged or told about His plan. They just want you to listen and offer comfort, not advice or cute anecdotes. People are…"
"I thought about this after seeing Leah Thompson on Dancing with the Stars. She was hot thirty years ago and still hot today. It doesn't seem to even be a matter of looking "young." For me, posture and demeanor play a…"
"I was surprised to read that Jonathan Edwards, who preached Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God in monotone, actually was ok with congregants getting an emotional response in church, and then that waning by Monday. He was realistic. If…"
"I didn't know that about the calf. Interesting.
Damn. A half-gallon or a gallon a day is a lot. My wife grocery shops for two weeks at a time. She'd have to buy 10-15 gallons of milk. I drink a glass or two a…"
"Thought you had. Not exactly an answer, though.
Is there a scripture you're basing that on? I don't think emotion is the purpose at all. Emotion may be a byproduct, particularly for the more emotional. But,…"
"So many great cigars out there, and some of the smaller companies are releasing some top notch stuff. I'd argue that despite the Cuban cigar embargo, we are in a golden era for cigars.
When possible, buy small samplers and see what you…"