Teaching Boys Courage

Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face uncertainty, difficulty, intimidation, danger, or pain with or without fear. In fact, true courage may be doing something we fear despite our fear. Courage is also generally considered interchangeable with bravery, which is the ability to stand up for what is [Read More...]

Does He Still Love Me?

The thing all women most want to know is, “Does he still love me?”  With men, our actions always speak louder than our words do.  For instance what we do always speaks louder than what we say.  All men know you judge a man by his actions not his words.  Men only spend time doing [Read More...]

Why Males and Females Can’t Communicate (part 1)

Males and females communicate differently.  Even the way they communicate when they use the same words are different.  For instance, there’s a difference between male time and female time.  When I ask my wife how long until she’s ready to go someplace, she’ll often say, “Oh, about five minutes.”  Five minutes to me means five [Read More...]

Does Honor Still Matter?

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?

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...]

Rant of the Day—Make Boys Tough

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...]

What Does a Man Look Like?

Last week we talked about young men thinking that they didn’t feel like men.  My advice to them was if they wanted to feel like a man they had to act like a man.  And the natural question that follows is, “What does a man act like?”  The following touches on just one example of [Read More...]

The Death of Masculinity? (Hank Hill Part 2)

A lot of men (mostly young men) tell me that they don’t feel like a man.  They don’t even know what that looks like.  I tell them, “If you want to feel like a man, then you have to act like one.  If you wait until you feel like a man before you start acting [Read More...]