The Raging Bull

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Once upon a time there was a man who had been raised in an alcoholic (drug addicted/dysfunctional/abusive—you fill in the blank) home. It was a fearful environment and he was afraid a lot. He hated those feelings even as a young boy because they made him feel “unmanly.” When he was twelve years old, he [Read More...]

Do your actions discount your leadership?

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    Day after day, week after week, I was pedal to the floor.   It was twenty-five years ago, during my second year of college, when I worked as a resident assistant in the men’s dormitory at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.   In addition to being an R.A., I carried 19 credit hours [Read More...]

Are You Prepared for the Man God has Planned for You?

How to Talk So Your Husband Will Listen...

My wife made a hugely profound statement the other day.  We had just finished watching a wonderful movie titled, The Pursuit of Happyness.  In the movie Will Smith portrays Chris Gardner, a man who overcomes tremendous odds as a homeless, single father to achieve his goal of bettering his life by becoming a stock broker [Read More...]

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

upset mom

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

David Murrow

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...]

Dads—Give your kids freedom to explore

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Kids should be born into the world equipped with built-in pith helmets and maps. By nature they are explorers. And also by nature, they have limited judgment or caution. I say let them take a few risks anyway. [Read more...]

The Saddest Story in the Bible

David & Michel

“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...]


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