215 | Creating Ceremonies, Building Life-Changing Committed Friendships & Raising Modern Day Knights (Robert Lewis)

215 | Creating Ceremonies, Building Life-Changing Committed Friendships & Raising Modern Day Knights (Robert Lewis)

215 Robert Lewis

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Robert Lewis

Few have had as significant an impact on discipling men in the past forty years than Robert Lewis. As a pastor, speaker, and author, Robert’s passion for leading men to grow in biblical manhood led him to produce the Men’s Fraternity film series in 1995. This three-year men’s curriculum quickly spread into churches, businesses, colleges, and even correctional facilities across the United States and later to over 20 countries. Today, Men’s Fraternity and its follow up series, 33, have impacted millions of men worldwide.

Author of numerous books including best-selling The Church of Irresistible Influence, Raising a Modern-Day Knight, and Rocking the Roles: Building a Win-Win Marriage, Robert is known for helping men build their lives on practical biblical truth that gets real-life results.

Now, in authoring the “BetterMan” curriculum, Robert offers a new way for men, especially younger men, to get their hands around God’s timeless design for authentic manhood.

Show Notes:

  • :52 – we just released a free film series. A short video series “Adding Life to the Dad Life”  https://dadawesome.org/life/
  • 5:34 – “When the wedding day came, I was wondering where dad was or dad was at home drunk in bed before the wedding went on without him.”
  • 6:20 – “My wife and I just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary together, and what we did for our wedding anniversary is we had all the grandkids. I have 10 of them and our kids come out just to us and we replayed our marriage ceremony.”
  • 8:10 – Serial monogamy. Robert explaining how marriage is a series of marriages to the same woman
  • 10:12 – Community –  “I got with two other dads this we had seven sons”
  • 10:51 – “We designed ceremonies for sons. We came up with four ceremonies, one that we would do when they became a teenager. 13. One when they got their driver’s license at 16 independence. One when they left home. Hopefully for college with total independence from Spain. We have 18 and then one when they graduated from college at twenty one. So that was four ceremonies. And over the next 20 something years we did twenty eight ceremony funds and we are so glad that we did because all seven of us sons are strong believers doing well in all of their forties now.”
  • 12:50 – “two things that remain friends… drawing wisdom from them and that season lives and their friendship. And the other thing is staying close to God personally, those two things. And then you have the two essentials
  • 14:07 – “God gave me two men, but we became close together and we both had the same desire to be good at family, good at parenting, good at our marriage.”
  • 15:27 –  Phases to Knighthood.
  • 16:13 – “what if we raised our boys to be in a culture Knights to their world?
  • 18:44 – Application to moms and daughters
  • 19:36 – Five Essentials to Engage Today’s Men – Barna and BetterMan — “There’s no denying that today’s men face unique cultural challenges in life, work, and ministry. That’s why we partnered with Barna to create a comprehensive resource for pastors, men’s ministry leaders, and mentors looking to effectively reach today’s men. Filled with eye-opening statistics and thought-provoking insights, this study is catered to empower you as you support men on their journey towards better.”
  • 32:07 –  “sons are looking for the substance of life, as I hope to prove they hunger for the best things in the absence of these anchors, sons drift. But when loving dads add these into the manhood mix, their sons flourish. They become noble men, gentlemen, men of valor, principled men, knights.”
  • 34:37 – Proverb 17:6 says; “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers…and “glory” word as the implication of weight. And I remember when I read that I thought, that’s interesting the weight of sons, which their dads, and all of a sudden I realized what dads give their sons weight, which stabilizes them. You have those inflatable dummies that you can get up in the air.”
  • 36:40 – Robert’s prayer

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