I read this last article last week and it blew my mind.
Steve Nash battling ex-wife in court
The Arizona Republic reports Nash and Alejandra Amarilla Menrath divorced in late 2011, and their settlement doesn’t include child support. The couple has a young son and twin 8-year-old daughters. Nash pays for the children’s private education and health insurance through his employer. He made $8.9 million this season and is scheduled to make $9.3 million and $9.7 million in the next two NBA seasons. Menrath needs permission from a Family Court judge in Phoenix to relocate the children. If she’s allowed to move, attorneys say it’s possible she could petition a court in California to get more money from Nash.
Oh my!! This guy makes $9 million per year and doesn’t want to take care of his kids. This is so sad and it’s becoming epidemic in America. It’s the “state of men in America.” Men used to take care of women and children. As the Titanic sunk, the cry was “Women and children first!”
Not today! Today over 70% of all children born to black women are born with no father in the home. The problem is not much better in the Hispanic community and cohabitation is rampant. Today men are having children by multiple women and they treat them as “notches on their belt.”
But, there are still some good men out there. Here’s one…
That’s Corporal Josh Isaacs. Yep…and he’s my son-in-law. He’s a man of honor and courage. He was being honored with his new rank of Corporal.
But, I want you to notice something that I am seeing more and more. See all the ladies? Why is it that we have to have our mothers and daughters to take care of us? You say, “That’s old fashioned thinking!” No it’s not. The Bible teaches “Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25. Many men aren’t “giving themselves up” for anything today.
I’m burdened about the lack of men in our communities and churches today. Do you want to know why there are so many women who are now preachers in our churches in America? The men aren’t willing to do the work. Women are good-willed and they will do what the men won’t do. Am I down on men? No. I am one. But, I’m like Paul. He told the Corinthians…
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.
Act like men! Did you see that? Act like men! Unfortunately many men don’t have a clue how to act like men, because all the men are out playing and making money and still acting like boys. So, women are raising boys and these young men have no masculine influence in their lives. Oh that men would step up and be men! Steve Nash ought to do whatever it takes to take care of his children.
Yet, in our churches, we have no ministries to men. We spend big bucks on children and youth ministry and we do the same for women’s ministry and Beth Moore Bible studies. But, what about the men? Men are missing in action in our churches and it’s a tragedy. That’s why I really push our Iron Men ministry. We meet on Wednesday’s at 12 noon and we talk about issues related to men. Men need other men. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”
If you are a man and you are reading this, I want to ask one question.
Are you doing your duty to your family or are they getting the leftovers?
So what’s your priorities sir? What really matters?
Where are the men? Let me show you one.
Valedictorian surprises graduation crowd, draws cheers
Roy Costner throws out approved speech, says prayer…
- To watch an excerpt from the speech on YouTube, click here.
Costner finished, pointing his finger in the air for emphasis, saying, “For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen,” followed by more cheers and applause. To read more: click here…
Praise the Lord for men like Roy Costner IV! There is still hope! Oh that more would stand and act like men like Costner!
I’m raising a young man.
That’s Andrew and he’s looking up to me and counting on me. I’m not going to let him down! I’m going to take up the fight…
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13