In a changing world, men need to connect more than ever.
Most men are not social and emotional wizards.
Boys naturally make relationships in the same healthy ways girls do. But something dreadful happens on the way to manhood. Men’s relationships become fewer, shallower, and harder.
Add an ever-shifting cultural landscape and the expectations for what it means to be a man, and it’s easy to see why suicide rates are on the climb among males around the world.
But it’s not primarily a mental health problem.
No, the biggest problems around loneliness and disconnect from family, friends, culture, and God (what we call relational poverty) are social problems that can end up in severe mental health problems. And that’s why I write a newsletter about men’s social health.