Surviving the Stresses of Life, A Dad Discovers His Own Father Did Pretty Well After All


Jeff Jackson strives to live up to the standards of being a “good dad,” and does the best he can. As he ponders what that means, he realizes his own dad was pondering the same thing.

A Dad Looks Back on His Drug Addicted Father Without Regrets


Joe’s feelings towards his dad have always been complicated. He was never been able to really express his opinion about it until he applied it to his own life. He has gained new perspective, and shares it here.

When a Dad Dies, There is Never Closure for His Son, Only Lessons


As Brent Green thought back over the legacy that was his dad, fatherly clichés were what reached out for him beyond the grave. He found they became the most important advice. Here’s why.

War Movies, Good God, What are They Good For?


Absolutely understanding their effect on young men’s idea of war?

How America Messed Up Its Kids…And How We Can Fix Them


Where did we go wrong in raising this generation, and how can we correct these mistakes? Take a look.



Von Thompson writes of the Pacific Island nation of Palau, haunted by the clash of Japanese and American forces during World War II.

What’s In a Role Model?

Kids and coaches

Sami Jankins suggests it’s time we start reexamining the qualities that make up who we want as today’s role models

When You Were My Age


Baby Boomers these days, am I right? A rundown of some harsh socioeconomic truths for a generation that needs to listen to their youngers.

My Husband Worked to Be Important. Then He Left Me With a Text Message.

Lisa Arends

Generations of men in one family placed their value on what they did instead of who they were. For Lisa Arends, this was the beginning of the end of her marriage.

“We have always been the way we are now”


Dating Struggles That No Other Generation Has Had To Deal With

Being a Grandfather—The Joys and the Lessons Learned

The beard of a grandfather photo by jhhymas

Graham Phoenix recently became a Grandfather for the first time. He is overjoyed about this but aware that it is not as simple as it seems.

Babies And the Rebirth of Men


I wasn’t ready to be with a baby. I didn’t understand the rhythm of it. What was the beginning, middle, and end of this task?

A Mother Teaches The Past As Prologue


Brian Shea learns to see himself through his mother’s eyes.

Call for Submissions: What Shaped Your Values?

Call for Submission What Shaped Your Values Photo by Redrock Junction

Our new Ethics & Values editor wants to hear about the people and events that have influenced and inspired you to be the man you are today.

A Place in the World

grandfather-father-son-by cameronparkins-flickr

Vaughan Granier reflects on the beauty of having 3 generations under one roof.

The Impossible Standard: How Do You Stack Up to a Perfect Father?

photo by patspictures

Mike Crider’s dad worked hard and still found time to raise his two sons. He was such a good role model, Mike was afraid he couldn’t fill his dad’s shoes when he had kids of his own.