In our world, there has been a decline in outward manliness to the point where people say that chivalry is dead, but what makes up a “real man”?
In some cases, a man is defined as a “real man” based on his interests or hobbies, such as hunting, playing sports, grilling meat, fixing cars, and climbing mountains, but that is not the purpose of a man.
In this episode, my guest, Brant Hansen, talks us through the godly definition of men and God’s purpose for them.
Brant emphasizes that manhood is not about being the stereotypical manly or outdoorsman. He believes there should be a vision of masculinity that is beautiful and awesome rather than the toxic and domineering idea of masculinity.
He will share his thoughts on:
- What a “real man” really is
- Toxic Masculinity
- Being “Keepers of the Garden”
As we celebrate Father’s Day this month, I wanted to devote this episode to the “real men” in our lives and offer some tips on how we can lift them up as wives, mothers, sisters, and mentors.
Can you think of a man in your life who might benefit from reaffirming his purpose?
Be sure to share and encourage them!
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Find more information about Our Guest
Brant Hansen is an author, nationally syndicated radio host, and advocate for healing children through CURE International.
He’s won national “Personality of the Year” awards for his work on his offbeat and quirky radio show, which airs on more than 200 stations. His podcast with his friend and radio producer, Sherri Lynn (“The Brant and Sherri Oddcast”) has been downloaded more than 10 million times.
He leverages his radio platform to advance the healing work of CURE, which provides life-changing surgeries for children with treatable conditions.
His first book, Unoffendable, has prompted a national discussion on the idea of forgiveness and our culture’s embrace of self-righteous anger.
He has written for CNN.com, The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Relevant, and numerous other outlets on matters as varied as public policy, culture, sports, Asperger’s Syndrome, and faith. He’s been a game inventor, fronted a modern rock band, and still dabbles in singing and songwriting.
He’s traveled extensively throughout the world for CURE and other groups, including multiple trips to CURE’s hospital for women and children in Afghanistan.
He has been married for 30 years to Carolyn, and they have two grown children.