Category: Womanhood

Taking Manhood Back

Missing Dads and Single Moms

Pastoring a church in Metro Manila makes you see some trends in the city where you are living. For the past seven years, I have personally seen an influx of single moms in our church. Most of them (roughly 90%) are the ones taking care of their kids – working two jobs, making ends meet,…
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Thammie, thanks for Breastfeeding our Kids

This month is Breastfeeding Month. II thank God I married a breastfeeding mom. Breastfeeding has done a lot of wonders to our kids and our wallet as a family (hehe). My wife Thammie breastfed all our kids and here are some benefits on top of mind; 1. Our kids have a higher immune system. One large…
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Breaking Marriage Myths #1: Happy Wife, Happy Life

I know we often hear this. I cannot remember if I have said this in the past but after being married for almost a decade, I found out that this is a myth and could actually backfire from having you and your spouse create a stronger marriage. Let me explain: Most of the time, when…
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Half the Sky

Last week I finished the documentary produced by PBS titled HALF THE SKY: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, the series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the…
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MVP Kevin Durant on Honoring Her Mother

This is a powerful speech showing that a mother’s role in a life of his son is crucial. Recently crowned NBA MVP Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunders honored her mom as he made an acceptance speech of his award. Listen and be touched! Here is an excerpt from the speech: “Single parent with two…
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Beautiful by Abby Asistio

We interrupt the regular manhood blogs for today as I share a very beautiful music video produced locally in the Philippines. Abby Asistio is suffering from Alopecia areata (AA) is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages, it…
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Raise your Daughters to be Beautiful not Sensual

One of our key roles as fathers and to the women reading this (as mothers) is to raise our kids knowing they are beautiful. Now when we say beautiful, it can be defined in so many ways. Our culture has redefined what beauty is. Most of what is consider beautiful today is to be skinny,…
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Courage of a King

This week is our 3rd installment of WHAT WOMEN WANT MEN TO KNOW. Our guest blogger is Phoebe Lucero. If there is one thing I want to tell men — youth, single and married alike — is that they ought to be men of courage. We all know that courage is not not being afraid,…
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Speak to the Men

Ladies love talking about men.  From what our ideal types are to what we love and hate about men.  We talk about what we expect them to do for us and what we expect them to be.  I heard that having a (long) list of characteristics you would want your future husband to have helps “narrowing”…
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Questions to Ask Before you Pursue a Girl…

Here is our blog series on WHAT WOMEN WANT MEN TO KNOW. I asked female bloggers to contribute their thoughts on certain issues WOMEN want MEN to Know. Our blogger for today is Sonjia. Just the other day, I was having a conversation with one of my guy friends about courtship. He was making a…
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