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Why Men Need Purpose, Direction, and Income

"I want a man who's unemployed, lazy and directionless", said no woman ever. Here's why men need purpose, direction, and yes - income.Source: Warner Bros (and a really brilliant movie)The last post I did was a response to a very popular ABC article about man drought in the faith community. That post definitely got a lot of attention and a large number of readers in a short time. It's a topic that really resonated with a number of women who feel like it's extremely hard to find someone to settle down with. In that post, I tried to rebalance a ...

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Is There Really A Christian Man Drought?

What do you do when it feels like there's no one out there for you? Are we really in the middle of a Christian man drought?Source: Wong Fu Productions (from the brilliant Single By 30 on YouTube Premium)It's been a little while since I've last posted something here.That's because my wife and I have been in Europe for our anniversary. We wentacross England, Ireland, France and Greece. From London to Stratford to Galwayto Paris to Athens, and even more places in between, we're back and refreshed,ready for the next chapter of life.I returned from our holiday to find that the ...

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8 Ways to Recover From Burnout

It's a terrible thing trying to lead a full life while running on empty. Here are 8 ways to recover from burnout.Photo by Craig Adderley from PexelsThere are few things worse than having the desire to live life to the best of your ability when your energy is absolutely sapped. When you know there are so many things you should or could be doing, but you're just not able to do it like you used to. It's normal to go through times in your life where you get tired, especially if you're doing a lot. Holidays, weekends, nights in, and ...

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Is Tall Poppy Syndrome Killing Your Relationships?

Call it narcissism, call it selfish, call it TPS - we see it in our society, but can we see it in our connections? Tall poppy syndrome is killing your relationships.Source: DisneyWe've recently been rewatching Seinfeld of all shows. One that came on today was where Jerry, doing quite well financially, decides to buy his father a new car. Unfortunately for Jerry's dad, it attracts the ire of some very jealous and sour people who see it as a status symbol and they vote him out of an important position as a result. This is a pretty good picture of ...

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8 Ways All Marriages Are The Same

No two couples are alike, but we have more in common than you might think. Here are 8 ways all marriages are the same.Source: PexelsMarriage is the joining of two individuals together. If you've ever met two individuals and known them for any length of time, you would know that despite how similar even the most similar people are, they're still worlds apart in a lot of ways. As such, you look at any couple, and you'll see areas where they are vastly different from other couples - how they spend their time, what they do with their money, who ...

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Celibacy Syndrome, Rejection, and Preferring Sex With A Screen

Japan is experiencing a phenomenon known as celibacy syndrome, but it isn't the only country where people are preferring sex with a screen over real relationships. Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Mature written content warning, reader discretion advised.I recently read an article on Fight The New Drug about how Japan's death rate has surpassed the birth rate by quite a margin. As someone who loves Japanese culture and has been to 14ish cities in the Land of the Rising Sun, I was curious to read more. Multiple studies have confirmed that the youth of Japan have grown disinterested in romantic relationships with the ...

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How To Have A Great Time In New Zealand (Outside of Queenstown)

Queenstown is always the popular place for those visiting the Land of the Long White Cloud, but here's some other ideas on how to have a great time in New Zealand.Sam's house!This isn't really a travel blog, but I thought it was time to talk about our trip to New Zealand. It really is a great place. I'm not exactly a world traveler, but I have mentioned and written about my month in Japan going to 14 cities (including the northern most point), as well as my times in Hong Kong, mainland China in Zhongshan, and Macau. Last year I ...

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I Am Inevitable: My Spoiler Review for Avengers: Endgame

This review was inevitable. On the way to being the highest grossing film ever made, the arrival of Thanos is sending the world wild. Does Avengers: Endgame live up to the hype? Here's my spoiler review for Avengers: Endgame.Source: DisneyIt's been a little while! I was tossing up between doing this one and writing about some of our great experiences across New Zealand last year for all the travel bloggers out there, but having just seen the movie for the second time with the in-laws last night, I thought it would be worth doing a review of Avengers: Endgame. The ...

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How Easter Changed My Life

It might not mean much to you, but it means everything to me - here is the story of how Easter changed my life.Easter is a contentious time around the world. It's a holidayperpetuated because the Christian world hijacked an existing pagan festivalaround the time of the equinox. Because so much of Western civilization isbuilt on Judeo-Christian beliefs, from our legal system to our constitutions,we all get that awesome holiday that occurs sporadically across March and Aprileach year. As society increasingly moves towards a secularised worldview andlooks to remove religious symbolism and ideology from life, it seems Easter isnow simply ...

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Is It Ever Okay to Cheat on Someone?

As time goes on, relationships get harder, and your heart becomes more unsure, is it ever okay to cheat on someone? Source: PixelsIf you've clicked on this, you've done so for one of three main reasons:You're a friend of my wife or I and are concerned Matt is about to do something stupidYou're in a long term relationship and you've started contemplating other optionsYou've been affected by the fallout of someone cheating on someone elseRest assured, number 1 is absolutely not the case. I even gave my wife a heads up that I was going to write this one so ...

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