Men Stuff

Here are some links to some great articles, websites, etc., for men that I came across this week.

Enjoy,
Dale

1.) What is the Eternal Significance of Everyday Work? by Elise Amyx at The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics

2.) Men’s Identity Struggle by Eric Hogue at Crosswalk.com

3.) Raising a Man in a Boy’s World by David Jeremiah, also at Crosswalk.com

4.) Power of the Home - a great new website, blog, etc., from Lifeway

5.) A Father’s Prayer by Thom Rainer at Power of the Home

6.) 8 Things to Know About Disciplining Your Child by Ryan Sanders at the Fatherhood Initiative Project

7.) 10 Ways to Help Your Child Deal with Bullying, also by Ryan Sanders at the Fatherhood Initiative Project

8.) The Good Man Project - This is not a website or “movement” (as they put it) that is coming from a biblical perspective. There is plenty of “the world” running in and through their material. However, there have been some useful articles that I’ve read since I ran across it a couple of weeks ago. I like very much their emphasis on hammering out what meaningful manhood is in our culture today, even if they don’t often line up exactly with where I might be. So, use your own discernment. And think to yourself… “Acts 17″

10 Ways to Be a Man of Integrity

great stuff from All Pro Dad

One of the best definitions of character we’ve ever heard goes something like this: “Character is what you do when no one else is looking.”

This is one reason golf is such a great life-lesson game. It’s the only professional sport where the participants call penalties on themselves.

But men of integrity value what is honest, true, noble, trustworthy, kind, and right ahead of personal gain. Once integrated into our foundational operating system, integrity ceases to be optional or “add-on”, but instead becomes a way of life.

Here are some suggestions that will help once we decide to make integrity a foundational value:

Click here to read these ten helpful ideas.

No Man Left Behind: A Model, A Method, and A Mindset

from the good folks at Man in the Mirror Ministries

No Man Left Behind is being used by more and more churches that want to make men’s discipleship a priority, and want a process to follow. We’ll look at three different perspectives on No Man Left Behind over the next three Briefings: as a model, a method and a mindset.

  • A Model — A pattern to follow that results in building something that looks like the picture.
  • A Method — How do you make it happen? The Create-Capture-Sustain process gives you a method for helping men find and follow Christ.
  • A Mindset — The all-inclusive mindset means we break out of conventional “men’s ministry” thinking, and instead begin to think about how we can reach EVERY man that interacts with our church in any way.

Click here to read the whole post.

Father’s Day Stuff

I’ve been away at Annual Conference this week and so haven’t (on purpose) posted anything. Just got back and have found some encouraging and informative things in my in-box related to fatherhood. Therefore, since tomorrow is the big day… here are some things that I think will bless you as you reflect on fatherhood. Don’t forget to thank your dad and tell him you love him!

Happy Father’s Day,
Dale

All Pro Dad at Tim Elmore’s blog.

Dads, Your Career is an Means, Not an End by Byron Yawn at Christianity.com

Are Father’s Days Events at Churches a Waste of Time? at Christian Post

Why Every Day Must be Father’s Day at Huffington Post

Remember Dad on Father’s Day at Vision  Forum

Leading Your Family Well at Gospel Coalition

Fathers: Key to Their Children’s Faith by Michael Craven

Leaving a Godly Legacy at Raising Godly Children

Meaningful Men - Podcasts at Boundless

The Thrill of Dishonoring my Father by Joshua Rogers at Boundless

10 Great Songs About Dads at The Art of Manliness

The Goal of a Father at Man in the Mirror

A Man’s Guide to Father’s Day at Man in the Mirror

Ten Things to Teach Your Son about True Manhood at All Pro Dad

Three Reflections Every Dad Should Read at Focus on the Family (also check out the other recent posts on the sidebar)

The Challenge for Fathers to Be Champions at Sermon Search

Fathers, You Are Vital (see video below)