Rick Belden gives readers a name for what they have always known about themselves.
Rick Belden is the author of Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood. His book is widely used in the United States and internationally by therapists, counselors, and men’s groups as an aid in the exploration of masculine psychology and men’s issues, and as a resource for men who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, or neglectful family systems. His second book, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within, is currently awaiting publication. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Rick Belden asks, what will become of him, now that women look right through him as if he weren’t there at all?
Although being a highly sensitive person is equally common among women and men, being a sensitive man remains misunderstood.
‘Leave your father alone when he comes home from work’ is a warning most boys find hard to heed. Rick Belden was no exception.
Rick Belden shares some of his thoughts on why elders seem to be largely absent from the lives and experience of younger men.
The nightmare of infection ends here. Poet Rick Belden and visual artist Staci Poirier on the infectious nature of family violence.
When famed guitarist Michael Kelsey performed at a Florida middle school, he didn’t expect to find a musical prodigy sitting the audience, just waiting for his chance to perform
Greg Olear interviews his friend, the film producer Roman Kindrachuk–a longtime Kiev resident, whose apartment overlooks Maidan Square–on the situation in Ukraine.
Lady Chatterly loves her papa bear. Too cliché? Too bad.
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents and their allies have created a Change.org petition calling for the end of the use of racial slurs and racist mascots in sports.
An appeal to create the next generation of good men.
One of the most beautiful human moments I’ve ever seen.
Tim Lineaweaver was a twenty-seven year alcoholic, drug-addled young man with PTSD and a dismal hope for a meaningful future. Then he met a therapist named Elaine.
Shadley Grei lived for thirty-five years without knowing his father. But, after he finally decided to forgive his father for their past, their relationship moved in a surprising direction.
The UN’s recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed against boys that are part of a disturbing and hidden global trend.
Daniel Parmeggiani shares how his neurosis for perfection led him to discover his true innocent nature.
It all started when he and Mary decided to throw a party.
YouTube superstars Tripp and Tyler poke gentle fun at the things that symbolize Christian manhood.
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