As I plodded through doctoral studies, these realities about fatherhood sank into my bones. My wife and my children needed my sacrifice, my presence, and even my absence. But most importantly, they needed something – someone – far greater than me.
Every Christian is to follow the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and long to see the character of Jesus reflected in their life. The Bible refers to following Christ in this way as discipleship. Thus, the vital question for every man who longs to be a disciple of Christ and to disciple his family, is how?
Every man must commit himself to the reality that his life constitutes his own unique and strategic ministry opportunity.
FTC.co asks Adam McClendon, Professor in the School of Divnity and Director of the DMin doctoral program at Liberty University, "What does Christian culture sometimes get wrong about masculinity?"
Men, God has given you the privilege of leadership.
There is much good in young men rejecting passivity, taking responsibility, and seeking to better themselves. But the arteries of anger, victimhood, and aggressive machismo running through the new masculinity movement do not bode well.
We read Ephesians 5:22-26 and there is no avoiding it: God has called men to be spiritual leaders in the home.
If we are not willing to suffer for our convictions, then they are not convictions at all, they are conveniences.
The starting point of a redeemed worldview is knowing the greatest danger to any man exists inside of him, not outside.
Men today are often drowning is superficial relationships, but do not possesses any genuinely accountable gut-level friendships.