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The Men in the Arena podcast equips Christian men in the stress bubble of life: married, with kids, building your career and trying to follow God while leading your family well. We'll help you become your best version, equipping you to honor God in your marriage, parenting, work, church and community!

Tuesday'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.

Friday'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 Morley, and Emerson Eggerichs. Jim reads their books and boils down their teachings into a powerful interview to help you learn from their expertise.

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 become the man you've always known you could be.

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.

Men in the Arena - Christian Men's Podcast Jim Ramos

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

The Men in the Arena podcast equips Christian men in the stress bubble of life: married, with kids, building your career and trying to follow God while leading your family well. We'll help you become your best version, equipping you to honor God in your marriage, parenting, work, church and community!

Tuesday'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.

Friday'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 Morley, and Emerson Eggerichs. Jim reads their books and boils down their teachings into a powerful interview to help you learn from their expertise.

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 become the man you've always known you could be.

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.

    5 Ways Good Dads Can Show Up (Even After Divorce) – Equipping Men in Ten EP 739

    5 Ways Good Dads Can Show Up (Even After Divorce) – Equipping Men in Ten EP 739

    Are your kids part of the 48% of children today who won’t reach 18 years of age with both parents still in the home? If so, or even if your family is still intact, this episode will help you SHOW UP as a dad. In this week’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos teaches you how to be so consistent that your presence builds a firm foundation in your kids’ hearts. You’ll walk away from this episode with 5 boots-on-the-ground tactics to stay engaged with your kids.  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 8 min
    The Biblical Case for Wife Kids (even in Second Marriages)– Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 738

    The Biblical Case for Wife Kids (even in Second Marriages)– Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 738

    Are you married? Your wife is greater than your kids. Remarried? Still true! The Bible shows us that your wife is greater than your kids, even in the tricky situation of remarriage. In this message at the MAG, Pastor Jim Ramos lays out the biblical case for this counter-cultural assertion, WIFE > KIDS.   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 at , or bring him to speak at your next event.    [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 34 min
    Become a Level 5 Dad: What Level of Father Leadership Have You Achieved? – Equipping Men in Ten EP 737

    Become a Level 5 Dad: What Level of Father Leadership Have You Achieved? – Equipping Men in Ten EP 737

    We all want to be successful leaders and fathers in our homes. But how do we properly assess where we’re at and what areas we can improve? In this week’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos breaks down the 5 levels of leadership a dad can obtain. Jim asks you to get real with yourself to make an honest assessment of your level of leadership and consider how you can move up to be a level 5 leader in your home. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 11 min
    1 Hour to Fix Your Marriage w/ Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen EP 736

    1 Hour to Fix Your Marriage w/ Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen EP 736

    Need a full-service revamp of your marriage? Today, Jim Ramos is joined by power couple, Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen, as they help you avoid marriage pitfalls, offer tangible advice, and encourage you as you battle for your relationship with your wife. This unique husband-and-wife episode offers fascinating insight from a women’s perspective. You’ll walk away with tangible steps and tools to make sure you come out victorious in your marriage.   The last time Paul and Virginia appeared on our podcast, it was the one and only time Jim’s wife Shanna has come on the pod with him! It was raw and powerful. Check out Paul and Virgina’s book, The Marriage App: Unlocking the Irony of Intimacy   (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.]

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Mr. Know-It-All: 6 Secrets Your ‘Know-It-All’ Attitude Reveals About Your Heart – Equipping Men in Ten EP 735

    Mr. Know-It-All: 6 Secrets Your ‘Know-It-All’ Attitude Reveals About Your Heart – Equipping Men in Ten EP 735

    Are you a know-it-all? Do you have trouble taking criticism? Pretty sure you don’t need direction from others? Find yourself judging the way others do things? Having a TEACHABLE spirit is vital when you’re living out your best version of life in Christ. Even so, many of us walk around with a “know-it-all” attitude. In this week’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos teaches you 6 secrets a “know-it-all” attitude reveals about your heart and how it plays into your “Season of Manhood” (see "Seasons of Manhood" and  ) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at  for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 11 min
    WILD Obedience: What Real Biblical Masculine Strength Looks Like w/ Ryan Miller EP 734

    WILD Obedience: What Real Biblical Masculine Strength Looks Like w/ Ryan Miller EP 734

    Calling all WILD MEN! You know you’re called to be a strong Christian man, so why does the Bible tell you to be “meek?” And why does God keep calling WILD, UNRULY men to his cause? This world wants to break men like you, but God has different plans. This week, Men in the Arena founder Jim Ramos is joined by evangelist Ryan Miller, known on Instagram as “Dude with the Good News” @dudewithgoodnews for a deep dive into what WILD Christian masculine strength really looks like.  [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]  

    • 53 min

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