Men [Myself] and God is a labor of love that grew from personal heartache. After being dumped by a fundamentalist Christian, Patia Braithwaite was heartbroken and confused (she’s a tree-hugging hippie). She wanted to make sure she never felt that way again, so she did what she does when she doesn’t understand : she cried a lot, laid in bed, ate chocolate, and devised a theory. What if the ways men view God inform how they react in relationships? What if how a man sees God, can tell us how he’ll see his lover?
Armed with a broken heart and her favorite ball-point pen, Braithwaite spent three years inerviewing men. She was kind, curious, and she never once judged their beliefs (or non-beliefs). She simply met men and asked them about their love lives. She was always suprised by their answers…
The results were fascinating, but Braithwaite was more struck with how her interviwees’ stories made her think about her own. What do I believe? How do my beliefs feed love?
Thus, Men [Myself] and God, started to transform.
What started as a place to blog about her theory, became a sanctuary for Braithwaite to tackle the things that stretch her soul (HINT: men, herself, and God). In every blog post she writes, she tries to share with other seekers the lessons she has learned. Braithwaite shares herself so that, like the men who shared with her, she can facilitate the personal reflections of another. She believes that all people are spiritual teachers in disguise.
The challenges we face can be our greatest triumphs. This blog is a laboratory to explore out what we believe.