Masculinity: Brotherhood

“For we are nothing without brotherhood and brotherhood is nothing without your brothers.” –We Came As Romans Our surroundings typically dictate the man we become. There are many psychological studies on environment-based transformations where individuals become a part of their surrounding environment. When you surround yourself in foul language, derogatory […]

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Masculinity: Emotional Transparency

I can say it one thousand times; masculinity is defined culturally by opinion, not by creation. We are men, created masculine, and our Creator does not make mistakes. Being a man is and should be important to you! Read that one more time. In the past three years, I have […]

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Wait! A Teen Lied to Me?

I will never forget the first moment a teen lied straight to my face. I was so upset I wanted to beat them over the head with the book of Leviticus! As youth ministers, we have a unique role in the lives of the teens we serve. For some, we […]

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Boundless Spirituality

Three years ago I started a new ministry position and found myself completely overwhelmed, unhappy and honestly, depressed. My prayer was to find passion for serving and allow my cup to overflow. I realized I was missing a big piece of my spiritual puzzle. Trying to pull myself out of […]

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