• Boys must learn to persevere in the face of adversity if they are to struggle forward later, during the even tougher seasons of life. Perseverance i...
    Teach Him to Persevere
    By Rick Johnson
    August 06th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Fathers are especially important in disciplining children. Fathers seem to have been endowed by God with the mantle of authority within the family. ...
    Fathers and the Importance of ...
    By Rick Johnson
    July 30th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • A boy—even a teenage boy—needs a father to be a role model for life for him. It’s not that his dad is perfect and never makes mistakes. I cert...
    Role Modeling
    By Rick Johnson
    July 23rd, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • One way to judge the degree of power or influence that something has is to observe what happens when it’s absent. God has given men, especially fa...
    The Power of Fathers
    By Rick Johnson
    July 16th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Our boys today have a certain amount of repressed anger, which results in more bullying in school, but also in a more escalated level of violence. T...
    Angry Young Men
    By Rick Johnson
    July 09th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • I love watching football, especially on Thanksgiving Day. I used to love playing it when I was in high school. Football is an emotionally intensive ...
    Emotions Can Get the Best of Y...
    By Rick Johnson
    July 02nd, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • One emotion that most males are familiar with is anger. Anger produces a physiological arousal in males. It creates a state of readiness and heighte...
    The Psychology of Anger
    By Rick Johnson
    June 25th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Early in the movie, GoodFellas, Ray Liotta’s character is a teenage boy working for the neighborhood “wiseguys” or members of the Mafia. When...
    All Boys Need Men
    By Rick Johnson
    June 18th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • My senior year in high school I bought my dream car; a metallic beer-bottle brown 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. It was 383 cubic inches of muscle car wi...
    Daughters Are Like Muscle Cars
    By Rick Johnson
    April 23rd, 2015

    Dads of Teen Girls
  • • YOU are the biggest influence in your son’s life—you are almost indispensable.• Fathers have been endowed with a huge generational power/in...
    10 Tips for Dads
    By Rick Johnson
    June 11th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • The word duty (from the French for “due” and Latin for “debt”) is a term that conveys a moral commitment to someone or something. The moral ...
    Duty—a Boy’s Best Friend
    By Rick Johnson
    June 04th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • “Work ethic” is defined as the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward. It is a belief in the moral value, benef...
    Why Teach Boys to Work?
    By Rick Johnson
    May 28th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • The Warrior-Poet is the ancient tradition of dedication to developing the body and the mind equally as one, using each to guide the other. The warri...
    When the Poet Warrior Fought a...
    By Rick Johnson
    May 21st, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • I was recently honored to be invited to attend a ceremony at the White House as part of a select group of people working with fathers around the cou...
    A White House Visits Spark Dif...
    By Rick Johnson
    May 14th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Vision is the ability to see something that is, has been, or will be. It is the ability to see into the future. It is an unusual competence in disc...
    Why Vision is Important
    By Rick Johnson
    May 07th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, or the works...
    Teaching Our Sons Artistic Cre...
    By Rick Johnson
    April 30th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Compassion is the ability to feel sorrow for another’s misfortune and want to alleviate it. It is the emotional capacity of being conscious of ano...
    Compassion and Empathy—the E...
    By Rick Johnson
    April 23rd, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • After working in leadership roles for 34 years, and coaching leaders for about that long, I can say with confidence that leaders can increase focus ...
    Eight Questions for Focusing L...
    By Daniel Allen
    April 16th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • So the older guy is relaxing in his recliner reading the morning newspaper when his wife asks him, “What are you going to do today?” to which he q...
    When You Don’t Have Time, ...

    Men in the Marketplace
  • After working in leadership roles for 34 years, and coaching leaders for about that long, I can say with confidence that leaders can increase focus ...
    Eight Questions for Focusing ...
    By Daniel Allen
    April 09th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • I went to take a prayer walk.  Some time outside in my neighborhood to walk and seek fellowship with Jesus. Create space for connecting with him. ...
    She Was Walking with Crutches
    By Daniel Allen
    March 26th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • It’s silly, I know, but something about using a shoe horn taps into some deep masculine place in me. Women don’t use shoe horns. Least not the w...
    Shoehorn
    By Daniel Allen
    March 19th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • What is God up to, according to the biblical record? Life. Life for all the world. In Genesis—creating a cosmos out of chaos, then planting a verd...
    For the Life of the World
    By Daniel Allen
    March 12th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • Sometimes I can be such a softie. Either that, or the longings of my heart are trying to get my attention.It happened again a couple nights ago. La...
    What About Longings?
    By Daniel Allen
    March 05th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • The giving season is behind us, but let’s face it—many of us give or want to give year round. So how can we transform one of the more stressful,...
    The Guide to Happy Living
    By Tim Maurer
    February 05th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • Last words are lasting words. So we need to give special weight to the last words of Jesus. Surely he gives us help in some of his last(ing) words f...
    Three Questions for Following ...
    By Daniel Allen
    January 29th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • The integration of money and life . . . I have seven ways that we might view life and money differently if our approach to them was less mutually ex...
    Mastering Money and Life Is N...
    By Tim Maurer
    January 29th, 2015

    Men in the Marketplace
  • As I sit here listening to the songs and readings at Pray As You Go, I get in touch with my thirst . . . I thirst.Thirst for a lot.To be debt-free.T...
    Thirsting for God
    By Daniel Allen
    January 22nd, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • Today’s post is from my friend Nicole Unice (pictured here), who works at Hope Church in Richmond, Virginia, and mentors a boatload of twenty-some...
    Faith is Like a Treadmill
    By Daniel Allen
    January 15th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • Today’s post is from my friend Nicole Unice (pictured here), who works at Hope Church in Richmond, Virginia, and mentors a boatload of twenty-some...
    It Starts with a Conversation
    By Daniel Allen
    January 08th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • Today’s post is from my friend Nicole Unice who works at Hope Church in Richmond, VA, and mentors a boatload of 20-something men and women. She’...
    Starting Here
    By Daniel Allen
    January 01st, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • How do we help boys grow into men?I started to answer that question last week but talking about a lecture and breakout session I attended at SMU wi...
    From Boys to Men, Part II
    By Daniel Allen
    December 25th, 2014

    Men Who Lead Well
  • How do we help boys grow into men? What if we male adults feel more like a boy ourselves—than a man? I’ve read several authors to glean their i...
    From Boys to Men
    By Daniel Allen
    December 11th, 2014

    Men Who Lead Well
  • My son gave me a present.To be fair, I don’t think it was until after he realized it was worthless, but I appreciate it nonetheless. It’s a big hu...
    What Is Your Fool’s Gold?
    By Tim Maurer
    December 04th, 2014

    Men in the Marketplace
  • Do you know what it feels like to be an exile?It was the summer of 1975. I was 19 years old, and I had signed on to a program called Practical Missi...
    Life as an Exile
    By James Pence
    December 04th, 2014

    Dads of Grade School Girls
  • Do you remember the last time you wished that something in your life would change?I’ve been talking about this question the last few weeks. Contin...
    God Makes Change, Part III
    By Daniel Allen
    December 04th, 2014

    Men Who Lead Well