The 12 Levels of Dread: Levels 7-12

Today we’re going to close out the 12 Levels of Dread series and cover the last 6 levels of Dread Game.  If you haven’t read the previous installments, you can click here to start from the beginning in order to get caught up with what is Dread Game and the levels leading up to here and now.

Now there’s a big reason why I’m going to condense these last 6 Levels into one article and also try to extract the essence of these levels in order to provide some additional value for those who are following these guidelines in order to help bring balance and harmony back to your marriage. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Levels 7-12”

The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 8

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything on this series so I thought I’d quickly cover Law 8 and how it pertains to marriage and fatherhood, but first we must know what Law 8 from the 48 Laws of Power says:

Make other people come to you.  Use bait if necessary.

This law on the surface looks pretty unassuming, but holds a lot of relevance in a marriage and life in general.  This law boils down to one essential element: Maintaining frame. Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 8”

Love & Respect: CHAIRS

  1. The L/R Dynamic
  2. Blue and Pink Glasses
  3. COUPLE
  4. CHAIRS
  5. Putting It All Together

Last week we covered how men can express love to their wives.  This week we’ll be going over some ways women can show respect to their husbands.

If this article ever blows up I imagine a lot of women will be pushing back against this idea of showing respect to their husband with the misinformed notion that it means they’re lowering themselves to that of a doormat when that isn’t really the case.  That or they’ll use some excuse like “He needs to earn my respect” (see part 1 of this series to learn why this is a bad excuse to use).

Another common misunderstand women face is that they love their man so why is respect so important.  It’s simply due to the way we’re wired.  To men, a woman’s respect IS them showing love to us.

So what are the key areas that women can show their man respect?  Glad you asked!  Enter CHAIRS. Continue reading “Love & Respect: CHAIRS”

Seeking Balance

There’s no doubt that today’s society seeks to emasculate men.  The food, media, lifestyle, and norms are all designed to crush the male spirit.  As this continues over many generations, we have seen men become increasingly feminized in both body and mind, so much so that we often don’t notice.

I was asked earlier tonight a question that brings this issue to light:

Do you ever find yourself doing something you feel is kind of feminine? And if so how do you stop it or correct it?

While this question seems pretty simple on the surface, it takes a bit of introspection and conscious effort.   Continue reading “Seeking Balance”

AKC’s Christmas Gift To You

We’ve been busy here at A King’s Castle, and with a little help from our guest writers we’ve been able to give you fresh content every day.

That said, there’s a lot of wisdom that our readers have to offer. While the comments section is a good place to offer it, there’s not a lot of flexibility for topic based discussions that aren’t what the articles are about and where the discussion might span a month instead of a day. Continue reading “AKC’s Christmas Gift To You”

Love & Respect: COUPLE

  1. The L/R Dynamic
  2. Blue and Pink Glasses
  3. COUPLE
  4. CHAIRS
  5. Putting It All Together

Now that we’ve covered the basics in part 1 and 2 of this series, it’s time to dig into the nitty-gritty of the Love & Respect dynamic.

As we covered in previous installments, men’s world are centered around respect and honor.  From what we hear, say, act, and see, nearly everything falls under giving and receiving respect.  When we feel like we are not being respected, it sets off our alarms and we either go on the attack or withdraw. Continue reading “Love & Respect: COUPLE”

Choose Your Path

Years ago, I played High School eight man football as an offensive center, and as a right guard on defense. (My ball handling skills were crap) On defense, my coach told me something that stuck with me, “If you are unsure what you are doing, go 100% anyway”.  On the field, that philosophy helped me get past the line of scrimmage and cause panic for the offensive running backs. Later in life, that philosophy helped me go somewhere.

A few years later, I found myself in a situation where I was not sure what I was doing. Continue reading “Choose Your Path”

A Salad Fit For a King

A lot of you are probably in the same boat as I am fighting off the holiday bulge.  With so many sweets and other delicacies floating around the house and office and parties being held by family and friends, overeating can become an issue for even the most disciplined man.

A general rule I try to follow is eating well at least 80% of the time.  I find that if I can manage this, my weight stays pretty manageable.  Lately, I’ve taken to accomplishing this by eating more salads.

Now let me be real with you for a minute.  I’m not a big salad guy. Continue reading “A Salad Fit For a King”

The 10 Commandments: Family Edition

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

-Proverbs 22:6

Many men start creating a family without taking time to building some “family laws” that everyone is expected to follow.  As such, a lot of the early years of a marriage and raising children is filled with unnecessary stress as everyone’s expectations are askew.   Continue reading “The 10 Commandments: Family Edition”