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Invisible Means of Support

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While driving around a frosty New Zealand landscape last year, I listened to a podcast interview with Richard Rohr. He said that he fears we are on the verge of a tsunami of baby boomer men who will contemplate suicide as their performance-driven, individualistic lives reach the inevitable powerlessness of old age. It’s a stage of life that…

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The Man Is Home

Over the last few days I hosted a workshop on becoming a healthy man at a conference called Surrender (www.surrender.org) which is held each year in Victoria and South Australia. I was given 90 minutes to explain how initiation helps men become elders in their community.I looked up and noticed the room was filled with indigenous brothers, many…

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One Man’s Journey: A Change of Tides – Church After MROP

Taking stock of the immense changes I faced after doing the Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP), I found the elements in my life fell into three categories:Things either seemed almost new to me as I saw them now with a different set of eyes and heart, shifted in their importance depending on their relevance to me or my place in…

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