why do we focus on men
Because Men are significant
When God created men, He did so with purpose and significance. Over the past several decades, however, men have become the brunt of a ubiquitous cultural joke. Prime time sitcoms portray men as either ignorant buffoons or sex-crazed barbarians. But God’s design for men is to matter – to live life with an inner strength on which families, communities, churches and nations can rely.
So then, where are all the men?
Because Men Who Father Change the world
Almost every social and cultural epidemic in our country today can trace its origins to poor fathering. Crime, teen pregnancy, suicide, substance abuse, bigotry and racism, low self-esteem, poor morals, a shrinking Church…these are all signs of anemic fathering.
The last verses of the Old Testament speak of the father-renewal that Jesus desires to bring. He says in Malachi 4:6, “He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”
God’s desires to restore men to all that He intended for them to be — pillars of strength and tenderness. We recognize the incredible barriers that keep men out of the game. It is for this reason that we have designed our work to focus around the elements of HEALING wounds, KNOWING God, and then RESTORING the world.
Because Men Desire it
Men want it. Every man we talk with longs for a deeper understanding of himself, his wounds, his God, and his calling. It is at the core of a man’s heart. Women too want it – they want their men to be FULLY ALIVE and FULLY MAN. But all too often, guys just don’t know how to navigate the masculine journey, and they need some landmarks along the way by which to orient themselves as they move forward.
Guys want it. But often they won’t ask for it. But when they get it, they eat it up.
Because the Statistics Are Staggering
The statistics are unbelievable. Please check out the incredible impact the absence of fathers has on our country today.