By: Curt Williams, Founder & Executive Director It is like the 800-pound gorilla in the room, and he shows up each week at church and no one wants to notice. Everyone looks the other way. [...]
When President Ronald Reagan was facing a decline in both his physical and mental health, his devoted wife Nancy called the season “The long goodbye.” It is always painful to watch a loved one decline and face the winter of their life; right now, that season involves me, my older brother and my younger sister as we walk through these long days with my 90-year-old father.
As I sit down to write this column, we are celebrating my eldest son’s 26th birthday. I suppose that this occasion has me reminiscing and maybe a bit melancholy. As the father of seven, I often find myself lamenting the insanely fast rate at which my kids are growing up.
Never one to shy away from a controversial subject, it is time for me to weigh in on a subject that is much in the news and is ripe with misinformation, nonobjective opinions and thinly veiled agendas. The idea of masculinity being toxic is not a mysterious concept.