A few years back, I was invited by a friend to join a Facebook group called Order of Man. I believed then the premise of the group was rediscovering, embracing, and encouraging authentic masculinity in our modern times. And with … Continued
I hazard a guess what the American Psychological Association would say, given their recent release of guidelines concerning ‘traditional masculinity.’
They would probably say my fruitless pursuit of these things out of a desire to be accepted by society as manly is ‘toxic’ and unproductive.
What then should I do?
A certain passage of the Scriptures has been on my mind a lot lately in relation to not only the kinds of things I want to ingrain in my children, but also those I want to embody in my own … Continued
On the evening of Wednesday, January 3, 2018, my wife and I were settling in for the night. We were both on our iPhones checking the evening’s notifications after putting our children to bed, chatting as we did. At a … Continued
At work in recent weeks, it’s come up a few times that my wife is pregnant again. Naturally, the first question from strangers after congratulations is how many children we already have. I answer six. This will be our seventh … Continued
My back was to the middle-aged couple and three children sitting across the room from our table at Sunny’s Café. I didn’t see what happened. I don’t even remember what we had been talking about just prior. One moment … Continued
‘Oh, You Homeschool? What About Sports and Socialization?’ When people find out my wife and I have six children, their initial response is almost guaranteed. “Wow! That’s crazy!” When they find out we also homeschool, their eyebrows rise still higher … Continued
My American Dream Where The Buffalo Roam I tell people from time to time what my dreams for the future are. I want to buy some land out in the country here in Montana to build a house and start … Continued
S.306, introduced by Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, is a bill that would make it possible for families like mine to use Coverdell ESAs to cover homeschooling expenses like curriculum, supplies, computers, and internet access. I think it’s a superb … Continued
There’s been a lot of debate in American culture the past several years regarding how to be a real man. Magazine covers, movie stars, internet memes, the “lumbersexual” fashion trend of beards and flannel shirts paired oddly with skinny-jeans. Everywhere … Continued