Let's Hook Up, Wait. I Mean, Let's Go Out on a Date ... We've both got some history under our belt, kids, and some requirements for what's OK and what we simply won't ever do again. (Red Flags, we like to call them.) As we navigate "dating" again, we quickly realize the rules are very different. … [Read more...] about What a Divorced Dad Wants in the Next Relationship
Love, Sex & Marriage
If you’re reading this, and you’re human, you make mistakes (perhaps even if you’re from Mars or Venus). You say dumb things and do things you regret. You offend others. You’ve cheated or lied. Maybe you’ve made an inappropriate comment or suggestive remark after drinking too much. You’re not … [Read more...] about The Art of Making a Proper Apology
It seems every month a new report arrives heralding the end of married sex. Okay, that’s an overstatement but if you believe these reports, married couples are having less and less sex, and experiencing decreased pleasure and enjoyment from the sex they do have. The numbers, however, vary widely … [Read more...] about Some Like it Hot: Having Better Married Sex
When it comes to wedding planning, the bride and groom will probably distribute the duties equally. She might take on jobs such as organizing flowers and the cake, while he could claim responsibility for arranging accommodation for guests or booking transportation for the couple, their families and … [Read more...] about Wedding Wheels: Your Guide to Booking Wedding Transportation
For a lot of guys the decision to settle down with someone isn’t one taken lightly. Making such a major commitment brings up all sorts of questions. The one question looming over all the other questions is – “Am I sure he or she is the one?” So, how do you know if you’re ready to take your … [Read more...] about Have You Found the Love of Your Life?
Men are now more actively involved in the wedding planning process and no longer leave all the plans to the bride. So, if you're planning a wedding look no further than the guide below from Loyes Diamonds for great tips on the best flowers in season, classic color schemes, and even the right … [Read more...] about A Wedding Season Planning Guide for Men
We recently celebrated one of the most popular days for getting engaged (Valentine's Day), while December is the most popular month for engagements. If you're one of those who recently became engaged ... congratulations! But before you get too deep into the wedding plans you might want to … [Read more...] about Should You Skip the Wedding and Elope?
With Valentine’s Day coming up next week you might still be looking for just the right gift and we have some suggestions for you! ReChoc and esthechoc You can’t go wrong with some delicious chocolate, especially when it comes in the form of dark chocolate to support skin health or maximize the … [Read more...] about A Valentine’s Trifecta to Win the Day
More often than not, the truth can set you free, but sometimes it can kill you if you can't take it. And this might be one of those times. What you're about to read and try is likely to blow such a big hole through you and your spouse's denial that your relationship may not survive. And truly, if … [Read more...] about The Three Most Powerful Questions to Bring Back Trust and Intimacy
To have a successful relationship requires daily effort and attention, and the following video from Practical Psychology (featuring some fun illustrations) reminds us of ten habits that characterize healthy relationships. Take a look and you'll be encouraged to make some changes to your habits. … [Read more...] about Ten Habits of Healthy Relationships
How many times have we heard the phrase, “All men want is sex?” When I was 17 years old I was sure it was true. When I was 37 years old, I suspected it might not be true. And now that I’m 73 years old, I know it’s not true. Now don’t get me wrong, sex can be wonderful at any age, but there’s … [Read more...] about The One Thing Men Want More Than Sex Is The One Thing Women Find It Hard to Give
As you know, this past year, your mother and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Though the media failed to put this important accomplishment in the headlines or to put our picture on the cover of a magazine, I consider this one of the greatest achievements of my life. Years ago, when you … [Read more...] about Advice to My Sons About Marriage
So, you've found "the right person" and you are making plans to pop the question and embark on a life of marital bliss. Before you do that, though, you face the daunting task of purchasing an engagement ring. Not to worry. The handy infographic below (produced by Barry Kerwin and team at Loyes … [Read more...] about A Guy’s Guide to Getting an Engagement Ring
Out and About Dad Jim Joseph talks with Gays With Kids Brian Rosenberg about the impact of Marriage Equality on their long-term relationships and their families. I remember the exact moment when I saw the news. I was riding in a cab in Manhattan, on my way to Costco to load up on groceries. Our son … [Read more...] about Suddenly Married
The STANDcast is for men who give a damn about being better men, and features unscripted discussions & reflections on manhood, masculinity, fatherhood, marriage, and much more. In episode 12 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by Mitch Nobis and Jeff … [Read more...] about The STANDcast 12 — Do Women Really Want Sensitive & Vulnerable Men?
It’s said that we teach what we want to learn. For more than 40 years I’ve been teaching people how to have successful marriages that remain passionate, loving, and creative through the years. Being a marriage and family counselor has been a satisfying career and I’ve helped thousands of couples. … [Read more...] about The Enlightened Marriage
Yes, dating a co-worker is common and according to some studies as many as 40% of workers have experienced an office romance. A flirtation at work can certainly make it more interesting to come into work on a Monday morning but there are also some dangers involved and before embarking on dating a … [Read more...] about Romance in the Workplace: Dos and Don’ts
Seventy years later, he still grins and blushes when he talks about how much he loves her. He describes their relationship using words like “equality” and “respect”. And he didn’t hesitate to lean in for a smooch when the Atlanta Braves Kiss Cam found them last fall in the stands … [Read more...] about “We always turned to each other”: A Tale of Two Presidential Marriages
November 2, 1856 I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever previous – your heat, your soul. Beauty one could get to know and fall in love with in one hour and cease to love it as speedily; but the soul one must learn to know. Believe … [Read more...] about Leo Tolstoy’s Letter to His Fiancée, Valeria Arsenev
July 14, 1861 Camp Clark, Washington My very dear Sarah, The indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days—perhaps tomorrow. Lest I should not be able to write you again, I feel impelled to write lines that may fall under your eye when I shall be no more…. Sarah, my love for … [Read more...] about Excerpt from a Letter by Major Sullivan Ballou to His Wife Sarah