The Difference Between a Floor Mat and a Door

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Written By: Jeff Craig

No you are not on the wrong blog site. No this is not a home improvement article. Today I will be talking about two different ways men act in relationships and why one way is better than the other. I will be discussing what a floor mat is and what a door is in relation to men and how they behave in their relationships.

First, let me start out with a story. A client of mine came to be because he was looking for a long term, meaningful relationship with a woman. He explained to me that when he starts dating a woman, it appears that everything is going great. He takes them on fancy dates, he does romantic gestures, and they text each other all day long. But after a few weeks, the woman seems to back off. She is quiet on dates, she doesn’t seem impressed by the romantic gestures, and rarely responds to his text messages. Continue reading “The Difference Between a Floor Mat and a Door”

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Star Wars Showed Me Great Life Lessons

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Written By: Jeff Craig

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a HUGE fan of Star Wars. Ever since childhood, I have embraced the story that took place in a galaxy far far away.

As a kid, I loved the story made of heroes with swords made of light, who flew around the galaxy fighting for good. I remember having light saber duels in my back yard with friends. In the background played music from the movies. I imagined I was a powerful Jedi who would save the galaxy from the evil Sith Darth Vader. I would have Star Wars marathons with my friends where we would watch all the movies in succession. I collected toys, trading cards, and played all the video games. Needless to say, Star Wars was a huge part of my life. Continue reading “Star Wars Showed Me Great Life Lessons”

There Is Value In All Of Us

Written by: John Glass

I heard this story the other day. It went like this, “A speaker started his speech by presenting a 20 dollar bill. He asked the audience, “Who would like this money?” Almost everyone in the audience raised their hand. He then took that 20 dollar bill and crumpled it up. He asked the same question and received the same response. Next he proceeded to throw the bill on the floor and stomped on it again and again. He even smashed the bill with the toe of his show. He asked the same question again, “Who would like this 20 dollar bill?” A number of people still raised their hand.” Continue reading “There Is Value In All Of Us”

Some Bridges Need To Be Burned

Written by: Jeffery Craig

I have always admired couples and friends who have stuck together for long periods of time. The history they have built together, the memories they have shared, and the struggles that they have endured together serve as a testament of their bond. I used to believe that the longer you spent with a person, the stronger that bond was. I used to believe that long term relationships were a sign of strength and growth.

But I wondered are long-term friendships always good for a person? Do romantic relationships that last a long time indicate higher satisfaction? Is staying connected with certain people in our life always what’s best for us and our life? Continue reading “Some Bridges Need To Be Burned”

Traits of Modern Men: An Incomplete List

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A modern man is a role model. He shows others what it is to be a modern man in today’s society.
written by: John Glass

The stoic man. This is defined as a man that shows little to no emotions during his life on Earth.

If you have seen the show Mad Men think “Donald Draper.” A man that has little to share with his wife or kids. He keeps his feelings buried deep inside for fear of being exposed or vulnerable.

Some may say that the stoic man is a man that is in control of his emotions. A man that is a rock. A man that can weather the bad times and keep his composure.

I do not disagree with this idea. I disagree with the idea that this is what a man strives to be.

I think we are called to be so much more than just a stoic man. Continue reading “Traits of Modern Men: An Incomplete List”

Self-Taught Ways of Manhood

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written by:John Glass

Masculinity was something I knew little about as a child. I grew up with a single mother and an absent father. The closest person in my family that embodied masculinity to me was my older brother.

The issue with my brother being my perspective of masculinity was that he was an angry, aggressive jerk. I told myself that I would never want to be like him. In my black or white thinking that meant that, I would need to be the exact opposite of him.

It is my belief that many of us men tend to choose the path of a passive man that allows many to use them as doormats or to become the aggressive man that pushes back with or without a reason. Continue reading “Self-Taught Ways of Manhood”