About

Shaking HandsWelcome to Practical Manliness, a blog applying the historical ideals of manliness to our modern world!

Over the past century, the quality of manliness has been steadily declining. At the founding of our nation, the “average” man was virtuous, strong, and intelligent. Today, the “average” man is morally weak, physically incapable, and academically inept. Indeed, true manliness is an endangered virtue.

What is Practical Manliness?

Practical Manliness is a Christian blog dedicated to reviving the dying flame of manliness by featuring articles on a wide variety of significant topics.  These topics range from easily applied “how-to” guides on essential topics, such as home maintenance, to in-depth looks at historical men, such as Patrick Henry, to somewhat theoretical expositions on intangible subjects, such as the virtue of courage.  Each individual article is designed to encourage and bolster the many men pursuing manliness in this twenty-first century.

The Author

This blog is written primarily by Nate Desmond, a young man from Portland, Oregon. Nate’s historical mentors include Theodore Roosevelt, Patrick Henry, Winston Churchill, and an abundant number of other manly men. Nate is planning and laboring toward his aspiration of becoming a business leader, and his numerous pastimes include reading, bicycling, and web development.  Nate writes this blog for the dual purposes of motivating himself and assisting others as we strive together toward true masculinity.

Site Credits*

“Give to all men therefore their duty: tribute, to whom ye owe tribute: custom, to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honor, to whom ye owe honor.”

– Romans 13:7 (Geneva Bible Version)

Giving rightful recognition is an important part of manliness. These three sites provided the images used to design the header, sidebar, footer, and after post sections of this website.

  • Husqvarna – Furnished the ax used in the header image.
  • Wikimedia Commons – Provided the tree stump used in the header image.
  • stock.xchng – Supplied the quill pen and ink well used in the header image.
  • Dry Icons – Furnished the social media icons used.

*Note: These are only the credits for images used sitewide.  All other image credits can be found at the end of their respective posts or pages.  (If no credit is given in a particular post, then the images used in that post did not require attribution.)