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Mike Povenz has a passion for helping men discover the best version of themselves and for guiding them to be better husbands and fathers. He is the founder of Modern Chivalry Men an organization inspiring men to positive change and community involvement. He is also the podcast host of Iron and Cotton. Mike has served for years as a men’s group leader and is the recipient of the Life Changer Award. He lives in North Georgia with his beloved wife of 20 years. They are the proud parents of three children: Lily, Lachlan, and Breckyn, along with 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, 4 chickens, and 1 psychotic fish. Mike loves the outdoors, fishing, boating, skiing, cooking on cast iron, and time with family and friends.

Mike is the author of Iron and Cotton: A man’s field guide to marriage.

In Iron and Cotton: A man’s field guide to marriage, Mike Povenz offers insight that informs and prepares men for the greatest journey in life – marriage. In this must-read book, you will discover the obstacles and challenges that ensnare other men but will not ensnare you. You will receive the tools to help defy the statistics of divorce and grow into the intentional and purposeful man and husband that your family needs.

Recently, Mike Povenz was live on our show.

During our conversation, Mike talked about:

– Some of life growing up and some of his memories of his father when he was growing up
– The impact of his parents divorce when he was young have on him
– Some of his education and career journey
– The passion to help men coming to his heart
– Wanting to get married and transitioning into fatherhood
– Some of his journey helping men
– The story behind the book and his why for writing it
– What men told him about marriage for the book
– Men not loving themselves
– The amount of research he did for the book and some “ah ha” moments during writing the book
– The impact a man’s family when he was growing up has on him when it comes to marriage
– Values that men will go to war over: faith, love, health, world views and money
– The importance men having deep relationships with with other men
– What different age groups of men are telling him about marriage
– Health and income impacts in a positive way when a man is married
– The impact of media and social media on men and marriage
– Some things he left out of the book
– His feeling holding the first finished copy of the book
– Feedback from some men about the book
– The writing of the book changing him
– What is next for him
– One thing a man should look out for when protecting his marriage
– An explanation of Iron And Cotton when it comes to men

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,

Dr. Vibe
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