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The 4 Fatherly Roles Every Man Can Be

Even if you can’t be a real dad, you can be one of several fatherly roles to the next generation. The drive to be a male role model for younger generations can be strong in men. I often dream of having my own apprentice, Luke Skywalker, or Minion follow me around…to leave a legacy by imparting […]

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Male identity

The Role of a Mother in Male Identity

Last week we discussed how a father impacts identity. Today we’ll discuss how important and necessary a mother is in male identity formation. My mom greatly impacted my masculine identity. As a child, she took me to help the homeless at the soup kitchen on the weekends. I hated it. It smelled. The floors were […]

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Should a good Guy Carry a Gun?

Should a Good Guy Carry a Gun?

One of the top 5 hot-button issues today is gun control or gun rights depending on which side of the fence you’re on. You may have heard of a “Good Guy and a gun,” but should a Good Guy carry a gun? That’s a – forgive me – loaded question.  While no easy answer exists, let’s […]

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Is Shame Affecting You?

Shame: Is It Affecting Your Life and You Don’t Know It?

Shame and identity: a conversation with Mike Foster, author of People of the Second Chance and founder of People of the Second Chance, an organization created to “empower people to overcome life’s setbacks…” Setbacks and injustices can lead to shame. As psychologist Judith Herman explains, “Shame is a response to helplessness, the violation of bodily integrity, and […]

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