"Agnostic living in a very conservative, Southern Baptist region here. I certainly don't think that I'm anywhere near as put-upon as my gay and black friends. The extent of my concerns involve my son, who I don't want to be…"
"I'm currently one of 12 men out of 100 students training to become a Primary School Teacher in New Zealand (Elementary School in USA) and about 20 years older than the other students. It gets pretty tiring working with teenagers who think they…"
"Hi, Cullen. The Guys Read website is at http://guysread.com/ - it was started by Jon Scieszka, and we just run a lonely little outpost. It is after school, and the boys sign up. They pester me if we can't meet at our usual…"
"I am a middle school history teacher but my first year teaching was in a 3rd grade classroom. My kids were SHOCKED that some guy was their teacher. I agree Cullen I missed interaction with other guys and since moving into my true field three years…"
"I've been there! I do think the novelty of being one of the few male teachers in my elementary school has made me popular with the students, which helps me run my classroom a little more smoothly. I like your idea of a Guys Read group. As a…"
"That's awesome, Brian. I wish when I was younger my father would have showed me how to do these things rather than saying, "You can help by staying out of my way." Of course the things he did want my help with I had no interest in...…"
"When I was a nipper my father had me out in the shed , he restored vintage Buicks so I would be sanding timber frames or de nailing panels stripping rubber off running boards , there was always a task .
When I was a bit older I wanted a trail…"
"I agree with the perspective that it's not my kids who need to be out more. We, too are an active family. Dare I say most parents these days just aren't and naturally their kids aren't either. Best you can do is try to form…"
"It's strictly a seasonal issue in my house. I am happy to let my boys play video games when it's 10 degrees outside - I'm not taking them outdoors when it's that cold. During the fair weather months, however, they love the…"
"I find that kids who engross themselves with indoor activities have fathers who do not take them outside and play.... or haven't in a long time.
My daughter loves Disney movies, particurally the princesses. She would sit and watch flick after…"
"Yep. I've been wondering why a grown man in law school needs an anonymous woman on a message board to write his schedule for him. Doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in his ability to practice law.
"http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/ is happy to find clergy and would add a new social circle for you.
When our last pastor left I was surprised to find that they considered my wife and I their best friends here. I do not feel like…"
"To be fair, the kid's posting has steeply tapered off.
I'm a bit worried about the Italian justice system if its future lawyers can't figure out their own study schedules less than a year away from being licensed, but I understand…"
"Denominations try to address these issues by requiring all the pastors in a region to meet periodically. There's no concerns about sheep-stealing, because these aren't pastors in the same town. There's fewer scheduling…"
"I've made friendships with at least 3 pastors. I consider it my gift - befriending pastors. :) But, you are dead on. It's hard. Most either share too much or too little for the exact reasons you described.…"
"What's ery intersting about this thread is how the procrastinating OP has managed to involve the well-intentioned AoM community in enabling his procrastination.
To the OP: You need to drop all the social media stuff for a while. If…"