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The Pep Talk You Need to Hear

I read a great quote the other day:  “It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” -Hugh Laurie It...

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Looking for a Way out of Resentment

“Will you always be my stepmom?” Down went the clean laundry I was busy folding.  I looked up.  My stepson was watching me intently.  It was just the two of us, in a rare bit of quiet.  I searched for an answer. “Well, I will be your stepmom as long as your daddy and I are married.”  I wanted to be accurate, but also reassuring....

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Picture Perfect

If you want to know God, it’s simple. All you need to do is ask! If you’re not sure how, you can pray a prayer like this: God I need you. Please forgive me for the things I’ve done. Forgive me for turning my back on you and going my own way. Take control of my life and make me more like you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins....

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Help! My Sex Life Sucks

Are you feeling hopeless about your sex life? There's a lot of confusion about what can make or break a terrific sex life. This seven-part series is for you. You'll find no toys or magic solutions being sold here. This series unmasks some of the lies we've been taught about sex and will set you on the path toward sexual healing and freedom. 1) Five...

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Five Dangers Lurking Within Your Man Cave

I’m sure you’ve heard of the man cave—that most sacred of masculine sanctuaries, treasure trove of manly wares, void of feminine touch, marked by the musky scent of unbridled, undisciplined, unkempt manhood. Wikipedia just might be the funniest encyclopedia around when it says the man cave is sometimes called “a manland, mantuary or manspace;...

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The Right Tool for the Job

All I needed was a screwdriver. I’d like to think I know some things. Perhaps not a lot of things, but enough to at least get me by in basketball games, horse barns, and hardware stores: anticipate the pass, approach from an angle, and always have a screwdriver. I recently moved, and since I had been using my roommate’s dresser as a makeshift...

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A Man’s Take on Why Feelings Matter

We live in a culture that inoculates men against their feelings. They grow up learning to develop thick, protective skin over their emotions. They may have a father tell them to “Just be tough” or chide them because “Boys don’t cry.” In a moment of vulnerability in grade school, they may hear someone say, “He’s such a cry baby!” As...

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When You Still Haven’t Found What You’re Looking For

Do you ever have that feeling that you might be missing out on something awesome? That if you don’t seize that opportunity in front of you, you could end up living a second-rate life? That if you stick with life as usual, you might be kissing your dream goodbye? This uncertainty can drive our dissatisfaction. We find ourselves searching monster.com...

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