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How to Develop Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

There’s a scene at the beginning of <i>The Bourne Identity</i> where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he …

Self Defense

8 Nutrition Tweaks to Try if You've Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau

Are you working out hard at the gym but feel like you aren’t seeing the results you’re looking for? Before you get too frustrated about your current …

9 Healthy Foods You Should Always Keep In Your Freezer

Stocking your kitchen is the first thing you need to do if you’re serious about cooking on the reg. Healthy meals will practically build themselves …

Man's Guide to Wearhing Shorts | The Art of Manliness

Few items in a man’s wardrobe seem to elicit as much debate as shorts do. Today we’ll uncover just why that is, and then offer some guidelines on the …

“I Saw My Father in Every Verse”: The Enduring Legacy of Mike Padilla (1954-2016)

Michael Simon Padilla (1954-2016) died suddenly last Tuesday, April 26, 2016. I knew of Mike’s Christian kindness from his friendly greetings that …

Christianity

How to Help When Your Spouse Is Depressed

Part of the Depression Series<p>Series About:<p>Tim and Sandra sit close together on their porch swing, holding hands. It's hard to believe that less than …

Parenting

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration | The Art of Manliness

<i>Does your mind flit from one thing to another? Do you have trouble focusing on something for more than a few minutes? Do you consequently have a</i> …

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

Willpower: How to Strengthen and Conserve Your Willpower | The Art of Manliness

In the first post in this series, we discussed the nature of willpower, noting that is a real mental energy.<p>In the second post, we explored the way …

10 Ways to Grow Your Marriage While Having Young Kids

My wife, Esther, and I live in a small parsonage next to our church. So does Isaiah. So does Naomi.<p>With biblical names like these, you’d think Isaiah …

Evangelical Christianity

Inside the Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse at Sovereign Grace Ministries

Child sex abuse in the Catholic Church is now widely known—<i>Spotlight</i>, a film about the Boston <i>Globe</i> journalists who documented the massive child …

How to Develop a Christian Ethic

Not long ago I got an email from a Christian man who asked me, “What can I do to become knowledgable in Christian ethics?” Obviously, I think that’s …

Southern Baptist

Driving out discontentment — Southern Equip

I have found many pastoral counseling issues can be diagnosed with one all too common malady: many people wish they were someone else. They want …

Four Steps to Kill Nagging Sins

The Bible portrays sin as a powerful, ever-vigilant enemy. Sin deceives (Genesis 3:13), desires (Genesis 4:7), destroys (Genesis 6:7). Even forgiven …

Self-help

12 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Kentucky Should Take

This is a relatively shot .6 mile jaunt through a popular part of the Gorge. It is a favored spot to bring the kids for a short, not too strenuous …

80 Frugal Tips to Save Money | The Art of Manliness

The manliness of frugality cannot be overstated. Frugality cultivates the manly qualities of independence, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, …

LGBTQ

Should Christians Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils?

Even at the ballot box, morality is not relative. For years, I have urged Christians to take seriously their obligations as citizens, starting with …

Christianity

The Only 21 Things Our Newborn Kids Ever Really Needed

I remember it well.Walking into Babies R Us, checklist in hand, ready to buy all the things we “needed” for our first-born son.Man, were we …

Parenting

What Should We Pray For?

“From time to time, our prayers need a jolt out of the rut they have fallen into.”<p>If you are like me, you find that from time to time your prayer …

Six Lessons in Good Listening

Listening is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do, and one of the hardest.<p>In a sense, listening is easy — or <i>hearing</i> is easy. It doesn’t demand …

Increase Your Situational Awareness: 10 Exercises & Tests | The Art of Manliness

<b>STOP: BEFORE YOU READ ON, STUDY THE PICTURE ABOVE FOR 60 SECONDS.</b><p><b>THEN, SCROLL DOWN AND SEE IF YOU CAN ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:</b><p>How many people …

Arthur Conan Doyle

How to Speed Read | The Art of Manliness

When Theodore Roosevelt did things, he did them with gusto. That included reading. Roosevelt was a voracious reader. The man devoured books like a …