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Stay curious my friend

I like to read. I read more for information and learning than I do simple pleasure because I like to learn. I’ve found myself reading blogs lately that relate to relationships, both marriage and dating. It has me thinking: where are the blogs aimed at helping men become better husbands, leaders, fathers, etc? While there…

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Learn to kill your own spiders!

Wow! Where do I begin? That I was intrigued enough to click on a link recently for an article under the following headline: Men — Who Needs Them? doesn’t paint a complete picture as to why I was interested in such an article until you learn that it was published on a website of Focus…

God made men to be courageous

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to see the movie Courageous through a small, private showing. Let me just say that this movie is an excellent catalyst for men’s ministries all over, and particularly for churches struggling to get a men’s ministry started. Talking with a couple guys after church this morning about the…

Stop being AWOL: Let’s train to win

Back in the 1990s I was one of the legion of men who attended Promise Keepers events in large sporting stadiums. The smallest venue I attended was at the Oakland coliseum, where the A’s and Raiders play ball. Just two years earlier, in 1995, I’d rode with a group of guys from a small town…

Do we believe in anything anymore?

I came across the following statement on the website Rough Cut Men: The sad fact is that men in America’s churches today have hundreds of acquaintances and no real friends. We shake hands with many, yet know very few. No wonder we’re suffering so many ills today. Because men have been so beaten down and demoralized…

A prerequisite to men’s ministry: men

Years ago I came across a book by David Murrow titled: “Why Men Hate Going to Church.“ Until earlier this week when I had the chance to hear him on the podcast of Family Talk radio with James and Ryan Dobson I’d almost forgot that I had the book. Thanks to my friend Karen I…

Where are all the men?

Okay gentlemen… we’ve been to the mountaintop; we’ve heard the speeches; we’ve been challenged to assume the leadership role that God has called us to, so why haven’t things changed? Why is America getting worse, not better? For instance, why is the divorce rate in the church the same as it is outside the church?…