“Without counsel, plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.”
– Proverbs 15:22
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Quiet Time with God
(Starting Point for ALL Men)
When Jesus was asked, “What’s the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered (in Matthew 22:36-38), “to love God with all your heart, soul and mind. This is great and foremost commandment.”
Most Christians already know this, but very few Christians know HOW to love God with all their heart, soul, and mind. However, the answer isn’t as complicated as you think. In order to love God (or anyone else), you have to spend (invest) TIME in the relationship. One of the best ways to spend time with God is to read His word.
Below is a link to an awesome resource, The Real Men Connect S-P-A-C-E Journal Sheet (along with instructions).
Both resources show you WHAT to do to get started and HOW to get the most out of your quiet time with God.
The purpose of Celebrate Recovery™ is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power through the “Eight Recovery Principles.” This experience allows its participants to “be changed.” By working and applying these Biblical principles, you begin to grow spiritually. You become free from addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others. Everyone is welcome and accepted, no judgements, no lectures, no hassles – just help, love and support! There are 29,000+ Celebrate Recovery Groups across the world.
If you’d like to find the closest one near you, just click on this link: http://locator.crgroups.info/ – and type in your city and state, and let the search engine do the rest. Help and healing are only a click away.
Sustained Victory for Men it's not only possible to defeat porn, but it’s possible to sustain the victory as well. When men ask me how I was able to sustain MY victory over pornography for the past 12+ years (and counting), after I tell them by the grace of God, then I share with them my “Sustained Victory Checklist.”
It’s 10 things and a bonus item I’ve done and continue to do and of course, if you would like to personally work with me (i.e., to coach you), you can always email us for details.
(3 Apps Every Christian Man Must Have)
Real Men Connect App:
Stay connected to us (and our community of men) 24/7/365, and receive access to hundreds of interviews, video lessons, resources, and great men of faith as they share their successes and their struggles as men, husbands, fathers, and leaders. This is the 911/411 success resource for Christian men.
Blue Letter Bible:
This is the only Bible app you’ll ever need. There is no close second (in our opinion). There are too many features to name. You just have to try it out for yourself. Trust us, once you try it, you’ll never feel confident or comfortable using anything else.
Just go to your app store and download it.
This is the best app on the planet for memorizing God’s word. You can categorize your verses, share them, set reminders to review, and even a join a community of Believers to compare yourself to others who are memorizing scripture with you to keep each other encouraged. It’s impossible for you to have this app and NOT increase your memorization of God's words. I, along with men I’ve discipled, have tried a few, but this is the best one out there.
Just go to your app store and download it.
(Answers, Reading, and References)
Do you have a question about God, Jesus, the Bible, or theology? Do you need help understanding a Bible verse or passage? Are there spiritual issues in your life for which you need advice or counsel? Got Questions.org provides over 4,200 answers to over 400,000 Bible questions! Got Questions Ministries seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence. You can even search their Top 20 Most Common Bible Questions.
Reading the Bible can be somewhat intimidating (especially if you’re a new believer).
But you can’t lead your family without becoming familiar with God’s Word.
Here are some basic instructions (download the PDF link below) on HOW to get started reading God’s Word, but more importantly, how to start ENJOYING God’s Word, without being a Bible scholar or seminary-trained theologian.
If you ever wondered “What does the Bible say about ___________?” and you had a difficult time finding the scripture for it, then this search engine is for you.
It searches the Internet for the topics that interest people, many of which you would never find in a traditional topical Bible. Then it shows relevant verses to that topic. People vote for or suggest verses that they think are especially relevant for a topic. So as YOU use it, you actually help improve it.
Searching for a word will automatically add it to the list of topics.
Note of Caution: Always check the context of a verse; that’s why they provide links. The context of a verse might put a very different slant on what the verse seems to say and mean.
Books and Education
(For Real Men)
Favorite Books for Christian Men:
I’m constantly asked about the books I read (other than the Bible) for spiritual growth; and honestly, it’s too many to name. So I decided to narrow it down by compiling a list of my favorite books (just for Christian MEN).
For the whole list just CLICK HERE!
This list will be updated frequently, as I read more books, so please bookmark the page or visit it frequently. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please contact us with them.
So read on, lead on, and stay in His grip!
It was once said, as long as you’re still living, you should never stop learning and when it comes to being men, husbands, fathers, and spiritual leaders, we can’t afford to stop learning. We should always be in a state of CANI (constant and never-ending improvement).
So Real Men Connect created an online social community called Real Men University, where real men can go to get fellowship, mentorship, and discipleship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. It’s a virtual campus where you can teach, learn, and grow with some of the most respected men of faith in the country.
The tuition is free, but the education is priceless:
Real Men are born to lead, so we have created some resources to help you jump start your leadership training.
(Community of Men)
REAL MEN 300:
The Real Men 300 is a select team of men who have agreed to partner with Real Men Connect (501-c3) to be professionally mentored, coached, and supported, so they can live stronger, love deeper, and lead their families better for Christ.
Read More Here
Most men’s ministry attempt to add men, but they don’t multiply their men (i.e., make disciples).
Jesus commands us in Matt 28:19-20 to go out and “make” disciples. But most churches (and men’s groups) don’t know where to start.
That’s why we created a process we called the “Me & 3 Blueprint” to use BEFORE you start the mentoring and discipleship process; a list of “Accountability Questions” to use AFTER you’ve built a successful relationship; and a step-by-step guide for men’s group leaders when you’re READY to multiply your group called the “Disciplemaking Blueprint.”
You can CLICK and download all of them.
Brother Keepers’ Me & 3 Blueprint
(for STARTING one-on-one relationships)
Real Men Accountability Questions
(for BUILDING one-on-one relationships)
Real Men Connect Disciplemaking Blueprint
(for MULTIPLYING men’s groups) – for group leaders only!
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like for us to train you on how to implement and use any of these resources.
(For Christian Men)
Human behavior psychologists say that it takes 21 days to re-train your brain and create a new habit. So if you’re serious about becoming a better husband, father, student, teacher, or leader, this is the most affordable and discreet Christian counseling/coaching you can hire.
The main objective is to help you become the man God created you to be. The key is to give you wisdom, build your faith, and give you spiritual accountability from the privacy of your home. So you need a PROVEN Christian mentor, coach, and teacher who’s been there, done that, and has the T-shirt.
Check-Up for Christian Men:
Just as every man should get a physical check-up once a year, every godly man should get a spiritual, relational, and emotional check-up just as often. So we designed a quick 5-minute guide, rooted in 22+ years of practical man-building experience, to help you do a self-assessment to see where you are spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.
Just CLICK HERE or below to gain access to the exam. And if you have questions or need any additional help in any specific area, just contact us.
Let’s face it, most men struggle when it comes to meaningful communication with their wives, children, and even other men. But like most things in life, effective communication is skill, it’s not something you’re just born with. And like with most things, it takes practice in order to master it. To help you in this process, I compiled a list of what I call “Conversation Ice Breakers for Men” (47 Questions) that will get you past the fear of talking (or at least get you started). Just click on the link below, print it out, and keep it nearby whenever you start to get tongue-tied. I even put it in alphabetical order to help you easily remember some of the questions. Note: It was primarily meant for conversations with adults, but if you use discernment, it can work with young children and teens as well.
Marriage & Assistance
Marriage counseling isn't always the only, or in some cases, the best option. Before you seek counseling, read this article first.
Just click the link below:
Christian Marriage Counseling:
Find detailed professional listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Counselors, Group Therapy and Treatment Centers right here in Chattanooga, as well as in other cities around the country. If you’re struggling in your marriage or just in need of a tune-up, nothing is going to change unless you change some things. And change starts with the first step or first phone call. Seeking or asking others for help isn’t a sign of weakness, but rather a demonstration of strength. As the spiritual head of your household, it’s vital for you to take the initiative to seek the help you need to help your family succeed. God said in James 4:6, “God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.”
Marriage Secrets For Men Bootcamp:
ATTENTION: MARRIED MEN, SEPARATED MEN, DIVORCED MEN, OR ON YOUR WAY TO EITHER!
If You Ever Wanted to Win Your Wife’s Heart,
Make Your Marriage Work, and Avoid Unnecessary Arguments,
You may be dealing with something as seemingly simple as a traffic ticket or may be looking for legal help after a serious accident that has left you without a loved one. In these legal matters, finding a Christian attorney in your area may be of the utmost importance. Neighborhood Christian Lawyer’s directory includes attorneys who have chosen salvation – just as you have. At Neighborhood Christian Lawyer, they recognize just how important it is to find a lawyer who understands and shares your religious beliefs. Considering the life-changing and highly personal nature of many legal matters, this can make all the difference in your peace of mind and even the outcome of your case.
Prayer Works: REAL MEN are praying men. And REAL MEN are strongest when they’re fighting on their knees. So how much stronger do you think a man is when others are praying with him and praying for him?
Click on the link “Prayer Works,” and gain access to a prayer line in which literally hundreds (if not thousands) of Christians can be praying for you instantly. Not only that, but you can also choose to pray for others and be notified (via email) when others pray for you and of course, if you would like us to personally pray for you, you can always email us your request.