You’re Just As Awesome After Your Breakup


Matt Shumate explains why validation and approval come from within—not from our partners.

Read This When You Feel Unlovable

Young couple jumping and drawing connected hearts by flashlight

Jordan Gray wants you to know that you are loved… even if you don’t feel loveable.  —– Wow! I had no idea I was going to be running into you today… But now that I have, I think that you should know something. The timing of this really is insane… Anyways… I’ve been thinking a […]

Real Men and Self-Perception


Amber Colyer shares her observations of a man’s need for validation and how this affects how men view themselves.

Video: I Gave Up Women for 30 Days and This is What Happened


After realizing I was using women to fill an internal void, I gave them up completely and discovered three surprises about myself.

The Boy I Was, The Man it Makes Me

Scott Sonnon child adult

Scott Sonnon has a mission to speak out for all of what he has seen.

“When a man primarily relies on sex as a marital health barometer and validation, he faces more and more rejection.”


These are comments by goodguys2greatmen and Tom Brechlin on the post “How Do Men Think About Sex?”

Massive Trove of William Blake Drawings Uncovered


A lost trove of William Blake’s art has been uncovered, art that went unappreciated when it was made.

Shame Is Why We Fight


When a man can’t soothe his woman’s anxieties, he has failed to protect her. And in our culture of masculinity, failed men are expendable.

The Gay Dad Project Letters


Your dad is gay, too? How Jared, Erin, and Amie found each other and created a project for families like theirs.

Bandit’s Dad Was A Smokey

Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson

Burt Reynolds did not feel secure in his manhood without confirmation from his father. Are you still waiting for yours?

Dear Men and Women, I Won’t Apologize to You


Jayson Gaddis believes there is a better way than blaming or apologizing to the other sex.

Ten things I've learned from being "freshly pressed"

So, today I have been selected for the “Freshly Pressed” section of the homepage. Thank you WordPress…you are my heros. This post I found by Zona Pellucida sums up how I feel about it. The right mention goes a long way. Good content matters. Thanks, guestposters… Blogging is fun! Gobbling is also fun (but […]