Do Men Do Intimacy Differently?

“Men move toward whatever makes them feel competent,” and sitting down to talk about feelings generally doesn’t fit the bill. However, this does not mean that men do not do intimacy or are simply not good at it. It means we must expand our understanding of intimacy and how we go about achieving it. For […]

Embracing the Bittersweet Transitions of Life

How exciting it must be to get married, to see your kids leave for college, or to finally reach the time of retirement! All true, and yet these times can also bring sadness. The transitions of life are often bittersweet. While there can be great anticipation as we move into the next stages of life, […]

Become a Marriage Mentor

It’s exciting and mildly terrifying to start this path of marriage. I love my parents, but wish we had someone to talk to who wouldn’t try to parent us, and who could also be more personal than professional counseling. A young couple embarking on the journey of marriage would benefit greatly from having an older […]

Why Sometimes The Best Thing to Do With Relationships is Let Them Go

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We should have a direction in life, we should become people who are more and more sanctified, and we should be inviting others to join us. And if they won’t come, we grieve. But we move on all the same. Some relationships simply aren’t good for us. -Donald Miller

The in movie the Wiz, the crows were not a good relationship for the scarecrow. He needed to let them go. We also need to identify the crows in our life and let them go so that we can ease on down the road toward God’s best for us.

The Crow Anthem - The Wiz

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Identifying Your Crows

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” The people we surround ourselves with will influence us for good or for ill. We must choose wisely if we want a life of freedom and joy and beauty. Unfortunately, and often without realizing it, we accept the subtle and negative influence of others. These […]

Forging a Masculine Community

Whether we like to admit it or not men need each other. It is in the community of men that we learn what it means to be a man and how to function in society. While this looks different in each culture and generation, it is still true that masculinity bestows masculinity. In every society […]