Reawakening Manners and Morality in Men

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What Gets Measured Gets Managed

It’s a few days into the new year, have your resolutions already crashed and burned?  I’m working a few new principles this year to see if I can keep my resolutions.  My personal resolutions are fitness related, but these principles can be applied to any number of resolutions, from diet to running a marathon to quiting some bad habit.  Here are 4 simple rules for successfully keeping your resolutions this.. Read More

Improve Your Presence

What is presence?  Before you improve your presence, you must understand presence.  There are several definitions that need to be considered.   First and foremost, presence is the act of being present.  The second definition of presence is the being, carriage, or air of a person, especially stately or distinguished.  And finally presence can be defined as a noteworthy quality of poise and effectiveness.   So what does all that mean?  The.. Read More

The Morals of Chess

This article was written by Benjamin Franklin in 1786, and discusses the virtues of playing chess.  It was held for a long time that this was the first article written by an American about the game, though the famous lost manuscript of Rev. Lewis Rou would predate it, if any copies of it could be found and verified.  It remains to this day one of the most famous chess manuscripts.. Read More

Troubleshooting a Car That Refuses to Start

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nick LaPrell from Familyautoguide.com who is doing a series of posts for Godly Gentleman on the basics of vehicle maintenance. Here is a scenario that has played out in virtually all men’s lives: You’re running late for work, you get into the car, turn the key… And nothing happens. Or even worse, you get out of a movie with your date, ready to go.. Read More

A Gentleman’s Guide to E-Mail

For many men, email is a daily part of life, both at work and at home.  Some men take their email with them everywhere they go on smart phones, and are literally able to send emails at a moments notice, anywhere, at any time, about anything.  While most men revel in the swiftness that these communications can take place, there are certain challenges in using email as a primary means.. Read More

A Brief History of the Amateur Mechanic

I am one of those guys who does not feel comfortable driving a vehicle who’s operation I do not at least vaguely understand. I am no mechanic, but I like to do as much maintenance and repair work as I can to save money, as well as to earn man points (I like to recount my repair projects, but usually leave out the time spent studying the manual and searching.. Read More

The Code of the West

The Code of the West is not a set of rules. Rules can be broken. There are not enough rules in the world to make people do what is right. The Code of the West is a set of principles, which speak to the character of the man who owns them. They cannot be broken.  Therein lies the difference between rules and principles.  Rules define what you do, whereas principles.. Read More

Surviving Undulation – Recognizing Peaks and Valleys

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines undulation in these simple terms, a rising and falling in waves.  Undulation occurs in many mediums, including life itself.  Your moods, feelings, spirituality, job satisfaction, and for some, even the desire to remain living rises and falls in peaks and valleys, high points and low points, crests and troughs.  The trick to surviving the crests and troughs of life’s undulations comes simply from recognizing them for.. Read More