Category: Significance

One Man Matters

In a world of billions of people, where many wonder if they really matter—or whether they can make a significant difference in the lives of others, we now have yet another story that confirms, yes, one person can make a difference. The world just said goodbye to Nelson Mandela, a man born into poverty and […]

Dangerous Play

“What did ‘play’ mean for you as a boy? What does it look like now?” Those were the deceptively profound, seemingly innocent, questions posed to me, and a group of men, at a Brotherhood Adventure last week in the Poudre River Canyon, west of Fort Collins, CO. By the end of the conversation I thought, […]

Rules for Dads of Daughters

“There are three things, no four,” Solomon wrote, that were so amazing to him he could not begin to understand them. The last was “the way of a man with a young woman.” (Prov. 30:19) I agree, but right after that I would put, “the way of a dad with a daughter.” There is something […]

Failure to Launch

Perhaps you saw my comment last week on the Men Matter Facebook site in which I quoted radio commentator, Dennis Prager, who said, in reference to the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School: “The most important thing any society can accomplish is to build good men.” Since then I notice a predictable extreme of […]

Build Good Men

“The most important thing any society can accomplish is to build good men.” So spoke radio commentator, Dennis Prager, the day after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. My first reaction was to question his opinion. Though I believe deeply in the value of men and their impact in society, I […]