"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me." (1 Corinthians 13:11)
It was a joy to speak with my dear friend Patrick O'Connor on the podcast.
Patrick's passion and sharing on the masculine journey is inspiring and extremely refreshing to listen to.
You may find more about Patrick and how to reach him at his website. http://www.masculinejourney.ca/
"There is nothing more critical today than for men to find the courage, creativity, and wisdom our world needs to confront the problems of our age.
Yet, many men struggle with a lack of confidence, are ineffective at home and at work, and experience an intense loneliness deep within their hearts. Many men live in isolation, bound by fear and a sense of inadequacy. They try to fill this emptiness with work, alcohol, pornography, infidelity, and any number of addictive behaviours.
Boys are struggling, also. They long for the blessing of manhood, yet our culture is silent. In their frustration and anger, many boys act out by being rebellious, some become bullies, while others escape their pain through drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity. Some boys give up, disengaging from academic and family life. At worst, they join gangs, become criminals, or fall into mental illness.
This is the crisis of masculinity. It is the failure of a boy or an older male to come into mature adulthood.
All is not lost. There is hope for our civilization, for the path of the masculine journey is written in the hearts of boys and men.- Patrick O'Connor
Suggested Reading- Iron Man: A Book About Men. By: Robert Bly