What Is Masculinity, Exactly?

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Image courtesy of Beyonce’s Instagram

I recently read an article about Jay-Z and his Blue’s choice of Halloween costume this year. He dressed up as a Ken doll, for his daughter.  With his wife, Beyoncé.

And people had the nerve to call into question HIS masculinity.

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5 Marriage Tips From A (Not So) Great Husband

marriage tips from a not so great husband

Men, I need your attention for a moment. If you’re planning to get married or have already “liked it and subsequently put a ring on it”, I need to chat with you.

I do not consider myself to be a marriage counselor or relationship expert by any means. Honestly, I’m not-so-great of a husband (depending on who you ask), but I have quite a few things on my heart that I want to share with the current and future husbands of the world.

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How to Get Back Up After Being Knocked Down

how to get back up after getting knocked down

Multiple times…

The last 12-18 months have been very difficult for me. In January of 2014 I discovered a lump on my neck and soon found out it was a growth on my thyroid. By way of WebMD and 3 “suspicious” biopsies I figured cancer and death must be imminent. After the nodule doubled in size in only a few months and I found out that the doctors were unable  to properly diagnose me, I got half of my thyroid removed. As a result of my thyroid surgery, not having a job and still not knowing what was wrong with me, I became very depressed ( a combination of unbalanced hormones and just being sick of being continuously knocked down). Continue reading