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Sheep Get Sheared

Self-Improvement, Relationships, and Life Advice with a healthy dose of Political/Cultural Commentary. Stop getting sheared and start succeeding!

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Recent Episodes of Sheep Get Sheared


Relationships Have Been Ruined | Are Men or Women To Blame?

Relationships Have Been Ruined | Are Men or Women To Blame?

In this episode, we explore the intricate dynamics between conservative and evangelical Christian views on relationships and their wider societal impact. The episode delves into the crucial question of whether the positions held by these groups are worsening challenges in modern dating and marital relationships.

We will start by examining how conservatives and evangelical Christians, despite their significant influence, may have made relationship dynamics worse by not engaging more constructively in political and social arenas. We will discuss the implications of their limited involvement or complete withdrawal from key discussions that shape public policy and cultural norms...

Episode 448 22 May 2024 34m and 50s


How The Christian Church Was Lost

How The Christian Church Was Lost

In this insightful episode, we will explore the historical and critical transformation of leadership within the Christian church, from the valorous days of the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller to the present. We will delve into how the once formidable institution, known for its strong and respected protectors, now faces challenges from modern societal pressures that question its traditional stances and authority.

Starting with a vivid recounting of the historical might and influence of the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller, we draw stark comparisons to today’s church leaders. We metaphorically describe them as 'rolly polly bugs'—crea...

Episode 447 21 May 2024 26m and 28s


Religious Relationships: Are They More Successful?

Religious Relationships: Are They More Successful?

In this introspective episode, we explore the often-assumed superiority of relationships based on religious beliefs. The episode raises questions about whether religion truly enhances relationships or simply provides an illusion of moral or spiritual superiority.

Let's start by exploring the significance of faith in romantic and familial relationships. While faith can provide a shared foundation and common values, it's important to address the potential issue of using faith as a replacement for logical decision-making. Relying on faith over reason can put men at a disadvantage, especially when dealing with conflicts or challenges that call for practical solutions.<...

Episode 446 20 May 2024 30m and 14s


Are Men The Problem: Can Relationships Be Fixed?

Are Men The Problem: Can Relationships Be Fixed?

This episode explores whether common relationship issues stem from men's actions and societal expectations or deeper systemic problems.

We start by addressing the common belief that men are often the cause of relationship problems. We challenge this viewpoint by discussing how men are frequently given flawed advice and unrealistic expectations about what it means to be a partner. We make a distinction between being a "hubby" - a term we use to describe men who are shaped to fit a commercialized, often emasculated idea of partnership - and being a "husband," which we define as a role...

Episode 445 19 May 2024 27m and 31s


Where Have The Good Girls Gone? | How to Maneuver Through Female Manipulation

Where Have The Good Girls Gone? | How to Maneuver Through Female Manipulation

In the insightful episode, we delve into the elusive concept of the "good girl" and the realities of romantic pursuit in modern society. This episode critically examines whether the idea of the "good girl" is a societal construct designed to offer women protection and stability or if it's a disappearing reality in today's complex dating landscape.

We begin by exploring the notion that "good girls," as traditionally envisioned, might have been part of a narrative used by women historically to align themselves with societal expectations that ensured their security and social standing. We discuss how this portrayal...

Episode 444 18 May 2024 28m and 22s


Puritans vs. Pragmatists | Why Your Favorite Tradcons Don't Discuss Relationship Realities

Puritans vs. Pragmatists | Why Your Favorite Tradcons Don't Discuss Relationship Realities

We are taking a critical look at the division within the traditional conservative movement, with a specific focus on the hesitance to delve into topics such as marriage and sex. This episode delves into the ideological tensions between Puritanism and pragmatism among conservative commentators, exploring the reasons why some may avoid these fundamental discussions.

We can start by defining the terms "Puritans" and "pragmatists" within the conservative spectrum. Puritans are those who strictly adhere to traditional values without much flexibility, while pragmatists are more willing to adapt these values to the changing dynamics of modern society. We...

Episode 443 17 May 2024 32m and 27s


Overcoming Adversity | Are Women And Wealth Enough To Motivate Men?

Overcoming Adversity | Are Women And Wealth Enough To Motivate Men?

This episode explores the disenfranchisement of many, especially young men, and challenges traditional motivators such as relationships and financial success.

We begin by examining the changes in societal structures and expectations, highlighting the fact that unlike previous generations, many young men today lack clear incentives to strive and succeed. We address the increasing support for women through various initiatives in many cultural narratives, while noting the comparative lack of support systems for men, and in some cases, even discouragement.

The focus of our discussion is whether traditional motivators such as relationships with women and the...

Episode 442 16 May 2024 30m and 16s


Robber Barons & Simp Enforcers | Interlocking Directorships | How Men Have Been Disenfranchised

Robber Barons & Simp Enforcers | Interlocking Directorships | How Men Have Been Disenfranchised

This episode delves into the impact of powerful tech companies and their leaders, who are often referred to as the new age "tech robber barons," on the disenfranchisement of men, particularly in the realm of social interactions and the dating scene.

We will start by analyzing how major technology companies have successfully unified discussions and stories in the public sphere, using their platforms to influence societal norms and expectations. We will explore the impact of these companies in promoting specific behaviors and shielding certain groups—especially women and what we refer to as "vulnerable men"—from the hars...

Episode 441 15 May 2024 39m and 43s


Are Men Weak? Freedom vs Comfort | Are Western Women To Blame?

Are Men Weak? Freedom vs Comfort | Are Western Women To Blame?

This episode explores the idea that many men in contemporary society have become 'beta' due to societal changes where security is chosen over freedom.

Firstly, we will discuss the notion that some men have become weaker in terms of personal determination and aspiration. We will then explore how this trend is related to the growing concentration of power among the elite. We will examine how the desire for comfort and security has led many individuals to surrender their independence, particularly when dealing with government and authority figures.

The conversation then shifts towards discussing the role...

Episode 440 14 May 2024 34m and 48s


The Church Has Failed Men! Ambition vs Avarice | Why Young Men Are Leaving

The Church Has Failed Men! Ambition vs Avarice | Why Young Men Are Leaving

This episode examines the church's treatment of gender expectations, particularly its perceived leniency towards women and the harsher stance on men's behavior and ambitions since WWII.

After World War II, pastors started to focus more on attracting women, which led to a church environment that imposes stricter moral expectations on men while seeming to be accommodating and forgiving of women's transgressions. We argue that this imbalance has left many men feeling disenfranchised, as they crave an environment of fairness and rigorous discipline.

Our conversation revolves around the church's view on ambition and success. We disagree...

Episode 439 13 May 2024 28m and 2s

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