There is a spiritual crisis in the modern world. Yet nowhere does this appear more so than among men. Leaving aside statistics that put men at 90% or above for suicides, imprisonment, and combat deaths, etc., it is clear that less and less often do men have any examples of healthy masculinity by which to measure, and to improve, themselves.
Rarer still do men encounter an authentic initiation into manhood — by which we mean into a life of physical, mental, and spiritual transcendence, overcoming one’s own limitations. Indeed, the words “masculinity,” “manhood,” etc., have become associated with juvenile behavior that is self-destructive and, at the very least, disrespectful to women.
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