Can’t We Just Be Friends?

Friendship with Our Wives as the Foundation of a Happy Home

Mitch Muncy, Independent Book Publishers Association

Mitch Muncy, Independent Book Publishers Association

Understanding the friendship of husband and wife is key to living our vocation as husbands and establishing a happy, cheerful home. Nevertheless, in an overly busy society that tends to misunderstand, and perhaps even devalue, genuine friendship, men especially don’t often have the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be friends with their wives. Moreover, while friendship is easy to praise, it’s much harder to live in the ordinary details of life. Mitch Muncy, who spoke to the Boston Leadership Forum in 2005 on the publishing industry, will speak on the theory, practice, and decisive importance of friendship in marriage.

About the Speaker

Mitch Muncy is a member of the board of directors of the Independent Book Publishers Association and serves on its executive and nominating committees. Previously, he was chief operating officer of the Institute for American Values in New York and executive vice president of Spence Publishing Company in Dallas. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Dallas, he has been a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, an Earhart Fellow at the University of Dallas, and a Wilbur Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center, and has written for the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, and the Dallas Morning News, among other publications. He and his wife, who is his best friend, live in Princeton, New Jersey, with their six children.


When: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 7:30 - 8:45 AM
Where: Boston Private Bank, Ten Post Office Square