Just wondering if there are any other stepdads out there? I have questions about what is and isn't acceptable stepdad behavior. I'm the stepdad of two boys ages 8 and 17. Would love some advise and guidance on being a good stepfather.Thanks!See More
"Milo, I really liked your comment below that article on the website. I agree with what you so eloquently put. Whatever our feelings were before hand is what we will see when we look at this terrible act of hate and violence. It holds a mirror up to…"
This is a LGBTQ+ group. All men are encouraged to join, including straight men.However, unlike the already established AoM group "Gay and Bisexual Men", this group is wide open, no privacy settings enabled. The overall purpose of the group is to encourage conversations between the straight and non-straight communities. This already happens in AoM, but it is scattered. And it can't happen in the private "Gay and Bisexual Men" group.Debate is expected, but this is for building up bridges not…See More
"Rocco, Don't apologize for being angry and frustrated---you're entitled to those feelings. From my perspective, it seems that you and your daughter have developed a pattern here. You both have a role to play in this…"
"You don’t need a clinical diagnosis to take actions that work for depression.
The leading research is showing connections to vitamin defines, gut health and exercise.
Nutrition: Take 3,000 units vitamin D, Nordic Naturals Complete Omega…"
"First off, I wanted to thank everyone who has shared so far. I am humbled by the great and heartfelt responses I have read thus far. I know its hard to really gauge someone's life by a short post. Many factors are definitely involved. I feel…"
"Her therapist should have good opinions on all this. I assume you're paying for that, that it's through your insurance. Have her sign a waiver so you can get info from the therapist. Also, even if she won't sign a waiver, know that…"
"Wow, that's heavy.
I've never cut, gone to a hospital for really anything. So I can't claim to know what that's like. But I am a teenager who's been through *slightly* more than the norm amount of issues. I've also…"
"Wow. That's an incredibly challenging position. I'm not a dad or a husband, and I couldn't put myself in your shoes even if I were.
When I was a kid, growing up in a challenging environment, I built my resilience up through my…"
Teddy Roosevelt, Movies, Internet, nature, writing, learning to be a better man.
I still love to play video games and act like a kid sometimes.....I love good food, good conversation and a lot of laughing!
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, The Last Lecture.........anything uplifting or empowering.
Clint Eastwood movies........old war movies.......historical movies...........Anything by Robert Rodriguiz or Quenton Tarantino
Good 'ol Country, Swing, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, New Age, Classical, Top 40
"Someone once taught us: "A couple that prays together stays together.". And it worked so far.
That aside, we had prayers answered before when we gave our situation up in prayer. Mostly simple needs as food and clothing, when our kids were…"
"Are you talking about cloning (life from only one of two sets of gametes)? I think if we overthink what is life, sin, etc we miss the point. Where does your father stand on identical twins? They came from one fertilised egg split after conception.…"
The introduction message which you send to that cute girl online in which you attempt to cultivate a relationship with her is supposed to be the "attention getter", that determines whether she will message you back and continue the conversation, or just move on hoping to find a better man.I have been using online dating services for over a year now, as a second method in my arsenal NOT as a substitute to meeting a girl offline in the "real world". I have no problems talking to women and asking…See More
"I hear this from both women and men. The problem is not in their stars, dear Brutus, but in themselves. These whiners are usually not attracted to decent human beings. They always seem to be drawn to troubled people. …"
"Good analysis David. There have been times when I have thought how wonderful it was that God said "no" to something. He cares for each of us and we have to entrust that He knows what is best. We may not understand why…"
We frequently hear stories of how an extremely important need was "saved" after prayer, such asShe was near death but we prayed for her and she lived.Our marriage almost fell apart but we prayed and God saved our marriage.My job was nearing being taken from me but we prayed and God saved my job.But if we think of God as a Father, any parent does not always say, "Yes" when a request is made. Sometimes a parent says, "No," and sometimes a parent says, "Not now," and sometimes a parent says,…See More