In this episode of Manlihood ManCast, host Josh Hatcher interviews Manhood Tribes founder Don Ross. They discuss the importance of helping young men transition into manhood, and how society has lost some vital elements in this process. Don shares insights into his program, ‘First Tribe Path to Manhood,’ explaining its key steps such as providing a clear vision of manhood, creating opportunities to practice being a man, and having a dedicated season to transition from boyhood to manhood. During the conversation, both Hatcher and Ross emphasize the importance of community, meaningful discussions, taking risks and having fun in the journey of personal growth.
Don Ross | Developing Men through Manhood Tribes
In today’s culture, many men don’t know what it means to be a man. The journey to Manhood is often fraught with confusion, isolation, and seemingly insurmountable challenges,
Introducing Don Ross, Founder of Manhood Tribes
Don Ross emerges as a guiding force, seeking to redefine and revive the essence of authentic masculinity. As the founder of Manhood Tribes, Don is on a mission to address the struggles faced by men today and offer a pathway towards meaningful connections, personal growth, and a rediscovery of the timeless virtues that define true manhood.
Manhood Tribes was born out of the recognition that many men grapple with the complexities of modern masculinity, from societal expectations to personal battles with addiction and despair. Don, fueled by a passion for fostering genuine connections among men, established this platform to bring them together in Tribes, acknowledging the innate need for camaraderie and support.
The core philosophy of Manhood Tribes revolves around the belief that men are not designed to navigate life in isolation. Instead, they are meant to thrive in groups, or Tribes, which serve as a source of strength, encouragement, and shared experience. The initiative kicks off with a transformative father/son rite of passage experience called First Tribe, with more diverse experiences planned for the future.
Regardless of one’s stage in life, Manhood Tribes promises to have something to offer. The experience focuses on three key pillars—Manhood, Camaraderie, and Freedom—each designed to facilitate growth in specific areas of a man’s life.
Under the banner of Manhood, participants gain a clear understanding of healthy masculinity and learn how to evolve as men. Camaraderie is fostered through adventure, challenge, and meaningful discussions, leading to the formation of significant friendships. Freedom, the third pillar, embodies the collective fight for healing and restoration, with a spiritual dimension rooted in the transformative power of Jesus.
A cornerstone of Manhood Tribes is the embrace of the “5 Marks of Manhood,” which aims to simplify the understanding of what it means to be a man in today’s complex world. These five fundamental traits—Strength, Courage, Skill, Honor, and Allegiance—serve as guiding principles for men on their journey towards a fulfilled and purposeful life.
As we embark on an insightful conversation with Don Ross on the Manlihood ManCast, we delve deeper into the vision, values, and transformative experiences that define Manhood Tribes, inspiring men to navigate the challenges of life with resilience, authenticity, and a renewed sense of purpose.
More from Don Ross at Manhood Tribes
00:00 Introduction and Purpose of Manlihood
00:24 Introducing the Guest: Don Ross
02:32 The Importance of Male Community
03:43 The Role of Friendship in Manhood
04:18 The Concept of Manhood Tribes
05:00 The Challenges of Young Adulthood
05:31 The Importance of Diverse Friendships
06:59 The Journey of Helping Sons Become Men
08:09 The Struggles of Modern Manhood
11:25 The Five Marks of Manhood
24:43 The Role of Challenges in Manhood
31:24 The Importance of Overcoming Challenges
32:20 The Role of a Father in Encouraging His Son
32:48 The Importance of Positive Feedback
33:30 The Concept of Manhood Challenges
34:18 The Rite of Passage from Boyhood to Manhood
36:19 The Importance of Community in the Rite of Passage
38:21 The Importance of Fun in the Journey to Manhood
39:01 The Role of Peers in a Young Man’s Journey
39:45 The Impact of a Rite of Passage
45:36 Final Thoughts and Encouragement
51:48 The Importance of Building a Tribe of Men