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Husbands, Treat Your Wife Like the Treasure She Is

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My wife is a treasure! She's precious. In addition to all of the many personal qualities about Angie that make her awesome - such as her tender, sweet heart, charming smile and her beauty - there's this, and it's from the Bible... The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and …

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Meekness is the Leverage of Leadership

In today's world, meekness = weakness. God does not view it that way, however. The Bible says of Moses,"Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth." (Numbers 12:3) And in a world where power is everything, Jesus entered the scene in a …

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The Life Plan of a Courageous Man

Men! In western society today, we've typecast men as unable to be responsible, intelligent, or relationally healthy. Boys will be boys. Men just can't control themselves. Girls rule. Boys drool. We aren't doing our boys any favors by hold up this particular caricature. Equally …

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Diversity Was God’s Idea to Begin With

Diversity and equality have been hot topics in the last decade of American life. We're in the midst of various shifts in our culture surrounding these concepts, especially in relation to ethnicity and gender, and some of these shifts are good. When my family lived in southern …

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10 Tough Words for Men

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I'm a man. I like being a man. Men aren't better than women, and women aren't better than men. But we're different. So I've had to do a lot of painful discovery of who I am as a man, and I've learned a lot, mostly from my mistakes. I've come to some practical conclusions about …

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When God Makes a Man

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Today is Father's Day, and it's a day when I get to relish in the wonderful gifts God has given to me in the form of my daughter Ella and my son Sam. Ella is one of the smartest people on the planet and she's only eight. Sam can dance like nobody's business and has a great belly …

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How to Fix Broken Relationships

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Context: The following are my notes for a message to the men gathering for Saddleback's Herd Saturday, which is why it's a message directed primarily at men. Two Things Men Do Well We've been raising both a daughter and a son. I've watched my daughter grow from a baby to an …

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Why Don’t Men Ask For Directions? Answered.

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Can't view it? See It On Youtube. I'm not sure that the creators of this commercial have the actual answer to why men don't ask for directions. What I do know is that I often don't ask for directions for reasons of my own... I just ought to know. I do know... I just …

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Hey Dad, Five Tips for Changing Diapers

Image via Wikipedia In my Father's Day message to Bethel, I'm sharing that Dads need to be far more involved in parenting than they are. But it's not just an "ought to" sermon, it's a "how to" sermon! So here are five tips for being more involved in diaper changing: Always …

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Book Review: Living Life in the Zone

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I've just finished reading through a "40-day spiritual game plan for men" called Life in the Zone (aff link) written by Kyle Rote and Joe Pettigrew. I thoroughly enjoyed moving through the content and believe we need more books written like this one for men in a world where books …

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