Every Young Man Needs a Mentor

February 2017 Update: Bruce Wayne (a.k.a. Batman) ends up adopting Richard Grayson because he’s distracted. It was not intentional or premeditated. As I watched the hilarious Lego Batman movie with my family, its overarching “you can’t do it alone” moral (yes, there was one) shouted at me above the hilarities and brought to my mind […]

He Hugged Me

Without Asking!

When it comes to building healthy adult male relationships, I recently made a step in the right direction. Well, in all honesty, someone else made the first step. He gave me a hug without asking. It was a rough Sunday morning, I had a lot on my mind and I guess he noticed. He dropped […]

Family Found

I love to see my boy smile and for the last couple of months, it’s never stretched wider. You see, he’s a lot like me. He doesn’t fit into the stereotypical, insensitive, athletic macho man box. His creativity helps define new boxes. He’s passionate and we finally found that one big thing that drives him […]

Bromancepation: Male Friendships

We Must Work On Our Male Relationships

bromance: a close non-romantic but affectionate (non-sexual, devoted, caring, warmhearted) relationship between two or more men emancipation: the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation. In January, the messages at the church I attend focused on the theme “At Capacity.” On one particular Sunday, our pastor spoke about […]