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Four Qualities for Authentic Friendship

“We asked 100 married men, ‘Who do you talk to first when your wife finds out you’ve cheated on her?’” I heard this question recently on a re-run episode of the classic dinnertime game show “Family Feud.” Funny the things we remember, right? Oddly, I also recall the number one answer was “bartender.” Really? Yep. The number one pe...

06 12 2018

Band of Brothers: The Importance of Authentic Friendship

“The result of these shared experiences [in combat during WWII] was a closeness unknown to all outsiders. Comrades are closer than friends, closer than brothers. Their relationship is different from that of lovers. Their trust in, and knowledge of each other is total.” -p.21 Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose This quote has swung around in m...

04 07 2018

Friendship Love in a Relationship

Once a couple has developed a deep level of romantic love, they usually move onto friendship love.  This is also very important for a happy marriage.  Often when people who have been married for 50 years are interviewed, they are asked what is their secret to a long and happy marriage.  A common answer to that question is “I married my best fr...

05 31 2017

What Scotch Can Teach Us About Friendship

“Yer not gettin' kayaks” she said in her thick Scottish brogue.  Our bluff as “experienced kayakers,” who could handle the rocky coastal waters off the shore of Scotland, was evidently unconvincing.  As the day’s adventure came crashing down on the rocky shore of reality, we did the only next logical thing - made our way to the Oban d...

12 16 2016

My Wife is Beautiful

DISCLAIMER: You might think I have given a very sweet and thoughtful title to this article. I would like to correct you from the outset. My wife likes to jokingly say that I should write an article about her and how great she is. That is my intention with this article, but my wife is definitely no fan of sappiness. Plus, she already wants to kill m...

11 28 2016

Technology, The Biology of Fatherhood and The Anti-Christ

Recently I saw a preview for a TV show about a band of geniuses saving the world with, ya know, facts and math and stuff. In one scene a divorced mother was explaining her desire to move closer to her son’s father. A lead character (one of the “geniuses”) thought it was a horrible idea.  The emotional mother explained that the boy should be ...

09 20 2016

Pornography Addiction Recovery for Young Men: Overcoming Shame and Seeking Help

If you’re struggling with an addiction to pornography, or think you may have an addiction, it’s important to reach out for help.  However, this can be a difficult thing to do.  Many people resist asking for help because they are afraid of what others might think of them.  For example, you might fear that if people find out about your struggl...

08 17 2016

Monks Disgraced by Big Government and Your Need to Wake Earlier

In the late 1800’s Pope Leo XIII was concerned that the myths surrounding the Benedictine monasteries that were suppressed under Henry VIII’s “reforms” would never be corrected.  The myths spoke of monkish glut leeching from the peasantry of England.  The myths, or “spun narrative” as we say today, were necessary because the Benedicti...

08 05 2016

The Long Run

The 20th century economist John Maynard Keynes famously wrote: “In the long run, we’re all dead.” The quip was meant in some ways as a tongue-in-cheek jab at those who did not share his views about the long-run effects of high government spending, and in context is a criticism of what Keynes perceived as flaws in his opponents’ thinking. Al...

08 01 2016

What We Lose When We Play Pokémon Go

“Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries Brings us farther from God and nearer to the Dust.” -T.S. Eliot, Choruses from the Rock My fear in writing or talking about any new technology is that ...

07 27 2016

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