Why the bathroom wars have men in a lather
The new bathroom policy angers men because it strips them of their ancient protector role. To make things worse, any man who expresses concern for his daughter’s privacy is labeled a bigot. Men can’t shield their loved ones – and they’re publicly shamed if they try.
Stop managing your husband’s relationships
When a woman starts taking control of something, a man immediately backs off. After a few years of having my relationships professionally managed, they began to atrophy.
Andy Stanley’s real errors
To his credit, Stanley quickly apologized for disparaging small churches. But his comment was based on two other questionable assumptions.
Youth group: why not put the boys in charge?
Why did these boys come week after week? Not because of my superior leadership skills. I’m sure of that – because I wasn’t leading.
How father wounds are changing politics
We live in the most peaceful, prosperous society in human history. Yet the electorate rages like an agitated toddler.
Removing barriers that keep young men out of church
If we want more men in church 20 years from now we must start today – by rethinking how we raise boys in the faith.
Why informality is suddenly OK
I am curious as to why our world became so informal so fast. Why, even in my lifetime I’ve seen people stop dressing for all but the most solemn occasions. Why so many aspects of politeness have gone by the wayside. Why expediency almost always trumps “doing the right thing.”
Why extramarital sex is suddenly OK
We tend to see the “sexual revolution” as something new. It is not. We are merely reverting to the loose and varied sexual practices that prevailed for millennia in preliterate societies.
How men became scary
There was a time when it was considered normal for men to interact with children they did not know in public settings. Today we’d see such a man as a potential pedophile or pervert. How did men become scary?
Marriage will be ruled unconstitutional
There’s a growing movement in our country to scrap marriage altogether, or to privatize the institution – allowing couples to draft legal contracts that specify the terms of their unions. How will the church and its men respond?