No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, until he has a child and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before. —L. Hearn
rites of passage
How can we help young men grow into mature adults? Frederick Marx shows us the way through the power of film.
Is an active, purposeful fatherhood one of our culture’s most important rites of passage?
Dad Casey Cavalier chronicles the path of his son Eddie, who was a stellar one-year old. Now at two, he is completely characteristic of the age. Here is the story.
View image | gettyimages.comSomewhere in your soul, there’s a wild man of the wood waiting to be discovered.—After days of cold, grey rain, I needed to get out and walk.Opening the gate in the tall deer fence, I stepped through into the soggy field with its newly sprouted carpet of vividly green English wheat. The…
Helping young men be at peace with themselves, overcome their fears, and make the world a better place
In a conversation with his two-year old daughter, blogger Ian Colvin realized that he is about to say good bye to the “baby years” forever. He’s not sure he is ready.
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.
Some boys grow up and never quite feel like men. The Art of Manliness says you feel like a man when you start acting like one and offers some manly advice on how to begin.
Duncan Alldridge laments the absence of rites of passage that taught men that “death was the primary way to build or rebuild a real life.”
Setting the foundation is the key to helping our boys find their way to manhood.
Richard Boehmcke hasn’t been a Best Man, or even a groomsman. He wants to know why it matters to him, and if other men worry about this, too.
Hugh Paxton suggests you don’t try this at home.
What lessons can we take from this video of a man taking on a lion with nothing more than a roll of toilet paper? Michael Amity has some thoughts.
In a world bereft of rites of passage, Wolfgang Brolley considers the inked stories on our skin.
What are the experiences which make modern masculinity?