Wildermen & Women: First Dose

“Does this work for me?”: a question from a man, asked of himself.

“Is this working for you?”: a question from a man, asked of a woman.

The first question happens in the presence of one.

The second question happens in the presence of two.

The first question happens with a self-focus in mind.

The second question happens with an other-centeredness in mind.

In a good marriage, I believe, there is no room for a bull-blown maverick.

In the battles, it is good to have someone watch your back.  And the battles do come.

In a marriage, there is a need for wildness: a redemptive wildness.

Here is a paradox.

Amidst woman’s beauty, her feminity, her elegance, her tenderness, her gentleness, there is a legitimate wildness: again, a redemptive wildness.

Hidden within a wilderman, his strength, his calloused hands, his warrior spirit, there is a legitimate gentleness: a redemptive, masculine gentleness.

Later.

T

 

 

 

 

 

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