Some of our men’s groups utilize Hazelden’s book of daily meditations called Touchstones. This is a recovery-oriented book and can apply to men whether they are recovering from alcohol problems, anger and control issues or sexual acting out problems, etc. These readings help ground men in a reality that they are not isolated in their experience, that many others go through similar struggles and that with support they can learn they are free to make different choices.
Touchstones is available in bookstores for $15.
If you have an Android phone or an iPhone, you can search for Touchstones and download the application for $4.99 and have it accessible on a regular basis. Although traditional masculinity encourages men to know it all, and tough it out, daily reflections and support from others are instrumental experiences for our healing and growth as men.