• passerby

    ???!
    What? females aren’t or can’t be achievers? only males? If this if this really so then I feel saddened/disappointed, I’d like to understand this as meaning mankind(all humans) but…It feel like (with how the article reads and that picture of a male)that this isn’t the case here… I’m feel quite confused and don’t know what to think if this truly is the case here, because I really respect Pastor Warren and all the amazing work he does/has done, but I personally think that the topics addressed in this article can be implied to all people and is relevant to ALL humans being regardless of gender; meaning females included please(they didn’t choose their gender, society just isn’t as supportive and perhaps even oppressive/discouraging of them achieving and succeeding, though that is changing in modern times, & I hope to see a gender balanced equitable society in the near future…)…
    Though perhaps this article is just addressing and hoping to support males facing troubles and stress under the traditional(western) societal and cultural perception of males and their roles in society as “men” :/
    I hope… :,(
    btw: I don’t mean to attract any hate/hurt but as the other unfortunately less visible gender I believe we can be achievers as well! I hope you all are able to keep an open mind to this…:) Cheers!

    • We would like to clarify that the intention of this article is to address men, directly, about issues that men often struggle with in a way that is sometimes different than the way women struggle with it. We all certainly believe rather strongly that men and women have equal worth, value, and potential.

  • Mike

    Interesting note about the distractions and the author is right. Men can get distracted and lose sight of what the Father in store. You’ve piqued my interest for an article for http://www.windowsofheavenministries.org, and I greatly appreciate your time and effort in writing this.

  • Mike

    I definitely think there’s something God has placed in men to set and achieve goals. I wonder if there’s a balance to be had with focusing on being present in the moment instead of driven towards purpose.

    I think I heard Os Guinness say once while speaking to a group of Africans they told him, “All you westerners have watches but none of you have time.”

    It seems in America we deal with an addiction to busyness and have a hard time being still and quiet. Maybe men ought to sacrifice some achievement in favor of rest and relationships.

  • Julio Chilela

    Thank you Pr Rick. I knew it, I have forgotten, you remembered me again.

  • Gary Thomas

    Thank you Rick! Helpful, practical, wise words. You are such a blessing.