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Grief and Men

Where does a man start in a conversation about his own grief? Does he openly express his grief, or does he stuff it; perhaps for years? Where does a man go? Where can he go? Where are the answers? How Men and Women Grieve Differently Living with grief: A conversation with Liam Neeson – Liam Neeson and Anderson Cooper have a heart-to-heart about living with grief after the death of a loved one. Not your usual entertainment interview. The Adventure of Grief: Dr Geoff Warburton at...

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Passivity and Grief

One of the most powerful series I have listened to in a long time. “Passivity is the compulsion to pursue that which we say we do not want. Passivity is the place where our consciousness resides and rests, and we wait, and we wait, and we wait, and that is not to be confused with patience. We wait until somebody brings back something to us…. we wait and we suffer, until somebody or something acts upon us to make us different; to make us change. And when we don’t get that the passivity depends and resentment grows and rage...

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Robert Bly: To Feel Grandiose and Worthless

How can we feel so grand and so worthless? Why are these twin energies correlated in the human psyche? Robert Bly explores the contradiction with teachers and attendees of the Minnesota Men’s Conference, including thoughts from Robert Moore, Tim Young, and Daniel Deardorff. Founded by Robert Bly in 1984, the Minnesota Men’s Conference celebrates the telling of old stories, the gifts of poetry and music, and opening our hearts to grief, wildness, and joy. We all have a yearning for lives of richness and meaning; this five-day conference is a unique opportunity to enrich ourselves in a community of...

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Hidden Sadness

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Recently, one of our brothers wrote and shared with me his observation of our brief conversation after Sunday service: “It seems as though you carry something sad within you, yet your compassion and wisdom seem limitless!” – It gave me pause. I walked away from his comment for awhile, but down deep a wound was reopened, and for that, I am sincerely grateful; not because it made me happy or feel good,...

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Healing the Masculine Soul – Gordon Dalbey

His first book, Healing the Masculine Soul, pioneered the Christian men’s movement by freeing men from both religiously correct morality and politically correct ideology. His 1991 appearances on the Focus on the Family radio program drew a listener response in the top 10% of the show’s history and were re-broadcast in 1998, 2003, and 2008. In a later book, Sons of the Father, he proposes healing for what he calls the “father-wound,” which he asserts cripples men as husbands, fathers, workers, and friends. Fight Like a Man, his third book, focuses on the unmet longing for “Dad” and a father’s manly guidance, which stirs...

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