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Being Human

Nov 15, 2022

Welcome to Episode 100 of the Being Human Podcast: Misconceptions about Men’s Emotions, w/ Dr. Bryan Violette

In this milestone episode, Dr. Greg and Dr. Bryan dive into discussion about men’s emotional lives, giving listeners a peek into the male psyche while sharing their observations on what it means to be an emotionally healthy man. 

Discussed in this episode:  

  • Is the reluctance by men to talk about mental health issues, relationships, and emotional issues fear-based or constitutive to being a man?
  • The role of one’s emotions and the danger of repressing them; 
  • Refuting the erroneous belief that it is not “a man’s job” to discuss emotions; 
  • The act of courage required of men to share honestly and vulnerably with other men;
  • The ramifications of having an emotionally-distant father, especially upon sons;
  • Anger as the emotion men feel most comfortable with; 
  • How St. Joseph learned receptivity and trust in God from Mary’s example;
  • Rigid gender roles and distortions of masculinity; 
  • The need for men to grow in the gifts of the feminine genius after establishing the masculine gifts; 
  • The importance of entering into areas of incompetence out of love for the other.

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