Episode 8

When the Boy Becomes the Man of the House

Published on: 13th September, 2021

There are individual moments in every person's life that whether you like it or not will shape everything from that time forward. For Tyler Roberts, the loss of his father at a young age was one of those moments. His roles as husband, father, and worship leader are all influenced by the fact that he was thrust into the position of "man of the house" as just a boy.

Listen to this week's episode to hear Tyler talk about how today the lens of how he approaches marriage, parenting, and worship have been affected by the trauma he experienced in childhood.

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Normalizing normal men talking about normal things.
The Over a Drink podcast is on a mission to normalize men being vulnerable in normal situations.
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Mitchell Parsons

I am a husband, soon to be dad, and I love Jesus.
I was an All American tight end in high school and I played football at Vanderbilt and Colorado State where I developed an eating disorder that took me out of the game that I loved.
After working in orthopedic sales for a year out of college, I took an unpaid internship that left me unemployed as I walked down the aisle to my wife.
For six months I wrestled with the shame of having an eating disorder as a man and being unemployed as a husband.
In my quiet time one morning I was prompted with the question of " if you were to ask any man on the street if they have experienced shame, what would they say?" I believed the answer would be 100/100 would answer "yes". But I wanted to test my hypothesis.
So I did.
I started meeting with men and asked them to tell me their story. Over the last two years I have sat in coffee shops, bars, bowling alleys, truck beds, park benches and around campfires. And without fail, every man said yes to experiencing shame but I realized something along the way; John has a story with (insert shame here) and so does James and I do not. They need to be hearing each other's story. So thats what I want to do. Share their stories.
I am passionate about mental health and deconstructing the societal expectations of men. I don't want to redefine what it means " to be a man". The Bible does a good job of that already. I want to illuminate what has been written already and expose the lies we have been taught to believe.
Testimonies have power and I want to create a platform for men to SHARE their stories so that men around the world can HEAR their stories.
I would love to hear from you. Reach out to me at overadrinkpodcast@gmail.com