The Toughest Man I Have Ever Met

I once considered myself a reasonably tough dude. After all, I’ve survived such horrors as the incessant “Women in Combat” briefs, a slew of M. Night Shyamalan movies, and the lifestyle of the American Civilian. I don’t really need to go on, do I? I didn’t think so. In my life, I’ve had the opportunity…

Leadership In Marriage And The Reality Of Responsibility

Author’s Note: Every author has a set of assumptions, and a set of lenses through which he views the world. My particular viewpoint is one of traditional biblical gender roles, and that the man should be the head of the household. If you don’t believe in leadership in relationships, then stop reading. You’re not going…

Fitness: A Christian Perpsective

In a recent conversation with family, I was discussing the differences between people who exercise and those who don’t. Perhaps the venom in my voice was higher than usual, and maybe I had ranted about this particular topic on more than one occasion (I definitely had), because the next question that was posed was, “Why…

Leadership Learned The Hard Way

There are many articles and books detailing successful leadership traits to emulate, and an aspiring leader should consume as many as possible. I’ve always felt that it is better to find something to work toward, rather than away from, so I’ve felt that criticism was most helpful when it gave me something constructive to focus…

So Men On TV Are Dumb. So What?

I’ve heard that there are two typical methods of dealing with problems in our society. Take racism for example. In a group of people plagued with such a problem, Method 1 is to change the individual man himself. Through proper parenting and education, let each person know how racism hurts us as a nation, and…

Of Bunnies And Men

In my tween years, which was before the term “tween” had massacred our glorious English language, I read a book by one of my favorite authors, Gary Paulson. It was entitled The Boy Who Owned The School, and it detailed the life of teenager Jacob Freisten as he simpered and wussed his way through the…

A Legitimate Use For Hipsters

I had an existential moment over Thanksgiving weekend. I visited my cousin’s apartment, and realized that he is, in fact, Nash Bridges in skinny jeans. The place was a glorious collection of eclectic instruments, photographs, furniture, and a bunch of other weird crap I don’t have a name for. I’m pretty sure there were tribal…