https://youtu.be/yLr6G8Xy5uc This song has always struck a cord on my heartstrings. It's a love song, in my eyes, and yet it is a call out to all men who are married. To LEAD! Being the spiritual leader is not easy. No, not easy at all. It is downright hard. It goes beyond us as men… Continue reading Sunday Music: Sanctus Real | Lead Me
*This was originally shared February of 2018* I enjoyed writing the post that is included in this collaboration. I hope you do as well. Hey guys. Today I have the privilege and honor of joining several other men as a collaborative group for Active Manhood on the topic of Strong Fathers Strong Daughters. Among the other… Continue reading Strong Father Strong Daughters: A Collaborative Effort
I found this little gem today while taking a small break at work today. I love how she uses porn as the other “wife” in this. Sadly many of you women know that a man, who has an addiction, has two wives….his real physical loving wife and the addiction…whether it it be porn, drugs or alcohol.
Pornography is an addictive drug. It is used to cope with the stressors of life in an unhealthy way. It releases those “feel good” chemicals into the brain, just like drugs and alcohol do; they induce pleasure automatically, which makes it addictive in nature. When we pair a naturally addictive substance with a way to escape our problems and insecurities, it becomes crippling. To make matters worse, often times pornography exposure first happens in adolescence, a time when we have weak self control and too often feel embarrassed to reach out for help.
These boys grow into men, and by this point they have formed a deep-rooted “connection” with porn. It has become their best friend, it has been there with them through the awkward middle school phase, their parent’s divorce, and their first break up. Porn has been there to chase the pain away and make everything stop…
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Watching pornography is NOT just what men do! It is not burned into our DNA. It a result of things happening in a man's life, for most of us it happens at a young age unfortunately. We see something we should not have seen. Or something happens that should not have happened in a "perfect"… Continue reading Pornography Is Just What Men Do…NOT!
There is an interesting story in scripture where the disciples rebuke those bringing children to Jesus. For you see back in those days children were of no "importance" (not a productive member of) to society until they reached a certain age. Maybe the disciples felt that the children were just not important enough considering all… Continue reading Jesus And The Children