Patrick Morley Articles

A Helpful Guide to What You Can and Cannot Pray For

"I say to you, though he will not rise and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence...
How A Men’s Small Group Can Help When You Feel Overwhelmed

How A Men’s Small Group Can Help When You Feel Overwhelmed

The fallen world is a never-sleeping juggernaut that relentlessly crushes everything in its path without pity—our dreams, our plans and our relationships. We fight back, but eventually the accumulation of thousands of unfair and unjust criticisms, insults,...

What to Do When Sharing Your Faith Intimidates You

What to Do When Sharing Your Faith Intimidates You

Every Christian man knows he should share his faith. Not many do.As one man said, "Sharing my faith scares and intimidates me." But that doesn't mean it doesn't weigh on him.That's why so many of us want to know, "How can I acquire boldness in spreading the gospel?...

The Supernatural Power of Praying for Other Men

The Supernatural Power of Praying for Other Men

One day I met Doug Coe, the influential behind-the-scenes leader of The Fellowship, host of the annual National Prayer Breakfast. I had been a Christian for 20 years, was 43 years old, and was an emerging Christian leader. Coe astonished me when he said, "I've been...

What to Do When You Feel Disrespected

What to Do When You Feel Disrespected

The 'Presenting' ProblemNothing will put us in a funk faster than dwelling on how we've been slighted, whether real or perceived. Pro athletes call it being disrespected. Little children don't have a word for it yet.The closer the person is to us, the more painful the...

11 Ingredients of a Truly Excellent Leader

11 Ingredients of a Truly Excellent Leader

What makes a man a great leader?  Every now and then God calls a man to a task so big that few can equal the challenge. Above all else, these men are visionary. They see the world not so much as it is, but how it could be. They leave a crater, while at the same...

Understanding the Most Misunderstood Man Who Ever Lived

Understanding the Most Misunderstood Man Who Ever Lived

If asked, "Who is the most misunderstood man who ever lived?" many would answer, "Jesus Christ."But what if you were asked, "Who is the most understood man who ever lived?" the answer would still be, "Jesus Christ." How can someone move from misunderstanding to...

Men, This Is When Your Words Matter Most

Men, This Is When Your Words Matter Most

We hear it all the time: "Words matter." And of course, that's true. But so do actions.Andrew Carnegie put it like this, "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."It's hard to trust someone who consistently doesn't follow...

A Parental Secret for Reaching the Millennial Generation

A Parental Secret for Reaching the Millennial Generation

OK, I admit the title is a bit ostentatious. But I wanted to get your attention.The lagging faith of the millennial generation has been widely, regularly and ominously discussed. However, the problem and solution is so much less complicated than you may think.Reaching...

When You Feel Like God Has Forsaken You, Remember This

When You Feel Like God Has Forsaken You, Remember This

I'm starting to come out of a rough patch, and here's what I've been thinking:Lord, You promised, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Heb. 13:5).Lord, that is what Your Scripture says, but I have seen many dark times when I felt forsaken.Yet whenever I have not...

Spiritually Happy Men Are Always a Part of This

Spiritually Happy Men Are Always a Part of This

Most of us have heard someone say, and many of us have said ourselves, "I know I should be more committed, but I just don't feel challenged and inspired by church."Besides, I'm getting everything I need in my small group."Apparently one of Satan's most effective...

This Action Is Habitual for Spiritually Happy Men

This Action Is Habitual for Spiritually Happy Men

Every "on-fire" Christian would love to be tithing. We all know men who are, and we'd love to be more like them—if for no other reason than to be as spiritually happy as they are.But how? Is generosity something you can work toward, something you receive by...

Why Married Couples’ Prayers Are So Powerful

Why Married Couples’ Prayers Are So Powerful

Prayer is powerful. It puts us in a conversation with the perfect Father who loves you more than anyone ever could, and has more power than anyone you could ever know. So it makes sense that we would bring that love and power to bear in the most important earthly...

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