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…"
"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."
"I manned up when my father died. I was only 17, but my mom and my younger sisters leaned on me to be the man of the house. I knew I couldn't fill my dad's shoes, but I also knew that I wanted to at least try to be a manly presence for…"
"My your logic, my mother, my aunt, my friends long term girlfriend, and another friend's younger brother were all flirting with me the last time I talked to them? And I must flirt with pretty much everyone I talk to? Nodding and agreeing with…"
One of my most prized works of art was made in a state of emotional bondage to some truly horrifying childhood experiences. Thankfully, concurrent with a restored relationship with my biological father on Thanksgiving Day 2009, all the disabling…
“My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.”-Graham GreeneThis group is for those who love fountain pens.See More
"I am not sure they exist, but if they do: are they right? These definitions say they aren't.
If people think it's honorable to lie, cheat, and steal, this doesn't redefine "honorable," but only shows their lack of it."
"Kind of a case-in-point on the "opinions can be wrong" statement above. Something like childbirth that is distinctly womanly cannot be manly, whether you consider it "strong and courageous" or not. This is the same kind of…"
"I think women are very courageous and strong because they bear children. Which can lead them to die, still does, and did for many years in our early history.
Is child birth manly? If one connects courage and strength then, Yes it is.…"