When do you feel manly? When do you feel not at all manly? Is “manliness” even something worth pursuing?

Join Tom, Ryan, and Jacob for a return to one of our “classic” episodes in which we discuss opening pickle jars, killing cockroaches, camping out, working out, owning a home, and so much more on this simultaneously shallow and deep topic of manliness. We also dive into the deep end and discuss childhood wounds from PE and exclusions from men’s events — things that affected our budding sense of masculine belonging.

Finally, we can’t help ourselves from diving into a little book that’s made the rounds in Christian men’s circles … for better or worse or maybe a little of both … Wild at Heart.

How does “manliness” differ from “masculinity,” and what examples from Scripture can we point to and lean on as we pursue healthy masculinity?

We hope you enjoy our latest episode below: MANLINESS.

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Enjoy our MANLINESS episode! And don’t forget to comment below. We’d love to hear from you. We’re with you.

When do you feel the most or least manly? Is manliness something you want to pursue?

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  • I have been thinking about this podcast for the last week or so and it’s been interesting to reflect on. My dad definitely fits the stereotypes of a man, however at a young age I realized he wasn’t a good example of what a man of God should do. So now for me when I feel most like a man it’s when I am able to love others, especially my niblings. The moments when I have to be patient with them and do my best to love them and try to let them know they mean a lot to me. However I will admit I think my biggest struggle in manliness is being vulnerable and telling others I love them. I definitely fall short in those and I feel like as men or even just followers of Christ we are called to that and it is where I struggle, and I actually feel less like a man when I don’t do those things.

    Now for some lighter things my biggest felt manly on a surfacy level was actually doing sports in gym class in high school. I am not much into sports but I am often told I am built for them, so playing soccer with the class I had a great kick where it went really far and everyone was surprised and after were telling me I did a good job so on a surface level that was a great moment.

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