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There comes a time when we need to strip off all our masculine bravado and posing and bare our naked souls to each other.

This is scary and intimidating.

Generally speaking, we can count on the women in our life to provide tenderness and support to the movements of our heart. We might show our heart to our mother growing up, and our girlfriends and wife might also get a glimpse.

But we are often suspect of other men. Rarely are we comfortable exposing our bare naked souls to each other.

Maybe similar to locker room anxiety, we fear how we might measure up to other guys.

We don’t want to reveal our undone, embarrassing, and immature parts in front of those who might judge us as men.

Maybe we are just private individuals or have been conditioned to hide. Or maybe it is the shame of our sin and the lies of evil that keep us in hiding.

Whatever the cause, it is time to come out of hiding and bare our souls to each other.

A different energy is present when we bare our souls with other men. Iron sharpens iron.

We become dull as men when we do not have other men who can see our hearts fully exposed and speak life into us.

There is an edge in these naked conversations because men can rightly judge us – they can hold us accountable and challenge us to grow into our potential.

And because this is iron sharpening iron, these conversations are probably not comfortable. But embracing this discomfort is part of the price of our growth.

Stripped of all your masculine bravado and posing, who can you bare your soul to and be sharpen in your potential as a man?

Find respected men and start having naked conversations. I dare you!

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024


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