Needed: Real Men

What’s the greatest need in society? What’s the greatest need in the church? What’s the greatest need in my home? For me to be a man and love and lead my family to Christ. Missing from my generation is men with the courage, boldness, conviction, discipline, and determination to be such a leader. The men in my small group also determined that we’re missing examples of such men. We haven’t been left a legacy of leadership by our fathers. That will be the focus of our discussions @ our monthly Men’s Breakfast this year. How do we lead our families & churches as God wants us to? We’ll be reading together a book by Steve Farrar called Anchor Man. Below is a article from his website, to wet your apetite – “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Leading at home
If a man isn’t a leader anywhere else in his life, he must be a leader at home.

That’s an order that comes straight from the Lord. All believers are called to be salt and light, yet a society without strong male leadership is doomed. I’m not talking about strong male leadership at the capitol building, as important as that may be. Without male leadership in the family, we are one generation away from anarchy in the streets. Much of the turmoil and violence plaguing our society directly results from the absence of a strong male presence in the home.

Christian families with a strong male leader, might be our last hope. No child ever turned to a life of crime or cruelty because he, or she, grew up in the presence of a loving and effective father and husband. When husbands and fathers lead the way they should lead, their families grow stronger. When families grow stronger, society as a whole gets better. It all begins with a strong male leader in the home.

–Steve Farrar

Learn more at
Steve Farrar is the author of ten books, including the
best-sellers Point Man and Finishing Strong.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of two young men: Jackson (17), Hudson (13). And one Princess: Katherine Jubilee or “Kate” (7) - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can I’m reading, gardening, deer hunting, on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful to others & fruitful for God.

Posted on January 5, 2007, in Men's Issues. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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