Author: Carl E. Carey, Jr.

Real Thankfulness

Recently, I was at bible class and a member of the Church rose to ask for prayer for a young man who had been a victim of a horrible accident involving heavy machinery. His leg had been crushed during the accident and it had to be amputated by doctors some hours later. Prior to bible class, I had been thinking…

Take a Break

Stress is taking its toll on people around the world. In fact, much of the illness that is dominating people’s lives has a connection to how stressful life has become for them. When you really think about the times that you are under tremendous amounts of stress and pressure, it is difficult to think clearly and your productivity suffers. Our…

The Experience of Fatherhood

When I used to think of what it meant to be a father, I looked back at my own childhood experience with my dad. The simple things he did for me and my siblings meant so much to us. The way he used to place his hand on top of our heads in public was a gesture that said that…

Sexual Sins

This is probably the most challenging topic to write an article on because it is such a personal topic for people.  However, I feel that I would be negligent not to write on a subject that affects so many of us.  Since I am writing to the brothers, my words will be directed towards the issues we face as men…

Be Humble

Humility is a very tricky thing. Our society today would have us to believe that we should always look out for ourselves and to take pride in what we do and what we have. Teachers of young children and parents do everything they can to build up a child’s self-esteem, knowing that they will need to think well of themselves…

Talk About It

Brothers, society has taught us that as men we are to be strong, in control and unshakeable. But the reality is that many of us are going through complex life situations that are causing us to be burdened, confused and weary. Unfortunately, most of us have been conditioned to bare our burdens without the help, advice and guidance of others.…

Controlling Our Anger

Some of the most foolish things that a man does are done when he is angry. It’s a fact. Just look at the headlines in the news. When a man’s anger gets out of control—terrible things happen. In our homes, sometimes our anger at a loved one reaches a boiling point and we say things we shouldn’t say or do…

Repentance

One of the most frustrating things about being a Christian is that there are times when despite our allegiance to God, we violate His law in one way or another. No matter how hard we try, it feels as though we fall short of what we ought to be for God. Romans 3:23 states that we all have sinned and…

Don’t Give Up

Several years ago, I went to a men’s retreat sponsored by the Church I attend. During one of the workshops on marriage, an older brother said emphatically, “Brothers, don’t leave your wives!” His pronouncement caught me off guard. I was a newlywed at the time. I had not yet had any real experience with the ups and downs of marriage,…

A Tribute to Our Dads

Many of my closest friends are fathers. As I have surveyed those fathers who I know personally, most of them are doing a good job as “head of household”. They are men who are staying with their wives, committed to their children, and they take their role as providers seriously. I do realize that fathers like my friends are quickly…