Welcome back to the Masculinist, the monthly newsletter on the intersection of Christianity and masculinity. Happy Father’s Day Today is Father’s Day. I’m very grateful to my father for all he has done for me. I have a great dad. It’s very comforting to know that even today if I ever need him, he’d be there. Even more important, he’s someone I have always admired and respected. Raised in a rural environment by parents who completed 6th and 8th grade, Dad served four years in the Marines and in the Vietnam War, where he received the Purple Heart and was classified as partially disabled due to injuries he received. Working part-time, he became the first member of his family to graduate from college, getting his degree from a local Indiana University regional campus. He spent most of his life working in manufacturing management for small plants. Like many men of his generation, he could build an entire house himself, do his own car maintenance, etc. He was simply competent at doing the things a man is called to do. I am fortunate to have him as my father. Be sure to let your father know how appreciated he is this weekend.
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