When Does A Boy Become A Man?

When does a boy become a man? What is done in modern society to signify the passage from boyhood to manhood? Your first beer? Losing your V-card? Getting a driver’s license?  No longer do older men take a younger man under their tutelage and show them how to be a man.  We are taught howContinue reading “When Does A Boy Become A Man?”

Make Yourself Uncomfortable

How comfortable are you right now? Are you lounging on the couch?  Lying in bed?  Sitting at your desk? I hope you aren’t driving while you read this.   Ask yourself, when was the last time you were uncomfortable.  I don’t mean when was the last time that tag on your t-shirt bothered you.  I meanContinue reading “Make Yourself Uncomfortable”

Who Is Your Best Friend?

I’ve been talking about friendship quite often recently. It’s an important aspect of men’s lives that very often gets overlooked. Men have buddies, but it’s becoming rare to have close, intimate friendships. One comment that has come up repeatedly in my discussions with men regarding friendship is the statement, “my wife is my best friend.”Continue reading “Who Is Your Best Friend?”

The Fourth Foundation – FITNESS

This is the fourth post in a four-part series on The Four Foundations of Masculinity. The fourth foundation is Fitness. The three other Foundations of Masculinity dealt with topics outside of ourselves: Faith, Family, and Fraternity.  The foundation of fitness deals directly with our self. In fact, our physical self, our bodies. Fitness is aContinue reading “The Fourth Foundation – FITNESS”

The Third Foundation – FRATERNITY

This is the third post in a four-part series on The Four Foundations of Masculinity. The third foundation is Fraternity. Of the four foundations we are looking at regarding masculinity, fraternity is the one that is most overlooked.  Having close male friends is not considered nearly as important as faith, family, and fitness.  The effectContinue reading “The Third Foundation – FRATERNITY”

My Story

The time must come in every man’s life where he looks himself in the mirror and decides to take charge.  For men in generations past, there was always a definitive moment for that to happen. They would go off to war, they would have to take on the responsibility of providing for their family atContinue reading “My Story”