Men & Accountability

This is a topic that many men don’t want to discuss, accountability. We are ruggedly independent and often run from any outside accountability to others. We like being our own boss, at work, at home and in our private lives as well. This just might be the reason for the downfall of so many men today. If we are not accountable to another man who will get in our face when we go astray, we will likely find ourselves in a hole that keeps getting deeper and deeper.

These seven lessons come out of Exodus 17, focusing on the life of Moses and Joshua.

  1. Moses, a shepherd’s staff, living victoriously
  2. Why accountability is so important
  3. Resting places, being comfortable, becoming vulnerable
  4. Being alone, and the key to victory
  5. Victory is never easy, the enemy is always after you
  6. The concept of mentoring
  7. Remember the victories and pass it on
  8. Connecting with Other Men – Video

 

2 Responses to Men & Accountability

  1. Ted Martin says:

    Creating a safe environment for accountability is definitely critical. That being said, it’s also important to make sure that accountability questions asked get to heart level matters. Guys have to feel safe and have a level of trust established in order to go to that level though. I see three main types of accountability. Cop accountability where the cop takes a “gotcha!” legalistic approach to the person being held accountable. There is also coach accountability where the coach tries to be very positive and encouraging and finally there is cardiac accountability where the person gets to heart level issues and matters with the person being held accountable. This gets at the underlying things that manifest with symptoms of acting out (porn, masturbation, affairs, etc.) The key with accountability is not just focusing on the symptoms which is how the person acted out (cop and coach) but to get to the underlying root issues or causes that were behind the acting out (cardiac). Check out some helpful men’s accountability group resources at: http://www.mymensgroup.net/accountability-resources.html which includes the excerpt that describes the three types of accountability that I mention above.

  2. Scott Chafee says:

    Thanks for finding me, and offering your expert information on the topic. This series was more of a collection of devotions I presented during a regular men’s meeting years ago, rather than training. Thank you for your resources, I will enjoy wandering through your site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.