What is a "Real" man?

by Michael Webb

Growing up in a very small southern town in Georgia, being a man meant being tough.  Being a ‘real’ man meant being tough and knowing how to fix things, too.  And you better know how to hunt and fish or your man card would be tossed up in the air and have buck shot fired through it. 

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Let's Change the Game this Father's Day

by Travis Runion

Let me challenge you to do something different this Father’s Day. Rather than sitting back and waiting to receive the gifts, praise, and attention, why not spend a few moments yourself preparing some gifts and words of blessing for your kids?

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I hate to dance... but not this night.

by Mitchell Ellett

I love my daughter.  I love my daughter’s friends.  I love that they love to dance.  But I hate to dance…at least 364 days out of the year.  However, there is one night that I dust off my dress shoes, put on my sport coat and do my best not to pull a muscle or injure myself.  That night is the Daddy Daughter Dance. 

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Heavy Rain, Thieves, and Fortresses

by Jay Borck

I realized that this Men’s retreat was - more than anything - a time of reunion with my Father. There’s something about walking to breakfast in the morning without the responsibilities of the work day ahead.  And there were no shoes to tie; no stroller to park. There were faces I knew, and many that I didn’t. And they looked rested, relaxed for the first time in a long time. There was laughter. 

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