It’s Christmas, brother. Look around you. If you are like most men you worked hard all year to make this day possible in a very real way for those you love. You deserve a quiet, dignified congratulations because that’s a very significant accomplishment.

You sacrificed and worked and guided them through difficulties and you likely did it—at least once or twice, right?– at some significant expense to yourself.

No big deal. That’s what we are supposed to do. We sacrifice and provide for others because that’s what we are created to do. It’s one of our core, privileged responsibilities. We protect and we provide. So far, so good, but it’s important to celebrate, for we are what we celebrate.

Well, one very good, touching, beautiful representation of a man doing what he should do—sacrificing himself to provide for others–  is the timeless Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Watching that movie is a great way to celebrate the importance of providing for those you love and lead.

If you haven’t seen this excellent movie, watch it with your bride and children this Christmas. In Mcgurkistan we watch it as a family every year. This year we will be thinking of you and all in the Authentic Masculinity community as we do. Here’s a trailer of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Merry Christmas. 2018 will be a big year for Authentic Masculinity and we will do all we can to ensure it’s a big year for you, too. Stay with us on this journey; you’ll be glad you did.


Shannon and the Authentic Masculinity Team