139: How Men Handle Rejection


139: How Men and Women Handle Rejection (Part 2)In this episode of The Way We Think series, K.J. shares his thoughts on how men handle rejection in comparison to women.


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Episode Title: How Men Handle Rejection


Guest: K.J. Follow Him on Twitter


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  • “Men tend to internalize, because you guys get rejected a lot.” – Candice


  • “How you act is a reflection of how you’re feeling inside.” – Candice


  • “What you say doesn’t mean anything compared to what you do.” – Jay Mayo


  • “If they’re not making you #1, it’s rejection.” – Candice


  • “If someone rejections you, they’re not part of the plan. What God has for you is for you.” – Candice


Key Lessons:

  • How men internalize rejection
  • Differences in how rejection impacts men and women
  • The importance of keeping God involved in the dating process and your relationship


Hot Topics & Takeaways:

  • How women can determine what a man’s real relationship goals are
  • Candice explains what a “fallback girl” is


Dangers & Difficulties:

  • The danger of a couple having relationships goals that are not aligned
  • Why it’s necessary for women to take care of themselves first, especially in relationships


Experience is the Best Teacher:

  • Candice shares two experiences in which men who were rejected turned extremely violent
  • Candice opens up about dating a man who said all the right things but was only after “one thing”


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  • John Shannon
    July 25, 2015

    Hello, Haven’t been on here in a long while. Loved the topic and I agree with a lot of what you and KJ spoke of when it comes to Men being rejected. It’s both biblical and just a “Natural Way of Order” when it comes to a Man in regards to a relationship.

    Outside of that, however, Rejection is more internalized to our Manhood and in the spiritual-religious sense: We are the Protectors and Providers to our families and being denied hits hard, where it’s like something IS wrong with Us….. Some Rejection is Ok, but it definitely depends on the context of where it comes from and the degree. The way Society puts Men in the #1 spot in almost everything comes to and from Us, the Burden is real, the Expectations are High, and it’s automatic. The is no real room for error or deep introspection unless you are a Child- but even then the old tropes of Boys/Men don’t Cry, Don’t show Weakness, etc. is still taught.

    The way Males are today is as wild as the color spectrum, with Old Guards trying to perceive Masculinity to the Previous Generations and Modern-New Age Men, even in their 30s and 40s are seeking to change the way we’ve been identified. Sites like The Good Men Project try to break the barriers and bubbles that kept Men in the “box” and never being expanded like how Women are more than their looks, sexuality and gender roles. men don’t always get that, even in the midst of Patriarchal standards

    • Jay
      July 30, 2015

      Hey John!

      It’s great to hear from you. Thank you so much for listening to the podcast and taking the time out to share your perspective too. I really appreciate that.

      You make very valid points and I am so glad that you shared them with us. Thank you!

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