Is Your Church Building Men?
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Is Your Church Building Men?

Dennis Rainey understands the value of helping churches invest in men. Here’s a bit of his advice to couples looking for a church home… “Does it build men? I’m not minimizing ministry to women and children, but a lot of the struggles in our families and culture could become points of victory if men were...

6 Parenting Strategies for the Transition to Middle School
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6 Parenting Strategies for the Transition to Middle School

Originally Posted by Mike Young September 2007 Our oldest son, Timothy, started middle school this year. Elementary school is one thing but middle school is a big step, especially for the oldest in the family. Tim was a bit anxious about the transition but we knew he would be fine. The challenge is this. As...

Invest in Your Marriage While Saving Some Money
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Invest in Your Marriage While Saving Some Money

Men, when you think about your most important tangible assets, you probably think about your home or maybe a car. I’m sure that you guard and protect them with regular inspections, maintenance and repair. As a matter of fact, the wise man actually invests in ‘preventative maintenance’ because it’s cheaper and more effective than crisis...

Summer Jobs, Internships, Camps, & Softball
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Summer Jobs, Internships, Camps, & Softball

Young Adventures / August 2017 Tim is finishing up a 4-week internship in Maryland and is headed back to West Point for his last year later this month. Zach is enjoying his last few weeks at home. He’s had a great summer working construction with his grandfather but he’ll be headed off to join the...

Celebrating Like-Minded Ministries: Men Of Valor International
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Celebrating Like-Minded Ministries: Men Of Valor International

We love to celebrate the impact of like-minded ministries! Men of Valor International has a similar mission to Noble Warriors but their field of ministry is international. Brad Smith and his team help churches in other countries understand the Biblical importance of strategically prioritizing men’s discipleship. Check out MOV International here and read a couple...

Heavenly Treasures vs. Earthly Trophies
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Heavenly Treasures vs. Earthly Trophies

Originally Posted by Mike Young July 2005 Our lives are often filled with the pursuit of recognition. We all like to be acknowledged for our achievements. Recently, my oldest son’s baseball team completed a strong season. They won the pre-season tournament, lost only two regular season games, then went on to win the final tournament. Timothy...

Near & Far: A Sampling of Questions Received This Month
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Near & Far: A Sampling of Questions Received This Month

Minute with Mike / August 2017 Here’s a sampling of questions we received just this month… A father in Illinois reached out to me asking for recommendations about resources to use in discipling young men. A husband in Central Virginia reached out asking where he and his wife might connect with mentors who would walk...

A Point Man Legacy
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A Point Man Legacy

Stacy and I were DINKS (Double Income No Kids) when we traveled to Michigan to visit Gordon and Joan Ramsay. Gordon and Joan were friends with Stacy through Virginia Tech Baptist Student Union. They married a few years before us and already had a child. We learned much from watching them do ‘family’ on our...

Spiritual Eclipse: Are You Living in the Shadow?
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Spiritual Eclipse: Are You Living in the Shadow?

Originally Posted by Mike Young October 2005 It defies understanding… Recently, I heard a story of a bow hunter drawing back on a deer, releasing the arrow expecting a direct hit. But instead, he buried the arrow deep in a small tree that stood between the hunter and the hunted. I’m not much of a...