Love is Just the Beginning if You Want Your Relationship to Last

There’s nothing like that feeling of falling for someone who makes your heart skip, but feelings aren’t enough.

My Kid Said ‘I Hate You’ and That Means I’m Doing Something Right

My son was pissed that he wasn’t getting what he wanted, and I stood my ground, even when that made him feel, for that moment, the worst sort of frustration. That’s my job, as a parent, to do my best to lead him in the right direction, even when he hates me for it. The fact that we had that exchange meant I was doing something right.

Ignoring Your Inner Critic

What does your inner critic say to you? Does it whisper sarcastic compliments or does it scream insults? As a writer, I have both fans and critics. It’s expected and accepted. What many writers deal with, however, is something a bit different. It’s an internal critic who is often ruthless and harsh. Imagine if all of […]

How to Make A Mass Shooter

Dr. Andrew Smiler lists some of the factors that mass shooters have in common. — Another week, another mass killing. This time, at Unpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Here in the US, we’ve had shootings in churches, movie theatres, at all types of schools (elementary, high school, colleges), and even military bases. Back in […]

The Power to Transform Feelings of ‘Hate’ Into ‘Love’ Is Yours

John Schlimm on how to direct your energy positively.

Open Letter to Parents of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You

It’s back-to-school time. If you have, or even know, an LGBT kid, tune in.

When She Said ‘No’ to Sex On Their Second Date, This Happened

She thought there was potential for a relationship. Then he disappeared. Here’s what she’d like him to know. — Dear Houdini (my disappearing man), Finally, a man who was not afraid to express his opinions. Over the past year, I went on scores of first dates with men who talked about themselves too much (do […]

How My Wife Calling Me Out Taught Me About Leadership

He was a “leadership expert” until his wife got real with him.

7 Ways to Help Increase Your Spouse’s Self-Esteem

There are things every guy can do to help the self-esteem of the woman they love. — I remember fondly when my wife first started telling me I was her hero. It was because I captured a mouse that had terrified her and ran into a closet of our house, so I came to her […]

What I Learned From a $2,000 Failed Business

Sometimes the best lessons come from failure, not success. One man shares how he learned this lesson. — Over the last few years, I’ve read dozens of business books and taken lots of online business courses. But, I never expected that some of the greatest lessons I learned would come from my failure. My Story […]

The Critical Impact of Non-Residential Fathers on Their Daughters

Separation of parents is rough, but if you can’t find a way to be there for your children, it will impact their lives one way or another.

Grappling With Fear And The Desire To Live My Authentic Truth

After growing up in an abusive home, this woman left at 15 and found her path to healing. — I love to write. In fact, I AM a writer. I am an untrained and unpublished writer, but none the less, writing is one of the things I do almost daily. I have been writing since […]

8 Types of Men Women Love (or Hate) to Date

A list of men who make rotten dating partners—with one exception.

Massacres Never Solve Any Problems

Last week’s mass killing in Charleston leaves a white man asking questions and filled with sadness.

Nine Weird Things I Hate (Some People Will Understand)

Carl Bosch, with a bit of a rant.

The Power Of Pain: A Dark Secret To Everlasting Love

Steven Lake shows us the surprising power of pain to strengthen your relationship – if you survive it.