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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
    • 4.8 • 257 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.

    How to Forgive the Church (People) that Hurt You w/ Wendell Morton EP 722

    How to Forgive the Church (People) that Hurt You w/ Wendell Morton EP 722

    Have you been hurt at church? One of the biggest barriers to men going to church is the people IN the church! In this week's interview, Pastor Jim Ramos is joined by Wendell Morton to teach you practical ways to deal with the wounds you've received from 'church people.' How do you stay in church even when it's filled by sinners? How do you forgive and release the bitterness that makes you reluctant to go on Sunday, or has even driven you away from the church altogether? You'll walk away from this epsisode with strategies to overcome hurt and release the only prisoner of unforginessness: you. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 53 min
    Becoming Courageous: Increase Your Courage Over Time – Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 721

    Becoming Courageous: Increase Your Courage Over Time – Jim Ramos at The MAG EP 721

    Did you know courage is a character trait developed over time? Like weightlifting, men have to practice, struggle and persevere to build the “muscles” of courage until it becomes who we are. The good news: God wired men to be courageous. Like a cattle brand, God has stamped the desire to be courageous into men. But it’s up to you to make that choice. In this final message in the “Take Courage” series from the MAG, Pastor Jim Ramos shares how we can make sure our character is SOLID and not easily swayed by the worldly pressures men face. 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 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.]

    • 24 min
    Trafficked NO MORE: How YOU Can Help Sex Trafficking Survivors (Without Leaving Home) w/ Shannon Sloan and Amanda Kozlowski EP 720

    Trafficked NO MORE: How YOU Can Help Sex Trafficking Survivors (Without Leaving Home) w/ Shannon Sloan and Amanda Kozlowski EP 720

    You hurt for the victims of sex trafficking, but what can you DO about it? There’s a way you can help survivors of sex trafficking without leaving your home. In this week’s unique and powerful interview, Jim Ramos is joined by sisters Shannon Sloan and Amanda Kozlowski to talk about their ministry, the Free Bird Initiative. They share powerful stories of rescue and redemption and teach you how you can honor your own wife while helping empower sex trafficking survivors. Free Bird Initiative: Ring True: GHOST: Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team: (online safety training for parents) [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 45 min
    What Christian Wives Want: 4 Things She Might Not Know She Needs From You – Equipping Men in Ten EP 719

    What Christian Wives Want: 4 Things She Might Not Know She Needs From You – Equipping Men in Ten EP 719

    Congrats brother, you’ve married a strong Christian woman. But, what does she NEED from you? In her core, what does she need and want from you on a daily basis? In today’s 10-minute equipping episode, pastor Jim Ramos teaches you the 4 core desires of every woman and the practical ways you can meet those needs. Jim pulls from Michael Thompson’s () book KING ME(), taking his principles and breaking them down so you’ll be able to take action starting today! Michael’s book: [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at mtntough.com for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]  

    • 11 min
    It Stops With YOU: Breaking the Cycle of Childhood Trauma and Sin w/ Patrick Morley EP 718

    It Stops With YOU: Breaking the Cycle of Childhood Trauma and Sin w/ Patrick Morley EP 718

    “I’m fine” says every man…but it’s not true. We live in a broken world and every man brings brokenness to the table. How do we sift through our brokenness to find healing? How do we break the cycle of childhood trauma and generational sin? And how do we forgive those that contributed to our brokenness? This week, Jim Ramos is joined again by men’s ministry giant Patrick Morley (of ‘Man in the Mirror’ fame, listen to our interview about that book ), to discuss his new book, ‘From Broken Boy to Mended Man: A Positive Plan to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Break the Cycle.’ This episode will help you identify your areas that are broken, create an actionable plan for healing them, and deal with the scars from past brokenness.  Patrick’s Books: From Broken Boy to Mended Man - (using our link helps support the ministry, thanks!) Man in the Mirror - [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Godly Husband: 3 Steps to Achieve Spiritual Leadership at Home #717

    The Godly Husband: 3 Steps to Achieve Spiritual Leadership at Home #717

    One of the biggest questions men ask is, “what does a spiritual leader look like and how do I become one in my home?” In this week’s 10-minute equipping episode, Pastor Jim Ramos reviews 3 practical ways men can lead by example using 1st Timothy 4:15. You’ll walk away from this episode knowing how to start your journey to become the spiritual leader in your home. [Honor God through your fitness. Use code 'ARENA30' at  for 6 weeks free access to the MTNTOUGH fitness app.]

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

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Love it

Jim talks to men in “normal talk”. He’s not politically correct, he’s relatable, and he comes from a place of constant learning. He teaching is based from the Bible and from his mistakes.

PyroKill ,

Came for the quote, stayed for the show

Google brought this podcast up on my search for Men in the Arena, based on a favorite quote. Started listening a few weeks back and now I can’t stop. Solid teaching biblical and real. So wish I’d heard many of these messages when I was younger.

May not have lived it out well to date, but I still have breath in these lungs and until He calls me home .. I’m staying in the arena!

Devin Harman ,

Thank you

Thank you

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