Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Masculinity History

Theodore Roosevelt: A Letter to Boys on Manhood

No one can be a good American unless he is a good citizen, and every boy ought to train himself so that as a man he will be able to do his full duty to the community …[to] act in a way that will give them a country to be proud of. 
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Bryan Davis

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Gillette’s Toxic Masculinity Pitch: A Trail Life USA Advocate Responds

The Gillette company recently posted a short film that entreated its male customers to battle against bad behavior often associated with men. Of course, this is an important message. Men should always act against such evils. Yet, Gillette’s video has received a lot of criticism, especially from men. Where did Gillette ...
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Matt Walsh

Parenting Let Boys be Boys Masculinity

Boyhood Is Not A Mental Disorder

My son could easily earn an “ADHD” diagnosis if we sought one. But we will not seek one because the boy is not sick. He is not disordered. The boy is a boy. More of a handful than some boys, less of a handful than others. He has his own personality, and I cannot imagine treating it like the manifestation of a mental ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Growing Sons Who Walk Worthy

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Leadership Masculinity

Nothing Will Be the Same: A Christmas Message from Trail Life USA

Throughout history, God has captured the attention of humanity in radical ways: a worldwide flood, a burning bush, the raining fire in a city, the sending of plagues, the confusion of languages,  angelic appearances, an angelic wrestling match, the parting of seas, and the crumbling of city walls name just a few. The ...
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Ryan Sanders

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Discipleship: Four Truths for Discipling Your Son

Whether you know it or not, you’re in a battle. The battle does not end. It doesn’t stop because you’re busy. I’ve heard it said, “If the devil can’t make you bad he’ll make you busy.”
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