Episode 80 – Wild at Heart (Part 2): An Adventure to Live

This week, Jake and Brett break open the second of three core desires of the masculine heart, based on John Eldredge’s book, “Wild at Heart”: an adventure to live. In order to embrace adventure and live as we were created to, we have to have a certain amount of risk in our lives.

Key Points

  • Highs of golfing, spending time together and the restrictions on gathering for Mass lifted. This is balanced with the low of “why did it take so dang long to re-open our churches?!?”
  • A regular dose of risk is critically important for the masculine soul. We are meant to learn and that takes exploration.
  • Smaller adventures and hobbies are meant to lead us to the larger adventure of becoming a man
  • Balancing risk and imprudence 
  • You don’t want to risk losing sonship. At some point, a guy needs to step out to become his own man.
  • Each of these three core desires point us back to being a son of the Father.

Discussion Questions

  • What struck you about this episode?
  • How can you add more prudent risk in your life?
  • When was the last time you went exploring? What were the benefits of that?
  • In the last few months, has your life looked more like a problem to be solved or an adventure to live? How so?
  • What is something you know you should do that you have been putting off?