Rick Belden gives readers a name for what they have always known about themselves.
For some child abuse survivors, forgiveness is a path to healing. For others, being pressured to forgive only makes things worse. Don’t assume that you know which is which.
The nightmare of infection ends here. Poet Rick Belden and visual artist Staci Poirier on the infectious nature of family violence.
Writers form bonds with one another, beginning with the first words we read … and write. An introduction to the Poetry by Kids series on The Good Life.
Rick Belden reads a poem called “Easter” from his book Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood.
When Rick Belden was in need of a masculine figure, Iron Man helped him cope with the difficulties of life.
Rick Belden watches an interview with Jon Ritchie, childhood friend of Jerry Sandusky, and knows only too well what Jon describes.
After all the hard work he’s put in, Rick Belden wonders if there are some things we just can’t change.
Three steps to being brave.
It’s clear that young people are getting caught in the crossfire of the latest round of fighting between Israel and Palestine and the conflict is taking a huge toll on them. And the effects of the war are not just physical.
The impromptu silverware drum solo. All it needs is a round of applause.
In just two weeks Marilyn Weingard’s son Steven is leaving to help a nation at war. Here’s how she made peace with his decision.
Never doubt the power of a teenage guy who loves to do good for the world. Kevin Stonewall may just put an end to colon cancer.
Great sex is not about size, stamina, or technique
Dewaine Farria struggles with how to raise a secular child in a world that bombards them with religious messages.
Looking for a way to keep the kids active and away from the TV screen this summer? Tom Sturges has a few tips for parents.
How Nate Bagley discovered that love is not a weakness.
“When men are unaware of their gender privilege, boundary violations occur,” writes psychologist Sandy Peace.
Jordan Gray says that in order to truly love, it must be unconditional.
While no child is perfect, there is much to learn when it comes to interacting with others and negotiating ongoing and important relationships.
Charles Orlando calls out the folks who say that some guys are just born cheaters who can’t help themselves.
Thomas Fiffer shares a single, simple pitfall that happy people avoid.
Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.