Masculinity

Why Every Man Should Be Strong
Masculine Self Care, Masculinity

Why Every Man Should Be Strong

By Brett on the Art of Manliness Website When I first started the Art of Manliness, I didn’t put too much stock in physical strength as an important component of manhood. Strength of character, sure, but physical strength was more of a secondary pursuit. Maybe it was because I started AoM partly to get away from the overdone fetishization of getting ripped that was (and is) promoted by other men’s magazines. Maybe it was because I wasn’t in shape myself at the time. (We often construct our definition of manhood in accordance with that which describes ourselves best, and I’m certainly not immune to this temptation!). I had played football in high school, but after going to college, my workouts became halfhearted and sporadic. This was especially true in law school — between trying to ...
Planning a wedding, a marriage and a life is not the Woman’s role or duty
Engagement, Husband Life Marriage Advice, Masculine Sphere, Masculinity, Men & Marriage, Pre-Marital Couseling

Planning a wedding, a marriage and a life is not the Woman’s role or duty

In 75 days I am planning to see the most outstanding, most awesome, most wonderful, most amazing woman, my bride, my love, my sweetheart – Leah.  With a soft warm morning breeze, the sun rays glistening between the branches, the strings singing a melody of love, my bride will seem as if she is just gracefully floating down the aisle.   To join me at the alter.  For the two strands of life, our souls, to be uniquely joined like a rope.  Strong, unwavering, determined, bond of life.  April 14th, 2019, seems so far away …  but in the blink of an eye the day will be here.  I am so looking forward to exiting the vehicle of bachelorhood and enter into the ranks of the married.  In my profession I have had the distinct fortune to meet thousand...