Two Things Your Son Must Not Believe

If the road sign reads “Safe Bridge Crossing Ahead,” when in truth the bridge is out, anyone proceeding will suffer. The truth about safe progress on our journeys is vital, and especially so when it comes to a boy’s journey into manhood. There…

Where are the Godly Men?

“Help! Godly men are fast disappearing.  Where in all the world can dependable men be found?" (Living Bible) Psalm 12:1 by Stephen L. Meeks I tried, patiently, courteously, plainly, and finally almost rudely, but the…

I'm Raising Bulls not Lambs

Why we discipline our boys By Stephen L. Meeks Josh, my 17 year old, volunteered unexpectedly, “I’m sorry Dad.” “For what?” I asked. “Well, I don’t always show respect when you correct me. Sometimes it just seems…

Dancing with Daughters….and other fatherly acts of love and courage.

By Stephen L. Meeks The most viewed Facebook post on fatherhood in 2018 was of a dad who jumped up on stage at his little girl’s dance performance and joined her when stage fright caused her to freeze. A dad coming to the rescue of his child…

PRESENT IN THE FACE OF THE ENEMY

“How a man keeps his wife and children safe.” A game drive through the Great Serengeti National Park in East Africa was always the highlight of any vacation of ours when we lived in Kenya. Not every game drive was successful. Often, the…

Three Sure Ways to Build Confidence in Your Boy (and two ways to destroy it)

I couldn’t believe what happened. As described to me, a 6’ plus, 250 pound plus, high school graduate male was hiding behind his 5’ mother’s skirt! If you let that image develop, I think you’ll share my mortification.   The…

Surprised by Glory! (…by the rippling impact of a man on his community)

It’s the surprise, the unexpected turn, the “where did that come from?” moment or event that catches our attention and holds it.  Yesterday surprised me.   The room was full with men, women, and peers at the Re-Entry Party…

I’m Convinced that Men Want to Be Better Dads (Here is how they can be)

Building our house was more work than I’d imagined—a lot more. At 37 I thought, “I can figure it out.” So I began to read and ask questions about the process of building my own home. That was 20 years ago. The house is not 1005 complete,…

No Agendas Fathering: How to move from a rocky start to smooth sailing with your son

My name is Luke Rolph, I am in my mid-twenties and just starting to hit all the “fun” parts of being an adult – insurance, renting, bills, ect. I come from a family of 4 (mom, dad, brother, and myself). I graduated and work in the…

Campfires & Flat Tires

For Mark Brazle, a passion for missions found its root as he grew up in Montana, Oklahoma and Saskatchewan, one of six children born to church planter/evangelist, Clinton & Faye Brazle, reading Scripture through the lens of real live…