• The Meaning of Manhood

    Thoughts and links about what it means to really be the men we were meant to be.

    On Marriage, by David Mikus

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      As with most things interwebbed, I came across this powerful post through a friend on Facebook. The author, David Mikus, reflecting on the loss of his long time love to divorce, gives some suggestions for other men wanting to go the distance in life with their mate.   “Obviously, I’m not a relationship...

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    The Wound

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    As I have been digging through literature on male development and masculinity, I find I return to think about the concept forwarded by Eldredge and touched on by other authors: that those men who grow up with a stunted or damaged masculinity somewhere along the way were either abused or neglected in that area...

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    Man, Mind Your Mission

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    A few summers ago when I was grieving a gal and bellyaching to my wise friend Phil about it one night, he asked me about other areas of my life, and specifically about how my work and hobbies were going. At the time, he was trying to help me turn my mind to other...

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    Biblical Mandates for Family Men

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    “Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk,...

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    Breakfast with Brad

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    When I got up on Saturday morning (sorta early), I went to see my friend Brad, and we talked. I hadn’t seen Brad for probably 2 months, and so I hadn’t talked to him since before Christmas and New Years and Kwanza and my mom’s birthday.  Brad looked great, and yet  the same to...

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    Martin Luther King, Jr., on Courage

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    On this holiday, some thoughts on courage by Martin Luther King, Jr. “Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the question, is it politic? Vanity...

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