First off Im new to the site and have taken so much from it, great stuff! Ive always considered myself a manly man, I whip all my coworkers in arm wrestling, play sport go to the gym, shot guns, rode…Continue
"Much good advice here. I know for myself, I finally realized that my parents were human and therefore flawed. They did the best they knew how to raise me. I had become an adult and realized any issues I had were now for me to work out. I'm not…"
"Samuel got "HotyN" and what a help! I wish I had found this book years ago. I know its not for everyone but its really giving me a great starting point and perspective. A lot of stuff I wish my father had told me. I would be interested in…"
"Thanks again guys this really helps. Subsequently we broke up last night, shes to busy and I felt I needed to stand my ground on what I needed in the relationship, clear communication, expectations. Thats a big step for me I either runaway out of…"
"I echo Will here; in my experience with the Mankind Project I realized what I long suspected; the little boy I so tried to leave behind was still there.
My visits to this left-behind part of me have been draining and almost traumatic, and I shudder…"
"Thanks for the comment, Will. Sounds like you've described my inner child to a T! Even though it is a 'child', it still has incredibly powerful abilities to influence my relationships, my attitudes, and my life."
"We are influenced by so many things but our minds must rule the day. You have legitimate feelings, seem to have rooted out their source, and can see their effect. Of those three, you can not stop feeling, you can not change the past, so all that is…"
There are groups on this site for fatherhood, but this one is specific for that special relationship that exists between fathers and sons. Feel free to discuss matters relating to your relationship with your boy, your pop, or a guy who filled either role for you.Enjoy and God bless!See More
"We talk about issues like this a lot in ManKind Project. Drop by the AoM group "New Warriors" for more about what we do.
I can tell you my own experience. That hurt boy within has been abandoned before, expects it now, and as…"
First off Im new to the site and have taken so much from it, great stuff! Ive always considered myself a manly man, I whip all my coworkers in arm wrestling, play sport go to the gym, shot guns, rode my motorcycle through Mexico. And Ive had many rewarding and exciting relationships over the years that have been more fun and "hot" then deeply meaningful (Im 36). But I find when I get in to a relationship that progresses to the next level I have a hard time retaining my manliness. When it gets…See More
"Hey Adam, to answer your question, I would say yes. Marriage from a Christian understanding isn't just a contract (a business transaction); it's a covenant, an exchange of persons that creates a family bond. Throughout…"
"I've always liked the definition that integrity is a perfect alignment of your values and your actions. There are limitations to that, though. There's the "yeah, but what if you're an asshole?" problem. So,…"
"When I think of integrity, I think of it as maintaining who I am: my morals, my character, my needs, my reputation. Integrity is damaged or lost when I let thinks, situations, or people take me too far from my center in any of those areas."
"What you say is true.... But the other alternatives are even more damaging. Socialist and communist economies concentrate the power even more than capitalism and democracy. What ever system you pick the outcome for the people you describe would be…"