Kenny Luck

Special to CP

The No. 1 Threat to Marriage and 6 Ways to Be a Hero at Home

You might be surprised to know that I don't think the No. 1 threat to marriage is infidelity. Of course, cheating can certainly cause divorce and make it extremely difficult to recover a healthy marriage. And, yes, I agree women can be highly tempting, but they are merely accomplices—because the hunger for power, money, fame and success can also consume a man and wreck a marriage.

4 New Year's Resolutions You Should Consider!

It's inevitable and universal, as soon as Christmas winds down and December 31 appears on our phones, we all face a new year with new opportunities. Many are resolving to lose weight or gain greater income or set some other goal, typically requiring will power and time management skills -- both of which often fade within a few weeks. If God were writing our resolutions, what do you think He would come up with?

4 Things Every Man, Woman, and Child Wants for Christmas

By the end, hundreds of grown men and women were consumed by God's desire for them. They were now standing to renew or receive the blessing of their Father's love. By standing they were saying that they wanted to resolve the acceptance issue once and for all.

Thank the Giver vs Give Thanks; 'Meat-up' This Thanksgiving

Holiday cheer can be hard to muster when there's chaos in the air. With the addition of more tasks and less time than usual, 'tis the season that puts a squeeze on our emotions, priorities and finances. Some men paint on a grin and roll through the routine with low expectations. Others face demons from the past, broken families, pressures and circumstances that bring up pain.

What is Every Man's Achilles Heel?

A friend has been learning a lot about the Achilles tendon lately. At 47-years-old, locals nicknamed him 'Old School' because he is still able to teach the young guns a few basketball lessons. However, the wear-and-tear from years on the court has started to wear-out the oh-so-critical tendon. So now Old School just feels old and (gulp) has to admit he has a weakness...

Suicide, Self-Absorption, and Men

After spending a decade on the phones counseling depressed, down, and suicidal people I have come to the conclusion that suicide (in some form) is a thought all men have pondered.

The Antidote to Spiritual Ebola

Fear of Ebola is more infectious than the biological virus. Fear of the fever is what's driving our government to contain it. Fear is what's capturing the headlines, and spreading like wildfire.

Don't Be a 'House of Cards' Man

The hit, made-for-Netflix, series "House of Cards" exhibits how men craving power will don a public mask in order for private gain. It's a story about men living with two faces: a public persona and a private will; an image vs reality; a means to an end.

Summer Break is Not a Vacation From Temptation

For Satan, summer breaks provide ample opportunity to ramp up temptation, distraction, flirtation, and ultimately destruction. For many churches, regular meetings press the pause button and men's groups take a summer break… Wait… They WHAT?

Fatherhood: Man's Highest Calling?

Fatherhood in America is in crisis, yet this Sunday, dads get a token holiday, with the annual hall pass to kick back on their throne of choice and receive gifts, cards, and a few bad ties. But if we step back, and look at the bigger, if not the biggest, picture, to gain God's vision for fatherhood, we might turn Father's Day on its ear and seek to bless our children, instead of receive blessings.

Which Sounds Better To You, Heaven or Hell?

It may seem like a simple question to answer. Then again, culture seems to think hell will be a party for all eternity, while heaven will be a boring time of playing harps, floating on clouds and living without any fun.

Sexual Atheism: Christian Dating Data Reveals a Deeper Spiritual Malaise

The guy sitting across from me is a professing and practicing Christian. He drops by my office unannounced today to talk to me about his new online dating life. Specifically, he wants to talk about the over-willingness of Christian women he has encountered on several of his dates who want to jump right from a very public conversation and vanilla latte at Starbucks to very private whispers and physical exchanges between the sheets back at his place.

Porcupine Christianity: When 'Marketing' Jesus Does More Harm Than Good

Whenever I see people marketing Jesus in a certain way, I just want to come up to ask them about their personal connection with their next door neighbors, or children, or spouses, other family and estranged relatives. Specifically, have they reached them in a meaningful way for Jesus? Are they living a life that attracts others to God, or repels them?

Gender Bending Daze: The Fog of War Is Clearing and Women Are Reconsidering Men

Author Camille Paglia, a self-described "notorious Amazon feminist," recently said about today's gender-bending days "What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide" (referring to the demonization of men by aggressive feminism). She added that today's generation has "no models of manhood." It appears that the emotional lava flowing out of the volcanic reaction to broken male culture in the '60s is turning from bright orange to a hardened and desolate landscape of ash. The gender scenery is shifting again.

Olympics Special: Where Will You Be Facing During the 'Awards Ceremony?'

Are you running for a meeting with Jesus? Or are you running a race that will lead you to eternity without him? When you get to the final ceremony of your life, you will either celebrate with Jesus because you believed in Him, accepted His free gift of grace and love. Or you will feel the sting of regret. There will be no more time for "coulda-shoulda-woulda."

5 Steps to Become a 'Breakthrough' Leader and Activate Men at Church

Josiah had a Sleeping Giant just waiting to go to work for him but he did five things we can do too that activated his men to execute the impossible and glorify God. His steps are noticeably familiar and worth noting because this a major move of God among his people to create spiritual health in the community of faith. Time to watch some game film and highlight what went right in order for God's leader to overcome all the odds.

Super Sex Bowl: How to Tackle an Industry Catering to Lust

Human Sex Trafficking... So what can be done? Can we send squadrons of undercover agents to pose as "Johns" and discreetly save the boys and girls and expose the perpetrators? Unfortunately, even this would only scrape off the scab of an ugly, deeply-rooted wound. This is a highly organized, well-heeled industry entrenched in the business of catering to lust.

Fathers: 7 Ground Rules to Becoming Best Dads Now and in the Future

Absent fathers leave girls and boys without a role model for how the family unit is supposed to work, how to have a healthy loving marriage, and how a man lives out his faith in good times and bad. The kids are watching, waiting, and learning. The question is how, what, when and where should you be teaching them?

Pastors: 5 Keys to Building a Highly Responsive Congregation

Connectivity. It is a precious commodity in the leadership world. With it you can move your organization through changes and challenges much easier and with greater facility than those who lack it. Those leaders who lack connectivity among their people move slowly and painfully without a system of reliable relationships to mobilize the larger community. And while a lot of leaders claim to have a great team and structure in their organizations, they really don't know the strength of their "network" until it's tested and the depth of its traction produces real movement forward.