There have been tears and laughs as we share together. Quite often I am surprised by what happens during our sharing together. I've found a healing takes place as we humble ourselves and share from our hearts. There is the opportunity to really encourage those who are going through a rough patch in their lives. There is a great deal of wisdom that is shared and I have personally grown and learnt a lot through the times of encouragement…I have really enjoyed the challenging process that I have seen in my own life and I hope that many other men will come on board so that MATES can make a difference in their lives as well.
I had a fairly dramatic and highly unpleasant time that left me highly stressed and in a lot of self-doubt…I have attended MATES meetings since then and have found a huge level of comfort amongst members. It is a very non-judgmental environment where I feel accepted for all of who and what I am. I gain huge amounts of clarity and insight from these meetings.