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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 20, 2021

How do we father well despite - and through - our mistakes? Author Dave Wilson joined us to discuss parenting wins and fails, and his book No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality. 

For the past twenty-five years, Dave 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 & 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. 

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)


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

Boots on the Ground: Listen to Family Life Today.

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