• Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face uncertainty, difficulty, intimidation, danger or pain with or without fear. I...
    Teaching Courage by Our Modeli...
    By Rick Johnson
    March 24th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Perhaps no character trait embodies healthy masculinity more than that of honor. Honor is the soul of masculinity. It is a code that a man lives by ...
    Why Boys Need Honor
    By Rick Johnson
    March 17th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • If your son is an athlete, you must take time to know what your son is putting into his body. It is trendy (and common) today for even young athlete...
    The Dangers of Steroids for Bo...
    By Rick Johnson
    March 10th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Another aspect that contributes to a man’s success is the ability to stay for the long haul.For instance, many professional baseball players beco...
    Why Consistency is Important f...
    By Rick Johnson
    March 03rd, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Hardihood is a word you don’t hear much anymore. But it is a quality I not only admire in other men but continually strive for in my own life. It ...
    Developing Hardihood in Boys
    By Rick Johnson
    February 25th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • One of the real disservices we do to our boys is to not teach them the value of hard work. I believe that part of a male’s identity is created fro...
    Teaching Boys Work Ethic
    By Rick Johnson
    February 18th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Tony Rorie is the founder of a program called Men of Honor in Dallas, Texas. Men of Honor exists to make passionate followers of Christ by mentoring...
    Inspiring a Vision in Your Son
    By Rick Johnson
    February 11th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Pray not for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.Theodore RooseveltAs a culture we are losing our most valuable resource—male leadership. Young...
    Training Up Leaders in Our Boy...
    By Rick Johnson
    February 04th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • This past season, several high-profile college head football and basketball coaches have been vilified and lost their jobs due to the perception tha...
    Boundaries Teach Boys Self-Dis...
    By Rick Johnson
    January 28th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • I’ve been doing a bit of research lately on the importance of team health and what executives can do the develop the health factor of their organ...
    Developing Team Health
    By Daniel Allen
    May 07th, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • The lack of civil discourse in our culture disturbs me.People on both sides of any issue resort to name-calling and out-shouting each other rather t...
    Civil Discourse Teaches Respec...
    By Rick Johnson
    January 21st, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Perhaps I’m just a curmudgeonly old guy now, but it seems to me that people are just not as respectful as they used to be. Much of our culture bel...
    Is Respect Earned or Given?
    By Rick Johnson
    January 14th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Porn is part of your son’s everyday life. He sees it every day on television, in movies, and on computers. The pornography industry is working ha...
    Pornography—Trapping Boys fo...
    By Rick Johnson
    January 07th, 2016

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • With all the negative outcomes regarding promiscuous sexuality, it’s especially important that our teenagers be properly educated about the danger...
    Sex Education—Who Me?
    By Rick Johnson
    December 31st, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • All boys want to know how a man is supposed to act. Our model of that role is what teaches our sons what it means to be a man. But for those of us ...
    The Heart of Masculinity
    By Rick Johnson
    December 24th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Before we can produce good or great men, we must have an understanding of what healthy masculinity looks like. Without an intentional model or plan...
    What It Takes to Produce Healt...
    By Rick Johnson
    December 17th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • The type of men we are determines the type of men our boys become.In his book, Man of Steel and Velvet, Aubrey Andelin talks about the importance of...
    Actions Speak Louder Than Word...
    By Rick Johnson
    December 10th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • One of the very enjoyable activities my son and I have experienced together over the years is to go deer hunting. Because of my schedule the past s...
    Life’s Unexpected Challenges
    By Rick Johnson
    December 03rd, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • I love watching football. I used to love playing it when I was in high school. Football is an emotionally intensive game. Most coaches encourage pl...
    Controlling Emotions
    By Rick Johnson
    November 26th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Here I raise my EbenezerHither by thy help I’ve come.Anybody remember that line from the original version of the old hymn, “Come, Thou Fount”?Th...
    What Is an Ebenezer?
    By James Pence
    April 23rd, 2015

    Dads of Grade School Girls
  • A few weeks ago, Christians around the world called a Friday “good” because of Jesus—His suffering and sacrifice for humankind.Many offered to...
    The Crowds at the Cross
    By Daniel Allen
    April 23rd, 2015

    Men Who Lead Well
  • Perhaps one of the most important things a person can develop is the ability to think through an issue and discern the important aspects of that iss...
    Teaching Boys Critical Thinkin...
    By Rick Johnson
    November 19th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Teenagers—the word alone is enough to strike fear in the heart of even the bravest of parents. But the teen years can become a time of great hope,...
    You Still Have Tons of Influen...
    By Rick Johnson
    November 12th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • For many dads, one of the biggest struggles they face is how to effectively communicate with their children. Fathers often aren’t as adept at ver...
    Talking to Teens
    By Rick Johnson
    November 05th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • It is important to recognize that certain traits are key fundamental core issues for males to assimilate on their journey to manhood. Males primaril...
    Some Thoughts About the Attrib...
    By Rick Johnson
    October 29th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Oftentimes the expectations we have for our children have a tendency to come to fruition. With that in mind, it is important we have high expectatio...
    Expectations Make the Man
    By Rick Johnson
    October 22nd, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Fatherless boys tend to follow in the footsteps modeled for them, perpetuating fatherlessness onto future generations. Here is a fairly simple illus...
    Perpetuating the Cycle
    By Rick Johnson
    October 15th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Fathers are especially important in disciplining children. Fathers seem to have been endowed by God with the mantle of authority within the family. ...
    Fathers and Discipline
    By Rick Johnson
    October 08th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • I encourage men to “coach” younger men as opposed to mentor them. The word mentoring has a stigma attached to it that most men are resistant tow...
    Expectations On and Off the Fi...
    By Rick Johnson
    October 01st, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Fathers are instrumental in modeling to their sons how a man is supposed to love a woman. This is not something that comes naturally to most males. ...
    How to Love a Woman
    By Rick Johnson
    September 24th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • As a culture, we have done a poor job of inspiring our young men with a vision of greatness. Too often, by the time our young males are in their lat...
    Developing Healthy Masculinity
    By Rick Johnson
    September 17th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • “Pray not for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.”—Theodore RooseveltI think all dads want their sons to grow up to be leaders. They wou...
    Training Up Leaders
    By Rick Johnson
    September 10th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • By the time your son has entered puberty, he is well aware of the female of our species. He is aware of the young women around him with every aspect...
    Girls, Girls, Girls!
    By Rick Johnson
    September 03rd, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • God has shown me that one man can make a difference in the world. Even if it’s only in the life of one little boy. That one boy may grow up to impa...
    One Man Can Change the World
    By Rick Johnson
    August 27th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  •                         In the postmodern culture we live in that does not believe in absolute truths, morals, or the existen...
    What We Do Speaks Louder Than ...
    By Rick Johnson
    August 20th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys
  • Share your spiritual experiences—even your failures—with your son. Involving your children in God’s work demonstrates His magnificence much mo...
    Share Your Experiences
    By Rick Johnson
    August 13th, 2015

    Dads of Teen Boys