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The Importance of the “Other”

Growing up, boys need men other than their fathers to speak into their lives. As a teenager raised on military bases, Stephen was on the receiving end of this relationship often. Officers and other men on base would help guide [...]

2021-04-12T14:22:51-04:00Apr 13th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Bighearted Man

"Basically, we found that the persistence of a person's brain in holding on to a negative stimulus is what predicts more negative and less positive daily emotional experiences,” report psychologists at the University of Miami in a recent study. “That [...]

2021-04-05T14:06:40-04:00Apr 6th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

The Principled Use of Power

The average man can dominate the average woman. If men are not taught the principled use of power, they will become barbarians: murderers, rapists, and marauders. Gentleman, we must teach our sons how to wield power. We must teach them [...]

2021-03-22T14:59:55-04:00Mar 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

The Liturgies of Manhood

Stephen shares his passion for the honor, rituals, and bonds between men. From the haka dance of the Maori people to Viking burials to the Jewish saying of “running Masada,” tune in for a discussion of rituals across cultures and [...]

2021-03-08T14:56:52-05:00Mar 9th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Power of Humility

There’s hardly any characteristic more admirable or powerful in the life of a man than humility. It’s not weakness. Humility is the self-awareness that you are a flawed and incomplete human being. It causes you to recognize what you don’t [...]

2021-02-24T11:51:27-05:00Mar 2nd, 2021|Tags: |

Manly Fasting

Fasting has always been a part of manhood. In the Middle Ages, knights fasted before they were commissioned or went into battle. In some cultures, men fasted before marriage. Fasting is a manly art to purify the body and soul. [...]

2021-02-15T13:30:54-05:00Feb 16th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The Courage to Confront

A GreatMan is quick, skilled, gentle, and wise about confronting people. He is also willing to be confronted. The GreatMan understands he alone is responsible for surveying his field and addressing that which needs correction. Some of the biggest disasters [...]

2021-02-09T14:42:14-05:00Feb 9th, 2021|Tags: , |