Initiation rites for boys
Oct11

Initiation rites for boys

Hi Men, A mother and friend expressed in the comments of my blog post “The terror of young men” pain over a lack of programs, rites and rituals for boys. Many mothers of boys in this world – especially single mums – wish for programs like these. Now, I know these exist, but I haven’t […]

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Turning Boys into Men, a speech by Earl Hip
Sep08

Turning Boys into Men, a speech by Earl Hip

Earl Hip is a recent recipient of the annual Ron Herring Award for work in Missions of Service from the ManKind Project. – is a deeply personal issue that everyone decides for himself. Sometimes the price is high, sometimes low. But this is not very important for life. Life is an interesting thing. And the price on Viagra –...

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Get the chips, the wings, the beer – and a whole new way of being a man.
Feb05

Get the chips, the wings, the beer – and a whole new way of being a man.

As you settle in to watch Super Bowl XLV – the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers … The men who ‘go to battle’ in the NFL give the game all they’ve got. Their coaches demand it, their teammates insist upon it, and their fans will accept nothing less. The players are driven up to, and often beyond, their physical limits and emotional thresholds. At MKP – we are driven to help...

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My big boy’s deepest needs: What I learned about myself as a Boys To Men mentor
Jun24

My big boy’s deepest needs: What I learned about myself as a Boys To Men mentor

By Noë Gold On the weekend of November 8, 2008, I “went through” again. What does that mean? you might ask. To the uninitiated, the term is meaningless. What did you go through? Where did you come from that you had to go through something to get there, and what did you find on the other side of whatever it is you went through? And, of course, would you do it again? What I went through was an initiation in manhood, and this...

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San Diego Boys to Men conducts second father-son Rite of Passage Adventure
Jun23

San Diego Boys to Men conducts second father-son Rite of Passage Adventure

by George Selders The San Diego Center of Boys To Men completed their second Father-Son Weekend this past April. Thirteen fathers attended the weekend, supporting fifteen boys as they participated in their Rite of Passage Adventure (ROPA).  In one case, two young brothers were fortunate to have both their father and their grandfather present for their initiatory entry into manhood. Another father was blessed to have two sons...

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