Young Man In a Post-Graduate Maelstrom

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Some resist. Twenty-two year old Jefferson Morris IV lets the swirling waters carry him where they may.

Rediscovering “With”

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Mark Boles took time this past Christmas to visit relatives in Italy. What he found there was more than family—he discovered a reintroduction to the feeling of “with.”

Five Differences Between a Grown Man and a Mature Man

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On his journey to adulthood, Matthew Branch has sorted through what it takes to be not just grown, but also mature.

Dear Daughter: Give Love Like It’s On Sale and Going Out of Style

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Robert Conway’s daughter is away at college. He needs to let her solve her own problems in her own way. And yet, there’s always love.

What The Kings of Summer Can Teach Us about Becoming Men

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The Kings of Summer holds a powerful lesson for men young and old alike, one that Christian Clifton hopes more will realize before it’s too late.

The Question Is…. What Was Your First Taste of Adulthood?

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You might not have even noticed when it happened, but it did. That moment where you experienced what it felt like to be an adult for the first time.

A Scarcity of Affection Among Men

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Jackson Bliss sees how men have grown up seeing affection as sexual behavior, not social behavior. And that is one of the tragedies of our times.

Calling For a New Type of Male Bonding

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Jeff Tomczek believes men have an opportunity to create better friendships with each other.

Ask the Feminist…Again

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Heather N. is back to give some answers. She just needs your questions.

Big Man on Campus

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A fragile boy with learning disabilities transitions from home school to college.

The Difference Between Want and Need

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Why should a man clean his toilet rather than play video games?

The Function of Adrenalin in Boys’ Rites of Passage

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The young generation can be a threat to the status quo, or an energy source that needs direction, depending on how we meet the challenge.

“‘Trauma in youth becomes attraction in adulthood.’ You just rocked my world with how true that is.”

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Mel talks about how childhood trauma lead to unhealthy sexual experiences and self-hatred later in life. (TW for sexual abuse.)

Urinals, Graffiti, and Boys Being Seen

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Being invisible in a high price to pay for being a teenage boy.

‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

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Does the pop psych notion of Peter Pan Syndrome give boyish traits a bad reputation?