I had a friend once who worked with a woman whose husband was a youth minister.
My friend told me about some discussions he had with this young man, and the
things this youth minister would say always left me shaking my head in bafflement.
I remember one conversation in particular in which my friend asked this youth
minister what he thought of Promise
Keepers. According to my friend, the YM said, "Well, I guess some
men feel a sense of inadequacy and feel like they need support and encouragement
from a group of men. There’s nothing wrong with that, I guess, but I personally
don’t need it."
For the record, I’ve never read the
PK book or been to a PK rally. However, I have always sought out other Christian
men—not only those who are dealing with issues similar to my own, but also those
who have been through it before. I think men do themselves and their families
a great disservice when they neglect
to meet together and
fail to encourage one another. We men need to be sharpening each other as iron
sharpens iron. We need to be celebrating marriage together and showing other
men what a joy marriage can be.
Along these lines, a question recently arose concerning how many men read
this blog. I know there are some, because they leave comments and sometimes
send e-mails, but I suspect there are more. One reader suggested I do a poll
just to see how many male readers there are. I’m not quite industrious enough
to research poll services or technologies, but I think I would like to find
out how many men visit here. So, I’ll just ask that if you’re a man and you
visit this blog regularly, please leave a comment with your first name, your
city of residence, and anything else you’d like to say.