When considering the ultimate antagonist, certainly Satan comes to mind right?  Thoughts of good vs. evil, light vs. darkness bubble from within.  Perhaps we think of the Raiders with their infamous pirate, skull and cross bones shaped logo.  We pull for the Lakers or Celtics, Bulls or Pistons depending on our sways.  We construct “Darth Vader” in our lives as a reflex to life itself. Antagonists are needed for the best movie plots, stadium ticket sales and military budget justifications.  Last night at practice I found myself evoking the notion of an antagonist.  With motivating intent I assured the boys that we have what it takes toRead More →

As we embark on the new year, I’m reminded of a powerful Biblical principle I wanted to share this morning.  “Only sacrifice brings the Supernatural.” Psalm 4:5  Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord. Awhile back I decided Wrestling would be one of the lifelong gifts I would pass on to my Son Samuel.  I knew the training, competition and challenges of victory & defeat would build character traits that only the sport of Grappling can provide. As my Family and I began to commit the time and finances required to the sport I quickly saw a return on the investment.  Samuel’s demeanorRead More →

As I sit and reflect on things (which is a rare occurrence trust me) I find myself wondering how my Children (x3) can be closer to God.  I certainly know firsthand the benefits of a close and personal relationship with the Lord and I so want my Children to see those same benefits of obedience. Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.  Though we have a busy schedule in the Romero home, I’ve seen technology & entertainment feeding ravenously on our free time more and more.  While I’m a firm believer in balancing spiritual and natural life,Read More →

So many times in my life I stepped off a wrestling mat only to face the real opponent, myself. Turning to a path of destruction that was supposed to bring me closer to how I wanted to be regarded, I found myself lost, angered, confused and reckless throughout my teens and 20’s. With the work ethic and grit only a wrestler understands, I attacked life with an unmatched intensity that was rewarded with everything BUT anything. There are times in life that God only gives his blessing only after a prolonged period of pain. In Genesis 32, Jacob finds himself in a wrestling match withRead More →

Radical Men Ministries is honored and blessed to have the opportunity to partner with Steve Altman “Coach Steve” (pictured left) and Joe Romero “Chaplain Joe” (not pictured) as new contributors to the Radical Men Blog.  Coach Steve and Chaplain Joe are both great men of God, husbands, fathers, and wrestling coaches in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  They both dedicate so much of their time breathing life and pouring into the lives of young men throughout the community; they truly exemplify what it means to be a #RadicalMan. They will be contributing to a new Blog page called “On The Mat” w/ Coach Steve & Chaplain Joe. Read More →