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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!

    320. Discipleship Making Relationship

    320. Discipleship Making Relationship

    Tom Cheshire founded RPM, Relevant Practical Ministry for Men, which is designed to be a resource to pastor’s, leadership and men to help equip them to disciple and mature their men, so that they may establish or re-create a sustainable disciple-making ministry to men in their local churches. RPM desires to see EVERY man maturing in Christ in their local church.
    Tom Gensler - Most recently Tom has written Chapter 43 “Allowing Yourself to Be Discipled” in the book HOW TO DISCIPLE MEN 45 Proven Strategies from Experts on Ministry to Men.   He has acquired an Advanced Christian Life Coaching Certificate and has completed a Church Planting and Leadership Course through Dove Christian Fellowship International(DCFI) and is presently working to acquire a Discipleship Certificate from The Downline Institute.
    As a result of their own marriage struggles, the Gensler family is passionate about men understanding all that God intended for them and in-turn love seeing marriages and families thrive.
    Tom & his wife, Lisa started volunteering with RPM in 2007 and joined full-time staff as missionaries in Feb of 2013.


    Boots on the Ground:
    Get into a disciple making relationship. Find a guy who can disciple you and one you can disciple. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    319. If your marriage is ok you're in trouble

    319. If your marriage is ok you're in trouble

    How is your marriage? Is it "good"? What would your wife say? Many times what men think is not the same as what their wives believe about their marriage. This episode will pose a few challenging questions that will help you answer whether or not you have an ok marriage or and awesome marriage. 
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    • 10 min
    318. Never Surrender w/ LT General Jerry Boykin

    318. Never Surrender w/ LT General Jerry Boykin

    Lieutenant General William G. Boykin, a native of North Carolina, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1971. His early assignments in conventional units included the 2nd Armored Division, the 101st Airborne Division, and as a company commander in the 24h Infantry Division (Mechanized).
    Special Operations assignments included positions as: A Platoon Leader and then the Company Executive Officer in 1st Battalion (Ranger) 75th Infantry, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Branch Chief at the Florida Ranger School, Eglin, Florida; and Director for Operations at the Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Additionally, LTG Boykin has served a total of thirteen years in the Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta, as a Detachment Commander, Staff Officer, Squadron Commander (twice), the Deputy Commander, and finally, as the Commander.
    In 1994, LTG Boykin was assigned to Washington, D.C. and the Pentagon as the Chief, Special Operations Division, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff followed by a posting to the Central Intelligence Agency as the Deputy Director of Special Activities and promotion to the rank of Brigadier General. Next, he was assigned to the Army Staff as the Deputy Director for Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization. In 1998, LTG Boykin was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina as the Commanding General, United States Army Special Forces Command. In 2000, he was assigned as the Commanding General, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
    In 2003, following the creation of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, LTG Boykin was assigned as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in charge of Intelligence and Warfighting Support.
    LTG Boykin earned a Bachelors of Science Degree from Virginia Tech University in education and a Masters Degree from Shippensburg University in Public Administration. He attended the Armed Forces Staff College and the Army War College.
    Some of LTG Boykin's badges include: the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Special Forces Tab. LTG Boykin is a combat veteran who has participated in numerous operations; some of which include the Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission, Granada, Panama, and with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia.
    Some of LTG Boykin's awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and the Purple Heart (with Oak Leaf Cluster).
    Recently, LTG Boykin was the Wheat Professor of Leadership Studies at Hampden- Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of Family Research Council. He is married to the former Ashley Steele of Darien, Connecticut, and they have five children between them.
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    Boots on the Ground:
    You need to have a battle buddy! Someone you can confess your sins to, call at 2am, you would take into the dark alley, and someone you meet with once a week.

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    • 38 min
    317. Jim's Annual State of the Ministry Report

    317. Jim's Annual State of the Ministry Report

    What is the ministry up to? How can you get a free book or t-shirt? How can you get involved in the Men in the Arena? 
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    • 12 min
    316. No More Christian Nice Guy w/ Paul Coughlin

    316. No More Christian Nice Guy w/ Paul Coughlin

    Paul Coughlin is an expert witness regarding bullying and the law, and is a FoxNews analyst and contributor. He is a popular speaker who has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, C-Span, The LA Times, The New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets. Paul is a best-selling author of eight books, including the freedom-from-bullying parent and teacher resource Raising Bully-Proof Kids, as well as a former newspaper editor. He works with numerous professional organizations to diminsh bullying, including the Baltimore Ravens. His anti-bullying curriculum is used throughout North America as well as in South Africa, Uganda, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil among other countries.
    Paul is a boys varsity soccer coach, where he was voted Coach of the Year twice. Paul has also previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Mary’s School in Medford, Oregon.
    Paul is a popular men’s conference speaker who has inspired thousands across North America as well as in Wales and England. Contact Paul to have him speak at your next event by clicking here!
    In this ground-breaking book with a timeless message to men and also women, Paul Coughlin explains why being a “nice guy” is disastrous to everyone involved. Instead, Paul shows how the abundant life that God has for us is found through a more assertive orientation toward life, growing faith, saving marriage, bolstering careers, and in some cases even saving life itself.
    No More Christian Nice Guy.
    186. Raising Protectors of the Weak Pt. 1
    188. Raising Protectors of the Weak Pt. 2
    Boots on the Ground
    Identify one area in your life where you are soft and Fix it. Do this so you are a good man and not a nice man.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    315. P.M.S. Every Man's Greatest Battle

    315. P.M.S. Every Man's Greatest Battle

    We believe that men battle with P.M.S. Passive Male Syndrome. Jim speaks to this epidemic in this Equipping Men in Ten.
    Rick Johnson - The Power of a Man 
    Robert Lewis - Raising a Modern Day Night 
    Where are the Men? w/David Murrow
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

Eric Mcbl ,

Great life lessons

Have been on a quest to better myself and found this podcast. Focused on men and our particular issues is what I need. Great information and lots to think about!

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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

stormblat ,

Landing

After over a decade of podcasts, books and conferences on a Believer’s pursuit of manliness, I am thankful to have found The Men in the Arena podcast series. Currently, playing old episodes, the material is timeless and always applicable. I enjoy the format of having expert guests that bring a new perspective every week. Always something to take away and disseminate to other men.
Thanks guys & keep up the strong and needed work.

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