Sunday 20th April 2014,

Browsing the "masculinity" Category


Understanding Men and Demanding More of Them

“I’m never going to find myself a grown-ass man! I’m approaching 30 and still surrounded by children parading around as men. And the good ones always get snatched up immediately….” My friend makes this statement matter-of-factly while staring defiantly at [...]

April 9, 2014 advice, masculinity, Men, Women
Ben Sledge Bio

A Red Cape and a Mirror

“Well…….try it on.” My father turns me around and grabs two safety pins to pin the cloth to the back of my shirt. I can hardly contain my excitement and am anxious to run to the mirror and see how [...]

June 12, 2013 Blog, Grace, hope, masculinity, Men

Masculinity: Part 2

“Does she ever remember you?” L.A. leans back, takes a sip of his beer, pauses, and stares off into the distance. He’s remembering something he’s long forgotten. A touch. A smile. Maybe the sound of her laugh. I repeat myself [...]

March 11, 2013 advice, masculinity, Men, Stories
Ben Sledge Bio

How to be a 5 Star Guy

“I’m gonna do it man…..I’m gonna tell her Dad” John says this with a pained nervousness in his voice. “….…this is gonna suck…..” “Yes it will John, but you want to be a man, right?  Not some little boy that [...]

November 29, 2012 advice, Dating, masculinity, Men, Relationships


Attention! you can read the follow up to this article entitled “Masculinity: Part 2″ by clicking here. “Did you ever kill anyone?” 10 minutes ago I was greeted by screaming friends and family that looked eerily similar to an episode [...]

January 4, 2012 Blog, masculinity, Uncategorized