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Tips for Being a Better Boyfriend

June 25, 2011 Leave a comment

I should preface these recommendations with a disclaimer: I’m not particularly experienced or qualified in the area. I’ve had three (3) girlfriends in my life and I’m single at the moment so I obviously haven’t figured it all out yet. A much more reliable guide would come from a man who is happily married (and / or his wife). That being said, I feel like I have learned a few things, often enough from my personal failures (and those of other guys that I’ve been around) and I would be remiss if I left you to make the same mistakes. Not to mention, writing these down is a good reminder for when I can make use of them. Most of these suggestions are equally valid for married men as for those in the courting phase. Please feel free to share your own insights, suggestions or criticisms.

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The “F” Word

June 18, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve found something rather curious over the last few months and years. The title of this note might make you think it has something to do with profanity, but the reason I made that the title is because it seems the word that I’m talking about is much less accepted in everyday speech and interaction than any “swear word” on the books. In fact, I would say that it’s a word used more sparingly by those who do use profanity than by those who don’t. Of course, I wouldn’t exactly say that’s a good thing…

That’s right, the word that I’m talking about is FORGIVENESS. We have a cultural aversion to using that word, especially when conjugating the word, putting ourselves in front and anyone else on the other side. “I forgive you” is a statement that seems to have all but left our American mainstream conversations. Read more…