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The Modern Revolution of the Masculine Heart with John Eldredge

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: The Modern Revolution of the Masculine Heart with John Eldredge

What you’re going to hear today will hit you right in the chest and speak to your soul. You might question the direction of your life, and that’s a good thing. Beneath the negative events portrayed in the media, there is a modern revolution of the masculine heart taking place. Do you feel a call to adventure and a deeper, more fulfilling life?

Today we give you a sneak peek behind the curtains of one of our Dad Edge Alliance group calls. Bestselling author of Wild at Heart John Eldredge agreed to do a live Q&A with our guys. This is an emotional show full of incredible wisdom and answers to questions we might not have even known we had. Don’t miss this special episode of the Dad Edge Podcast!

'Adventure is not just fun. It’s a spiritual longing for a masculine soul. It is food, it is nourishment, it is sustenance.' – @ransomedheart #masculinity #men #adventure #fulfillment Click To Tweet

John Eldredge and Wild at Heart

John Eldredge’s story begins when he was thirty-one years old, working in DC in the political circle. He was a good husband and a good father to a toddler at the time. He had opportunities most men would dream of, like of sitting in on Supreme Court hearings, rubbing shoulders with the elite, and having lunch at the White House. He remembers after just having had the premier Washington experience and noticing there was something wrong with his reaction. He couldn’t care less.

John realized he was in a job he didn’t love, in a city he didn’t relate to, and in a life that wasn’t his. He had lost heart.

John was trying to sort through where to go, when one day, a friend asked him what kind of books he read. Were they about politics and government? John said no. He read books about the human heart and soul. It was clear that he had been in the absolute wrong line of work.

At the age of thirty-two, he went back to grad school and got a degree in counseling. He moved back to Colorado and built a practice. No matter who walked through his door, John noticed every guy, whether they had depression, addiction, marriage problems, etc., had the same core problem. They had lost their connection to their heart and their divine destiny.

John began to write and do lectures on the subject. He organized some retreats, and the idea began to resonate with men everywhere. He and his friend Brent Curtis wrote Sacred Romance together. Tragically, Brent was killed in a climbing accident, but John continued his mission and eventually wrote Wild at Heart.

His publisher actually rejected the manuscript first. This was a big mistake. The book became a phenomenon, outlining the universal central issues of masculinity. John was able to quit his private practice to write more and he is now also part of Ransomed Heart Ministries.

John says that despite the bad news we hear every day, there is a masculine revolution going on.

'Men are getting better. Men are healing. There is a company of warriors that is being raised up. It is the greatest untold story of our day.' –@ransomedheart #dads #men #fathers #fatherhood #manhood #spirituality Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How to approach huge, overwhelming goals
  • The three types of adventures: casual adventure, crucial adventures, and critical adventures
  • How to express to our wives we need adventure without upsetting them
  • How and why to make adventures approachable
  • The ramifications of doing the masculine journey of life without divine guidance
  • How in most life issues, the core need is fathering
  • Why a father’s physical affection in the early years is critical
  • How the concept of masculinity has drastically changed for young men
  • How to help young men transition to the work force while still holding onto the principles you’ve taught them
  • Why young men need a craft or skill, not just for employment, but for a sense of self and satisfaction to the soul
  • Why we need to detach young people from technology
  • How to give our kids the father we never had
  • Why the ability to make mistakes is critical to good fathering
  • How to construct rites of passage for your kids
  • How to make up for not being a good father in the past
  • How to help a fearful child embrace adventure
  • The balance between protecting your kids while giving them room for adventure


'You can’t amass enough information without a conversational relationship with the divine.' – @ransomedheart #christianity #god #selfimprovement #personaldevelopment #lifespurpose Click To Tweet

MENTIONED EPISODE: Wild at Heart with John Eldredge


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The Biblical Meaning of Masculinity

The Biblical Meaning of Masculinity


Jeff Hemmer is the author of the book Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity. He is also a pastor, a husband, and the father of six children.

We don’t usually do spiritual topics on The Dad Edge podcast, but whether you’re spiritual or not, you will get a lot of value from today’s show. We’re going to talk about what it means to be a spiritual leader in your house and go beyond the “Sunday School” versions of the Bible to explore the true masculinity of Jesus.

'How do I know that I’m doing the right thing as a father? As a husband? What does it really mean to be a man?' – @jeff_hemmer #men #dads #fathers #spirituality Click To Tweet

Jeff’s story

Jeff says he had an average upbringing. He had faithful loving parents who were very supportive of Jeff and his brother. They are still married today. Jeff never questioned their support.

He and his wife have been married for fifteen years. They were high school sweethearts and neither of them has ever dated anyone else. Their sixth child on the way in August. Jeff says it’s rarely quiet in their house, but each child brings something wonderful to the family and they muddle through the chaos together.

When Jeff had his first child, his son who is now nine years old, he realized that even though biologically, he’s a man, he never knew what it meant to be his own man in a society that values people for their sameness.

He was struck that the church should have been teaching and talking about manhood, the differences between men and women, and the dynamics of a family. He had to seek resources outside the church to explore masculinity like The Art of Manliness, Order of Man, and Jack Donovan. He also looked to the Bible for examples. He was dumbfounded that very few people in the church taught about this robust biblical masculinity.

Jeff doesn’t claim he’s an expert. He still struggles with the things a man needs to learn. It’s his journey, and he’s not to the destination yet. Jeff says all men are on a the same road. They are always learning from fellow travelers. Some have made mistakes. Some have succeeded and encouraged others. Jeff’s at a point now where he has learned wisdom from his experiences and is passing it along to those who are slightly behind him on the road. This is why he wrote Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity.

'Masculinity is fundamentally about giving.' – @jeff_hemmer #masculinity #men #dads #fathers Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How writing his book helped him become better in all his roles as a man
  • How he was able to acknowledge the ways he wass prone to fail as a father, husband, and man
  • An example of perfect masculinity you can find anywhere else
  • How softness is selfishness
  • How true masculinity is the opposite of selfishness, to be and instrument for the good of others
  • The biblical duties of a man : protect, provide, and procreate
  • How Jesus was an example of masculinity
  • How Jesus is both the solution for men’s failings, and also the example of what a perfect man is and does
  • Mind-blowing insights about Adam and the Original Sin
  • Why men have to be called to something higher to lose their selfishness
  • How Jesus on the cross is the ultimate display of masculinity
  • About the real Jesus who was rough around the edges, who called people out, and confronted religious leaders of the day
  • About Jesus’s band of brothers and how they helped him
  • What fathers need to do as the spiritual leaders of their households
  • How to model Christianity to your kids
  • How dad’s should serve as the pastor of their families
  • Jeff Hemmer’s parting piece of dad wisdom
'Children are a discipline in learning patience.' – @jeff_hemmer #parenting #children #kids #discipline #manhood #fatherhood Click To Tweet

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