Many of us have acquaintances, or friends, but not true accountability partners who will speak the GODS HONEST TRUTH when we need to hear it, LISTEN when we need to tell it and HOLD US UP when it…Continue
"Good news: I am blessed with a couple terrific male friends who fit the criteria we seem to agree are present in the best, bonded male friendships.
Bad news: They live significant distances away. Sure, the net facilitates communication. But it…"
"I've taken that advice to "put myself out there" when I started on my journey a few years ago. It's led to a lot of nice acquaintances, that's it, I'm even on a first name basis with the the mayor, and have a local…"
like men at work who you identify with because of similar goals, problem solving with and discussing the days events along with the marital or family problems as you get to know each other...
men in your…"
"J. Hughes: You seam to be saying that the wish that so many of us guys on the site have to cultivate healthy and meaningful male relationships as adults is an unrealistic one given all the demands and responsabilities we take on as we get…"
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
"Ever notice it's only gay men who somehow feel a need to bond with other men in "this way" ? What a freak show.
Look dude, just own it. Be what you are, and own it. If you can say your gay and wanna hang out with your schlong out,…"
"Like I said, a commanded means of producing grace, insofar as certain actions are commanded, and those actions seemed designed to produce emotion. But the end is grace, the sacraments are the means, and emotion is usually also an effect of the…"
"I found some Cole Haan (maybe it was Coach) black moccasins at the outlet store for about $75 bucks or so. Granted, I dont wear them every day with a suit (I have straightforward lace up black Bostonian oxfords and some tassel loafers) but…"
"Grace is pretty important!
So: reconciliation produces absolution; baptism produces a new life, being "raised with Christ"; eucharist produces a connection with God (my view; don't know the churches'); ordination produces a…"
"We're not commanded to baptize because we're physically dirty. So it's either what Jews call a chok - a command with no purpose - or it's meant to set up some connection beyond the physical and rational. As used in…"