October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

I turned 57 last month. I suppose I’m getting to the point of life where I’m supposed to look back wistfully at my childhood and wish I could relive those moments. I have a hard time looking back wistfully at my childhood. You see, I was one of “those” kids. I was one of the [Read More...]

A Contract for Men

I believe that men were created to live lives of significance. I believe men are born with the magnificent ability to lift up the lives of those around him. I believe authentic masculinity can make a difference in the world. Because I believe that, I agree to abide by and live my life by the [Read More...]

How to have a Happy Marriage in 15 Seconds a Day

Gather ‘round boys, and listen in. This here piece of advice I got years ago from Crazy Ned Van der Meyer, an 88-year-old Holstein farmer living on a lushly plowed dirt patch in Custer, Washington. Crazy Ned had fathered six kids and been happily hitched to the same good woman since he was 20 and [Read More...]

Adults Would Rather Not Know

…WHAT GOES ON IN THE DARK Jonathan McKee, Author of Candid Confessions of An Imperfect Parent, shares a sobering peek into a public high school dance. The 16-year-old girl stepped out of the limo, careful to keep her dress from riding up any higher than it already rested on her upper thighs. Clasping her date’s [Read More...]

“Glorious Ruin”: A Much-needed Theology of Suffering

I’ve read a lot of books about suffering and tragedy; I’ve also written several. Thus, I was glad to have the opportunity to review Tullian Tchividjian’s upcoming new book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free for the Patheos Book Club. Countless books have been written about trials and God’s place in them, and I [Read More...]

Teaching Girls to Weld in the Jungle

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. John 17:4   Fifteen years ago, when I became a Christian, one of the things I prayed about was what God wanted me to do with my life.  Like most men, I wanted to live a life of significance.  But [Read More...]

Achieving a Success You Never Imagined

How many times have we hoped for a specific type of success, only to have it elude us? We dream of being an Olympic sprinter, a prize-winning surgeon, or a writer of the great American novel. But try as we might, the specific type of success we long for never comes. Sgt. Joe Toye, one [Read More...]

Shocking Homecoming Dance Song Playlist

It’s times like these that I’d love to have just a moment with the founding fathers of our country and ask then to clarify their intentions about our first amendment rights? Were they referring to the songs that are going to be played at my daughter’s high school homecoming dance this coming Saturday? Because my [Read More...]


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