Category: Mentoring

A Peek Inside My GodBuddies Book

Here’s a sneak peek to the main contents in the list below of the chapter headings. Each chapter includes Questions for Personal Reflection. I’ve also included some tools in the back of the book to help you assess your current friendships and identify potential GodBuddies. Included are some Group Study questions at the back of the book for your small group discussions as well.  Introduction 1. What Exactly is a GodBuddy Friendship? 2. The Life-Stages of Friendships 3. My Work-Life “UN-balance” Story 4. How We Lost Our Friends 5. How Many Friends Can You Really Have? 6. The Biggest Challenges Men Face 7. Making the Case for GodBuddies 8. Traits of a GodBuddy Relationship 9. GodBuddy Principles 10. Let’s Get Practical 11. Proceed with Caution: Opposite Gender Friendship 12. Final Encouragement  Appendices – Relationship Self-Assessment – Friendship Survey – Confidentiality Agreement between Friends – Creating a Life Plan – Group Study Questions      

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My GodBuddies Book is Ready!

A New Book about Better Friendships. I’m thrilled to announce that my new book, Get Out of Your Man Cave: The Crisis of Male Friendship and How to Turn Good Friends into GodBuddies is now complete and ready for purchase!  The book explains why men today need better friendships. Written as part guidebook, part memoir, and part confession, I write about my own issues with work-life balance that led to joining a men’s group at my local church and developing a concept I call GodBuddies. The book explains why men tend to lose their friends as they move through adulthood and includes some practical steps and tools to develop closer, more authentic relationships that help men become better men.  The need for closer friendships is especially timely with the increase in loneliness and isolation due to the pandemic and all the confusion about what it means to be a man

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GBs in The Bible: Jethro and Moses

Another example in this series of posts about GBs in The Bible is the relationship between Jethro and his son-in-law, Moses. As with the prior posts about Paul with his protege, Timothy and Ruth with her mother-in-law, Naomi, the story of Jethro and Moses shows there is wisdom to be gained when you surround yourself with people who “have been down the road” already. The life experiences of others offer huge dividends once you trust their advice and are willing to receive constructive feedback that may be needed at the moment. Biblical Background According to the book of Exodus, the legendary prophet, Moses was secretly hidden in a basket of reeds by his mother when Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed to reduce the population of the Israelites. Pharaoh’s daughter finds baby Moses in the basket on the Nile River and adopts him into the Egyptian royal

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