The work of evangelization is a requirement for attaining TrueManhood. Each man must come to fulfill the Great Commission, when Christ demanded that His disciples “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them all that I have commanded you. And... [Read more]
I’m reposting this story from about three years ago. Fishing season is upon us, and my daughters are anxious to get out again soon. And, if that wasn’t enough, my oldest daughter is growing up so quickly. She absolutely rocked out a solo tonight at her school choir concert, and it made me think of the times we spent singing the song... [Read more]
Recently, World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated to bring awareness, and as an attempt at equality for those who have Down Syndrome (DS), and for those who live and work with people with DS. I missed posting this information that day, but better late than never.
Why am I deciding to write on this topic, something seemingly distant from authentic masculinity? ... [Read more]
I’m certainly guilty of it. I imagine most of you are, too. We see a person, and make a snap judgment. “They must be _________.” (fill in the blank.) It doesn’t matter what the snap judgment is, it matters because we just made it. We broke one of the cardinal-cliché-rules… we judged a book by its cover. Sure, sometimes our assumptions... [Read more]
Dads, this post is for you. On the heels of St. Joseph’s Feast Day, I wanted to talk about what I believe is an important topic regarding fathers and their sons. As you read in the title of this post, I wrote “men leading boys, not boys leading boys.” This idea has come up a lot for me, especially of late, in regards to things that... [Read more]
Happy Feast of St. Joseph! As you’ll hear in this vlog (below), St. Joseph is my favorite saint. He is such an incredible example to us, and for me personally, has played a huge role in me growing into the man I am today. St. Joseph is so complex, and has so many dimensions, it is hard to decide what to discuss!
I titled this post “example... [Read more]
Congratulations to the young men on the basketball team from our ‘small school in the middle of nowhere’ as they were crowned State Champions in Kansas Boys State 1A Basketball! I write this post partially to talk about sports, but more so to discuss the young men that make up this team and our high school. We haven’t lived in our small rural... [Read more]
Have you seen the PSA style video “The Mask You Live In”? It talks about boys in our culture, and stereotypes of how boys handle the stresses of growing up male, in addition to the struggles of living up to the standards the culture and peers place on them. There are truths in the video, but I disagree with their take on “the 3 most destructive... [Read more]
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