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Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to mold young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I […]

Man Code entries are designed for parents or adults seeking to grow young boys into strong Christian men. Previous entries can be found here. “Walk with the wise and become wise,     for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20 You don’t […]

This is the second entry for those looking to disciple and train their sons (or grandsons) who are still in the house and growing in their faith in Jesus. Use these Man Code entries as an opportunity to discuss deeper […]

Take a moment and answer the following questions honestly. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, that’s an indication of spiritual warfare in your life. If you answer “yes” to multiple questions, well then, we’ve got some work […]

This is the first of (what hopefully will be) many Man Code entries to my sons. My oldest son, Zeke, recently committed his life to Jesus and my continued goal is to shape him (and my other two boys) into godly young […]

The battle for truth continues to be on the frontlines of our society today, a battle we engage in daily (whether we realize it or not). Mocking the blatant partisanship of political talk shows, where both sides relentlessly spin their […]

Whether we realize it or not, spiritual warfare is all around us. If you choose not to engage in it, that doesn’t mean you’re exempt. It simply means you’re undefended (click here for more info on spiritual warfare). There are […]

Our prayers tend to always finish the same: In Jesus’ name, amen. But what does it actually mean to pray in Jesus’ name? That doesn’t mean if we use the phrase “in Jesus’ name” as some type of magic spell […]

My wife and I have the privilege of leading a marriage enrichment group with over 20 couples involved utilizing the Deep Love Marriage Assessment. It’s been a great time of reconnecting and strengthening between spouses. Recently we had the “sex […]

We have a commitment issue in our marriages today. Too often we’re conditioned to approach marriage like a cell phone contract. You agree to pay a certain amount for goods and services, and the cell phone provider asks for a two-year […]