The Battle for Man – Part One

The Battle for Man – Part One by Garret Barbush | President & CEO If you’re like me, then you struggle to balance and effectively live out the responsibilities God has entrusted to you. Because of this lack of equilibrium, men rarely finish strong. Many of us live our lives in a vicious cycle of highs and lows, only to compromise our integrity at some point and […]

His Sufficiency & Our Response

His Sufficiency & Our Response by Garret Barbush | President & CEO In March, Vince Miller and I teamed up to host Real. Men. Talk. In our conversation, Vince posed a question for all men, “How would God have me respond to inevitable consequences?” My response was simple, “I think God would want us to […]

The Battle for Man – Part Two

The Battle for Man – Part Two by Garret Barbush | President & CEO In Genesis 1:1, God created two things—the heavens and the earth. The earth is formless, empty, and full of darkness. This sounds like confusion, worthlessness, misery, and destruction. Imagine what it would have looked like—dark, depressing, and without hope. Unfortunately, this […]

The Mentorship Gap Epidemic – Fueled By Excuses

The Mentorship Gap Epidemic – Fueled By Excuses by Garret Barbush | President & CEO Let’s take a moment to be men. Let’s take responsibility and call it what it is. The Mentorship Gap is an epidemic because of us…me and you…God’s sons. At the end of the day, it falls on our shoulders – the men called […]

The Mentorship Gap Epidemic

The Mentorship Gap Epidemic by Garret Barbush | President & CEO Recently, the Christian Business Men’s Connection shared a startling statistic – less than 1% of church-going men in America are engaged in discipleship or men’s ministry. As I read the newsletter, I thought to myself, “How can this be?” After all, isn’t mentorship and […]

Be Quick to Listen & Finish Well

It’s inevitable.  We will experience difficult times.  Over the last several months, I’ve been close to people who are experiencing extremely difficult times.  I’ve sat with these people, listened to them, tried to put myself in their shoes, etc.  More often than not, I’ve realized they just needed someone to listen. As men, I think […]

How to be a Successful Protege – Part 3 – Be Humble & Vulnerable

When I read through the New Testament I always gain a new appreciation for the apostle Paul. He’s one of my favorite men in the Bible to study. While I’m fascinated with Paul for several reasons, I’m most encouraged by his transparency, honesty, and openness. He is the complete package of humility and vulnerability. He […]

Start S.M.A.R.T. in 2017

“Do you see a man diligent in his business?  He shall stand before kings.” Proverbs 22:29   For many, a new year means new goals, new dreams and new desires. A new year gives opportunity to a fresh start. It gives opportunity to get back on the right track and to make things right. Personally, I […]

Start S.M.A.R.T. With Your Wife In 2017

“In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” – Proverbs 14:23 The saying goes, “Marriage may be the closest thing to heaven or hell any of us will know on this earth.” I don’t know about you, but my desire is to have a TRUE relationship with my wife — one that […]

Lead With Excellence – Put God First

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 I desire to love my wife well, to look at my wife as the most beautiful woman on the planet, and to see my wife as God sees her, a daughter of the Most High. These are desires […]