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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'll help you become your best version, equipping you 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.

Thursday's podcast is Equipping Men in Ten - a ten-minute, laser-focused teaching from 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.

Aug 29, 2019

Nate Larkin, author of Samson and the Pirate Monks, shares about the struggles men face with porn who are in the church, his story and how he overcame it, and what other men can and should do.

Nate Larkin is the founder of the Samson Society.  A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Nate started out as a church planter in the 1980’s but abandoned the pastoral ministry after five years because he was in despair over his inability to gain victory over porn and prostitution.  He went into business, forming Engineering Support Team, a company that provides marketing, customer care and technical writing services for forensic engineers.

After two decades of secret sexual behavior, Nate was discovered by his wife. That’s when he finally sought help. His first steps toward freedom came in a 12-step recovery program, which breathed new life into his experience of the gospel.  In 2004, Nate and a few friends launched the Samson Society in Franklin, Tennessee, as a place where Christian men of every description – not just those battling addiction – can bring their real selves, say the real truth, and walk together in the light.  The Samson Society has grown to more than 400 local groups and dozens of virtual groups that connect online.


You can learn more about Nate’s story in the book “Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood,” which was published by Thomas Nelson in 2007, or his I Am Second video on YouTube.  Nate also wrote, with NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip, “Sundays Will Never Be the Same: Racing, Tragedy, and Redemption – My Life in America’s Fastest Sport” (Simon and Schuster 2012). He is the co-host of the Pirate Monk Podcast and the Positive Sobriety Podcast and a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats.

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Go on to the Samson Society website and check out their groups.

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