• An excellent life - Craig Wilkinson

    What stands between you and excellence?

    The quality of our lives is directly proportional to our commitment to excellence. What a statement!  We can directly impact the quality of every aspect of our lives simply by committing to excellence.  Our health, wealth and well-being, how much we get out of life, how much we enjoy life,...

  • #NotinMyName_Gender Based Violence

    #NotInMyName: Five actions every man can take.

    No-one who calls himself a man can sit back while our society is ravaged by toxic masculinity. The opposite of masculinity is not femininity, it’s passivity. All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. Here are five practical ways every man can become an...

  • WAR ON WOMEN

    Yet another daughter of our land brutalized at the hands of broken manhood. And another. And another. Another precious daughter, sister, mother, aunt savaged by the scourge of toxic masculinity. The deplorable evil we call gender based violence has made itself visible in a way which no man can ignore....

  • Colourful. Not colourblind.

    Racism. Sadly, recent events have made this a freshly resurfaced discussion point in South Africa, and I’d like to officially share my thoughts on the subject. Where do you stand on the topic?

  • Five Resolutions for Dads.

    It’s barely a week into the new year and already so many of the heartfelt resolutions that sounded so good on 1st January are starting to feel a little onerous. And if we’re really honest with ourselves we know many of them won’t last.  Why does this happen every year?...

  • The Soul of Sex

    “Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God.” – G. K. Chesterton It’s astounding how frequently men will risk complete compromise of their values, their marriage and their reputation to pursue a short-term enticement. We joke that men have two heads and only enough...

  • Raising the Future – Part Two

    Our future lies in the hands of our children and in our hands lies the future of our children. It sounds like a riddle but it’s really quite simple; how well we raise the world’s children will determine the quality of our future on earth. The most important contribution any...

  • Raising the Future – Part 1

    Nothing is more important for the future of our planet than how well men and women raise their children. Parents are given the unbelievable privilege of holding the vulnerable, malleable and utterly impressionable life of their child in their hands. In a parent’s hands lies literally the power of life...

  • Commitments of all great dads

    5 crucial commitments of all great dads

    A father is his son’s first hero and his daughter’s first romance – the most important man in their lives. Yet being a great father doesn’t just happen. It’s a conscious choice. In all the work I have done around fatherhood I have noticed a pattern – here are the...

  • Happy Mother’s Day

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredibly strong and beautiful moms out there; our partners in parenting, and invaluable gifts to our world. Time for a well deserved break. Love, Craig.

  • Father and son

    What is a real man?

    Where is the image of true masculinity to be found? Is it in the round-house kick of Chuck Norris or in the decaf latte of the tame metrosexual? Is masculinity epitomised by the pot-bellied, middle aged, suburban man in front of the sports channel sipping beer and yelling advice to...

  • Moms rock

    MOMS ROCK

    Miracle workers and magic makers, no-one exemplifies grace and beauty more than a mom in action. The sweet, healing balm of a mother’s love touches every aspect of her child’s life. It soothes bruised egos, restores broken hearts, lifts up discouraged souls, and feeds hungry tummies. A good mom is...

  • Calling good men

    Calling good men

    Men have been given great responsibility for the lives and families and communities in their care, and they have been given great strength to fulfill these responsibilities. There are many good men using their strength to provide, nurture, protect and care for their families but unfortunately there are also a...

  • Craig Wilkinson Beauty and the Beasts

    Beauty and the Beasts

    The feminine soul is one of the greatest treasures of the universe. Its beauty has no equal. Yet like all treasures of great value it has enemies. Two beasts in particular attack the heart of a woman’s beauty and femininity; the first is the lie that popular media perpetrates about...

  • Rape and violence calls for radical action

    Rape and violence calls for radical action

    Rape and violence against women and children is a deadly cancer festering in the psyche of our nation and unless we take radical action to destroy it, it will destroy us. Cancer is a deadly disease. It cannot be treated by ignoring it, putting band aids over it or popping...

  • The power of a good man

    The power of a good man

    I am utterly convinced that if we could somehow place a good man in every household in South Africa crime would come to a grinding halt, our police force would become all but redundant and social services would never have to leave their offices. A good man brings order, stability,...

  • Father and son

    The wild journey of raising a son.

    Lately, the popular perception of manhood has shifted from ‘cowboys don’t cry’ to metrosexuals in touch with their feminine side and with a budget for moisturising cream and a face mask! Yet what is at the core of the masculine soul? John Ellridge, author of Wild at Heart identifies three...

  • Father and daughter

    A father’s love for his daughter.

    Blythe. I adore her. Our passionate love affair has lasted just over fourteen years and shows no sign of waning. Still when I hear her voice, or her name comes up on my phone a smile starts at the centre of my soul and wells up through my being. It...