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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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Heroes

June 18, 2011 1 comment

The glory of God is man fully alive.” ~ st Ireneaus

 We all grow up with heroes in our lives whether they were TV characters or sports stars or our dads. And it’s no coincidence that we spent a lot of time pretending we were them. Whether we were in the back yard with a basket ball or inside with the Nerf guns, we wanted to be the hero and we wanted to save the day. Even as we grow up a lot of us play sports and video games to get that fix of “hero time”.

It’s no accident that we have this desire. It’s no accident that it’s been a part of our masculine upbringing since childhood. And sadly, it’s no accident that forces in our lives today try to limit our “hero time” to hours spent in front of a TV or on a ball field divorced from all other reality. Read more…