POSSIBLE DISCUSSION TOPICS FOR A MEN’S GROUP
What is my mission in life?
What does the term "A good father" mean?
What being a man means in 2007
Leaving… and death
Defining ourselves apart from our work, redefining ourselves as being more than our work.
Dealing with uncertain expectation of our changing cultural context …
Coming into “authentic power” as a man
Being better fathers.
Living with our loneliness and sense of separation – the male lone-wolf syndrome…..
Keeping perspective; keeping a sense of humor.
Finding mentors, role models and being one
Developing intimacy in our lives
Learning how to share feelings
Not being dominant or submissive in our lives, achieving balance of strength & vulnerability
Maintaining our pride of men while we affirm the importance of feminism
Nurturing our relations with spouses, lovers, children, fathers, mothers and friends
Developing a more in depth understanding of our relationships with women
Confronting men’s violence towards women (and other men) as men & not leaving to women
Converting our own rage and violence into a constructive force
Focusing on the need for health and self-care.
Working to develop an inclusive men’s movement: older-younger, disabled, interracial
When was the first time you thought that someone saw you as a man ?
Who has been a model for you, about good manhood?
Part of being an American man means carrying certain burdens. What is the burden you
would most like to lay down?
What was it like to grow up as a boy
The importance men play in the lives of boys