There is a pervasive need today for men to "man up" to the challenges facing the family unit in our nation. But that isn't a new problem. Looking Biblically, we see it reaches as far back as Adam, and since that time, men have been making choices-some wise, and some terribly un-wise-that have sent their ripple-effect down through the generations. Throughout scripture God had mighty men who had hearts for Him, and He always chose to help those who sought Him and His ways. He still seeks to help those who choose to be mighty men for Him. The problems are the same.issues of integrity, character, strength, and faith. By looking at the examples of those mighty men, lessons can be learned that will enable the men of today to become mighty and be the strength that our families, churches, and society need them to be. Dr. Ray Hawkins is the Sr. Minister for the East Cobb church of Christ in Marietta, Georgia, and the Executive Director of The Professional Center for Christian Counseling, a nonprofit organization providing professional counseling in eleven Atlanta, Georgia area locations. Dr. Ray also developed and teaches the Peer Mentoring Program at Greater Atlanta Christian School. His MS degree is in Religious Studies from ACU and his PhD is in Marriage and Family Therapy from TWU. He has also published PEOPLE HELPING 101, and Leaving and Cleaving, A Workbook Discovering Your Family of Origin. Dr. Ray and his wife Rhonda have two grown sons. Zach and his wife Catherine, and Eric, all live in the Atlanta area. You can contact Dr. Ray Hawkins at www.DrRayOnParenting.com an online parenting information business created by his oldest son, Zach.