Men of Steel and Velvet: Session 10

March 18, 2013
Hosted by Rev. Don Lewis, Ph.D and Rev. Jane Lewis, Ph.D

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Episode Description

Men are supposed to start with steel and then learn the velvet side. Gender roles are changing but we have no models on how to become this man of steel and velvet. Be strong, but not too strong. Be gentle, but don’t be a wimp. We know of the harm of rape to a woman’s body and psyche. But men are raped in just being men. Sudden danger? We are expected to put our life on the line for home, family, or even strangers. Injury, paralysis, mutilation, death? We don’t talk of this expected sacrifice of men’s bodies as devaluing and the damage to their psyches isn’t even discussed. Damage to men is hidden by using heroic terms. But what of those who can’t be or weren’t the hero. How do they survive? And what was the cost to those who did play the hero? For men being the hero is a requirement and woe unto those who fail. Join Don and he talks about his journey through this struggle and listen as Jane comments on it as his life partner.

Birthright of Power

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This program is for people who have the curiosity, courage, and/or drive to look deeply inside themselves and find the door that places them on the path to personal power. We will guide you into searching out what power means for you, finding out how you can access it, and the role you will play in changing the world for the better.

We do not come offering an answer. There is none. There are only approaches and insights. We do not come stating that we know the truth. We can only share the truth as we have come to know it to be. We can share our stories, our struggles, our failures and successes. We can only share these with you with hope, tears, and laughter. But we come with one firm foundation: You have power. It is your birthright and the world needs you.

Join us on our journey, share your journey, and let us become all we were created to be and leave the world a better place than we found it.

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Rev. Don Lewis, Ph.D and Rev. Jane Lewis, Ph.D

Rev. Don Lewis, Ph.D and Rev. Jane Lewis, Ph.D

Revs. Don and Jane Lewis, Ph.D.s have been married over 40 years, successfully raised two children to adulthood, and worked jointly and separately as executives, personal and professional coaches, sex therapists, spiritual directors, educators and martial arts instructors.

The Lewises are trained teachers and have taught in public schools. They have served as adjunct faculty on the college level teaching courses in Comparative Religions, Philosophy, Ethics, Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Counseling, and Professional Skills and Ethics. On the graduate level they taught Prayer and Spiritual Formation in Seminary.

Rev. Don and Jane have led seminars on regional and national levels, including, but not limited to, topics in sexuality, counseling skills, spiritual issues in counseling, organizational management, executive leadership, and coaching in personal power.

For the last 12 plus years they have worked in the public mental health fields as upper level executives. We lead workshops on mental health issues, diagnosis and treatment, clinical staff development, and administrative leadership.

The trilogy, A Course in Power, will soon be finished. The Warrior’s Codex: Sayings from the Heart of a Warrior provides the basic teachings of becoming a Warrior. Sundays in the Dojo: The Making of a Warrior Priest tells in story form, the life of a young man overcoming PTSD and finding both power and peace. Both of these are available on Amazon and other outlets. The third in the trilogy, The 22nd Century Warrior: What to Do While Waiting for Peace to Come, is scheduled to be published in 2013 and is the explanatory text.

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