Author: Brian Borgman

Some Brief Thoughts On Bible Reading for Men

Often in counseling, I will ask a simple question, “How much time are you spending in the Word? Reading? Meditating? Listening?” One common excuse from men, after confessing that they don’t spend much time in the Word, is this, “Well, I’ve never really liked to read.” I suppose I’ve heard that at least 20 times over the years. My response has always been the same, “Get over it, God gave you a book so that you would know Him and know how He wants you to live.” I usually say it nicer than that, but isn’t there is a...

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Helping Adoptive Parents

I was speaking at a conference on my book, After They Are Yours: The Grace and Grit of Adoption (Cruciform Press, 2014). I was talking openly and transparently about my wife’s and my struggles as adoptive parents, our failures, and our hopes. As I did, there were 4 or 5 women who wept throughout the session. Their husbands sat there, trying to comfort them, while they held back tears. After I was done, I was approached by some of them, asking me the familiar questions, with broken hearts. My own heart broke as I saw their pain and their...

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