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Rick Johnson

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Rick founded Better Dads, a fathering skills program, based on the urgent need to empower men to lead and serve in their families and communities. Rick's books have expanded his work to include influencing the whole family, with life-changing insights for men and women on parenting, marriage, and personal growth. Inspiring and equipping through innovative multimedia presentations and seminars, Rick's resources, methods and personal approach have been transforming the lives of men, women, and their families for over 20 years.

Rick speaks at many large conferences across the US and Canada. He is a popular keynote speaker at men’s and women’s retreats and conferences on parenting and marriage.

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Rick Johnson Hi Guy,
Great question. The focus of my work and ministry has always been to reach out with biblical principles in a nonthreatening way. To do that I t…more
Hi Guy,
Great question. The focus of my work and ministry has always been to reach out with biblical principles in a nonthreatening way. To do that I tailor my talks and writing to fit my audience (secular venues I do not quote scripture, for religious ones I do. Same material just presented slightly differently). Several of my books appear to have a good amount of secular appeal. Certainly The Power of a Man was written a bit more "gritty" than most Christian books are. This is a constant struggle as my publishers goals and my personal goals are not often the same. The people I want to reach most probably do not frequent Christian bookstores. All that to say, I find that the truth is the truth and people respond well to it regardless of their ideology IF (and its a big if) you present it in a format they can accept. But certainly it is more difficult to get my books in the hands of non-Christians than it would be if I had a secular publisher. At some point I have to let go of all that and leave it in the hands of God. Hope that helps.(less)
Rick Johnson That is a difficult question to answer. Just like all the problems in life I find self-discipline and perseverance are the keys to overcoming writers …moreThat is a difficult question to answer. Just like all the problems in life I find self-discipline and perseverance are the keys to overcoming writers block (for me). Forcing yourself to write--even when its bad stuff--eventually leads to better material. That said I write non-fiction in which writers block is probably a lot easier to overcome than it is with fiction.(less)
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Does Honor Still Matter?

So help me, all it takes for the world to crumble to nothing is for women to lose their virtue and men their honor.
—Andrew Klavan, The Identity Man

The word honormeans to be honest, to be fair, and to have integrity in one’s beliefs and actions with a high level of respect for ourselves and others. It is an adherence to what is intrinsically right. Honor also entails having a nobleness of mind, ch Read more of this blog post »
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“Males have an internal radar that can detect female sexual availability or vulnerability. This exposes young girls and women to predators who prey upon them and manipulate their unconscious desire and yearning for father-love. Combine this with a girl’s natural longing for an older male’s physical and emotional affection, and we see an increase in unwed teenage mothers, perpetuating the cycle anew. Many fatherless girls fall for the first male who shows them any kind of affection or attention that they crave.”
Rick Johnson, That's My Girl: How a Father's Love Protects and Empowers His Daughter

“Sometimes you just have to cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it!”
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“A man of integrity speaks the truth with love rather than worrying about being nice.”
Rick Johnson, How to Talk So Your Husband Will Listen: And Listen So Your Husband Will Talk

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“If a father shows his daughter love, respect, and appreciation for who she is, she will believe that about herself as a woman, no matter what anyone else thinks. Girls deprived of this father love and affection make poor choices in”
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