Annual Breakfast asks Men to take Stand Against Violence

“The majority of men are not actively involved on a daily basis harassing and abusing women,” said Randy Flood, executive director of the Men’s Resource Center of Western Michigan. “However, the majority of men stand around and don’t do anything when it does occur.”… continue reading Abusive Boys Become Abusive Men, Therapist Says

Center Hopes to Redefine What it Means to Be a Man

Boys will be boys. American culture says they play rough, love sports, hate dolls and don’t cry if they get hurt — unless they’re sissies. If they grow properly into real men, they’re strong and successful and good providers and don’t empty dishwashers… continue reading Center Hopes to Redefine What it Means to Be a Man

Abusive Boys Become Abusive Men, Therapist Says

“Not too many 17-year-old boys would go to their parents and say ‘you’ve got to find me a therapist because I’m abusing my girlfriend,’ ” says Flood, clinical coordinator of the Pine Rest Men’s Program on Domestic Relationships, designed to help men stop abusing the women in their lives… continue reading Abusive Boys Become Abusive Men, Therapist Says

The Man Hug: Sometimes Handshakes won’t do, but Not Everyone Welcomes Hugs with Open Arms

Men hugging men is becoming more socially acceptable — as long as they follow the proper procedure. The typical male hug begins with a handshake, followed by the pull-in and a couple of quick slaps on the back, and that’s it… continue reading The Man Hug: Sometimes Handshakes won’t do, but Not Everyone Welcomes Hugs with Open Arms

United Against Evil: Promise Keepers says its Ministry is Needed now More Than Ever

That old male paradigm of, ‘There’s an enemy out there, you’ve got to protect your territory and your family,’ is not functional anymore. The men’s movement is about confronting yourself and your own fears about climbing out of the gender straightjacket of masculinity… continue reading United Against Evil: Promise Keepers says its Ministry is Needed now More Than Ever