How to Create a Lifelong Brotherhood

Obviously, we need more men to step up and lead as fathers, but we also need more men to step up and lead other men.

The Power Of Purpose

A written sentence may be mere words or it may mean something. So a young man may be only a mixture of body and soul or he may mean something: that combination of body and soul may stand as the expression of an idea.

Ichthus 2012

This year’s festival begins on June 20th, and goes till June 23rd. Find out more at Ichthus Festival.

A Man’s Wallet (+ Kenton Sorenson Wallet Giveaway)

If you’ve had the same wallet since seventh grade, perhaps it is time to invest in something a little more mature and appropriate.

A Redneck Love Poem: Collards is green

Collards is green
My dog’s name is Blue
and I’m so lucky
to have a sweet thang like you.

A soldier’s letter to his wife

Sullivan Ballou (March 28, 1829 – July 28, 1861) was a lawyer, politician, and major in the United States Army. He is best remembered for the eloquent letter he wrote to his wife a week before he fought and was mortally wounded alongside his Rhode Island Volunteers in the First Battle of Bull Run. The letter may never have been mailed; it was found in Ballou’s trunk after he died.

Willpower Part III: How to Strengthen Your Willpower …

While there are many ways to conserve your willpower, there’s really just one way to strengthen it. By working on any goal or habit that exercises your self-control.

Willpower Part II: How Your Willpower Is Depleted

by Brett & Kate McKay | ArtOfManliness.com In the first post of this three-part series, we offered a general outline of the nature of willpower, noting that it is a real mental energy which regulates your thoughts, emotions, impulses, and performance control by keeping in check desires and behaviors at odds with your values and […]

Willpower Part I: The Force of Greatness

by Brett & Kate McKay | ArtOfManliness.com   What are your regrets from last year? Failing to stick with an exercise program? Losing a girlfriend because you strayed? Failing a class? Hurting a loved one with your temper? What resolutions have you made for the new year? Losing 20 pounds? Getting up earlier in the […]

How it started

So a buddy of mine called me the other day and asked, “How did you get Bluegrass IronMen started?” I have to admit, I got a little chuckle out of that. I first became aware of this “Men’s Breakfast”, around 12 years ago. A neighbor of mine repeatedly invited me to go with him, to a breakfast at Southland Christian Church, in Nicholasville, KY.