I wasn’t looking for a rite of passage when I joined the army, but I sure as hell found it.
Helping young men be at peace with themselves, overcome their fears, and make the world a better place
Even in our technologically advanced society the ancient Rite of Passage has much to offer the Modern Man and may in fact help him find his way within it.
He used the same words. He used the same towering posture. This wasn’t about teaching me or guiding me to be a man. This was about control.
Alan Bishop worries we talk too much about the negative aspects of competition instead of focusing on all the positives.
“In the absence of elders, the impetuosity of youth becomes the slow death of the community.” Jed Diamond takes his grandson on a rite of passage.
This is a comment by J Lindsay on the post “A Modern Day Hero’s Journey Is What Today’s Boy Needs to Become a Man”.
The entire reason we have such a thing as a quarter life crisis, and later a mid-life crisis, is because boys and young men lack meaningful rite-of-passage experiences.
Earl Hipp sits down with youth mentor Dave Bolduc and discusses his successful social skills program.
We all face emotional problems that are too much to handle alone. But for men, asking for help is often a challenge. This guide helps you know if it’s time.
The source isn’t really important, it’s the inspiration to love that matters.
One man explains his elopement.
Neuroscience teaches us what it means to be human.
You think life is crazy now? Rick Rosner points out how much more crazy we have to look forward to.
Love letters can woo a heart, and maybe bring world peace. Jacqueline Stone shares some examples.
Shawn Henfling discusses the disturbing but age-old trend of public funding for private sports venues.
7 attitudes that have to change
Sex is important to health, especially when your wife has cancer. But don’t expect it to be the same as it was before.
Quickness to explain this tragedy by labeling the co-pilot as ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’ could serve to further stigmatize and discourage openness and treatment for these common human conditions.
Bakers, florists and doctors have done it. Indiana just passed a law to encourage it, and Arkansas threatens to do the same. This gay dad has harsh words for two who have done it recently— tried to humiliate gay families by denying them service under the guise of “religious freedom.”
Get your gear ready now for summer outdoor adventures
College is a new opportunity to completely rebuild your reputation.
One step backward for Indiana, one giant leap in reverse for the nation.
When we love, we can often stumble into loss. Nathan Graziano shares with us the story of one of his first loves, leaving us to reel in the heartbreaking reality that is loving someone with depression.
Lodro Rinzler has a new take on the question every kid is asked: What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do we do when someone we know—a friend, a brother, a family member—is found to be abusing someone else? Saumya Arya Haas, with great sadness, decided what she needed to do.
There is a beauty in the human connection that comes from falling in love with someone you don’t know.
You know that moment when you’d like to rip her clothes off, and she’s given you the green light, and you are just too tired to care? That job.
My son got a sports locker. And his room and I thank him for it.