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Australian brotherhood

Lessons to Learn from the Australian Brotherhood: Mateship

What words would you use to describe your best friends? Many of us call them many things. Some use “buddies,” others “brothers” or “fellas.” In the roaring 1920’s guys referred to their male friends as “chaps.” You may have heard “mateship” if you’ve visited Australia. Mateship is an Australian cultural idiom that embodies equality, loyalty […]

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What Is Your Sacred Purpose?

This past week, my wife and I had the privilege of speaking on relationships at Missouri State University. We were part of an initiative by Theta Chi Fraternity called The Sacred Purpose. The Animal House stereotype has degraded fraternities’ reputations over the years, and there’s a whole slew of media continuing to perpetuate it like […]

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