The Octave of the Epiphany
How do you raise a boy to be a real man? What role do men have in helping boys make the transition to manhood? What is the role of rites of passage? All these ideas and more are discussed in "The Bull in the Bullying Hype" on Those Catholic Men. As a companion piece, read also TCM's "The Definition of a Man".
The Catholic Gentleman's third post in the "Get Married Young Man" series makes the important point that you don't necessarily have to be "mature" to get married, that marriage itself fosters that process. But a man does need to be well-practiced in the virtues.