Browsing All posts tagged under »masculinity«

What Kind of Man Will You Be?

October 17, 2011 by


Today’s manliness post comes in the forum of an audio. Yes, it’s fairly lengthy – but I hope you’ll take an opportunity today to download and listen to it. It’s lesson 21 in an ongoing series I’ve been teaching and this particular week it was all about manhood – and more importantly, what kind of […]

Where Have All the Good Men Gone?

February 26, 2011 by


The Crisis “Where have all the good men gone?” – It’s a question we ask so much it’s become a cliche. The lack of mature men to step into leadership roles in their families, churches, and communities has long been a concern in evangelical Christian circles. And, if Kay S. Hymowitz’s piece in the Wall […]

Tell Me a Story: Rhyme and Reason

May 13, 2010 by


I have always been fascinated by poetry. First it was epic poetry. I think my life – and my literary tastes – were profoundly changed when a friend introduced me to Beowulf for the first time. I think I must have been thirteen. Shortly after that it was the Song of Roland and the Lay […]

Tell me a story: Rolf

May 1, 2010 by


I love to write. But I love to write some things more than others. Some kinds of writing come natural to me, others I have to strain and work at. Each story is its own fictional world, and some of those worlds are more real to me than others. But of all of them, Rolf is […]

The Gentleman Adventurer on Men – Pt 9

April 11, 2010 by


Final Reflections There are too many books and too many people out there figuratively “beating up” on men – criticizing them at every turn for every flaw, and telling them that they need to be more sensitive, more understanding, and more caring. And there are too many people extolling the virtues of masculinity without understanding […]

The Gentlemen Adventurer on Men – Part 8

April 10, 2010 by


Socialization Masculinity itself is incomplete without the two forces of socialization described above. Man at some point must come to terms with God. And at some point he must “settle down” – forever bind himself to one woman and her children, to be their provider and protector. If he does not, he faces temporal and […]

The Gentleman Adventurer on Men – Pt 7

April 9, 2010 by


Surrogate Affirmation If a boy cannot get it from his father or other male authority figures, he naturally tends to seek the affirmation of his peers. This is not as good, but it is usually better than no affirmation at all – everything depends upon the quality of his peers. If they are of resolute […]

The Gentlemen Adventurer on Men – Pt 6

April 6, 2010 by


In which we return to our regularly scheduled broadcasts, and the Gentleman Adventurer uses the word milquetoast. — Raising the Barbarian So religion and the family are essential for the socialization of men, and thus, for the very existence of civilization. But even given the existence of both of these institutions, there is still a […]

The Gentleman Adventurer on Men – Pt 4

April 2, 2010 by


Why it Works These two essential methods of male socialization have been successful throughout the entirety of the human experience wherever they are correctly applied. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is simply that God ordained them. But there is another, specific reason upon which we have already touched. The […]

The Gentleman Adventurer on Men – Pt 3

April 1, 2010 by


Longer post today – this is where we really start getting down to the nuts and bolts of how men and women interact. Taming the Barbarian There are only two things that can tame the man’s barbaric nature with any kind of lasting effect. The first is faith. And the second, springing from it as […]