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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're here to give 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.

Friday's podcast is Equipping Men in Ten - a ten-minute, laser-focused teaching helping 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', and the 5-book Strong Men Study Guide men's 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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Men in the Arena Podcast - Equipping Christian Men Jim Ramos

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 146 Ratings

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 give 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.

Friday's podcast is Equipping Men in Ten - a ten-minute, laser-focused teaching helping 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', and the 5-book Strong Men Study Guide men's 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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    500th Episode Celebration! w/ Jim Ramos

    500th Episode Celebration! w/ Jim Ramos

    Thank you for for helping us get to Episode 500! Because of our listeners we have been able to reach men in 126 countries and help them take a step closer to becoming their best version in Christ. 
    In this episode we take a stroll back to some of the good, bad, and ugly episodes. We look at how we have progressed and share how God has had his hand on us. 
    Links to great podcasts:
    Paul and Virginia Friesen 
    LT General Jerry Boykin
    Wess Stafford
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    • 44 min
    How to Be the Man Your Wife Married w/ Bob Thomason EP 499

    How to Be the Man Your Wife Married w/ Bob Thomason EP 499

    Bob Thomason shares how he stays close to Jesus, loves his wife, and lives faithfully for Christ. He does this by keeping the things that he did in the beginning. Bob has a true belief that Jesus is the restorer and there is always a second chance.   
    Do you love your wife, if, or do you love her, because? -Bob Thomason
    There is no stronger man than one humbly submitted to Christ.  -Bob Thomason 
    If you want to know who you are you have to know the God who made you.  -Bob Thomason
    Boots on the Ground
    Ask yourself this question, Do you take a shower before you take a bath? This is as great time to recommit yourself to Jesus.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Full Capacity Man, The Sacrificial Man - Equipping Men in Ten, EP 498

    The Full Capacity Man, The Sacrificial Man - Equipping Men in Ten, EP 498

    The sacrificial man lays his life down for others. He fights for the great kingdom causes in this world. He willingly serves others when it is not convenient. This man is a Full capacity Man.  
    THINK OF YOURSELF, LESS
    For the overseer must not (be) self-willed.
    —Titus 1:7
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    • 15 min
    Winning in Life w/ Hall of Fame Football Coach Ad Rutschman EP 497

    Winning in Life w/ Hall of Fame Football Coach Ad Rutschman EP 497

    In this episode you will get life wisdom from the winningest coach in college football. 
    "Discipline is not what you do to a person but what you do for a person." -Ad Rutschman 
    Adolf "Ad" Rutschman (born October 30, 1931) is an American football coach, former baseball coach, and college athletics administrator. He was a head football coach for 24 seasons, head baseball coach for 13 seasons, and served as athletic director for 25 years at Linfield College. He is the first athletic director emeritus in the history of the college. He also served as head coach of football and baseball at his alma mater, Hillsboro High School.
    The 5-step formula for success:
    Set the goal in writing Make a plan Check the plan (Do you believe it?) Put the plan in action Stick with the plan (Don’t deviate) 

    Mail a check for $18 to Team Rutschman at 2142 NW Pine Hurst Dr. McMinnville Or 97128 for a copy of Winning with Class.
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    • 1 hr
    The Full Capacity Man, The Servant - Equipping Men in Ten, EP 496

    The Full Capacity Man, The Servant - Equipping Men in Ten, EP 496

    Are you a servant to others? Are you compelled to serve because the living Spirit lives in you? The Christian man is a servant.
    “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits."
    —Matthew 7:15-20- NASB




    It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires
    to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
    —1 Timothy 3:1
    I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.
    —John 13:15 (NLT)
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    • 14 min
    Listener Pushback Interview: Soft to Solid and Becoming a Well-Rounded Man w/ Mat Quinlan EP 495

    Listener Pushback Interview: Soft to Solid and Becoming a Well-Rounded Man w/ Mat Quinlan EP 495

    Mat Quinlan is a listener who disagreed with Jim's statement, "You are Soft" and gave his feedback on Instagram. Jim decided that it would be good to do an interview with Mat and talk about this statement. Instead of blowing Mat off, Jim enters into a great dialogue with our new friend.
    Mat Quinlan is:
    - Father to 2 awesome kids (15 YO Daughter/19 YO Son)
    - 3 years in the highest-divorced unit in the Air Force
    - Holds a couple of “first-evers” in the Air Force
    - Tactical expertise (SWAT/ Active Shooter/ MOUT/ Combatives)
    -3 X Active shooter instructor (Civilian, Military, FBI)
    -2 time Army MACP Tournament Champion (Non weight class fighting) Also won 26 fights straight (no break).  1 man was a 205-lb professional MMA fighter; another was the NorthWest Submission Heavyweight Champion. He fought each 2 times (both were fresh) and his weight was 155-160.
    -Black Belt in MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial arts Program). Believed to be the First Air Force in history.
    -Non Commissioned Officer of the year (Idaho Air National Guard)
    -66th in the world (Spartan Race) 2017
    -2nd place in NorthAmerican Championship “Age Group” division (14th overall) 2021 Spartan Race in Tahoe
    -First Christian to wear Beard in Military Uniform (Based on Christian Manliness). This was not an easy task!
    -Retired and diligently seeking to be a SOLID, well-rounded Man.
    Mat's Goals are: 
    -Become a sponsored professional athlete: 2021/2022
    -Win the Spartan AG world Championship: 2021/2022
    -Serve the Church and work on developing more Manly ways for men to stay engaged (working on a garage ministry for men to work on cars together)
    -Building his son’s business with him (as a mentor and road dog)
    -Staying engaged with his daughter through her high school years (being with the kids during their teens was a big part of popping smoke (retiring) at 21 years)
    -Continuing to build his wife up in every way possible (she's pretty squared-away, so not an easy task)
    Boots on the Ground:
    Find where you are soft. Get a guy who is victorious in this area and have him mentor you.
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Customer Reviews

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146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Willie of Reseda ,

New to Men in the Arena podcast.

Grateful that my friend Aaron Stark. Invited me to join. Started at your oldest podcast. I am on my fourth podcast. 17 December 2019 Episode 221 is my favorite episode so far. I started at episode 202. This is a long podcast but worth every minute . Enjoy and be blessed. 21 December 2019 Episode 231 go Air Force Aim High. Moments matter. 23 December 2019 Episode 235. Thanks for sharing this very needed and frank, direct, brutally honest episode. Overcoming by the power of pain. 2 January 2019: Episode 246 Fight For Your Marriage. I needed this today. I am fighting the good fight. Nothing is changing yet and I am getting tired of waiting for God’s Blessings in my marriage. I will continue to do what God wants of me. Even if I am not seeing any changes in my wife. I have many years of toxic bad years to overcome. Philippians 4:13. God has got me. 8 January 2020 Episode 259 Death Ruck 2019. Great listen very encouraging. My do something hard is. Rehabilitation from Left Knee Total Knee Replacement Revision 19 November 2019. I am seven weeks out from surgery. This is the hardest physical, mental, spiritual & emotional thing. I have had to endure thus far in my 59 years. The hard part is that theses four areas are cumulative. My wounds from my past are with me in the present. I will persevere Philippians 4:19

Bomb-tech ,

Fabulous! If your a man serious about living like one

I look forward to listening to this podcast a couple of times a week. First thing in the morning I do my devotions, then listen to the newest episode. Every episode has been relevant, convicting, and challenging. It’s not a joke to be a man. It’s not a joke to be a husband or a father either. I’ve been a Christian since I was in grade school, I have experienced the various challenges of the walk. This podcast keeps it real.

Jebhd4 ,

Makes me better

Such a wide variety of guest interviews that make me a better man, father, husband, employe, and member of my community.

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