Episode 57 – Masculinity (with Corey Robinson)

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Jake and Brett are joined by Corey Robinson, a former Canadian Olympic wrestler who speaks to young people about how to overcome adversity. After discussing Corey’s start in elite athletics, the three discuss numerous topics including masculinity, strength, addiction, mediocrity, marriage, and friendship.marriage, and friendship.  

Guiding Quotes

“You’ve got to get to the heart of an individual for them to make the willing choice to want to move forward in their lives to be better” (Corey Robinson)

Key Points

  • Corey shares about his start with wrestling
  • Some men believe knowing how to handle yourself in a physical altercation is important to masculinity
  • Defending oneself is not meant to be malicious or domineering
  • Jesus asks us to turn the other cheek and offer our life for what is good, true, and beautiful – both require great strength and courage
  • “I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid” (Gen 3:10)
  • It’s possible that every person has some level of addiction 
  • The distress of mediocrity often undergirds addiction
  • Journalling is a valuable way to remember and take inventory of your heart
  • Our spouses can be great allies to us in our journey of the heart
  • “Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, ‘Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.’” (John 1:47)

Discussion Questions

  • What struck you from this episode?
  • How can you bring heavenly order to a situation in your life?
  • What are your thoughts about a man’s need/ability to be able to defend himself physically?
  • What is your addiction? How are you facing it?
  • What draws you into deeper, masculine, heart-level conversation?

Resources

Corey Robinson Social Media