Confession is the Manliest Thing You Can Do

Your weekend GodBuddy post comes from an important two-part podcast by Jim Ramos of Men in the Arena. Jim believes that confession is one of the most manly things we can do. He refers to a statistic from research by the Barna Group and one of my heroes in the men’s space, Dr. Robert Lewis of Men’s Fraternity and BetterMan which shows the importance of having deep, authentic friendships with another man, or what I call a GodBuddy.

“Men with just one confidant in their life are 3x more satisfied with life and 84% of those men are not overwhelmed with life.”

– Barna Research

More satisfied with life and less overwhelmend…who doesn’t need that these days!

James 5:16 also reminds us “Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”

Men, confession is a powerful tool. It leads to healing and holiness. It results in a life that is free of lies and coverups.

Find yourself a GodBuddy who you can trust and confess your greatest struggles. You will become a better man by doing so!

You can listen to Jim’s full podcast by clicking on the images below.

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