Show cover of Men in the Arena - Christian Men's Podcast

Men in the Arena - Christian Men's Podcast

The Men in the Arena podcast is designed for Christian men in the stress bubble of life: married, with kids, building your career and trying to follow God and lead your family well. We're here to help you become your best version, giving you the tools you need to honor God in your marriage, parenting, work, church and community! Monday's podcast is a high-octane interview with an expert in the realm of masculinity and Christian manhood, with authors like John Eldredge, Gary Chapman, Gene Getz, Patrick Morely, and Emerson Eggerich. We read their books and boil down their teachings into a powerful interview to help you learn from their expertise. Friday's podcast is Equipping Men in Ten - a ten-minute, laser-focused teaching from our host Jim Ramos to help you become your best version of a man. Your host is bestselling author and speaker Jim Ramos. Jim has authored 9 books, including the bestseller 'Strong Men Dangerous Times: 5 Essentials Every Man Must Possess to Change His World', 'Tell Them: What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters', ‘The Field Guide: A Bathroom Book for Men’, and the 5-book Strong Men Study Guide men's small group curriculum. Jim's high-energy storytelling and conviction will call you out, build you up, and motivate you to change. The Men in the Arena are calling you into the Arena of manhood. We're calling you out of the faceless, nameless bleachers, and calling you UP to be the best version of you. Because when a man gets it, everyone wins.

Tracks

What Season of Manhood are You In? The Four Seasons of Manhood [Part 1] – Equipping Men in Ten EP 723
Ever feel like the season of life you're in will never end? Are you in the stress bubble trying to keep up with all the pressures of life? In Part 1 of his series "Seasons of a Man's Life", Pastor Jim Ramos shares the first 2 seasons of manhood ("spring" and "summer"), and how each season is vital in creating a complete life that’s well lived.  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
09:52 4/16/24
How to Forgive the Church (People) that Hurt You w/ Wendell Morton EP 722
Have you been hurt at church? One of the biggest barriers to men going to church is the people IN the church! In this week's interview, Pastor Jim Ramos is joined by Wendell Morton to teach you practical ways to deal with the wounds you've received from 'church people.' How do you stay in church even when it's filled by sinners? How do you forgive and release the bitterness that makes you reluctant to go on Sunday, or has even driven you away from the church altogether? You'll walk away from this epsisode with strategies to overcome hurt and release the only prisoner of unforginessness: you. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
53:57 4/12/24
Becoming Courageous: Increase Your Courage Over Time – Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 721
Did you know courage is a character trait developed over time? Like weightlifting, men have to practice, struggle and persevere to build the “muscles” of courage until it becomes who we are. The good news: God wired men to be courageous. Like a cattle brand, God has stamped the desire to be courageous into men. But it’s up to you to make that choice. In this final message in the “Take Courage” series from the MAG, Pastor Jim Ramos shares how we can make sure our character is SOLID and not easily swayed by the worldly pressures men face. This message is from The MAG, The McMinnville Area Gathering for men, which meets weekly most Wednesday nights at Grange Hall in McMinnville, Oregon. You can come out to see Jim Ramos in person checking his speaking schedule at menintherena.org, or bring him to speak at your next event. (Note: Jim's speaking calendar is filling up fast due to the Sept 3 release of his new book, "Dialed In: Reaching Your Full Capacity as a Man of God" with David C Cook publishing. If you'd like to bring him to your church to speak or run a workshop for you men, reach out soon!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
24:58 4/9/24
Trafficked NO MORE: How YOU Can Help Sex Trafficking Survivors (Without Leaving Home) w/ Shannon Sloan and Amanda Kozlowski EP 720
You hurt for the victims of sex trafficking, but what can you DO about it? There’s a way you can help survivors of sex trafficking without leaving your home. In this week’s unique and powerful interview, Jim Ramos is joined by sisters Shannon Sloan and Amanda Kozlowski to talk about their ministry, the Free Bird Initiative. They share powerful stories of rescue and redemption and teach you how you can honor your own wife while helping empower sex trafficking survivors. Free Bird Initiative: freebirdinitiative.org Ring True: ringtrueco.com https://ringtrueco.com/product/subscriptions/ring-of-the-month/ GHOST: Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team:https://www.gcsomichigan.com/ghost (online safety training for parents) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
45:11 4/5/24
What Christian Wives Want: 4 Things She Might Not Know She Needs From You – Equipping Men in Ten EP 719
Congrats brother, you’ve married a strong Christian woman. But, what does she NEED from you? In her core, what does she need and want from you on a daily basis? In today’s 10-minute equipping episode, pastor Jim Ramos teaches you the 4 core desires of every woman and the practical ways you can meet those needs. Jim pulls from Michael Thompson’s (ep. 710) book KING ME(https://tinyurl.com/kingme115), taking his principles and breaking them down so you’ll be able to take action starting today! Michael’s book: https://tinyurl.com/kingme11 [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]  
11:34 4/1/24
It Stops With YOU: Breaking the Cycle of Childhood Trauma and Sin w/ Patrick Morley EP 718
“I’m fine” says every man…but it’s not true. We live in a broken world and every man brings brokenness to the table. How do we sift through our brokenness to find healing? How do we break the cycle of childhood trauma and generational sin? And how do we forgive those that contributed to our brokenness? This week, Jim Ramos is joined again by men’s ministry giant Patrick Morley (of ‘Man in the Mirror’ fame, listen to our interview about that book here), to discuss his new book, ‘From Broken Boy to Mended Man: A Positive Plan to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Break the Cycle.’ This episode will help you identify your areas that are broken, create an actionable plan for healing them, and deal with the scars from past brokenness.  Patrick’s Books: From Broken Boy to Mended Man - https://tinyurl.com/wounded115 (using our link helps support the ministry, thanks!) Man in the Mirror - https://tinyurl.com/mirror115 [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
61:01 3/29/24
The Godly Husband: 3 Steps to Achieve Spiritual Leadership at Home #717
One of the biggest questions men ask is, “what does a spiritual leader look like and how do I become one in my home?” In this week’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos reviews 3 practical ways men can lead by example using 1st Timothy 4:15. You’ll walk away from this episode knowing how to start your journey to become the spiritual leader in your home. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at  for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
12:54 3/26/24
Strong OR Courageous? How to Be Both – Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 716
Strength and courage. Can you have one without the other? These words are used over and over and commonly paired up in the Bible. In this message, Jim teaches the importance of why these words are often paired together, and what it means when you only have one of the two. This episode will challenge you to look in the mirror, face your fears, and tap into your strength as you strive to live a courageous life. This message is from The MAG, The McMinville Area Gathering for men, which meets weekly most Wednesday nights at Grange Hall in McMinnville, Oregon. You can come out to see Jim Ramos in person checking his speaking calendar at menintherena.org, or bring him to speak at your next event.  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
31:03 3/22/24
Meet Jim: Upcoming Men in the Arena In-Person Events
Want to meet Jim Ramos in person? In this week’s equipping episode, Jim Ramos tells you about 3 upcoming in-person events on both coasts where you can come out and meet him. mancampwfr.com meninthearena.org/meetjim [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
09:00 3/19/24
The Christian Man’s Divorce Survival Guide: Healing from Divorce w/ Dale Brown EP 714
Divorcing Christian? Chances are you—or someone you’re close to—has dealt with the pain of divorce. Today Jim Ramos is joined by Dale Brown to walk you through 9 critical steps for healing from divorce. These are personal practices that will help you survive, heal, and thrive. Dale gives practical advice to anyone dealing with the aftermath of divorce and will teach you how to lean into God and other godly men, and use the pain you’re feeling now for good later.  Here’s the link to Dale Brown’s book, ‘Daily Survival Guide for Divorced Men: Surviving & Thriving Beyond Your Divorce Days 1-9’ https://tinyurl.com/divorce115 (using our link to check out the book supports our ministry – thanks!)  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]  
66:07 3/15/24
7 Lies Christians Believe About God: What the ENEMY Wants You to Believe – Equipping Men in Ten EP 713
Are you believing LIES about God? You might be surprised. The enemy tells Christians these 7 lies about God and his nature to try to keep us away from Him. Thankfully God’s Word can dispel them. You may be hindered from living your best life in Christ because of common lies many men believe. In today’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos lists 6 lies you may believe about God (found in Michael Thompson’s book, “King Me”), adds in a bonus 7th, and teaches you how to dispel them with the Biblical truth. 
15:03 3/12/24
Unseen and Unappreciated: Breaking Out of Your Season of Obscurity w/ Jeremy Wade EP 712
Do you feel unseen in your daily life? Do you question where God has you and how he’s using you? You may be in your season of obscurity. You’re in good company – even Jesus had a season of obscurity! In this week’s interview, Former Seattle Police Officer Jeremy Wade joined Jim Ramos to share his journey and how he questioned where God had him serving. They unpack how to know if you’re in a season of obscurity, how you can survive and thrive while in it, and how to break out of it as you say ‘yes’ to God’s will. Jeremy served with the Seattle Police Department for 13 years where he was awarded the Medal of Valor and Officer of the Year. He also served as the executive director of the Seattle Police Chaplains Association. He is the founder of Mission First Alliance, a gospel-focusedfirst responder alliance. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
49:49 3/8/24
How to STOP Being a Coward: God Won’t Give You Courage – Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 711
How can a coward get courage? It’s not a commandment, it’s not a mosaic law, it’s not a fruit of the spirit and it’s not a Spiritual gift. So what is courage? Today at the MAG, Pastor Jim Ramos covers the first attribute of courage and also addresses mythes about courage that keep men from living courageous lives. Your step out of cowardice and into a courage starts here. This message is from The MAG, The McMinnville Area Gathering for men, which meets weekly most Wednesday nights at Grange Hall in McMinnville, Oregon. You can come out to see Jim Ramos in person by checking his speaking schedule at menintherena.org, or bring him to speak at your next event. (Note: Jim's speaking calendar is filling up fast due to the Sept 3 release of his new book, "Dialed In: Reaching Your Full Capacity as a Man of God" with David C Cook publishing. If you'd like to bring him to your church to speak or run a workshop for you men, reach out soon!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. ]        
19:47 3/4/24
King Me: Becoming the Hero in Your Story w/ Michael Thompson EP 710
Every man has a kingdom. Not every king rules well. If you ever feel powerless at work or home, wonder how to become the hero in your life story, or just want to make sure you're wielding the power God has given you well, this episode is for you. In this week's interview, author Michael Thompson joins Jim Ramos to discuss his book, "King Me: Loving and Leading in a Wounding World" and help you reclaim the heroism, power and authority God made you to wield. Here is the link to Michael's book: https://tinyurl.com/kingme115 (Using our link to check out the book helps support our ministry - thanks!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
65:13 3/1/24
The Theology of Work: What the Bible Says About Your Career as a Christian Man - Equipping Men in Ten EP 710
You work hard, but are you working the right way? Will you be done working when you're retired? What place should work have in the life of a Christian man? In this week's 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos walks you through a brief theology of work, teaching you what the Bible says about the work you're doing to provide for your family, and helps you identify ways you might be viewing work wrong. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
12:03 2/27/24
What Christian Men Do Wrong in BED: You're Wife's Big "O" - Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 709
Did you know that the Bible talks about your wife's "big O"? It does! What does a Christian man look like in the bedroom? In this week's message, pastor Jim Ramos and the guys from The MAG talk about what the Bible has to say about your O, hers, and how to have the bedroom intimacy that every man dreams of. Here is the link to the book referenced frequently during the message: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheila Gregory -> http://tinyurl.com/sexrescue115 This message is from The MAG, The McMinville Area Gathering for men, which meets weekly most Wednesday nights at Grange Hall in McMinnville, Oregon. You can come out to see Jim Ramos in person checking his speaking schedule at menintherena.org, or bring him to speak at your next event. (Note: Jim's speaking calendar is filling up fast due to the Sept 3 release of his new book, "Dialed In: Reaching Your Full Capacity as a Man of God" with David C Cook publishing. If you'd like to bring him to your church to speak or run a workshop for you men, reach out soon!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
24:20 2/23/24
The Mistake Millions of Husbands Are Making: Framing Your Wife - Equipping Men in Ten EP 709
Are you one of the millions of men who are making Jim's biggest marriage mistake? In this week's 10-minute equipping episode, Jim Ramos shares his biggest marriage mistake. This topic consistently goes viral on our social media channels, with millions of wives chiming in to saying their husband is making this very mistake. Listen up, men. Your wife might have been one of them!  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
09:52 2/20/24
Let's Talk About SEX, Baby! What Married Sex Should Look Like - Jim Ramos at The MAG, EP 708
In this message, Pastor Jim Ramos opens up his Sex Box, teaching you the lies our culture tells us about sex and what married sex is supposed to look like. This message is from The MAG, The McMinnville Area Gathering for men, which meets weekly most Wednesday nights at Grange Hall in McMinnville, Oregon. You can come out to see Jim Ramos in person by checking his speaking schedule at menintherena.org, or bring him to speak at your next event. (Note: Jim's speaking calendar is filling up fast due to the Sept 3 release of his new book, "Dialed In: Reaching Your Full Capacity as a Man of God" with David C Cook publishing. If you'd like to bring him to your church to speak or run a workshop for you men, reach out soon!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. ]
32:21 2/16/24
Learn Your DAD TYPE: Which of 8 Types of Dad Are You? - Equipping Men in Ten EP 707
The Dad Type Quiz is live! Take it at meninthearena.org/dadtype What type of Dad are you? We've discovered there are 8 basic types of dad, with their own strengths, issues, and challenges. Your career type and phase of fatherhood changes the issues you face as a dad. In this week's equipping episode, Jim Ramos outlines how we came up with the 8 different Dad Types, helps you identify which one you are, and outlines some of the challenges your particular type faces.  This episode pairs well with the Dad Type Quiz at meninthearena.org/dadtype. Take the quiz to learn your type, get a customized result based on your fatherhood phase and career, and get resources tailored to where you are in your fatherhood journey.  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. mtntough.com]
09:33 2/13/24
Don't Use A.I. for Love Letters: How to Write a Valentine's Letter to Your Wife w/ Kevin Brewer EP
Have you ever written your wife a love letter? Every man should be able to write a love letter to his wife. In this week's interview and in preparation for Valentine's Day, Jim Ramos' friend Kevin Brewer joined him to teach you how to write a letter or note that your wife will treasure forever, even if you're not a writer.    Step 1: Make a list. Jot down and start making a list : 1. Start with showing you’re thinking of her. Can be basic stuff and could include physical attraction. 2. 1 or 2 things your wife does that you’re proud of. 3. How has God used her in your life (bonus if you include Scripture) 4. Her character traits or qualities as a women  5. Past memories, current situation and what you see in future.   Step 2: Take a break. Take a break - be fresh. Walk away to process.   Step 3: Write your letter. Come back - Sit down and start putting together the letter. Try using a nice piece of paper.   Tips: “Write a love letter without using the word love.” Find other words the explain your feelings - "love" can be overused. Put anything down. It doesn’t have to be deep, just something to trigger emotion and feeling. It doesn’t have to be long. The main thing is to show you’re thinking of her. Even if you’re not a writer - that’s to your advantage because it shows your sacrifice.   [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. mtntough.com]
47:51 2/9/24
Avoid Divorce with This 9-Step Couple's Meeting Framework - Equipping Men in Ten EP 705
Have you ever noticed that men are often "blindsided" by divorce? Too many men seem to be losing their wive's hearts without realizing it until it's too late. If you want to avoid that fate, this week's 10-minute equipping episode is for you. In this episode, Jim Ramos teaches you the 9-part "Couple's Meeting" framework outlined in Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman's excellent book, "The Argument Hangover." [Check out the book here: https://tinyurl.com/argument115] Watch our interview with Aaron Freeman here. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. mtntough.com]
09:09 2/5/24
Finding Purpose Beyond Career and Achievement w/ Jeff Kemp EP 704
Do you define yourself by your career? Is your self-worth shaped by your achievements? As men, culture tempts us to find our value in what we do and how much we can produce. In this week's interview, Jim Ramos is joined by former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp to discuss how we can rise above the production expectation and find our worth in the right things.  Here's Jeff's Book: (checking out the book through our link supports Men in the Arena - thanks!) http://tinyurl.com/receive115 [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. mtntough.com]
63:44 2/2/24
DON'T Call Your Wife Your 'Partner': Why This Term is Anti-Biblical - Equipping Men in Ten EP 703
Have you noticed married Christians calling their spouse their "partner?" Many modern Christians are using this antibiblical word to describe their husband or wife. In this 10-minute equipping episode, pastor Jim Ramos teaches you why this word should never be used and how to correct others when they do. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. mtntough.com]
09:29 1/30/24
The Christian Leader: What Christian Leadership Looks Like IRL w/ Jeremy Stalnecker EP 702
You’re a man, and you know God has called you to lead. The problem is, you don’t know what that looks like in realtime. In this week's interview, Jim Ramos was joined by Jeremy Stalnecker, the co--founder of the Might Oaks Foundation. You’ll walk away from this episode with simple but profound leadership techniques to help you take those you love from where they are to where they need to be. Here are the links to the books we talked about today: Leadership by Design - http://tinyurl.com/leadership115 March or Die -  http://tinyurl.com/marchordie115  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. mtntough.com]  
64:52 1/25/24
5 Health Rules to Change Your Body This Year - Equipping Men in Ten EP 701
Are you overweight? Exhausted? Busy? Out of shape? This is your episode! In this week's 10-minute equipping episode, Jim Ramos shares his "one word" for 2024 and the 5 health rules he has committed to live by this year. In addition to the 5 heath rules, a big part of Jim's fitness this year is his commitment to do the MTNTOUGH fitness program. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. mtntough.com
14:11 1/23/24
Inner Peace for Peace Officers w/ Paul Lee EP 700
Are you a LEO or first responder? Do you see people at their worst? Maybe you find yourself resenting the very people you're suppose to be helping? This week, Jim Ramos was joined by Paul Lee, the Executive Director of the FCPO (Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers), for a powerful conversation about how peace officers and first responders can find peace in the midst of the storm. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. mtntough.com]
60:28 1/19/24
Reboot: How to Identify Blindspots in Your Life
This is a reboot of a past episode #61 of the Men in the Arena Podcast.
06:43 1/16/24
Reboot: How to Make 2024 the Best Year of Your Life
This is a reboot of a past episode #514 of the Men in the Arena Podcast.
44:36 1/12/24
REBOOT: How to Make SMART New Year's Goals
This is a reboot of a past episode #410 of the Men in the Arena Podcast.
10:21 1/8/24
Reboot: How to Achieve Your Goals w/ Paul Cole
This is a reboot of a past episode #338 of the Men in the Arena Podcast.
49:26 1/2/24

Similar podcasts