The Men in the Arena podcast is the #1 Spotify ranked podcast for Christian men, designed for Christian men in the stress bubble of life: married, with kids, building your career and trying to follow God and lead your family well. We'll help you become your best version, equipping you to honor God in your marriage, parenting, work, church and community!

Thursday's podcast is a high-octane interview with an expert in the realm of masculinity and Christian manhood, with authors like John Eldredge, Gary Chapman, Gene Getz, Patrick Morely, and Emerson Eggerich. We read their books and boil down their teachings into a powerful interview to help you learn from their expertise.

Monday's podcast is Equipping Men in Ten - a ten-minute, laser-focused teaching from Jim Ramos to help you become your best version of a man.

Your host is bestselling author and speaker Jim Ramos. Jim has authored 9 books, including the #1 Amazon bestseller 'Strong Men Dangerous Times', 'Tell Them: What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters', ‘The Field Guide: A Bathroom Book for Men’, and the 5-book Strong Men Study Guide Series for men's small groups. Jim's high-energy storytelling and conviction will call you out, build you up, and motivate you to change.

The Men in the Arena are calling you into the Arena of manhood. We're calling you out of the faceless, nameless bleachers, and calling you UP to be the best version of you. Because when a man gets it, everyone wins.

Recent Episodes

SUMMER REBOOT: Imperfect Parenting, and How to Be Good at It w/ Dave Wilson EP 568

Aug. 11, 2022

For the past twenty-five years, Dave Wilson and his wife Ann have been featured speakers at Family Life’s Weekend to Remember®, and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country.  Dave & Ann host a radio…

SUMMER REBOOT: Men in the Arena Top 10 Podcasts on Protecting Integrity EP 567

Aug. 8, 2022

Top Ten Podcasts in Each of the Five Essentials Protecting integrity - The Trailhead              10. Sam Black             Covenant Eyes            9....

SUMMER REBOOT: Winning the Digital Cocaine Battle and Navigating Through It With Your Family EP 566

Aug. 4, 2022

Brad Huddleston is an internationally respected speaker, consultant, teacher and author on the important issues such as technology and culture. He has worked with universities, schools, churches and law enforcement, and spok…

SUMMER REBOOT: What is the Apex of Manhood? EP 565 w/ Jim Ramos

Aug. 1, 2022

If there is a creator and He created you, don't you think he has a plan for your life? And in order for you to know what that plan is shouldn't you pursue the one who made you? What are some ways you pursue God?

Summer Reboot: Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend w/ Clarence Shuler EP 564

July 28, 2022

was filmed as a marriage expert for one session of Oprah’s “Love Goals” reality show in 2020. He & his wife Brenda are members of FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway Speaker Team. He serves on the Fatherhood Co…

How to Help a Buddy in Crisis: Learning to Shut Up w/ Joe Bradley EP 563

July 25, 2022

This summer our Equipping in Ten episodes are interviews with some of our Men in the Arena National Team Captains. We have asked them to write a blog to go with their interview as well. Joe Bradley and his wife, Debbie, have…

About the Host

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Jim Ramos

Founder and CEO of Men in the Arena

Jim Ramos is a bestselling author, speaker, and the founder of Men in the Arena, a non-profit Christian ministry focused on equipping men to honor God in their leadership of their family, church, and community.

He hosts the weekly Men in the Arena Podcast, interviewing experts in the realm of manhood and partnering with thought-leaders like John Eldredge, Gary Chapman, Gene Getz, Patrick Morely, and Emerson Eggerich.

Ramos founded the 11,000-strong Men in the Arena Facebook Group and a worldwide network of Men in the Arena virtual teams, where men support each other as they work to become their best version.

He and his wife Shanna live in McMinnville, Oregon. They have three adult sons and the cutest granddaughter you’ve ever seen. Jim loves the outdoors (especially hunting with sons James, Darby, and Colton), doing anything with Shanna, and listening to men share their story over a dark roasted Americano.