Does Honor Still Matter?

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Perhaps no character trait embodies healthy masculinity more than that of honor (healthy honor—other cultures and religions have forms of honor that may not agree with our version of honor in the West). Honor is the soul of masculinity. It is a code that a man lives by that lifts him above mere mediocrity and [Read More...]

How do we Teach Boys Courage?

Johnson_ManinMaking

The need to take risks in order to feel alive, to do the impossible, to face one’s fears and not back down is present in the warrior heart of every boy and man. But too often our culture teaches boys that this drive is bad or unnatural. We punish boys for being too aggressive, too [Read More...]

When Fathers Love Their Daughters

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Fathers have an incredible influence (positive or negative) on nearly every aspect of their daughter’s life. A father sets a fundamental role model for his daughter regarding the qualities she looks for in a man and the standards she maintains in her relationships. He is the first man in her life and models how a [Read More...]

Feel Threatened? Two Vital Actions to Take

Mace

Hostilities exist.  President F.D. Roosevelt spoke those two words within his legendary “Day of Infamy” speech to Congress December 8, 1941, one day after Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Empire of Japan. America rallied to arm itself, safeguard its families, and take action against the hostilities that threatened it. Think about those two words [Read More...]

Why Meeting Your Wife’s Needs are Important

Ship

Women have different needs than men do.  And some of them might seem trivial to the other.  To my mind my wife seems to be overly sensitive towards bathroom odors, but that’s just the way women are. One thing to keep in mind is that we are able to give to others out of our [Read More...]

What kids heading back to school need most from dads

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“Back to school” has been blaring at us from every media outlet. Ready or not, it’s here. We attempt to lay aside, at least mentally, the sand buckets and surf boards of summer and focus on pencils, notebooks, backpacks and whether jeans this year should be boot cut or skinny leg. Or maybe we leave [Read More...]

Rant of the Day—Make Boys Tough

Johnson_ManinMaking

Exceptionalism and rugged-individualism helped make America the greatest country that has ever existed. Those traits are frowned upon or at least considered politically incorrect today. Multiculturalism tells us that no one culture is better than another. Yet one only has to look at the many civilizations (a word loosely used) around the world that have [Read More...]

For Men Only – How to get Your Sexual Needs Met

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A 3-year-old boy was examining his testicles while taking a bath. “Mom,” he asked, “Are these my brains?” “Not yet,” she replied. If sex is one of a man’s primary needs (and it is) how can you get your needs met in this area?  After all, due to lesser amounts of testosterone your wife’s sex [Read More...]


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