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The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel.” ~ Proverbs 12:15

Most men are long rangers, says Ronnie Roque, founder of Who me be a leader, the word counsel is like a slap in the face to them.”

What is it that keeps a fool from being wise?

His way is right in his own eyes. He thinks he is in the right in everything he does, and therefore asks no advice, because he does not apprehend he needs it. He is confident he knows the way, and cannot miss it, and therefore never inquires the way. The rule he goes by is to do that which is right in his own eyes, to walk in the way of his heart. He makes his will his law. He is a fool that is governed by his eye, and not by his conscience.

What it is that keeps a wise man from being a fool?

He is willing to be advised, desires to have counsel given him, and heeds and gives attention to counsel—what has been said, being reserved and restrained in manner when it comes to his own judgment and having a value for the direction of those that are wise and good. He is wise (it is a sign he is so, and he is likely to continue so) whose ear is always open to good advice.

To learn more about a wise man please watch Ronnie’s Youtube video.”

Excerpts taken and revised from Matthew Henry Commentator.

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In this video Ronnie addresses the long comments left in the comment section of WMBL.

Due to the serious nature of many of your comments, Ronnie has decided to bring his Biblical counseling ministry and his life coaching services online.

We are still working on a few things and should have the page ready by Sunday, which is the next time Ronnie will post.

To help us better serve you we have put a questionnaire together and ask for your help by answering the questions honestly.

Your identity will be anonymous so please be candid.

Thanks

I picks up where I left off in my last video, discussing Patrick Morley’s book, “Pastoring Men.

In my last video I asked and answered the question, “Pastoring Men, is it worth it?”

In today’s video, I talks about the collateral damage that happens as a result of men being one of our largest neglected people groups.  Below is a bit of the statistical damage:

  • of men who married between 1970 and 1974, just 46.2 percent will still be married after thirty-years.
  • of the seventy-two million children in America under the age of eighteen, 33 percent will go to bed tonight in a home without a biological father.
  • children in female-headed families are five times more likely to live in poverty, repeat a grade, and have emotional problems compared to families where a father is present.”


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If you’re interested in learning more about these issues, you can pick up your copy of the book by clicking on the highlighted text, below, or you can go to the side bar and download excerpts.
 
Statistics taken from excerpts of Pastoring Men, by Patrick Morely
 
 
 
 

Much has been said about the “men problem.”  You can hear about it on Oprah.  You can read about it in Time, you can watch the destruction it creates with Dr. Phil.

School teachers can barely educate on the heels of it. Social services are overwhelmed because of it. Employers are stumped by it. Law enforcement feels the brunt of it. Many jails and prisons are full because of it. Politicians don’t know what to do with it. Candidates avoid it. Authors and academics have assembled alarming statistics to prove it. Health care professionals publish convincing reports to document the human cost of it. Cable shows rant at it. Talk radio personalities have all the answers for it. Movies glamorize it.

Television commercials mock it. The “men problem.” Divorce courts are at capacity because of it. Families are ripped apart by it. Wives soak their pillows with tears as a result of it. Children grow up in poverty as a consequence of it. Teenagers experiment with drugs and sex to cope with it. A lot of money gets spent to treat the symptoms of it. We open teenage pregnancy centers, establish substance abuse centers, increase budgets for social services, build homes for battered women, authorize more jail space, put extra beds in our homeless shelters, increase the number of law enforcement officers, and fit our schools with metal detectors to deal with it. Everyone is concerned about it. Many address the consequences of it. Yet very few people are doing anything that will change the root of it.  “It” is among the most pervasive social, economic, political, and spiritual problems of all time. Men have become one of our largest neglected people groups. As a result, they are prone to get caught up in the rat race, lead unexamined lives, and become cultural (rather than biblical) Christians.

~ Excerpt from the book, Pastoring men