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.
King Me: Becoming the Hero in Your Story w/ Michael Thompson EP 710
Every man has a kingdom. Not every king rules well. If you ever feel powerless at work or home, wonder how to become the hero in your life story, or just want to make sure you're wielding the power God has given you well, this episode is for you. In this week's interview, author Michael Thompson joins Jim Ramos to discuss his book, "King Me: Loving and Leading in a Wounding World" and help you reclaim the heroism, power and authority God made you to wield. Here is the link to Michael's book: https://tinyurl.com/kingme115 (Using our link to check out the book helps support our ministry - thanks!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
The Theology of Work: What the Bible Says About Your Career as a Christian Man - Equipping Men in Ten EP 710
You work hard, but are you working the right way? Will you be done working when you're retired? What place should work have in the life of a Christian man? In this week's 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos walks you through a brief theology of work, teaching you what the Bible says about the work you're doing to provide for your family, and helps you identify ways you might be viewing work wrong. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
What Christian Men Do Wrong in BED: You're Wife's Big "O" - Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 709
Did you know that the Bible talks about your wife's "big O"? It does! What does a Christian man look like in the bedroom? In this week's message, pastor Jim Ramos and the guys from The MAG talk about what the Bible has to say about your O, hers, and how to have the bedroom intimacy that every man dreams of. Here is the link to the book referenced frequently during the message: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheila Gregory -> http://tinyurl.com/sexrescue115 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 at your next event. (Note: Jim's speaking calendar is filling up fast due to the Sept 3 release of his new book, "Dialed In: Reaching Your Full Capacity as a Man of God" with David C Cook publishing. If you'd like to bring him to your church to speak or run a workshop for you men, reach out soon!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
The Mistake Millions of Husbands Are Making: Framing Your Wife - Equipping Men in Ten EP 709
Are you one of the millions of men who are making Jim's biggest marriage mistake? In this week's 10-minute equipping episode, Jim Ramos shares his biggest marriage mistake. This topic consistently goes viral on our social media channels, with millions of wives chiming in to saying their husband is making this very mistake. Listen up, men. Your wife might have been one of them! [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]
Let's Talk About SEX, Baby! What Married Sex Should Look Like - Jim Ramos at The MAG, EP 708
In this message, Pastor Jim Ramos opens up his Sex Box, teaching you the lies our culture tells us about sex and what married sex is supposed to look like. This message is from The MAG, The McMinnville 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 by checking his at , or at your next event. (Note: Jim's speaking calendar is filling up fast due to the Sept 3 release of his new book, "Dialed In: Reaching Your Full Capacity as a Man of God" with David C Cook publishing. If you'd like to bring him to your church to speak or run a workshop for you men, reach out soon!) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. ]
Learn Your DAD TYPE: Which of 8 Types of Dad Are You? - Equipping Men in Ten EP 707
The Dad Type Quiz is live! Take it at What type of Dad are you? We've discovered there are 8 basic types of dad, with their own strengths, issues, and challenges. Your career type and phase of fatherhood changes the issues you face as a dad. In this week's equipping episode, Jim Ramos outlines how we came up with the 8 different Dad Types, helps you identify which one you are, and outlines some of the challenges your particular type faces. This episode pairs well with the Dad Type Quiz at meninthearena.org/dadtype. Take the quiz to learn your type, get a customized result based on your fatherhood phase and career, and get resources tailored to where you are in your fatherhood journey. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app. ]
I’ve listened to every episode of this podcast and as a result, myself, children and wife have been profoundly impacted for the better. Jim and his teachings have accompanied me on a near 4 year epic journey of honing myself as a radical follower of Jesus Christ, husband, father, neighbor and coworker. This podcast has shepherded me through welcoming my two youngest children into my family, starting a men’s ministry at my local church, identifying a Silas, Paul and Timothy in my life, joining a church small group, and overcoming lustful sin.
I have worked as a correctional officer, social worker and child protection worker and have seen the wake of destruction caused by “males”. I seriously resonate with Jim’s mission of creating an army of men to be the best version of themselves and believe that the world can be changed by one man at a time.
I challenge men to be bold enough to get off the bleachers and into the fray; to dare them to become their best versions. It will change you and the people around you as it has for me and my family.
Thank you Jim for your faithfulness and passion in reaching the hearts of men!
-Brandon in VT
Wish I would have found this sooner
This podcast has literally been a Godsend. I started listening to an episode about stopping yelling which directly resonated with my wife asking me to stop for a while as it was having a negative effect on our family. I just didn’t understand as I didn’t think I was. That episode convicted me of my ignorance and shortcomings and helped redirect me to not yell about every little thing and to be more mindful of my tone and my role as a Godly husband and father. Almost brought tears to my face, but I was overcome with emotion. I know I am imperfect. It made me want to be better immediately. I’ve been working on that. My son even thanked me recently for not yelling. I have also been trying to listen to as many episodes as I can to learn and grow more in my faith and as a man for my family. I thank God so much for this show. It will help turn around my relationship with my wife and children. God bless y’all.
For men who want to get better
This podcast will challenge you. Be ready for Jim to call you out and call you up as a man. I’m grateful for this content.