Brett McKay founded The Art Of Manliness in 2008 while he was attending law school. It has grown into one of the largest men’s magazines on the web. Brett has also published several books and eBooks. He also hosts the popular podcast, The Art of Manliness. These podcasts cover a wide variety of topics, all centered around helping men.

Brett grew up in the LDS Church and served a mission in Tijuana, Mexico. He has served in many capacities in the Church including Sunday School President. He is currently serving as the elders quorum president in his ward. Brett, his wife Kate, and their two children reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Episode Summary & Highlights

What I learned as Sunday School President (16:31)

  • The importance of good teachers (16:50)
  • Discuss with your bishop the importance of calling the best teachers (18:03)
  • Model what good teaching looks like and encourage good class discussion (18:25)

Why more women are attending church vs. men

  • The gender disparity in church and why more women are actively attending vs. men (21:30)
  • How dating behavior changes among men and women. See Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game (23:25)
  • Millennial dating is affected by gender ratios (26:05)
  • How men express their spirituality (29:54)
  • Ward Council: The relationships between the people in the ward (33:45)
  • Introverts and extro`verts express their spirituality differently (35:40)
  • Ways the Elders Quorum can serve on Sunday (39:33)
  • Train future leaders during Elders Quorum (41:16)

Resources and Sites:

The Art of Manliness website
The Art of Manliness Facebook page
Brett McKay’s Books and eBooks
The Art Of Manliness Podcast
Why Men Hate Going to Church, by David Murrow
Manhood In The Making, by David Gilmore
Date-onomics, by Jon Birger

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