We are in St. Louis this weekend for a Men at the Cross event. Come out and see us if you are in the area!
So far, we've had some great conversations with folks who are really dealing with this issue and a lot who are ready to help others. It is very exciting.
Here are some of the funnier/interesting things people said today:
Me: How are you sir?
Guy #1: Up to my armpits in favor and lovin every minute of it.
Me: Oh, that's good...I think?
Guy #2: Hey! Where are the "I love my wife" bumper stickers?
Guy #3: Hey, are you that guy from those videos?
Me: Um...I guess.
Guy #4: Is this available in Portuguese? (Sounded like, "Does this have sheets?")
Rick: Well, it has a guidebook and a Devotional Journal.
And one very awkward handskake attempt gone wrong. Standing there holding my hand out, guy never sees me, then I try to act like I wasn't.
We are posting some new videos to our Youtube channel. One of them is The Mentoring Minute video that's been playing at all of the Men at the Cross events across the country.
Check it out:
For users with YouTube blocked, we're going to be compiling a page with all of our videos available for viewing!
Check out the Mentoring Minute for starters!
The Mentoring Minute
"The sweetest place on earth" was home to the fifth Men at the Cross event and our fifth time to minister in a big way to the men who attended. We continue to meet and dialogue with men and women who are stepping up and getting equipped with the Freedom Begins Here material. Thank you for tackling this crisis in your own life, for guarding your family, and for challenging your church leadership to take action.
Our approach this time was a little more direct. We created a new sign that read, “PORN. We’re all dealing with it. It’s time to TALK about it.”
We have ideas for other banners too. How about, "Stopping at this booth does not make you a pervert" or "Find help 'for a friend'" or "Shhhh…it's a secret." We’d love to hear your ideas and feedback for how we can break through the silence and stigma that surrounds this whole issue. You can always reply to our emails with your comments. We read and respond to every email that comes in.