This is the result of many, many men holding each other accountable, encouraging each other, & challenging each other, without judgment. I was directly encouraged & challenged to put some of the writing skills I’d developed to work in writing on issues facing us as men, and sharing my experiences. This is not an easy thing and is an answer to that challenge as we struggle daily. God’s love isn’t based on our performance as we share what has been so freely shared with us. Thank you especially to Pastor Chris, Jeremy, Dan, the ‘two friends’ who came looking for me all those years ago, and the rest of the men who reached out, not judging, but had and still have my back. God is closer than we think.