This Dad Life is changing…

If you came here looking for This Dad Life, a blog on delirium and other truths about fatherhood, don’t worry you’re in the right place. I’ve started a new project, the Man Ting podcast. The blog will remain active, but in a slightly different format and with the focus on supplementing the podcast content. New…

Pandemic

We recorded this episode a couple weeks into the lockdown as a somewhat unplanned and off-the-cuff conversation. The intention was to talk about a different subject entirely but I wasn’t feeling particularly great and I knew a few of the guys felt similarly.  Daniel Doyley, one of the guests on this episode and the voice you…

Man Ting Uncut

Isaac Fletcher is a professional dancer and teacher, he’s a massive football fan and a regular at the gym. And if you haven’t listened to his story, Broken, But Not Destroyed (episode 7 of the podcast), then I encourage you to do so now. On Man Ting Uncut, we have raw and unfiltered conversations about…

My BFF & I

Can men and women have close friendships and it remain strictly platonic? In this bonus feature, Daniel, Andre, Maurice and I talk about being friends with the opposite sex and the impact those friendships have on our romantic relationships. If you like the podcast and want to give us some feedback, or if you want…

Interracial

My wife and I are in a cross-cultural relationship. We’re both black, but she’s of Ghanaian heritage and I was born in Jamaica. If you listened to the first episode of Marriages Behind Closed Doors, then you will have heard about some of the specific cultural challenges we faced during the engagement and leading up…

Marriages Behind Closed Doors

My wife and I have been in a relationship together for 10 years and married for almost six of those. Comparatively speaking, that’s still a very short period of time and I still have a lot to learn as a husband. We’ve had our ups and our downs, times when we’ve felt less connected and…

The Birds and the Bees

Isaac returns for this episode which also features Maurice and Chukwudi as we talk about our experiences and ideas of sex, relationships and marriage. It’s no secret that men think and talk about sex a LOT! But for most of us, we value real connections too. Love, commitment and building something greater with our partners….

Isaac’s Story: Broken, But Not Destroyed

Isaac is one of 7 children and the youngest boy. He grew up in a house full of love and was extremely close with his dad. He’s also a dad himself. In this episode, we talked about the influences that shaped his journey into manhood, the lessons he’s taken from his upbringing and some of…

Love, Loss and Messages to our Daughters

Jonathan Gardner grew up as a devout Christian. His upbringing at times put him at odds with the desire to fit in with his friends, sharing in their experiences and figuring out adolescence without much of a guidebook to follow. In this episode, Jonathan recounts some of his experiences growing up, being raised by a…

Sex in the Church: Part II

If you haven’t already listened to the previous episode, Sex in the Church: Part I, then I strongly recommend you do. This episode is a continuation of the conversation I had with Andrew Williams, about how his live changed when he found out at 17 years old that his girlfriend at the time was pregnant…

Sex in the Church: Part I

59% of young Christians disconnect permanently or for an extended period of time from church life after age of 15. A 5-year research project carried out by the Barna Group sought to identify some of the factors which significantly contributed to the attrition rate among teens and young adults. One of the key reasons highlighted,…