Teaching Boys Courage

Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face uncertainty, difficulty, intimidation, danger, or pain with or without fear. In fact, true courage may be doing something we fear despite our fear. Courage is also generally considered interchangeable with bravery, which is the ability to stand up for what is [Read More...]

Building Our Daughter’s Self-esteem

“You’re beautiful.” It’s something most parents say to their daughters. Sounds harmless… right? But those words have ramifications many parents don’t even think about. Does your daughter believe she’s beautiful? Sadly, in a world bombarded with unattainable images of what beauty should be, I don’t know many teen girls who truly think they’re beautiful. Why [Read More...]

Why Men Don’t Share Their Feelings (Part 1)

Men are trained from a young age to deny their true feelings. Complete this phrase: “Big boys don’t __________.” [Read more...]

Does He Still Love Me?

The thing all women most want to know is, “Does he still love me?”  With men, our actions always speak louder than our words do.  For instance what we do always speaks louder than what we say.  All men know you judge a man by his actions not his words.  Men only spend time doing [Read More...]

12 Keys to a Guy-Grabbing Christmas Eve Service

When it comes to reaching men, Christmas Eve services are the Super Bowl of the church calendar. Congregations have an opportunity to impact these men if they plan their services accordingly. [Read more...]

We’re all running tough mudders … you’ve got what it takes

Every one of us has got some kind of ‘tough mudder’ in our lives. Some sort of goal that seems so unlikely to achieve. Some sort of destination that tests our commitment and determination. Some sort of metaphoric finish line we should be striving to cross. You’ve got what it takes to go the distance. [Read more...]

Why Marriage Matters

Even though the institution of marriage is under attack today, research shows that married people are physically and emotionally healthier, and live longer than their single counterparts.  Married men and women both report less depression, anxiety, and lower levels of other types of psychological stress.  Single people have much higher mortality rates (50% higher for [Read More...]

But Mom, It’s Clean

“Mom, can I download this song?” How do you answer this question? Better yet, how do we teach our kids to make good media decisions with the movies, songs and TV shows they absorb? The key is in one word… [Read more...]


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