To Be a Man: A Guide to True Masculine Power

To-Be-a-ManBy Robert Augustus Masters, PhD

A groundbreaking guide to a genuinely healthy masculinity, at the heart of which is a potent pathway: facing our unresolved wounds and whatever else holds us back, bringing our head, heart, and guts into full-blooded alignment.

To Be a Man clarifies what’s needed to enter a manhood as strongly empowered as it’s vulnerable, as emotionally literate as it’s unapologetically alive, a manhood at home with truly intimate relationship.

If you’ve read your share of popular advice on relationships and being a man — but realize on a gut level that it’s going to take some serious inner work — here’s a deeply practical guide to that most rewarding of challenges: doing what’s needed to fully embody your authentic manhood.

With this book, you’ll explore:

• How your past may be dominating your present
• Shame in its healthy and unhealthy forms, and how to make wise use of it
• How vulnerability can be a source of strength
• The difference between anger and aggression
• The nature of healthy challenge
• Turning toward your pain: a necessary step for deep healing
• How to soften without any loss of power
• Emotional literacy — an essential skill for relational well-being
• The importance of releasing sex from the obligation to make you feel better
• How to disempower your inner critic
• Bringing your shadow (whatever you’ve disowned in yourself) out of the dark
• Healthy anger — a fieriness with at least some degree of heart
• The many faces of aggression
• Embodying your natural heroism
• Courage — having the heart to persist regardless of your fear
• Essential steps to having truly intimate relationships
• What women need from men
• How to cease acting out old hurt through sexual channels
• Understanding and outgrowing pornography
• Full-spectrum healing: bringing together all that you are
• Entering the heartland of true masculine power

(Publisher’s description)

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