"I have prayed for Dean. I hope it goes well.
My wife's grandfather died over ten years ago and it was really difficult, he was the only really Godly man in either my wife or my family - and he'd had a huge impact on many…"
"I'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law.
I've been hearing a lot of news about people being diagnosed with cancer lately and am planning on using my lunch break once a week to go to a daily Mass that's followed by a service…"
"Cameron, my sister and her husband are experiencing the exact same trial right now. I will certainly pray for you and your wife in my prayer time, and here.....
Lord, you call us to enter into holy marriage in Your name and then to be…"
Brothers (and sisters),I would just ask literally a few seconds of your prayer time today and in the near future for my father-in-law, recently diagnosed with cancer (unstaged as of now, but believed to be quite serious). I sincerely thank you. Pray as you think best, or even use what I'll type below. God bless. Almighty God, we ask you humbly, but confidently, to heal Dean of his cancer -- whether that healing happens slowly through gradual shrinkage of the tumor growths -- or whether that…See More
"I don't think that is safe to say at all. Due to the alarming divorce rate, more boys are growing up without a father figure than at any other time in our history. If men are becoming more like women -- which I would agree with -- it is due to…"
"Though it's probably preferable that one learns true manhood from his father, it's certainly not a requirement. Worthy mentors are found in other places -- maybe a grandfather, maybe a teacher or coach, maybe a friend's father. As…"
"Three things to consider -- nice trappings do not equal happiness. I'll bet if you got to intimately know some of the people who try to keep up with the Joneses, you would find that their toys don't bring them true fulfillment. Secondly,…"
Maine seacoast, sports, reading, electric guitar, RPGs
Rick Johnson -- Power of a Man
Tom Brokaw -- The Greatest Generation
JRR Tolkien -- Lord of the Rings
Ocean's 11 (the original)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Quiet Man
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Dirty Dozen
original Star Wars trilogy
You know, Steve, I've never thought of it as "cool" until you wrote. It gives me a new perspective and I appreciate it -- thank you. On a related note, my father's name is -- wouldn't you know -- Steve. (It is spelled "Stephen", though.)
Matt, I like your last name. Sooo Cool! My original name was Kim. It was changed to Steven Kimble Masters in 1965. That's another story. My second daugher, actually my youngest and baby daughter has her mother's and my middle name: Kimberley Wynell. My grandson abbreviates her name to Aunt Ber or Kimber.
I don't want to panic but the economic and cultural changes I see disturb me in a lot of ways: 1. Obesity rates skyrocketing just within a few decades (after the advent of mainstream cable TV apparently). 2. Adult and sexually suggestive entertainment being so widely available - I think this can lower men's sex drive and incentive to be high achievers 3. Too much technological convenience - People drive cars everywhere, and rely on services regularily - physical skills like bartering,…See More
"That and my perception is that some people think of a marriage as something they "have" rather than something they actively maintain.As in, they feel after they are "married" they don't have to "do anything" and…"
"Personal opinion is that it's not too vague and fairly easy to understand at least in theory.As far as psychologist Zimbardo does, he claims it's primarily about power or control.And just using 'biological' arguments it makes…"
Just curious how many relationships and marriages today do you estimate are dead relationships. Such as a percentage wise, 50% or so.I've personally met more couples who's marriages or relationships seemed dead and based more on expediency than strongness of the relationship, which is a bit discouraging.I think there are some cultural factors which may exacerbate this problem:1. Marriages and love relationships are considered "sacred" culturally - in spite of this there are definitely some…See More
"Maybe that might wake up a few peeps in Germany and France and start looking at reforming the EU into a more democratic entity. But I doubt it. Free systems seem to slip much easier into authoritarian ones than the other way around. Hopefully this…"