129: Do Any Good Men Still Exist?


Do Good Men Still Exist? (Idris Elba)In this episode of the Listen Up Ladies series, Jay is joined by Ashley Franklin to discuss the concerns of a woman who wants to know where she can find a good man.


We will examine why some women struggle with finding good men, whether good men still exist or not, where good men can be found and so much more.



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Episode Title: Do Good Men Still Exist?


Guest: Ashley FranklinFollow Her on Twitter


Music: Toni Braxton – Find Me a Man



  • “You can’t fully love someone else until you love yourself.” – Ashley Franklin


  • “Just because a man is good, it does not mean he is going to be the right man for you.” – Jay Mayo


  • “My life is happening right now and I’m not going to wait for a man to live and enjoy my life.” – Ashley Franklin


  • “If you have a desire to find the right man, I believe you have to start with yourself.” – Jay Mayo


  • “There is a purpose to your single season.” – Ashley Franklin


Key Lessons:

  • The value in taking time to focus on yourself instead of focusing on finding a man
  • How God can help you find the right man for you
  • Jay explains the difference between a “good man” and the “right man”


Hot Topics & Takeaways:

  • Addressing whether or not there is a shortage of good men


Dangers & Difficulties:

  • Why some women struggle with finding good men


Experience is the Best Teacher:

  • Ashley explains why she purposely did not date after her divorce and how that decision benefited her


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  • singlemomsmile1
    June 19, 2015

    First of all great picture selection! Idris Elba oh yeah. Ok enough of my lusting lol. The shortage of good men topic is one I used to find myself engaging in. I honestly used to believe all the good men were taken. The fact was I wasn’t a good woman so I didn’t attract what I desired.

    If you want the best you have to be the best. I’m not saying a person should only improve oneself to attract a mate. You have to do that for you. A good mate is an added bonus.

    • Jay
      June 22, 2015

      LOL! You are so silly sis.

      You’re so right about us needing to be the best if we want to have the best. Plus, that is definitely something we should do for ourselves and not solely to attract a spouse.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts sis!

  • Josie
    June 21, 2015

    Jay, thank you so much for
    all of your podcast 1st and foremost. God has been speaking to me through
    your work. Again, thank you for your obedience. You are truly a man
    of God! I am learning so much about relationships, myself but most
    importantly, Gods Will for my life. I now have a different perspective on
    “Singleness”. I was comfortable in my singleness (so I thought) then
    some things came up while listening to the different topics that apply to me currently.
    This topic has catapulted me to another dimension because up until
    listening, I believed “good men” existed just not for me. What
    I gleaned from this podcast is that I need to continue “living” and
    doing what the Holy Spirit leads, continue seeking His face and if my “good
    man” is in the making; Jesus will deliver him to me. You are a Gem!
    Keep up the good work and the same for all of your guests sharing their hopes,
    experiences, strengths and advice.

    • Jay
      June 22, 2015

      Awww you are far too kind Josie. It brings me so much joy to know that you are enjoying the discussions. I pray that you continue to enjoy the upcoming content too.

      God is so awesome! I am glad that He is at work in your life. That is amazing!

      Yes! You cannot go wrong following the lead of the Holy Spirit. Continue to allow God to lead, guide and direct you.

      Thank you for your encouragement and continued support. God bless you!

  • angela davis
    June 24, 2015

    Yes, there are good men out there

    • Jay
      June 24, 2015

      I totally agree Angela.

      Thank you so much for taking the time out to listen to the podcast and share your answer to the question I asked. I appreciate that more than you know.

      You can expect a shout out on an upcoming podcast for commenting.

      God bless you!

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