It is dangerous to try to climb the mountain of manhood alone. Just like a mountain climber needs to belay or connect with another man for safety and support, we men need other men around us to help us stay on course.
Having other men deeply connected to us becomes invaluable when we slip, struggle, or stray off course in our manhood journey. Here are four advantages to participating in a community of men:
- It provides encouragement. Every man needs other men cheering for him and encouraging him on his journey to authentic manhood.
- It gives you additional insight. Having other men around you helps you get a much better perspective on your life. Others can help you discover your blind spots and avoid costly mistakes.
- It brings constructive criticism. We all need men in our lives who will be honest with us and help us become better men.
- It makes your journey richer. Sharing life with a community of men makes the great times feel like a celebration and provides much needed support when life gets rough.