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Episode 14: Men with Friends…Sort of…or Not

Today’s episode is a bit different.  It’s only Me on the microphone today talking about Men and friends. 

Photo Cred: Quino Al

In a recent article published in the Boston Globe, author Billy Baker shares research revealing that according to Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general of the United States, the most prevalent health issue in the country is not cancer or heart disease, or obesity.  It is isolation.

While I’ve spoken a little about isolation recently in the lessons we learned from former Marine Shon Joyner today I sat down to speak directly to men. 

You’ll notice right away…it’s not very preachy or put together for that matter.  If anything…I probably wander a little bit while sharing…But that’s sort of how it is when you sit down with someone for a private conversation isn’t it? 

Photo cred: James Sutton

There are men all around us…doing fine…sometimes even well…but are quietly suffering in relational loneliness for that lack of male friendship in their lives.

Today I share a little of my own experiences with men and friendship.  Particularly with how we can mean well and still find ourselves unhealthy…missing out on something we were made for.

If this weeks podcast isn’t for you…that’s ok 🙂 

I have a strong feeling that there are at least a few folks out there that will need to hear this today.  You may even know someone that needs to hear a friend talking to them…I hope you’ll share it with them if it seems appropriate. 



P.S.  If you want to connect…reach out to me via social media or shoot me an email:   jeff@fearlessquestions.org

Other links from the show:

Boston Globe Story by Billy Blake : The Biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity.  It’s Loneliness.

Ryan Pemberton:  Called The Journey

About Jeff Blackburn

Jeff Blackburn is a Spiritual Coach and passionate Truth-Seeker. An alumnus of Oxford University, Jeff is someone who advocates for Freedom and Fullness of Life for All. He believes Jesus offers good news for people everywhere today…not just eternity. Jeff is the Executive Director of Fearless Questions, Inc. and has spent the past 20 years working with people searching for God.