A female recording artist wanting 2 share how God’s healed her from abuse&grief
Facilitating a coed life group
Troubled young adults with bad histories/addictions, etc.
An addict that just needed a friend
My wife and my marriage
I teach Sunday school to men and women 18-25
men in my Celebrate Recovery family who do not attend my church
hopefully my wife!
Senior Adults in my community
Sports officiating Youth – HS.
Grandkids living with us
Ministry to men in addiction singularly and small groups
I help coach football at the high school have them praying before and after ever
I’m a Board Certified Executive Coach
Anyone who will listen.
Pastors in Northern VA
Family – Son-In-Laws
Family in another state
Young men through Instagram messaging
My construction company hiring people who need a second and sometimes third chance
Roommate and friend
Local food bank, Sunday school teacher
Ministry Great Compassion Uganda
one-on-one discipling and USPS evangelism
Family to struggling families
My local church
|I have only had self-study books. I also took basic class in theology at church last year. The men’s group at church that I go to when we were able to meet uses basic 33 men’s study.|
|Master Life by Avery Willis|
|“Brigade Trails” and “Leadership Trails” from Christian Service Brigade Ministries. 🙂|
|We have created a Christian Men’s Fraternity where we hold weekly sessions and progress through lessons in order to develop and disciple men. Then in turn, we train those men to assist with developing the next group.|
|Christian Service Brigade achievement manuals|
|Invited me to a Man in the Mirror “Success That Matters” seminar, and led me thru the 6 week follow up small group|
|The original Men’s Fraternity|
|CBMC Operation Timothy 1984-1986 | CBMC Lifestyle Evangelism Seminar 1985 | CBMC Living Proof 1986-1988|
|Hard work ethic.|
|Men’s Fraternity series and Tony Dungy series|
|Bill Bright handbook for Christian maturity|
|33 Series books.|
|Modern Apologetics writings such as “Case for Christ”, Josh McDowell books, etc.|
|Write a commentary as best as i could of each book in the (Bible) then review it with him. It was not just the Bible the resource was the commentary.|
|Video series…”That the World May Know” by Ray Vanderlan|
|The book “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” by Josh McDowell|
|Billy Graham materials, Navigators Bible, read thru the Bible – 1 year program (done every year since 1977)|
|The 33 series DVD’s and Wild At Heart DVD series|
|Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby|
|Patrick Morley’s book “Man in the Mirror, accountability questions in back of book.|
|Small group study materials (ex: Men’s Fraternity, etc.)|
|Kingdom Man by Dr Tony Evans|
|King James Bible|
|The original MasterLife in the red three-ring binder – very good materials.|
|My wife had written a personal prayer book for me with many of our favorite verses and verses that spoke to the positive victory and blessings that the Lord has provided us|
|Point Man by Steve Farrar|
|Student Discipleship Ministries, Burleson Texas|
|“Becoming a Prayer Warrior” By Elizebeth Alvez|
|“Hosting the Presence” by Bill Johnson|
|My Utmost for His Highest Devotional|
1) Men’s small group study of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.
2) Men’s fellowship w/table groups of Pr. Robert Lewis’ Quest for Authentic Manhood series.
|Sermon on the Mount by Emmet Fox|
|33 The Series and Men’s Fraternity. The best men’s studies I have ever used!|
|The book 40 days of purpose by Rick Warren|
|Navigator Bible studies on the various books of the Bible, and the Experiencing God study by Blackaby.|
|Most of the men I gravitated too walked their faith and when I approached them, they shared their stories.|
|watching someone Lead by example|
|One To One Discipling (Multiplication Ministries, Vista, CA)|
|None, I made the decision on my own. I have never had anyone sit down and walk me through God’s plan of salvation.|
|Books (like knowing God, hand me another brick, and disciplines of a Godly man). Video series like FamilyLife’s Stepping Up, Podcasts and articles|
|Master Life study|
|Navigators discipleship curriculum|
|Flash Cards. Power Point slides.|
|The Authentic Manhood 33 Series all six books. Also, Tabletalk by Ligonier Ministries.|
|Books from leaders like James Dobson, Gary Smally, Gary Chapman….|
Encouraged me to read…How to win friends & Influence People which led me directly TO the Bible.. the prologue said MANY of the principles had been taken straight from the
|Mentoring His Way by Dr Roy Comstock|
|33 the series, meeting with men in general|
|Christian Men’s Books – Edwin Louis Cole. Christian Financial Resources by Larry Burkett|
|Their commitment and love for God|
|Mainly the Bible.|
|Navigators Scripture Memory|
|Word of Life’s devotional journal booklet.|
|Evangelism Explosion, JD Kennedy “Why I Believe”|
|Personal stories of how others accepted Jesus as their personal savior.|
|Participating in a men’s weekly study group.|
|Berean Bible Collage home study coursework in the mid 1980’s|
|First Fruits of Zion and their many resources. Now the weekly Torah Club, focuses on the Torah Readings and really unpacks that.|
|Many decades ago- Hershel Hobbs “Baptist Faith and Message”. Loved the little book.|
|Intergenerational Discipleship resources developed by Christian Service Brigade|
|It wasn’t a book. It was working side by side with a wise mentor. I was a brand new Christian and new to a church and they were building a parsonage. I was on the roof along with George putting on shingles. That was my classroom time with wise Christian mentors in my new community of believers. Those talk times were priceless.|
|Navigators 2:7 series, D James Kennedy’s Evangelism Explosion, Bill Gothard Seminars, and time with the family of believers!|
|Campus Crusade’s Discipleship series.|
|Praise and worship music. As a musician, being introduced to praising God through music was monumental to me, in growing closer to the Lord. God Bless.|
|several books by various authors, but the best was a notebook my youth pastor put together and helped with spiritual disciplines. another was a book titled “tallyho the fox” by Herb Hodges|
|John Eldridge’s “Wild at Heart”|
|1. Elijah House prayer ministry
2. Devine Design for Discipleship by Chad Craig. DDD is one of the most biblically sound books that just breaks down the word of God and then shows you how to apply it. Elijah House shows you your sins all the way even back to childhood and helps you pray for break through. And then there’s Watchmen Nee, awesome!!
|Student ministry program at our church as a teen and the praise and worship program as a student at the Naval Academy. After the death of my first wife, as a newly married team (Margena and I were both widowed) we lead a class for newlyweds at our church that became a strong fellowship group and we felt God’s leadership in our group.|
|Face to Face Conversation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bible classes/Study, Speakers/Conferences ,Podcasts such as “yours”, Man Up,Man in the Nirroe, Greg Laurie, Joel Osteen, Dr Voddie Baucham, Charles Stanley(In Touch),Daily Devotional(s),Personal Relationship(Orally/listening quietly)with Our Lord.|
|Finding someone to walk with such a mentor or even joining a small men’s group to help you grow and deal with the struggles all of us face.|
|Classes led by my senior pastor.|
|The Men’s Fraternity 33 Series|
|Multiple studies for men.|
|By example. How they lived their lives.|
|Most recently, our pastor used the book, “Disciplines of a Godly Man” by R. Kent Hughes for a discipleship group.|
|Men’s Fraternity then 33 The Series|
|Design for Discipleship by Nav Press|
|Men’s group ministry and men’s retreats were very helpful|
|Consistent contact and social invites. Becoming a friend|
|Prayer, witnessing and serving others.|
|Billy Graham tracts and booklets.|
|Operation Timothy by CBMC Ministry|
|The book “The Measure of a Man” and the ministry of Ed Coles.|
|Time. They gave me their time and poured their life into mine.|
|Discipleship tools. www.iblp.org Training from Institute of Basic Life Principles by Bill Gothard. Basic Life Seminar for 6 evenings, and Saturday July 1993. Then, continued to Study Advance principles Seminar in Sept. 1993. my wife, actually went through the seminar in 1992. Our entire family attended in 1993. videos available.|
|In the mid-80s when I was in the service in Italy our pastor who went to Dallas Theological Seminary. Used overhead view graphs|
|Investing time to disciple and using several books on discipleship|
What Verse or Passage Did You Read Today?
1 chapter of 2 Sam, a Psalm and a chapter of 1 Cor.
Solomon chapter 3
Isaiah chapt 21
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalms 28:7 NIV
Reading through the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew 25:1-13
Isaiah 49 and Revelation 19 Using Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s annual reading plan
1 Peter 1:9-12
Nehemiah 10 and 11, and Acts 4
Matthew and proverbs
Haggai 1 ,John 18:19-40 ,1cor.3, deut 1:26-46, ps107:23-43
Job 12, Proverbs 25-26 and Acts 10. Cannot start the day without time with the Lord first before everything else!
Mark 14: 1-9
Psalm 50 and 51
Reading the Bible through in a year chronologically and today I read Proverbs 27-29.
1 Samuel 20.
I read Ephesians chapter 2
Job 14: 1-2; Multiple Psalms chapters, Jeremiah 12, and Romans 12
1 Peter 3:10-22
Song of Solomon 2:15-4:16
With the lockdown I have added a third devotional to my morning reading here are today’s 3:
Psalm 77 and 78 selections
Proverbs 17 (my “Proverb a day”)
Philippians 4:13 For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Revelation 19 and 20
1st Timothy, chapters 4 & 5
1 Corinthians, chapters 5 & 6
The book of Galatians
5:13 Brethren are called into liberty, not as an opportunity for the flesh, but through LOVE serve one another.
Eph 6 and John 3
Exodus 34:5-8, 29-30, Revelation 5:12-14
John chapters 1 and 2
Chapter 1-3 of Hebrews
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
I Kings 17-19
Acts 3 & Nehemiah 7-9
Ruth, chapter 1
1 Kings 2
Ecclesiasties 2: 22 -26
i cor 11
Several, but the one that sticks out is – Be careful for nothing but in everything through prayer and petition with thanksgiving let you request be made known unto God. Phil 4:6
Mark 4, 2 Samual 9&10, Daniel 5
Meditated on Psalm 28:7 for @ 20 minutes.
Technically, I have read my bible within the last 24 hours. I tend to read at the end of my day.
Acts chapter 23-28. I am grateful for Mike’s email note, because i had not read up to that point. God bless you all!
Phil.2:14-15 Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.
Leviticus 5 / James 4
Ephesians 2:11-22; Acts 12:6-19; and Psalm 89
2 Timothy 2
Ruth, Chapter 1
1 Thes 1, Psalms 117 and Proverbs 21-23
Portions of Ephesians, regarding grace
2 Peter 1
Hebrews 13:15-16, Psalm 119:65-66, Both part of devotionals that i read daily
Psalm 68:4-5 first thing in morning and prayer time. Matthew 9:14-38 for my study.
Psalm 17, Proverbs 17
Since 1977, shortly after I became a Christian, I have read thru the Bible almost every year. Today was the following: 2 Kings 22:1 – 24:20, Psalm 74:18-23, Proverbs 19:3, Acts 2:22-47. I also read Stand Firm. A monthly devotional published by Lifeway for men.
Prov 17, Ps 17,34,51,68,,85,117, 134 & 2 kings 12 & 13
Doing chronological study of the bible. In 2Kings and 2 Chronicles
Mark 12:30’31, Act 27
Neh Chapter 1-4
Psalms 139:23-24, Jeremiah 17:9, I Samuel 24:4-8, I John 1:9, Proverbs 17, Romans 3:23-24
Genesis 15: verse 1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Do not be afraid, Abram. [[I am your shield, [a]your exceedingly great reward.]] After recent notification that I need to take an extended hiatus from my job (with no end date in sight) this verse really encouraged me!
Psalm 142. Janes 2
I am doing a chronological study this year. I am currently reading in 2 Kings and 2 chronicle’s after the death of Solomon.
Matthew 11:28-30 (verse of the week for the Every Man a Warrior study I’m in).
Colossians Ch 3
1 Samuel 11:1-11
Psalm 17, 47, 77, 107, 119:129-136, 137; Mark 14:1-9
Matthew 27:45-66 ; Exodus 13-14 (Day 44 of Bible in one year with Nicky Gumbel)
Proverbs 17, 1 Ki 18:1-46, Acts 11:1-30, Ps 135:1-21
1 John 1
Daniel 10 & 11
1 John 4
Prov 18, Psalms 8-13, John 2, James 3
Ephesians 6:1-9; and Galatians 5:1-26
STARTING TO READ PSALMS
PSA. 19:1-2….this was the verse of the day, then I read several more chapters.
Jeremiah 39:1 to 50:46
Charles Bias, Jr.
Dr. Melvin Wells
Mike Young, Sr.
Bishop Gerald O. Glenn
Billy Graham, Chuck Swindol
REV. LARRY ROBINSON
Pastor Bill Motley,
Father Houston was a father to me as a youth.
Gary Young, HS Football Coach, lead FCA at HS
Bill Clemmer (my dad)
Pastor Phillip Mace
Bishop Ernest L. Moore, Jr.
My dad – Doug Jacks
Kenneth L. Clouse (also my earthly Father)
Fred Spivey (deceased), former elder at my church
Dr. Don Forrester
Leo Summers – spiritual mentor.
Pastor Gerald Martin
Deacon Paul Williams
Randy Mc Collum
Now retired Pr. Richard Parke, McLean Bible Church
Pastor John Hershman
My pastor, Dave Spate
Pastors RJ Parrot, and Christopher Parker
John Woodall, Thane & Mark Seager,
Dave Meschke – Navy Chaplain as I served w/ USMC
Earl Pope, Allen Halleck, Kent Spann
Dr. John Gustafson
Pastor Steve Stells, Hope Point Church
Pastor Dwight Jones
Rev Dave Busby
Al Stever – Pastor
Dr. Alvin Francois.
Bishop Joel Nelson
Ken Heaton…Christian mentor, brother, friend
Robert Mansfield Sr, Robert Ruff Jr. Whitney C.
Pastor Stuart Royall
John Wesley Young. Jr.
Pastor Art Remington
Jim Schroeder, passed
John (Bo) Bohannon
Michael D. Hall
Joseph White, James Reed
Pastor Bobby Scott, Pastor Steve Black, Pastor Ross, Mentored and discipled me.
Pastor Drew at Spotswood Baptist
Pastor Dennis Gray, Riva Trace Baptist Church in Annapolis, MD
Pastor Gary Long and Tim Hight, Main Street Baptist Church (now Grace Life) in Christiansburg, VA
Pastor John Bohannon at Water’s Edge Baptist Church in Clarksville, VA
Mr. Todd Massie, of Churchville, VA
Mr. Frank Owens, retired Florida.
Tom Eliff, Ted Tussey, Bill Asbury, Ken Mills, Larry Mason
Jack Hill, former H.S. classmate who has spent career in the Navigators missions organization
Roger Box, former college classmate, now a pastor in the midwest
Russell Joyner, former pastor and bible teacher at West End A.G., Richmond, VA and Redeemer A.G., Goochland, VA
Shawn Stewart, former pastor at Life A.G., Goochland, VA
Doug Watson, current senior pastor at Harvest Renewal Church, Richmond, VA
Rifle Schutte, current teaching pastor at Harvest Renewal Church, Richmond, VA”
“Pastor Kenton Slabaugh
Pastor Richard Landis
Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr.
Pastor Jason Steffy
Pastor Erie Renno
Pastor Archie Callahan
Pastor Wally Sherbon, Jr.
H C Stafford
Joe Sandidge, Dr Bohanan, Chuck Lawless, Brian Autry, Andy Redford, Mike Young, Art Avent, Charles Maney
Vander Warner Jr.
“1) Childhood friend & retired Anglican priest Eric Cosentino.
2) Former Jews for Jesus missionary Peter Rice.
3) CJFM missionary Larry Dubin.
4) Disciplers Int’l founder/retired US Army chaplain Bart Physioc.
5) Thadd Buzan, former Pentagon Bible Study leader and fellow member, Burke Community Church.”
Maybe YouTube videos from Ravi Zacharias/Francis Chan.
He’s my Pastor and Spiritual Father
My father, Harry Jones, Jr. RIP
Allen M. Bryant
“Our associate pastor, David Friesen
My “”brother””, fitness, and life coach, James JuYong Kim
My ADEPT group: Art, Daniel, Ed, (me), and Thomas
Peter Kwonho Kim, associate pastor of Global Ministries Church in Calgary
Richard Enyimu, my accountability brother
Harry and Herb Maekelburger, who saved me out of my teenage depression.”
Pastor Joseph Owens
Bruce Campbell. Mike Minter, Jamie Jackson, Dan Darby, Dan Kraftson, Hayward Paul, Aubrey Ralph
HOMER B; JIM L.; DAVE G.BRUCE F.’ FRANK W.; DEAN R. ; JON P.; MIKE C.; DAVE L. ; BOB MC.; DALE J.
Shannon Harris, Greg Flowers, Jeremy Phillips, Remi Sojka, Jon Heaps, Garth Landis, Jesus Christ
Pastor Derik Jones
Garth Rosselll, the former dean of Gordon Conwell seminary who mentored me for more than two years
Charles Tapp Sr.
Rev. George E. Davis
Rev. Brian Frost
Rev. Charles Young
Dr R Paul Caudle
Rev Andy Goode
Rev Dick Bailey
Dr Rick Sharkey
Rev Steve Bradshaw
Dr David Medley
Pastor Fred Wyatt III
Bishop Wellington Boone
Pastor Stedman Reis
Pastor Albert Walker Jr.(Sr.)
Pastor Doug McMurry
Pastor Tim Kurtz
Brian Autry, Derek Futrell, Chuck Lawless, Stan Harrison
Pastor Don Coleman
Chaplain Carl Hawkins
My dad, Richard Harrison
My brother, Steve Harrison
Pastor Jerry Amstutz
Bible teacher, Dan Korver
Medical Dr. Gil Fisher
Pastor Bill Branch
Pastor Johnny Hunt
GRANTLEY MARTELLY Dave Iverson Ray Carson Guy Hood Pastor Art Remington Pastor Dave Springer Pastor Zig Krueger
Pastor Felix Cheif
Rev. Theodore Edwards
John McBride McChesney Jr.
Robert Smith (dad)
Bill Steele III
T.D. Jakes (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
Frank C. Weiss
Bishop Daniel Robertson
Edgar E Bradley
Mike Young, Paul Chipman II, Allan Chipman, Mark-Anthony Chipman, Dr. Hayward Robinson, Pastor Hal Johnson and Barry Desaw, Dr. Martin Hawkins and Dr. Tony Evans, and George Floyd
Edgar E Bradley
Eugene E Bradley
Forest Shelton Fairley
The Men of Choice Baptist Church
Alirio N (parent)
Pastor Jeff Williams
Pastor Leon Edgman
Pastor Brian Hughes
Dr. Alton Butler
Dr. Geoff Hammond
Steven Furtick (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
Michael Todd (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
Louie Giglio (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
David Jeremiah (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
Charles Stanley (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
Craig Groeschel (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
Ravi Zacharias (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
Francis Chan (Indirectly; Though he doesn’t know)
1599 Geneva Bible
CEV – Contemporary English Version (2)
Christian Standard Bible (6)
Chronological Bible NIV
ESV but also NIV prior to 1986
New King James (44)
New Revised Standard Version
NIV, NLT, KJV
NKJV AND NASB equally often.
RSV – Revised Standard Version (2)
The Good News Bible
the new testament in modern English
The Passion Translation and Amplified
Covenant Eyes and ‘Wise Guys’ group.
Wife knows all passwords and is welcome in all my accounts and to use my phone or laptop at any time
My wife has all the passwords and I have incredibly limited access
Hard thing to do
At the moment i do not have any software on my phone, tablet or laptop. After being saved over 11 years ago and making lifestyle changes as i quickly grew spiritually, i rely on my faith and understanding of what God requires. Whenever i feel any slip or pending attach i turn back to God in prayer and discipline.
Don’t look. Also after 60 years old….
I have used Covenant Eyes for over 15 years. I also have 3 men who hold me accountable weekly.
we have all of each others passwords and sometimes sit and do online things together including looking at history to see if there is anything we need to revisit or unsubscribe to …..try not to have ANY secrets when it comes to accountability.
If soft porn/crazy pics show up I immediately try to think about the scars I have from the past and the desire not to add to them. That accompanied by the thought that Jesus is better helps a lot!
Use Christianihomepage only with no ads. Open door policy when online.
Use covenant eyes on the computer which is also in an area my wife can see. Also in community with other men where we can share struggles.
Pray before I go on line. When I know the site is bad don’t go.if i arrive at a sit that is bad turn away from it and leave. flag the sites as bad and tell others.
I have a filter, Picture of my family on the computer and phone, I don’t use anyone else’s devices
work has a scene in place and I let anyone check my history
Grab my bible or something devotional like.
This fits into my online “security” strategy – I quickly review superficial data in emails (the “tells”) and web site come-on’s to assess the risks of opening the email or web link. In my world, I assume that anything with sexual connotations in the subject lines, photos, or captions is likely to be unhealthily stimulating at best and ponographic at worst, and perhaps even dangerous to my computer’s security. Therefore, I don’t click on those — I leave the page or delete the email.
How about a system were internet access was defaulted to No access instead of free access. An individual must request access and go on public record that access to porn has been requested, verified and granted. I am willing to bet there would be dramatic decrease. However, this is not want people want
have a brother look at what you browse and be held accountable,
What would Jesus do?
My wife has complete access to my computer and phone with all passwords.
I have Covenant Eyes and/or Ever Accountable on all my devices. I am active in a Pure Desire group. I have developed an Escape Plan and a Recovery Action Plan.
Have a an accountability partner to check on you; daily if needed. Just click away when porn teasers come on a screen. Pray for the women in the porn teasers and ask that they come to know Christ. You cannot want to see a woman naked when you are praying for her.
I am not tempted in this area.
Holy Spirit of GOD & my computer is in my bedroom and my wife also shares it!
I avoid any pop-ups that appear potentially attractive or provocative. Also I don’t visit websites that I shouldn’t be visiting!
My wife has access to all my phone and computers and is encouraged to review my texts, emails, and internet history.
The Holy Spirit. You don’t play in the dirt without getting it on you. You develop a taste for evil, unhealthy things. Porn is like the most addictive drug, much more powerful than tobacco, and alcohol. It will destroy the intimate relationship with a spouse or one you hope to have. It’s not worth the grief in will cause you, and the loss of relationship with Jesus. Run from it!
Men who have my permission to ask at any time.
Practical advice to myself. Be accountable to someone trustworthy. Isolation in our modern culture is just not enough to protect myself from online temptation. There is a direct correlation between how much time I spend reading my bible, and my ability and willingness to resist temptation. Scripture reading and meditation on the Word of God is the only effective way to Let the Word of God dwell in you richly. My purity is dependent on this personal devotion. Truth is a value.
Repentence (mentinoa) – having a change of mind in what sin is and who God is.
Somewhat of a system. As things pop-up, delete the ads, and or emails immediately. Some ads and such you can stop showing up, by marking them.
I am part of a men’s group where we have accountability partners
But I do not look at any sites that start off with a picture of a female regardless of what it says.
I do have an internet filter for objectionable links that won’t load the site unless the filter is overridden
We use covenant eyes
Stay in the word. Read the word, meditation on the word and live the word.
Use Covenant Eyes software with a partner
I do have an accountability partner and have him to notify if I am drawn in
I have an accountability partner I contact if drawn in
My wife has access to my phone and computer as well as access to my email but that isn’t really a good strategy. Our pastor has a better one. Everyone in his household has parental controls on their devices so his wife can monitor his activities.
I trust in Jesus
I feel I don’t need one as I hate pornography of any kind…
I know great things about Covenant Eyes but due to circumstances and workplace policies, it doesn’t work for me. I have relational accountability with a handful of friends, varying levels of frequency and depth of conversation, with my wife, and have learned a lot and developed a strategy with my church’s Biblical Counselor. For me, online prevention is a way to prevent external acts of sin. So my wife and I have developed lots of logistics on how/when I use the computer at home.
Covenant Eyes is AWESOME! (Also a DNS which does not allow filth to come through) Lastly – Disney Circle at times.
Covenant Eyes – pluses – it is easy to squire and use. ONE caveat – without strong diligent partners seeing and giving a serious review of a report it is rendered unreliable and in some cases useless. after review if doubt is there make the call to the person you hold accountable. that is the only way CE is truly online accountability.
Still doing face to face
Filter on the search engine.
Stay in the word of God-the Bible. I believe God has the best plan for our sexuality and has our best interests in mind. I stay away from any questionable online activity, and avoid any “I’m curious” roaming. I don’t click on links I’m not familiar with- I don’t take the “click bait.” I immediately reject friend requests in Facebook from women I don’t know, and who has no common friends.
Ever Accountable and my group of guys in Samson who keep me accountable. Stay off computer when I’m alone. Call a friend if I’m going to be home alone.
Scanner – I still hear about it from her and the kids.
Chocolates…it gives her a migraine…who knew?
Pillows for the sofa in the family room. She’s never let me forget what a bad idea that was. I’m scarred.
A mop/vac for the kitchen. I was young and dumb.
A basket filled with an assortment of flours (not a misspelling)…bleached, enriched, whole wheat, etc. I told the cashier of my plan when I bought them and she said “I hope you have a backup plan”!I definitely thought more of the idea than my wife did.
a kitchen utensil
I did not give my wife an apple watch because I was thinking about the high price only, but I had an apple watch.
When we just got married 44 years ago I gave cooking utensil gifts couple times & she did not like- inferring she needed to cook more //now she loves cooking gifts // funny!
Anything she says she likes but when I buy it for her she says I did not say I wanted it.
A computer game – a Star Wars computer game.
A Stair Stepper
Pots and pans at our very first Christmas together. (BTW – that gift is much better after many years together!)
Hedge trimmer – 36 inches long. Ended up being her favorite gardening tool. From worst to first Christmas to May shrubs!
Not being attentive to her needs!
A set of real pearls when she was one week late with our second child. We could not really afford them and she was in a foul mood because the baby was late so she made me take them back. No good deed goes unpunished!
Anti-freeze recovery kit for car
I bought a ladder that I then used to repair the house.
A bowflex machine for Mother’s Day
Any gift. My wife wants to buy her own things.
An Iron, so she could do my shirts after she starched my collars… Have repented and asked fogiveness since…and have made restitution many time over the 47 years this December..I’m sooooo Blessed!!!
Nothing at all because she said, don’t get me anything! Why did I listen to that suggestion!
mixer. it didn’t go over well.
A sweatshirt that I forgot was a gift and she found it two years later still in the shopping bag…
I’m sure that somewhere along the way I gave her an appliance that probably didn’t get a great reaction. Worse are times when I probably should have given a gift and didn’t. I am thinking of giving her a set of men’s golf clubs with the rationale that I know how much joy she will get from seeing how much I enjoy them. What do you think?
I believe it was a mixer or some other appliance. It was so long ago I have forgotten :-)!
One Christmas I did a last-minute shopping run and got her a dress that really wasn’t her style. She tried to be excited about it but couldn’t make it happen. She was very gracious though.
Her engagement ring while saying, “So, you going to marry me?” As she was walking to the bathroom. Still have not made up for it.
Really crappy used car.
Something to use around the house. Vacuum cleaner ect.
A new blender.
I jogged my wife’s memory and she reminded me that the precious gift was two over sized fleece shirts given to her in the first two years of our 30 year marriage. Apparently she managed to communicate her displeasure at the time as I’ve gotten better since then.
(Sorry, wife here) He’s never given me a bad gift! Thoughtful and generous – flowers, candy, dinner, and two cards (one serious & one funny).
nothn one time! & flowers one time wen she was mad at me. Both while a was unSaved!
Some not so nice flowers
One year my wife and I decided to not exchange gifts for Christmas. We both upheld the agreement and it was the worst feeling in the world. I am a giver! I vowed that day that it would never happen again. She doesn’t have to gift me anything and I will be fine but, I will always gift her something.
No such thing. No matter what, Rita is a great present opener. I, on the other hand, not so much. The best present I ever gave Rita was replacing an old light fixture she had been hating for years. I wrapped up a lighting fixture catalog and said “Take your pick.”
One year I put together a very large basket of items ALL from the Dollar Store. It was all good stuff that she used, but that did not really matter.
I have never giving my wife a bad gift. 🙂 I did give her a picture of a dishwasher one time that she wanted and never got it for her. The best gift I give her, is me and I give that to her every year.
The same perfume that my ex-girlfriend used to wear.
I would always make a nice Sunday dinner for both my mother & mother-in-law on Mother’s Day. Then usually was too tired to enjoy the day myself. So one year when the kids were young they helped my husband plan a fancy picnic in the park for all of us. So all the moms had a nice lunch I didn’t have to work hard!!
The birth of my son.
I came home from a weekend away and found my son as he had just finished weeding, planted some flowers and mulched my front flower beds. I was so grateful for his time and thoughtfulness.
The most memorable Mother’s Day gift I ever received was last year. It was a beautiful bracelet from one of my “daughters” that read: You didn’t give me life. . . life gave me you. Love, Jennifer – My heart was full of love and joy!
A beautiful wooden bluebird house with a tin roof, handmade by my kids and husband. As much as I love the bird house, the real gift to me is the time and lessons given to my kids from my husband who has adopted them as his own.
Love my kids fixing lunch each year on Mother’s Day, best gift ever!!
Our daughter is a professional artist, and when she was a senior in high school she did a beautiful pen & ink drawing of a Momma bird in a nest watching as the baby bird leaves the nest. She gave that to me for Mother’s Day and I’ve treasured it.
Spend time with family being together no spending any money
Our second child was born on Mother’s Day!
Picnic lunch with my kids and husband…(because I didn’t have to plan or make the meal) HEEHEE!!!
My husband fixing a homemade meal, eating dinner together as a family, cleaning up the kitchen and going for a walk with me. Second best was buying a plane ticket for me to visit my family in another state.
Handmade cards & family time together
I know this sounds predictable, but last year, having my daughter and granddaughter here at our home was the best gift! (They serve on the mission field in Papua New Guinea!)
Homemade box with fingerprint flowers on the lid. Love all my homemade items.
My husband was working overseas in Europe and had heard about a pretty pink bike that I was going to look at, he woke up 6 time zones early, called the bike shop and when I walked in the door they had it gifted and presented to me in front of the whole store telling the story of the lengths he went to surprise me! I felt so special!!
Husband and daughter making me breakfast in bed and cleaning the house for me while I relaxed and did NOTHING. 🙂
Skydiving trip from my children.
A beautiful hanging basket and a watering can. I used that can for at least 20 years and smiled every time, remembering how excited my young children were when they gave it to me.
Being a mom for a short 6 years, I would say my first gift of a necklace with my child’s birth stone. I do value now that my husband takes our boys shopping for something for me.
Pedicure and manicure
A picnic in my favorite park, and I didn’t think about 1 single detail!
My family taking me to see the new Marvel movie
the kids put together two flower pots with a variety of flowers for my front porch.
Taking me to eat my favorite meal- seafood!
A potted flower from my daughter.
not a bought gift but my first child born a week before Mother’s day in 1997
My little girl was born in mid-March, making her my best Mother’s day gift. I guess the most memorable thing is a ceramic watering “can”, about 31 years ago, which I still use.
Time…spent with my family enjoying each other laughing and encouraging and loving each other…time spent glorifying God by giving Him thanks for life and the beauty of Creation…acknowledging His love through our love for each other
Hand-written letter from son & husband
Activities with my family like visiting Luray Caverns or having a game night
A heartfelt note from my daughter.
Once I was really sick over Mother’s Day. I couldn’t even get to church and Chris not only took care of me, but also brought me flowers too. It was his care that made an impression on me.
Going to the Viking Festival. We have gone the past two years. Now due to COVID 19 we can’t go this year.
The gift of life. The one who made me a mother
Breakfast in bed served by my children.
I received a handwritten, original, poem written about love
A day with the family participating in everything I love (hike or walk, gardening, boating, starting & finishing a special project) a day where I see their intentional efforts to give of themselves.
A song written by my eight year old daughter.
My daughter and I had a relaxing B&B weekend just kicking back and doing things we like to do.
YES = 83% NO = 17%
All the kids are out of the house, I am a single empty nester!!!
We love “Phase 10” card game.
Just one? Ticket to Ride or Colt express
Cards….Hand n’ Foot is a family favorite
rummikub with my wife – and as of now our COVID-19 challenge has me in the lead 9 – 8 woo-hoo
500 Rummy Trivia Crack
Carcasonne. Board game. Build cities, roads, fields. Take them over to earn points. Lasts about 40 minutes. My boys love it.
Uno card game
Tenzi (with card expansion pack)
Cards and board games
Wii Sports (bowling)
With no one else in the empty nest but me and my hot girlfriend of 40 + years I really can’t share those games with you!
It depends on which games they are playing.
Sorry, Uno and Battle Ships.
Family time is a must in developing a strong family unit
Ticket to Ride & Cards (all kinds of games) are our favorites.
Board games (Clue), video games, etc
Settlers of Catan
We have been playing the card game, Hand and Foot
Mexican train dominos
Settlers of Catan Hanabi Century: Spice Road, Catan, Dominion, etc. Hard to name one.
We various card games such as spades, bid whist, Board games such as monopoly, sorry, etc. Also play chess, checkers, backgammon
Any card games, Monopoly, life
yes, checkers, dominoes, cards
I like playing UNO with the kids and Banana grams with my wife
hide and go seek.
We play GaGa Ball!
Mexican Train (a dominoes game)
Card game, called hand and foot
Card games and some board games.
Blokus, Chess, Dominies and card games
Phase 10 is the wife’s and childrens’
Unfortunately I didn’t play many games when my my son was younger. My wife’s family played games growing up but mine did not. I’ve enjoyed playing Life, snakes and ladders, and most simple games and puzzles
Uno! We adjusted the rules to what we call cut throat Uno. Basically all the skips, reverses and draw two cards can b added until someone doesn’t have one.
Yes I play Monopoly with my 17 year old son he loves it and I love it that’s about the only time we get to spend together
Ticket to Ride, Qwirkle, Golf(card game), Wildlife Bingo, Pitch (card game)
Lots of card games. Spades is one of my favorites. I can remember playing Set Back with my grandfather 40 years ago.
Settlers of Catan
Ticket to ride
Started playing video games with my teenage boys.
Scavenger hunt with my grandson
Uno, Scamble, horse play
We like to play “Clue”
Quelf is a game we enjoy as a family. Lots of laughs.
Qwerkle, It is easy enough kids pick it up and challenging enough for the adults want to keep having a rematch.
Sorry, We added special cards to the deck to make the game more lively.
Axis & Allies Board Game
Daddy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!
“From scratch” pizza. Every Friday night. Top it off with “from scratch” biscotti.
Steak (particularly Porterhouse)for sure!
Grilled salmon, turkey burgers, and marinated chicken.
Steak on the grill with hickory wood smoke. Medium to medium rare. Porterhouse, t-bone, or ribeye steaks.
Steak on the grill.
I do several things well, but i’d have to say my mesquite-marinaded, charcoal-mesquite wood smoked, barbecue chicken breasts.
Barbecued boneless chicken breasts (on the grill), corn on the cob, salt potatoes and strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Boston butt on the rotisserie/grill
Italian dressing marinade bbq grilled chicken
Either something grilled or scrambled eggs with lots of fixins.
Grilled shrimp with angel hair pasta (ingredients include: garlic (lots!), olive oil (lots!), fresh basil, fresh parsley, arugula, crushed red pepper, coarse-ground black pepper, white wine)
Reservations! Haha Meat on the grill
I would say smoke bbq ribs
Rice and beans casserole
Pancakes w/crispy smoked bacon or Canadian bacon. The pancake recipe came from my freshman year dorm cook — who had just come back from a tour in Vietnam and was trained by the Army.
Steak Dianne – tableside.
Breakfast-scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, fresh fruit and coffee.
Pork Butt BBQ over Charcoal Grill
Salmon steaks on the outdoor grill
Burgers & home cut fries!
Pork and sauerkraut in a crockpot with some potatoes. Super easy and simple but really amazing. Of course, learnt it from my mom.
Florentine omelette or Omelettes in general
Smoked pull pork bbq
Ham and bean soup!!!
Ham and bean soup
Breakfast. Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner?
My wife always asked for friend venison on her birthday and our anniversary. While it’s not the healthiest way to cook it we sure do enjoy some marinated deer steaks friend golden brown.
Shrimp scampi, a green salad, and Cheesecake with strawberries for dessert
7-Layer Bean Dip
My signature meal is steak with potato and veggies, steak medium well, baked potato and red and green veggies,
Steak on the grill bake potato and salad
tacos, rice, & beans
Burgers in the grill.
Breakfast: Western Omelet and Cheese Grits Lunch: A Mediterranean Turkey Sandwich Supper: Grilled Salmon
Imitation Chick-fil-a sandwiches from scratch.
Grilled steak/chicken with peppers
Steak and baked potatoes of course. Salad only if I have to.
Grilled pork tenderloin
Nelson’s Golden-Glow style barbecued chicken
T bone steak, steamed broccoli, sweet potato, strawberry salad, cherry pie with vanilla ice cream
I don’t cook.
Cedar Plank Salmon
My daughter said something with the BBQ
Pancakes from scratch. Virginia Hospitality Cookbook recipe! It is da bomb!
Whole Tri-Tip roasted over wood with grilled potatoes/peppers.
A hodgepodge of leftovers all mixed together.
Grilled steak and sides.
I do most of the cooking for our family because it’s easier on my wife who is a nurse and usually has crazier schedules than her pastor husband (LOL). But, if I had to pick a “signature meal”, I guess it would be a simple ground beef and rice skillet dish with vegetables on the side — it’s quick, easy, & the kids love it.
pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving dinner
Chicken baked in soup broth with veggies over rice…
Rice and beans
filet mignon, baked potato & asparagus
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans.
Smoked meat and pinto beans.
Teriyaki flank steak, rice, and braised celery almandine.
Chicken Picata served over fresh baby spinach with brown rice cooked in half chicken stock and half Chardonnay (aged at least 6 years)seasoned with taragon and thyme.
Breakfast! Eggs and a variety of other meats in various ways.
Anything on the grill!
Discada – Mexican dish
Boxed cake mixes! Got to have a few sweets Once in awhile
Applewood Smoked Boston Butt (aka pulled pork)
ROASTING A TURKEY
Smoked Boston Butt (bring on the BBQ), Alao Pizza on the grill (Chicken, Bacon Ranch)
Pan Fried Rainbow Trout w/asparagus and salad
Oatmeal slow cooked with milk not water, almonds not cooked in oil, flax seed or chia seeds, cinnamon, fruit of all types, tablespoon of greek yogurt. I gift this for “my bride” of 44 years each morning with hot coffee.
Hamburgers on the grille
Marconi and cheese, Bake beans, Buttered broccoli, Deep fried crispy chicken, Apple Pie topped with whip cream, Water
Protein pancakes, eggs and bacon.
Steaks on the grill
Wild caught salmon with glaze.
Pulled Pork with a side of my homemade potato salad!
Don’t cook I burn/ The grill is my thing.
Tuna Fish casserole
Filet mignon, green beans, and sweet potato
Country ham, sweet potatoes, and baby limas
Meat loaf, mash potatoes and green beans.
Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich!
breakfast omelet. 2 eggs, Crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese, diced onions and peppers, salsa.
Beans and franks.
Baked tilapia fillets with parmesan cheese and other ingredients.
Steak and potatoes
Smoke baby back ribs
Charcoal grilled hamburgers
Wings on the grill with home made French fries
Cabbage and greens
I make a mean southwest corn salad, I grill amazing ribs and steaks. My spaghetti squash spaghetti is also on point.
Things from my smoker or the grill.
Steak 2bake potatoes and salad
Breakfast, authentic swedish crapes, home made thick burgers. I know you asked for one it would be my farm fresh breakfast
Growing up in Louisiana, we had Gumbo every Christmas Eve. I have carried on the tradition and would have to say that it would be Gumbo.
I make a mean chili. Ground beef, dark red kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, chopped green peppers, and spices. I usually make a big pot to last several meals.
Casserole, Italian style
Ribeye steak with baked potato, baked beans, and corn on the cob. Steak and corn cooked on the grill
an egg dish
Lobster and Steak with fixin’s.
Smoke butt !! It is awesome !!!
Anything on the grill!
Grilled filet mignon
3 course meal… 1. Hot Dogs 2. Macaroni 3. And Cheese… Christmas-Strawberry Crepes!!!!!!!
Flat iron steak mushrooms and onions.
Beer can chicken on the grill!
Ribeye steaks on the pellet grill
Striper nuggets, I cut up chunks of Striped Bass or Rock fish and fry them
Grilled pork ribs
Start with placing tin foiled low flat pan on grill , pieces of steak, onions, green and red peppers, sausage links cut up in pieces, red eye potatoes, baby corn, squash , small carrots, shrimp , 1 stick of butter, some hot powder lightly sprinkled ,, cook low temp for about 1 1/2 hours ,, turn every 15 minutes,, can pile it up as cooking, enjoy
Chicken curry sauce over rice.
Pickled Chicken on the grill!!! Yum Yum!!!
My one special meal is pasta with ground turkey. It’s almost like hamburger helper but made from scratch.
Chili with 3 kinds of beans
Turkey,vegetable macaroni with four different cheese and homemade tomato sauce
Steak and baked potato
Home made spaghetti sauce.