Dear Son, I Hope You Fail

Failure is the key to finding yourself, and ultimately success. This dad shows his son, and us, how.

How to Stop Thinking Everyone Has It Better Than You After Your Breakup

Breakup expert Matt Shumate wants you to stop comparing yourself with other guys—so the lovers you want can see your amazing gifts.

Why Follow your Dreams’ is Terrible Advice

Don’t listen to anyone who tells you to follow your dreams. Following my dreams led to years of frustration and dead-ends. My life improved when I gave up on my dreams.

Encouraging the Art of Self-Forgiveness in our Boys

Connie K. Grier shares the power of self-forgiveness and teaching our sons how to forgive.

The Fallacy of Comparing Pain

Is it possible, or even worthwhile, to rank your pain against the pain of others?


Kris Bigalk demonstrates how potent one simple metaphor can be.

On Plans to Build My Daughter a Tipi

Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.

Having it All Means Surrendering to Despair, Disillusionment and Desire

It’s not enough to think positive. Tamara Star reveals why.

A Dad Talks Openly About a Miscarriage and the Effect It Had on Him

Dads can often be forgotten in the devastation of a miscarriage. One dad shares his experience in hopes of helping other dads going through it.

3 Ways Being Nice Can Hurt Your Relationship

Thomas Fiffer reveals 3 ways being nice is the worst thing you can do to your partner.

When Do You Stop Cutting the Crust?

Tor Constantino tries to be ‘dadmirable’ with sandwiches, balancing disappointment and teachable moments for his kids.

The Worst Video Game You’ve Never Played

Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines how the latest version of Super Smash Bros. has already broken the hearts of its most devoted fans.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

A Husband’s Job Is To Create Emotional Safety

Life coach Steve Horsmon reveals a secret: guys, your wife expects you to know what emotional safety means to her.

Failure Is An Option

Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.

Married Man Muses Over His First Full-Body Massage

The thought of getting his first full-body massage gives blogger Kevin Harris the giggles and shits.