Excellent article where a women confesses she detonated her marriage because of her feelings, tried to exclude her daughter’s father from her life, and how, in the end, she was wrong and happy that her ex-husband fought her every step of the way.
Last night I cuddled up on the sofa with my five-year-old daughter Ruby as we enjoyed one of her favourite TV shows. It was the story of Tracy Beaker — who, I should explain to any non- parents, is a wonderful character created by the children’s author Jacqueline Wilson.
Tracy is a young girl growing up in a children’s home — she’s feisty and funny, but constantly fantastises about a better life. One with parents. Whenever she goes into one of her reveries, claiming to have ‘hay fever’ when she wants to shed a tear, Ruby gets sad. So last night, when hay fever struck Tracy, Ruby, too, became misty-eyed.
‘I’m so lucky to have a mummy and daddy,’ she said, hugging me. As I cuddled her back, I felt a terrible stab of guilt in my stomach.
For Ruby nearly didn’t have a daddy. For the first two-and-a-half years of her life, I…
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An excellent quote from Randy that was posted on Donal Graeme’s blog:
After discovering the manosphere this past summer I’ve decided that being unmarried for the rest of my life is a major possibility. A big part of me doesn’t like that at all. Yes, everything is stacked against us. The laws are unjust. But that’s our cross to bear. I have resolved to be content with my life, and yet still be open to the possibility of marriage in the future, while at the same time pursuing achievement in my own life — my mission, as it were. Part of that mission involves a reform of the family laws in my country. I’m no lawyer or politician, but I can study and make arguments, and so I hope to influence others to support good changes to our laws. If I can’t have marriage, perhaps my nephews and nieces can.
I think this one little paragraph captures the essence of the kind of God-pleasing sacrifice us guys are here for – to fight for justice and righteousness for others and those who come after, even at the expense of our own wants, needs, and desires.