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Men in the Arena Podcast - Equipping Christian Men

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.

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The Prayer Warrior: How to Know When God is Speaking to You - Hearing and Discerning God's Voice - Equipping Men in Ten EP 581
Have you ever wondered if that's God speaking to you or just indigestion? Ever worry that maybe the internal voice you're hearing in prayer is not God's voice at all, but rather your own desires? People talk about receiving messages from God, but when He's not sky-writing in the clouds, how do you know it's from Him? In this week's Equipping Men in Ten, author and pastor Jim Ramos teaches you 4 Biblical tests to tell if what you're hearing is from God or not. He also gives you 4 questions you can ask yourself to make sure that the messages you receive aren't just your own will or negative outside influence. By the end of this 10 minute equipping episode, you'll be able to confidently hear and discern the voice of God in your own life. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
18:25 09/26/2022
How to Make Your Life Matter: Achieving Man's Silent Quest for Significance w/ Aaron Walker EP 580
God created you for more than just going to work and going home. The quest for SIGNIFICANCE and living a life that matters is one of the greatest unspoken needs of men. Today, Jim was joined by Aaron Walker, founder of the Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind Group. They discuss how you can live the significant, meaningful life that God designed just for you.    Aaron Walker’s mission is to help men transform their lives by uncovering what they truly want in life and setting their goals to achieve success and significance on their journey. He is a serial entrepreneur with over a dozen business start-ups and over 43 years in his community. Aaron is also the founder of View from the Top and the Mastermind Group: Iron Sharpens Iron. “We coach men to look outward so they can not only be successful but also significant."   Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
58:00 09/22/2022
The Prayer Warrior: 4 Things You Need to Hear God's Voice - Equipping Men in Ten EP 579
Are you a prayer warrior? Are your prayers powerful and effective? In this first episode in a series equipping you to pray like a warrior, Jim Ramos will teach you the four things you need to have in place in order to hear from God clearly. These four things are PREREQUISITES for the strong Christian man who hears God. Do you have them? Four Prerequisites to Hearing the Voice of God Heart of a Champion  Are you ALL IN for Jesus? Does he have all you. Has he wrecked your plans for His?  Eyes of a Hunter  Drive with me for 5 minutes and you will be scared. I am always looking for wild game. Shanna is as good as me now out of necessity. God is all over the place if we would take the time to hunt for Him.  Pencil of a Sharpshooter  If I don’t have my notepad and pen, I have a Fraternity Dude named Siri. He is always taking my notes and sending emails as God speaks to my heart.   Ears of the Hunted  Big ears & Eyes to the side. Are you  aware? Is your head always in the game? You’re alert as if your soul depended on it? Look around. No rush. What do you smell? What do you feel? What do you see? What are you touching? In THIS moment what is God saying to you through these things? Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
13:00 09/19/2022
Porn: Your Scientific Path to Freedom: How to Eradicate the 6 Roots that are Keeping You Stuck w/ Ted Shimer EP 578
Welcome to our best porn podcast. Ever. Ted Shimer wrote the best book Jim has read so far on porn addiction and how to get free, and the interview didn’t disappoint. Here, Shimer teaches you the 6 scientific roots of your porn use, and gives you practical steps for eradicating them from your life for good. 500+ podcast episodes make for a lot of books and interviews about porn, but this one is Jim’s favorite, HANDS DOWN. Ted Shimer has mentored men since 1991. He is a Dallas Seminary-trained Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional-Supervisor who helps people overcome the bondage of pornography in the context of making disciples.  Ted is the Founder of The Freedom Fight, an online porn addiction recovery program, and the author of the book, The Freedom Fight, The New Drug and the Truths that Set Us Free, which is our topic for today.  Boots on the Ground: Go back and review the six roots that lead a person into porn and identify which ones mostly affect you. Lock down the smartphones in the hands of your kids! Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
69:49 09/15/2022
Which Are You, Follower or Participant? - Equipping Men in Ten EP 577
In life, we get to choose whether we are going to sit back and watch or get into the game. We want to challenge you, men, to get into the fight. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
08:47 09/12/2022
Dad, How 15 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Family Tree w/ Mirthell Mitchell EP 576
In a disconnected age, how does a family connect? Mirthell Mitchell, founder of the 7-million-follower Onyx family brand, shared with us how God brought him to a place to connect with his kids in a new (old?) way that just takes 15 minutes each day. Mirthell also told an AMAZING story of how his own father responded to his teenage rebellion (drugs, partying, wrecking a car) in a way that ended up turning his life around. We discussed how the Holy Spirit can guide and inspire us to parent each child differently. If you have a rebellious teen, this is a can't-miss conversation. Mirthell is the founder of the Onyx brand (and family), which is an African-American family of entertainers and entrepreneurs with over seven million followers across social media. Before going into the entertainment industry, he was a pastor and a Family Therapist and still has a passion for bringing families together. He has a YouTube Original show called Onyx Family Dinner among many other things. He has partnered with the likes of people like Dr. Oz, Matthew McConaughey, and was invited as guest on the 2021 Presidential Inauguration program. “Let’s get our Boots on the Ground”: Start doing one meal a week together as a family. Eventually, your goal is to do one meal a day during weekdays. https://www.onyxfamily.com  Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
54:10 09/08/2022
REBOOT: Men in the Arena Top 10 Podcasts on Finishing Strong EP 575
Top Ten Podcasts in Each of the Five Essentials Finishing Strong                                    Book/Organization Brett Clemmer (Ep 233)        No Man Left Behind             Clair Hoover (Ep 417)             NCMM                                    Jim Whitmore (Ep 449)         NCMM                                    Patrick Morely (Ep 366)        Christian Man                           Bud Lindstrand (Ep 219)       MODA                                     Jack Deere (Ep 247)             Even in our Darkness            Gene Getz (Ep 253)              Life Essentials Bible              Gene Getz (Ep 255)              Measure of a Man                  Jerry Boykin (Ep 318)           Never Surrender                   Ron Deal (Ep 350)                 Smart Stepdad Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast    
45:22 09/06/2022
Breaking Through Mental Blocks to Become Your Best Version w/ Omar Pinto EP 574
Omar Pinto helps men rewire the bad mental pathways that hold them back from becoming their best selves. He joined us to help you identify and fix the thought patterns that are undermining your success. Omar Pinto is a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner with over 18 years in the addiction recovery space. He is the host of the SHAIR Podcast which is an acrostic for Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery with over 2,000,000 downloads. His success comes from his ability to pierce through mental blockages preventing his clients from being the most authentic and genuine version of themselves. Boots on the Ground: If you are experiencing a mental block in your life go to Omar's website and sign up for your free consultation. https://omarpinto.com Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
65:44 09/01/2022
REBOOT: Men in the Arena Top 10 Podcasts on Leading Courageously EP 573
Top Ten Podcasts in Each of the Five Essentials  Leading Courageously                      Book                My favorite episode came from here  1. Bill Farrel (Ep 201)                             Red Hot Monogamy 2. Jason Karampatsos (Ep 239)          Elephant in the Room      3. Gary Chapman (Ep 344)                   5 Love Languages            4. Don Minter (Ep 178)                           31 Days       5. Willard Harley (Ep 128)                      His Needs Her Needs 6. Michelle Watson Canfield (Ep 443) Let’s Talk 7. Wess Stafford (Ep 48)                       Too Small to Ignore, Just a Minute 8. Emerson Eggerichs (Ep 361)             Love and Respect 9. Regi Campbell (Ep 293)                     Radical Husbands 10. Paul and Virginia Friesen (Ep 421)  Interview w/Jim & Shanna www.meninthearena.org  Men in the Arena Books and Swag  Support the Podcast   
58:04 08/29/2022
Managing Happiness: How Business Principles Can Improve Your Marriage w/ David Henzel EP 572
You go into work with a plan, why not use the same strategies to achieve happiness at home? Entrepreneur David Henzel joined us to teach you to apply 6 business principles to your family life to maximize your effectiveness in your marriage and parenting. David Henzel is the CEO of Upcoach and an entrepreneur for over 20 years. His passion is to help individuals and their organizations reach their full potential. Aside from Upcoach (Coaching Delivery System), he has a small portfolio of companies and his passion project Managing Happiness (Peak Performance Group Coaching for entrepreneurs.) https://www.managinghappiness.com/  https://www.davidhenzel.com/  “Let’s get our Boots on the Ground”: What’s next? What action step will you take because of today? What will you do because of what you heard? Here it is. Sit down with your wife and identify ONE area of your marriage that needs immediate attention. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast      
61:29 08/25/2022
REBOOT: Men in the Arena Top 10 Podcasts on Pursuing God Passionately EP 571
Top Ten Podcasts in Each of the Five Essentials Pursuing God Passionately Book 10. Seth Barnes (Ep 184)                  World Race 9. Jeff Deyo (Ep 269)                        Awakening Pure Worship 8. Michael Thompson (Ep 195,197) Heart of a Warrior 7. Robert Lewis (Ep 342)                  Raising a Modern Day 6. Greg Matthews (Ep 305)              Wild Awakenings 5. Kenny Joyner (Ep 445,447)          Without a Father 4. Bill Perkins (Ep 227)                      Jesus Story 3. Wayne Jacobsen (Ep 265)           The God Journey/Shack 2. Justin Overlander (Ep 441)           The Chosen 1. Rick Robinson (Ep 479)                  His Story   www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
36:00 08/22/2022
REBOOT: Living a Life That is Beyond Average w/ Robert Owen EP 570
Most men live an average or below-average life. What does it take to live above average? You will love this episode with Robert Owen! Robert Hamilton Owens is a man of many hats. He’s been and done a lot – mountain climbing, radio and TV personality, keynote speaker, minister, Ironman, philanthropist, triathlete, Special Ops Pararescue man, and father of five – to name a few. But of all the pursuits he’s undertaken, there’s one title that best describes this literal force of nature: Robert is The Fittest and Mentally Toughest 66-Year-Old in the World. Period. Robert was born and raised in Orange County, California without ever having met his parents. Adopted by a California judge, Robert was raised as a special-needs child who was unable to play kickball with his classmate due to the corrective shoes he was required to wear through sixth grade. Boots on the Ground:  What are your 3 take-aways from this podcast? What are you going to do with it? Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
75:39 08/16/2022
REBOOT: Men in the Arena Top 10 Podcasts on Fighting Apathy EP 569
Jim lists his Top 10 Podcasts in Each of the Five Essentials of Manhood Fighting Apathy                               Book                          10. Kenny Luck (EP 164)               Dangerous Good 9. Paul Cole (Ep 338)                  Just a Bartender 8. Stephen Mansfield (Ep 130)   God and Guinness 7. Elmo Winters (Ep 374)             Overcoming Racism 6. Clarence Shuler (Ep 435)        Keeping your wife   5. Paul Friesen (Ep 297)               Lovin’ Your Wife Like Christ When You Ain’t No Jesus.   4. Todd Wilson   (Ep 380)            Family Man Ministry 3. Paul Coughlin   (Ep 316)           No More Christian Nice Guy 2. Brad Huddleston (Ep 453)       Digital Cocaine 1. Allen Schwartz (Ep 281)            Leadville 100  Join Our Program. www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
43:45 08/15/2022
REBOOT: Imperfect Parenting, and How to Be Good at It w/ Dave Wilson EP 568
Dave Wilson joined us to talk through his biggest mistakes as a dad:  TOP FIVE PARENTING MISTAKES Mistake #1: I left my soul at the office Mistake #2: I was nicer to the mailman than to my kids Mistake #3: I forgot the Bullseye  Mistake #4: I neglected my marriage Mistake #5: I didn’t hug enough He also walked us through what fatherhood looks like in its different seasons: The Four Stages of Parenting: 1. Discipline stage (ages one to five) 2. Training stage (ages five to twelve) 3. Coaching stage (ages twelve to eighteen) 4. Friendship stage (ages eighteen plus) For the past twenty-five years, Dave Wilson and his wife Ann have been featured speakers at Family Life’s Weekend to Remember®, and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country.  Dave and Ann host a radio show for Family Life with featured guests on marriage/relationships/money and parenting.    Dave has served as the Detroit Lions Chaplain for thirty-three years. They have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. Dave and his wife co-authored the book, No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality which is our topic for today’s discussion.  https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-today/  Boots on the Ground: Listen to Family Life Today.  Join Our Program. www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast https://youtu.be/eaJPlmp6XA0  
59:50 08/11/2022
REBOOT: Men in the Arena Top 10 Podcasts on Protecting Integrity EP 567
Jim lists his Top Ten Podcasts in Each of the Five Essentials of Manhood Protecting integrity - The Trailhead              10. Sam Black  (Ep 334)              Covenant Eyes            9. Joe Martin    (EP 261)              Real Men Connect                  8. Matt Loehr   (EP 263)              Whose Got your back            7. Bill Hendricks (EP 352)            Men of Influence                    6. Rod Handley (EP 394, 396)    Character that Counts            5. Tom Wilson (EP 411)                Five Essential to Engage        4. Bill Perkins (EP 88, 227)          6 Rules, Battles, Jesus Story                        3. Rick Johnson (EP 301)             Power of a Man                       2. Earl Wilson  (Ep 126)                Restoring the Fallen               1. John Eldredge (EP 94)             Wild at Heart      www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
37:35 08/08/2022
REBOOT: Winning the Digital Cocaine Battle and Navigating Through It With Your Family EP 566
Brad Huddleston joined us with some alarming statistics regarding screentime and our kids' use of technology, what it does to their brains, and what to do about it. Brad Huddleston is an internationally respected speaker, consultant, teacher and author on the important issues such as technology and culture. He has worked with universities, schools, churches and law enforcement, and spoken to hundreds of thousands around the world on both the advantages of well-used technology tools and the dangers of the growing trend toward technology addiction. Brad has an on-going collaboration with the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) and its Neuroscience Division at the University of South Africa. Brad has a degree in Computer Science and a Diploma of Biblical Studies and is a credentialed minister in the Acts 2 Alliance (A2A) movement in Australia. He's also a frequent guest on radio and television and author of Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance and The Dark Side of Technology: Restoring Balance in the Digital Age. Brad and his wife, Beth, live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia (USA). https://bradhuddleston.com/ Join Our Program. www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
68:56 08/04/2022
REBOOT: What is the Apex of Manhood? EP 565 w/ Jim Ramos
If there is a creator and He created you, don't you think he has a plan for your life? And in order for you to know what that plan is shouldn't you pursue the one who made you? What are some ways you pursue God?  Join Our Program. www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
11:24 08/01/2022
REBOOT: Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend w/ Clarence Shuler EP 564
In one of Jim's favorite marriage episodes, Clarence Shuler joined us to teach you how to make your wife your best friend. Dr. Clarence Shuler was filmed as a marriage expert for one session of Oprah’s “Love Goals” reality show in 2020. He & his wife Brenda are members of FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway Speaker Team. He serves on the Fatherhood CoMission Board. Clarence partners with Gary Chapman and speaks at The Five Love Languages and Date Night events. He has authored 10 books including our book for today, Making your Wife your Best Friend.  "Conflict is not about winning. It’s about understanding." "If couples prays together, they have a 1 in 10000 chance of divorcing." "How I treat the gift (my wife) is a reflection of my worship for God." Boots on the Ground Ask yourself this question, and your wife. Are you a pleasure to be married to? Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast Youtube Version
63:06 07/28/2022
How to Help a Buddy in Crisis: Learning to Shut Up w/ Joe Bradley EP 563
This summer our Equipping in Ten episodes are interviews with some of our Men in the Arena National Team Captains. We have asked them to write a blog to go with their interview as well. Joe Bradley and his wife, Debbie, have been married for twenty-six years, have two grown children, and are now living life somewhere beyond the ‘stress bubble’ years and those of retirement.  A Colorado native, he is an avid outdoorsman, finding himself closest to God when the only roof overhead is an aspen canopy or the milky way. A police officer for nearly thirty years, Joe hopes to spend whatever time remains empty nesting with his beloved wife, hunting with close friends, fly fishing, and pouring into the life and faith of others. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast https://youtu.be/jkF0gQxEtro 
28:30 07/25/2022
REBOOT: Unleash Your Best in Life and Work w/ Eric Boles EP EP 562
Former NFL Wide Receiver Eric Boles joined us to help you identify roadblocks at work and home and how to get past them. Eric Boles is the CEO and Founder of The Game Changers, Inc., a noted global expert in talent development and peak performance. Eric greatest impact and focus is on people. His perspectives on managing and leading change, transforming culture and overcoming complacency are laced with practical tools and principles that can be applied to a man’s personal life. Eric learned many of his principles of peak performance, team dynamics and leadership from his experience as a Wide Receiver with the National Football League. Eric is the author of a book entitled “Moving to Great...Unleashing Your Best in Life and Work.”  Which is our focus of today’s episode. Boots on the Ground  Write down each of the questions in the 4 quarters and answer them honestly and Ask your wife if you were honest Who Am I? How Did I get Here?  Where Am I Going?  How Do I Get There?  Thegamechangersinc.com Ericboles.com  This Episode on Youtube Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
63:55 07/21/2022
Parenting the Stupid Years: How to Navigate Your Adult Children's Bad Decisions w/ Dale Collver EP 561
This summer our Equipping in Ten episodes are interviews with some of our Men in the Arena National Team Captains. We have asked them to write a blog to go with their interview as well. Dale Collver is the Operations Manager and Podcast Producer for Men in the Arena. He also worked with me for 8 years in youth ministry.  Dale lives in McMinnville Oregon with Heather, his wife of 26 years. They have 3 adult daughters, Hayley, Hannah, and Hayden, and one adopted son Noah who is 8 years old. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
27:45 07/18/2022
SUMMER REBOOT: Your Best Marriage Now! w/ Paul and Virginia Friesen EP 560
This is a special episode with Jim and Shanna Ramos, and Dr's Paul and Virginia Friesen. You do not want to miss this one! Dr's. Paul and Virginia Friesen have been involved in Family Ministries for more than 40 years through family camps, church staff positions, speaking, consulting, and writing. In 2003, they founded Home Improvement Ministries (www.HIMweb.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping individuals and churches to better encourage marriages and families in living out God's design for healthy relationships. As the lead resource couple at Home Improvement Ministries, the Friesen's regularly speak at marriage, men’s, and women’s conferences in the US and internationally, as well as local family and parenting seminars, and have an ongoing ministry with professional athletes.  Paul and Virginia both have Doctorates in Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Between them they have authored more than fifteen books and curriculums on parenting and marriage, including Letters to My Daughters, In Our Image, Raising a Trailblazer, Before You Save the Date, The Marriage App, and most recently, Lovin’ Your Wife Like Christ When You Ain’t No Jesus.  Paul and Virginia were married in 1976 and are the parents of three young adult women, two of whom are now married to wonderful, Godly men. Their middle daughter is living fully for Christ as a single woman and trusting God for His best. Paul and Virginia’s greatest joy in life is knowing that their children are “walking in the truth.” The Marriage App  Boots on the Ground Sit down with your wife and ask each other for forgiveness. Also, take notes on these applications and do them.  Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
79:05 07/14/2022
Defining the Marriage You Want w/ Garrett Schooley EP 559
This summer our Equipping in Ten episodes are interviews with some of our Men in the Arena National Team Captains. We have asked them to write a blog to go with their interview as well. Garrett Schooley lives on the central coast of California with his wife Michelle, and 3 children Isaac (14), James (10), and Ruby (8). They are licensed foster parents. He is an elder at his church in Morro Bay. He works as a foreman for a landscape company in San Luis Obispo.  Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
17:31 07/11/2022
SUMMER REBOOT: Investing For Your Future w/ Rick Robinson EP 558
In this podcast episode we hear from the semi-retired founder and CEO of Robinson Nursery Incorporated, Rick Robinson.  Rick shares about his philosophies for giving, and to whom. What does good stewardship look like and what he believes God's Word tells him to do with his resources is also discussed. It’s no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. -Jim Elliot Boots on the Ground: Take a step of faith in your stewardship journey by giving 10 percent. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
51:54 07/07/2022
Three Steps to Find Your Path of Excellence w/ Kai Munshi EP 557
This summer our Equipping in Ten episodes are interviews with some of our Men in the Arena National Team Captains. We have asked them to write a blog to go with their interview as well.  Kai is a former U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer and federal law enforcement officer. He still works for the government in the field of training and education. He and his wife Sheri have been married for over 20 years. They live on Saint Simons Island in Georgia. Kai serves on the Men in the Arena Board of Directors Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
38:00 07/05/2022
SUMMER REBOOT: Helping Your Blended Family Thrive w/ Ron Deal EP 556
Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, the author of over a dozen books and video resources on stepfamily living including the bestselling books Building Love Together in Blended Families with Dr. Gary Chapman His podcast FamilyLife Blended with Ron Deal and his one-minute radio feature are heard around the world and his work has been quoted/referenced by multiple news outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC.com, and USA Today. www.familylife.com www.familylifeblended.com www.smartstepfamilies.com Use this LINK to access A Guide To Building Love With The Five P's of Stepparenting. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
57:27 06/30/2022
Fathering the Fatherless: Why Changing Others Changes You w/ Sam Roberts Jr. EP 555
This summer our Equipping in Ten episodes are interviews with some of our Men in the Arena National Team Captains. We have asked them to write a blog to go with their interview as well.  Sam Roberts Jr. is a Men in the Arena National Team Captain. He lives in Baker City Oregon with his wife of nine years, Bethany, 5-year-old daughter Avery, and 2-year-old son Levi. Sam is a diesel mechanic, worship leader, and outdoorsman. He loves to serve the church, camping, fishing, hunting, and boating. His unwavering faith journey started as a young child and has been guided by many great men whom he is thankful for. His single sentence testimony is “God is always faithful.” Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
37:34 06/27/2022
Not-So-Spiritual Truths About Spiritual Leadership: Jim Ramos at Yamhill Christian Church EP 554
This special Father's Day episode is from Jim Ramos at Yamhill Christian Church. What is that ONE WORD? It is mind-boggling how many men are caught off guard by that ONE WORD. That ONE WORD  has stopped men in their tracks.  That ONE WORD has caused some of the most successful leaders I know to scratch their heads in dismay. That one word has paralyzed some of the most action-oriented leaders I know.  When we hear that WORD “Leader” we lose our minds! What does it mean to be a leader of my family? So far, we have spent every week on one dude…YOU. Now we are turning up the heat because it isn’t about you. It is also about those GOD HAS COMMISSIONED YOU TO CARE FOR.  That ONE WORD—LEADER— has led to much confusion and it’s been that way for two millennia. Look at the pastoral Epistles for example. Paul spent more time in the Pastorals describing THAT ONE WORD than any of the other nineteen qualities, most of which being one-word descriptions. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
28:50 06/23/2022
Crafting a Personal Growth Strategy w/ Jeff Dyck EP 553
This summer our Equipping in Ten episodes are interviews with some of our Men in the Arena National Team Captains. We have asked them to write a blog to go with their interview as well.  If you do not get the weekly equipping email, go to https://meninthearena.org/pages/weekly-equipping-blast and sign up today.  Jeff is currently serving Men in the Arena on the Board of Directors and is one of its National Team Captains where he leads a virtual team of men from around the country. Jeff is also an elder at Yamhill Christian Church, Yamhill, Oregon.  Jeff retired in February 2021 from 35 years in the steel industry with the last 16 years as President of Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, a company of Schnitzer Steel where he oversaw 400 employees.  Jeff received his BS and MS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.  Jeff has been married to his fabulous bride, Julie, for the last 34 years and is a proud father of three adult children. Get Your Copy Now! of Tell Them, What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support the Podcast
35:48 06/20/2022
SUMMER REBOOT: Just a Minute with a Child w/ Wess Stafford EP 552
When you see a child what happens in your soul? For Wess Stafford he knows that one moment, one word can launch them into greatness. So, Wess doesn’t miss a chance to make a mark for Jesus in a child’s heart.  Dr. Wess Stafford is President Emeritus of Compassion International, one of the world’s largest Christian child development organizations, partnering with more than 60 denominations and 7,000 local churches and serving over 2 million children in 26 countries. Wess has worked both overseas and in leadership positions at ministry headquarters for four decades and served as President and CEO of Compassion International for 20 years.  Wess is an internationally recognized advocate for children in poverty, speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves.   He earned undergraduate degrees from Moody Bible Institute and Biola University, and a master’s degree from Wheaton College, as well as a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  The author of Too Small to Ignore: Why the Least of These Matters Most and Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment Can Last Forever. Get your copy of Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever. https://www.amazon.com/Just-Minute-Heart-Moment-Forever/dp/0802409660
64:41 06/16/2022