The Importance of Hunting
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The Importance of Hunting

by Mike Yarbrough September 19, 2013

It’s mid-September and in North Carolina, like many states, that means that deer season either has started (for bow hunters) or will start soon (for rifles). I hope this article will help you see the importance of hunting and how it can impact a man’s heart and even help unite his family.

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Knot Tying Fundamentals
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Knot Tying Fundamentals

by Mike Yarbrough September 04, 2013

Knot tying is a skillset that every man should possess but fewer and fewer of us do. In a day and age of bungees and tie down straps, ropework is less common. This week we discuss the fundamentals of knot tying by breaking it down.

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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 5 – Mentor Others
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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 5 – Mentor Others

by Mike Yarbrough September 01, 2013

Becoming a man does not have a final step. It’s an on-going journey with milestones of character and achievements. Likewise, mentoring doesn’t have to wait until a certain level of manliness has been achieved. In fact, it is a vital step on the road to manliness.

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Adapting Ben Franklin’s Daily Schedule to Your Life
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Adapting Ben Franklin’s Daily Schedule to Your Life

by Mike Yarbrough August 22, 2013

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin

Using Time Wisely

Let me first be clear: I hate scheduling. Abhor it. I like the results of a scheduled day and use a planning system for my work ...

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Books for Boys
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Books for Boys

by Mike Yarbrough August 06, 2013

I did not read very much at all when I was a boy. Until I became an adult I could count the number of books I had completed on one hand. So, many books I am discovering for the first time with my boys. Here is a compilation of books that inspire and feed the spirit of a growing young man.

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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 4 – Seek Challenges
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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 4 – Seek Challenges

by Mike Yarbrough July 19, 2013

“If a man learns to love hard work, he will love all of life.” – John Crotts, Craftsmen

We have all heard the old adage “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” There are a lot of cases where this isn’t true; a debilitating stroke, neuropathy, loss of limbs…you get the ...

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The Manly Virtues of Ron Swanson
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The Manly Virtues of Ron Swanson

by Mike Yarbrough July 10, 2013

When NBC began casting for the role of Ron Swanson, the idea was that a guy that really hates what he does would be funny... However, people began to look at Ron Swanson and think, “Being a man looks like it would be pretty awesome!” And of course we were right. Here are some of the manly virtues of Ron Swanson.

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How to Celebrate Your Independence Day
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How to Celebrate Your Independence Day

by Mike Yarbrough July 01, 2013

I believe we should have the goal, on occasions such as the 4th of July, of bringing that feeling of awe and pride to our the way we celebrate. Here are a few ways you can keep to the meaning of Independence Day while still enjoying the festive activities you and your family enjoy.

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What Fourth of July Means to Me – Ronald Reagan
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What Fourth of July Means to Me – Ronald Reagan

by Mike Yarbrough July 01, 2013

Ronal Reagan, July 4th, 1981

For one who was born and grew up in the small towns of the Midwest, there is  a special kind of nostalgia about the Fourth of July.

I remember it as a day almost as long anticipated as Christmas. This was  helped along by the appearance ...

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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 3 – Be Humble
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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 3 – Be Humble

by Mike Yarbrough June 27, 2013

In order to truly experience growth, a man must be both hungry and humble. Humility is the soil in which learning thrives.

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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 2 – Build Close Friendships
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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 2 – Build Close Friendships

by Mike Yarbrough June 18, 2013

Men today, particularly those in modern American and Western culture, have lost sight of the value of close relationships with other men. Men are designed and need close friendships with other men.

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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 1 – Seek Wisdom
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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 1 – Seek Wisdom

by Mike Yarbrough June 13, 2013

Becoming a man is a lifelong pursuit. The attempt to attain a state of manliness is in itself one of the most manly virtues. Men who strive to better the “whole man” rather than focusing on a particular area (such as leadership, sports, fatherhood, hunting etc.) will enjoy the rewards reserved for those ...

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