Our Mythic Confrontation

by Authentic Manhood
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Our spiritual confrontation beings with ourselves.  No matter what we think, what we say, pretend, imagine, or fashion, we have self-destructive tendencies—and we all face death.  There is no going around it.  Like the second son, Cain, self-destruction crouches at our door, waiting to devour us.  If we submit to it, we fall short of […]

Honor Him Anyway

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Father’s Day often feels to me like the day after you get back from vacation or what it was like when I returned from my honeymoon. Mother’s Day is more like that moment you get in the car ready to take off for a grand trek across the country to “touch buffaloes and see monuments”–the […]

Our Terrible Dilemma

by Authentic Manhood

We all face a terrible dilemma as men, and what we do with it sets the course of our lives. Let me explain. When I begin a class with men, I often start with a question: “What is a real man?” Hands go up and answers come quickly: a real man is strong, courageous, brave, […]

Admitting Our Weakness

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Some of the smartest people that I know are the un-healthiest people I know. I am not talking about physical health but instead emotional health. Men generally live in a world that affirms intelligence, motivation, and accomplishment as the Holy Grail of success. These things are very important, but what I have seen is that […]