Expectations Make the Man

Oftentimes the expectations we have for our children have a tendency to come to fruition.  With that in mind it is important we have high expectations for our boys.  We should strive to have them aspire to greatness.  Why not exhort them to aspire to greatness?  The rule of thumb in the business world is [Read More...]

Perpetuating the Cycle

Fatherless boys tend to follow in the footsteps modeled for them, perpetuating fatherlessness onto future generations.  Here is a fairly simple illustration of just one way this manifests itself using very broad generalizations.  When boys are raised only by women they grow up learning the communication style of women.  They use more words, they speak [Read More...]

Anti Bullying Resources

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This month, I’ve been focusing on National Bullying Prevention Month. For me, this is a very personal cause. I’ve been bullied; I know how it feels. I know what it’s like to feel utterly powerless, to feel like there’s no one to turn to for help. Don’t expect bullied children to come to you and [Read More...]

A Culture Without Vision Perishes

A blind man once asked a wise man, “Is there anything worse than losing your eye sight?” The wise man replied, “Yes…losing your vision.” One of the most important character traits a leader possesses is vision.  As a culture we are losing our most valuable resource—male leadership.  We have lost our vision of what role [Read More...]

Why is National Bullying Prevention Month Important?

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Every month of the year is some kind of an “awareness month.” In fact, for any given month, multiple causes claim that month as a time to make people aware of a particular need, disease, condition, fact, etc. Unfortunately, because of the abundance of these dedicated times, very few actually are able to draw a [Read More...]

Can We Put an End to Bullying?

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Have you ever thought how much better the world would be if we could get rid of bullying? Don’t hold your breath; that’s not going to happen. Bullies aren’t going away. They never have, and they never will. October is Anti Bullying Awareness Month and I think that it’s a good thing. Too often, bullied [Read More...]

Porn Star Lipstick

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While I was eating my cereal the other morning I was looking for something to read.  The only thing I could find was a sales brochure that had came in the mail from a local beauty supply store.  Since I was still half asleep I thought I would look through it and see what kinds [Read More...]

October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

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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...]

Teaching Girls to Weld in the Jungle

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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...]

Daughters Are Like Muscle Cars

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My senior year in high school I bought my dream car; a metallic beer-bottle brown 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner.  It was 383 cubic inches of muscle car with chrome-plated side pipes, G-60 wide tires, and bench seats.  It rumbled when it idled.  As God as my witness–it rumbled!  The kind of deep rumble you don’t feel [Read More...]