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To be called a Man is the greatest title one man can give another. Males are born but men are made—forged in the fires of right choices over time. Males and men are different. A man is a breed apart from his male counterpart who masquerade as men but are nothing more than boys with pubic hair. Males talk. Men act.

Biology doesn’t make the man. Age doesn’t make the man. Success doesn’t make the man. Money doesn’t make the man. The law doesn’t make the man. A man is as a man does.

Is this participation-trophy era of the impotent male the lines have become blurry. Listen, laugh, and learn about manhood with Jim Ramos and producer Dale Collver as The Man Card Podcast draws a clear line in the sand between males and men interviewing real men in the arena, living real life, in real time.

The men in the arena, society’s anonymous heroes who choose victory over defeat, attack over retreat, fight over surrender, and action rather than lip service.

Jim is a nationally sought after speaker and the author of nine books including the popular Field Guide—A Bathroom Book for Men with 365 daily readings. If you’re man enough to lead the way in long-term transformation check out our five-book The Man Card Series at wwww.thegreathuntforgod.com and start a team in your neck of the woods!

Men in the Arena Podcast Jim Ramos

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To be called a Man is the greatest title one man can give another. Males are born but men are made—forged in the fires of right choices over time. Males and men are different. A man is a breed apart from his male counterpart who masquerade as men but are nothing more than boys with pubic hair. Males talk. Men act.

Biology doesn’t make the man. Age doesn’t make the man. Success doesn’t make the man. Money doesn’t make the man. The law doesn’t make the man. A man is as a man does.

Is this participation-trophy era of the impotent male the lines have become blurry. Listen, laugh, and learn about manhood with Jim Ramos and producer Dale Collver as The Man Card Podcast draws a clear line in the sand between males and men interviewing real men in the arena, living real life, in real time.

The men in the arena, society’s anonymous heroes who choose victory over defeat, attack over retreat, fight over surrender, and action rather than lip service.

Jim is a nationally sought after speaker and the author of nine books including the popular Field Guide—A Bathroom Book for Men with 365 daily readings. If you’re man enough to lead the way in long-term transformation check out our five-book The Man Card Series at wwww.thegreathuntforgod.com and start a team in your neck of the woods!

    549. The 5 P's of Stepparenting w/Ron Deal

    549. The 5 P's of Stepparenting w/Ron Deal

    Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, the author of over a dozen books and video resources on stepfamily living including the bestselling books Building Love Together in Blended Families with Dr. Gary Chapman
    His podcast FamilyLife Blended with Ron Deal and his one-minute radio feature are heard around the world and his work has been quoted/referenced by multiple news outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC.com, and USA Today.
    The 5 P’s
    1. Partnering- With your spouse
    2. Pursue- The kids hearts, pursue a relationship with the kids.
    3. Pace- Your Pursuit
    4. Patience- Tell yourself that it’s ok to take time building a relationship.
    5. Persistence- Keep on
    Bonus P – Prayer
    Use this LINK to access A Guide To Building Love With The Five P's of Stepparenting.
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    • 14 min
    548. Loving your wife through sickness and health.

    548. Loving your wife through sickness and health.

    This is the first of a half dozen strategic times a year we interview what we call our “Average Joes Arena Heroes”. We also highlight these guys on our weekly E-Blast through our WAMGI (When a man Gets It) story. These are guys like you and me who are in the arena fighting for those people and causes they love.
    Don’t get me wrong, our experts and authors are WILL continue to be our bread and butter but it’s the Average Joe who is the local hero of the Men in the Arena organization.
    George Sielski is 73 from Jamestown, NY. George has been married to Annette for 54 years in July.
    George is retired and drives a bus two days a week doing medial transportation. He has been a Gideon for 20 years. He is a Deacon in his church, runs a Virtual Men in the Arena Team as well as helping lead the MITA forum on Face book as an Arena Coach.      
        Quotes:   
    "The Lord will put things in my way. It’s up to me to say yes or no."
    “Loyalty is a rare commodity nowadays.”
    "If you are messed up in your marriage you need to take a look at that. If you are looking at her you have a problem."
    “There is a special crown in heaven for the people that work with little kids.”
    "You don’t know how things will affect you later in life when you are young."
    "You are what you eat, That’s a fact."
    "Spend as much time planning your marriage as you do your wedding."
    "If you don’t want your prayers hindered, do right by your wife."
    "I know He is proud of me when I take care of my wife."
    "You are going to run into storms. Your vows are going to be the only thing that keeps you there."
    "Are you thinking about cheating? You think its greener on the other side? Let me tell you something. The devil fertilizes it with a lot of manure."
    Boots on the Ground
    If you are lacking Grit, get around Men who will challenge you to be a man of Grit.
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    • 57 min
    547. 7 Virtues of a Strong Man

    547. 7 Virtues of a Strong Man

    In Mark Batterson's book, Play the Man, he writes about the 7 virtues a man should have to become the man God created him to be. Jim Ramos breaks each one down in this short equipping podcast.
    1. Tough Love
    2. Childlike Wonder
    3. Will Power
    4. Raw Passion
    5. True Grit
    6. Clear Vision
    7. Moral Courage
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    • 16 min
    346. No Grit, No Glory!

    346. No Grit, No Glory!

    We believe that too many men these days lack Grit. If things get hard some males bail. If the "Feeling" of love dwindles they bail. "Men are made for pressure" - Brian Doyle
    In this episode we challenge men to have Grit.
    Boots on the Ground
    If you are lacking Grit, get around Men who will challenge you to be a man of Grit.
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    • 45 min
    345. How to build Grit into your life

    345. How to build Grit into your life

    In this episode Jim shares about those areas in our lives that we may need to build some grit into. For some it may be our diet. For some it might be purity or thought life. Only you know what that is for you. Jim wants to encourage you to build some grit where you may be lacking. 
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    • 18 min
    344. Learning your wife's love language with Gary Chapman

    344. Learning your wife's love language with Gary Chapman

    Gary Chapman has a passion for helping people form lasting relationships. He is known around the world as a marriage counselor, director of marriage seminars, and his nationally-syndicated radio programs air nationally on Moody Radio Network and over 400 affiliate stations.
    He has authored many books including Five Love Languages that has sold over 12 MILLION copies. He is also the co-author of CHOOSE GREATNESS: 11 Wise decisions that Brave Young Men Make

    Quotes: 
    -“Our definition of a “great life” is taking what you have and using it to enrich the lives of others.”
    -“However, you will only reach your full potential if you choose greatness”. 
    -“We are now looking back on our own lives and realize that many of our most important decisions were made when we were teenagers.”
    -“Life was never meant to be lived alone. As young men, we need the wisdom of our fathers and mothers. Otherwise, we may make decisions based solely upon our feelings rather than upon facts.”
    -“It Is not a sign of weakness to seek help. It is a sign of strength”
     -“But what else is involved in respecting women, and why should we?”
     -“We want you to be a man who respects all women in public and in private.”
    - “In every generation there are young men who grow up to make the world a better place, and others who leave behind a trail of pain because of their poor decisions”

    Choose Greatness  
    “Let’s get our Boots on the Ground”:
    What’s next? What action step will you take because of today? What will you do because of what you heard?
    Here it is! Compare the 5 Love Languages and discover which on matches. Your wife the best. Take the test. www.5lovelanguages.com  
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    • 38 min

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107 Ratings

ohhrichard ,

Excellent resource for men!

A quality, meaningful podcast that is a great resource for men. As a 35 yr old father, I find great inspiration and thought-provoking challenges from this podcast. Keep up the great work!

Casey Dalrymple ,

Equipping Men

If you want be a man, a Godly man, a true man. This needs needs to be in your kit. Men in the Arena helps equip men to be a Man. It’ll help you examine your life, measure your faults, set fixes for your foundation, find ways to grow to benefit you, your wife, family, friends, and community. Part of the way Jim and Dale do this is also helping you discover numerous ministries out there that are designed for men. It helps remind you that you are not alone in your struggles. All of it teaches great lessons, but it is useless if you don’t bandage your wounds, pick up your sword and shield, take action and get in the arena. No matter what’s going on in your life, through Christ you can change it.

matttaas ,

It’s real

Recently came across this when looking for some Christian perspective on Manhood, Fatherhood, adventure, provision, and all the other adjectives of expectations on places on us. Great info here and sometimes a bit gritty, but real issues require real talk. These are Men who are making the effort to bring in experts to mentor and disciple guys like me who want to do more than just be present but aren’t sure where to start. This podcast doesn’t disappoint and sometimes takes 2-3 listens to unpack all of the knowledge. I appreciate the Biblical foundation of each episode despite the variety of topics. Well done, wish I found it sooner.

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