No Weak Men Allowed....I think that is the message that men hear from the time they are little boys all the way through the rest of their lives.
I know I have heard that message.
I know the men I work with have heard that message.
It may come from parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers, friend's parents, pastors...culture. The message is sometimes delivered intentionally in order to wou[...]
Honestly, this is a question I have been wondering about for a long time.
The irony of the work that I do as a therapist is that ministry leaders are one of the biggest referrers to my practice. They often instinctively see someone who is hurting and in need of help, and they are quick to locate help for that person. They may do some counseling themselves, refer to a lay ministry, or make a rec[...]
About 8 years ago I was sitting in a marriage and family therapy class at Fuller Theological Seminary when the professor made an off the cuff remark about the marital satisfaction of a pastor and their spouse.
The professor's experience was that pastors (in this case men) often rank their marriages as being more satisfactory than their spouse does.
I have thought about that comment a lot ove[...]