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Keeping Our Boys Safe From Sex Offenders

Keeping Our Boys Safe From Sex Offenders

  Photo by Ali Tareq View it as published at The Good Men Project Normally, there’s no way of knowing who among those that interact with our kids could be a threat to our children. There are exceptions, but they’re rare. In my 24 years raising four boys, I’ve had the displeasure of knowing five male sex offenders, and only one of those was on my radar as a potential threat to kids. I will always look back and wonder whether there…

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The Catholic Church and Our Boys – How Do We Help Them Keep the Faith While Men of the Cloth Deceive and Abuse?

The Catholic Church and Our Boys – How Do We Help Them Keep the Faith While Men of the Cloth Deceive and Abuse?

  View it as published at The Good Men Project As a Catholic Mom of four boys, and in light of recent convictions of priests in the Catholic church of male child molestation, I’ve found myself questioning my own beliefs, the church, and indeed the people around me. I’m here to tell you that I now know five – count them, FIVE – convicted male sex offenders, and I’m sad to say that one of those was a priest. The priest…

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Apartment For Rent: Females and Exchange Students Only

Apartment For Rent: Females and Exchange Students Only

View as posted at The Good Men Project   Just the other day my 19-year-old, J, announced that to be closer to his college, he would like to move into the city that his college is in, and asked me for help screening the rooms/apartments he was looking for. Obviously, the announcement was bittersweet (I love hanging out with him when he’s home) but I’m so excited for him to be moving out on his own and starting the next chapter…

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Get Pink'd – Time to Toss the 'Pink is for Girls and Gays Only' Rule

Get Pink'd – Time to Toss the 'Pink is for Girls and Gays Only' Rule

  Get Pink’d as published in The Good Men Project Being the mom of four boys, I’ve been keenly aware of the stereotypes surrounding gender roles and norms for boys in their world. Starting from infancy, put a baby in pink, or purple, and it’s automatically assumed that it’s a girl. Put a baby in blue, green, or yellow, and the assumption is usually that it’s a boy. Lately, there has been a lot more pink and purple clothing out…

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