When faced with the impossible expectations of being a man in our culture, of being both tough and tender, sensitive and stoic, many men find it easiest to put up a false face for the rest of the world. Behind that barrier men can find safety from the pressure they feel. But the price for that safety can be high. When Derek Maul found himself behind that barrier with his marriage at risk, he realized that to be honest about his feelings, he would need help from other Christian men to stay grounded in reality. He founded a group, called the Men’s Room where he and others covenanted to pray, share, and support one another in their attempts to get—and stay-—real.
What Maul learned in the Men’s Room is that when men are able to get real about their spiritual life, they find it possible to share honestly with other men in a way that is authentic, brave, and energizing. Maul shares these insights for men and those who love them in this engaging and enlightening collection of essays.
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