The Inner Tug-of-War

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There is an inner tug-of-war in every man, a tension that drives so much of our outer life. Here it is: We long to be known, and at the same time we’re terrified of it. So many of our patterns of relating and our failures to love can be traced to this tug-of-war. Which side wins? Usually […]

Getting Your Heart in the Game

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By: Bryan Carter The heart is the most important spiritual part of your life. Solomon tells us this in Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” Our hearts are the center of our beings and serve as the core of the real you. Dallas Willard defines the […]

When Men and Mountains Meet

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This article comes from a member of Finding Noah, a documentary chronicling the journey of an intrepid group of explorers searching for the final resting place of Noah’s Ark.  Great things are done when men and mountains meet. – William Blake Finding the Depth of Man The tag line for Finding Noah reads: “Beyond myth, science, and faith […]

Our Terrible Dilemma

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We all face a terrible dilemma as men, and what we do with it sets the course of our lives. Let me explain. When I begin a class with men, I often start with a question: “What is a real man?” Hands go up and answers come quickly: a real man is strong, courageous, brave, […]

Male Friendship Part 2

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True friendship is something all men need, but not many have — so what should we to do? There is no silver bullet that will fix this problem for all men everywhere, but there are some things that can definitely help. In my last blog I talked about how proximity and availability play a huge […]

Male Friendship Part 1

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The other day I was hanging out with a group of guys at a local cigar shop. We were all telling stories of the crazy things we did as young men. It was fun to reminisce. One thing that stood out to me was how we spoke of friends we had in high school and […]

Admitting Our Weakness

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Some of the smartest people that I know are the un-healthiest people I know. I am not talking about physical health but instead emotional health. Men generally live in a world that affirms intelligence, motivation, and accomplishment as the Holy Grail of success. These things are very important, but what I have seen is that […]