Is Respect Earned or Given?

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Perhaps I’m just a curmudgeonly old guy now, but it seems to me that people are just not as respectful as they used to be. Much of our culture believes that you do not have any obligation to respect someone unless or until they respect you first. It is a twisted vision of biblical respect. [Read More...]

Spying on Your Teenagers

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It’s interesting to observe how different parents feel about ‘spying’ on their kids. In my parenting workshops across the country I always receive at least one question that sounds something like this: “Is it okay for me to have my kids’ passwords and see what they’re doing on social media?” If you asked teenagers, you [Read More...]

Join me at my new Patheos blog

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Patheos has invited me to start my own blog, focused more directly on men and church. Please join me at my new Patheos address: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/churchformen/. [Read more...]

The Saddest Story in the Bible

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“Love must be learned, and learned again and again and again; there is no end to it.  Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked.” –Katherine Anne Porter   No one falls in love because it’s the smart, practical thing to do.  One of the more tragic love stories of the Bible is [Read More...]

Learning from the Beyonce Super Bowl

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Young people across the world listened to her music on their phones, they watched her videos on YouTube, and then she performed at the Super Bowl halftime show… and their parents freaked out! When Beyonce began thrusting her hips at the Super Bowl halftime show last February, parents all over America began scurrying their kids [Read More...]

Three Little Ways to Welcome Men at Church

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With men, the little things matter more than you think. [Read more...]

Contract for Men

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With all the media coverage of men behaving badly (from Richard Sherman to Justin Bieber), I thought it might be interesting to revisit some of my thoughts on what healthy masculinity looks like.  Certainly these aren’t the only things a man should strive for, but they are probably a pretty good starting point.  They can [Read More...]

The Songs In Your Kid’s Headphones

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Do you know what the number one song on the charts is right now? Do you know what kids are gleaning from this song? I always find it fascinating to discover what young people are listening to in their headphones. Sadly, most parents who interact with their kids about their music only ask, “That’s song’s [Read More...]


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