So my wife and I have been married for 10 years. We're both in our mid 30's and she can hear the biological clock ticking. We both feel like we want to have kids and we shouldn't wait much longer.…Continue
"True, I agree 100%. But the issue is a man who is not celibate by choice because of conviction, but of one that does not want children who is in fact selfish and somewhat "incomplete". I think that is the gist of the thought here. I never…"
"My kids have been the best thing in my life next to my wife. I can't imagine what I would be like with out them. I wont lie and say it has been easy but was it worth it definitely. It can and will be tough but it is also the most rewarding…"
"There are many WRONG times to have children but the time is rarely ever "Right."
So don't wait around for that to happen.
If you or your spouse currently enjoy & would miss any one of the following:
A) Free Time
B) A disposable…"
"Are you saying staying celibate makes them manly? Never knowing a woman, never sacrificing for the seed of their own loins? Never knowing the release and fully loving and giving of your own body in love(I don't believe in the gift of the cross,…"
"Well, I sure as hell was a man before I had a kid. (And a good thing I didn't wait until I had him to become one.)
For that matter, so was Pope John Paul II. Jesus Christ. Several others who never had children. Lordy."
"A man is not a Man until he is also a Father, and a Daddy. Perhaps you find it an extra fulfillment, but some men choose not to have children for various reasons and others are unable. I would not say that they are "not men"."
"A man is not a Man until he is also a Father, and a Daddy.
What is life without the joy of a baby daughter or son, lifting arms to you as you arrive home from fighting lions on the urban Serengheti, with a smile as wide as his/her face and…"
"I was going to say the same thing. Putting term limits on candidates won't change anything as long as money is still being spent by special interests groups and corporations to elect our officials. And hold on to your hats folks. A case coming…"
"It is not possible to both have a leader in a relationship and have the two partners be equal. If there is a leader, then the other is the led. And there cannot be equality between those who lead and those who follow."
"I understand what you are saying but it is still a flawed analogy. You say:
"husbands should treat their wives like Christ treats the Church, and wives should treat their husbands like the Church treats Christ."
But the way the Church…"
"Are lapsed Christians allowed to comment here? I hope so. Because I've heard this explanation a lot and I've never understood how it makes sense and I wanted to say why.
On the one hand, you're saying that having the woman submit to…"
"An interesting idea, but having lived in New Hampshire a few years ago, I'd say it will be impossible for 20,000 people to find jobs there. Heck it would be impossible for 2,000 people to find jobs there. Small state-not a booming economy."
"Ridicule, insults, bullying, all stem from one thing; a problem with the person who is doing it. The issue isnt with you, it is with your coworker. Its likely that they arent empowered in their own life (as you said, living at home, not…"
"This is a necro post, I know, but I wanted to chime in on the Blundys. I have a pair of 500s I have owned for about a decade now. I love them-very comfy, basic footwear. BUT, they have a habit of the outsoles literally disintegrating. I thought that…"
"Actually, that would be Congress. The criminal activity reporting systems are, by law, voluntary. Further, if a jurisdiction doesn't want to send information on violent misdemeanors or mental health court orders to NCIC (the federal data…"
"Whenever the offender is a woman, it becomes slightly tempting to just joke about a statutory rape charge. The problem is that "accidents" happen even in adult relationships. I can't imagine the ethical nightmare if she were to get…"
Hey all! New to the forum, but longtime reader of AoM (podcast is awesome on long drives).My wife and I love camping (though with our work schedules, we don't get to do it as often as we want). She is a vegetarian (just doesn't like the taste of meat - I know, right?) I'm looking for some good hearty camp food that she would enjoy. Anyone got any ideas?See More
"I have 3 sons and I am so glad this woman was not around them when they were 15. I have a very good and open relationship with all 3. And trust me they would have all been right there with her. I talked to them and always took them to get condoms…"