If you knew something was bad for you, would you do it anyway? Lads, it’s about time we talked about something a bit awkward. You all knew it was coming at some point. This is a blog for young blokes on a Catholic website, after all. Yep, I’m talking about porn. Ugh, just let that feeling of awkwardness set in a bit…Read More
I was on the train one day – back when I was a young teen – clad in an Adore Conference promo t-shirt, with an image of the Blessed Sacrament blaring out from the centre of my chest, when I noticed a man, aged 40-something, who seemed to me a bit rough-round-the-edges and in need of God’s love (aren’t we all!). Needless to say I was judging him left, right and centre...Read More
We exist in a web of relationships. There's no denying that these relationships, especially those that are the most close or meaningful to me, have an impact on the person I am and the person I am continually becoming. No man is an island. I see this dynamic at work when I reflect on how my behaviour may change or adapt depending on the people I'm hanging out with...Read More
We here all the time how loving and caring God is. How he wants the best thing for us, but not just for us, for everyone! But how can this be? There is heaps of crazy bad stuff, crazy sad stuff and crazy crazy stuff that happens in our world all the time! So how do we justify that with a loving God?...Read More
A man’s man thinks for himself, right?
“There is nothing new under the sun,” says the Preacher (Ecclesiastes 1:9). It’s a bit silly to think that anyone can truly ‘do it my way’ – with all due respect to Sinatra...
So, here goes my first iSTAND blog. I'm excited to be part of this project. I can't claim to be an expert in any sense, but just a brother who is walking the journey of faith in Jesus.
I was having a think of what to write about for my first 'Man Enough' post because, you know, I want my first one to be a really good one so that our readers will like it...
The first step to Christian manhood, in my experience (and by manhood I mean maturity, not just manliness) is to learn to cope with praying alone to God. There are many opportunities to pray together with others, and these are great...Read More