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Leading the Life You Truly Want with Jim Ramos

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.

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, doing anything with Shanna, and listening to men share their story over a dark roasted Americano.

What You’ll Learn

6:09 Growing Up

Jim Ramos explains how it was growing up as a kid for him. His entire family attended church and it just felt boring. On his 13th birthday, his parents decided to divorce. He remembers that very clearly. That led to stopping going to church. 

17:05 Forgiveness

Leonard Smedes once said “to forgive is to set a captive free, only to realize the captive is you.” Jim shares what it is like to be a man who can forgive and how there is an amazing weight that comes off of them. 

18:42 I married an Angel

Jim Ramos talks about his experience of when he got married and what that was like. He thought that going into marriage was something where he would come home and have a cooked meal and he soon found out his wife did not know how to cook. He decided to outserve her and speak the love language of her preference which was acts of service, and that is when things started to change.

22:13 Love is a Choice

We are taught by the Hollywood industry that love is a feeling and we can fall in and out of love, but there is a different perspective on this if you really pay attention based on what Jim Ramos shares with us. 

24:18 The Marriage Covenant

Jim Ramos speaks about the covenant of marriage and why being in a tit for tat relationship will provide the wrong results and not build a strong marriage.

32:12 Where I failed

Jim Ramos shares a lesson in which he feels he failed as a parent and was the way he framed his wife with his children. It is a lesson he learned about 5 years after his children left the home and one that he continues to try and fix today.

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