Every day, across the airwaves, the media exposes another powerful man’s secret life. In one world-shocking moment, a politician, athlete, executive, pastor, or priest—a man previously considered respectable—is revealed, instead, as a fraud. “Experts” summoned to our screens fill in the blanks and offer quick conclusions about those caught hiding extramarital affairs, substance abuse, pornography addictions, and other disreputable behaviors. Dr. Jon Krug provides a compelling alternative for those speedy surface diagnoses: men are hiding not only from what they have done and where they have been but, more importantly, from who they are meant to be.
Men in Hiding pushes past the distracting who, what, where, when, and how of these situations to examine the fundamental question at the heart of all these dysfunctions:
Why do men pursue something they know they will need to hide?
With compassion born from the once hidden areas of his own life, Dr. Krug analyzes this question with a grace that counters the world’s judgment, and reveals the secret longing shared by all men who choose to hide.