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Child’s Urgent Wish for a Family Touches America—Here’s Why, Says Dr. Tim Clinton

Faith Leader, Author of Compelling New Book ‘Focus on the Future,’
Highlights a Key Case That Has Touched—and Rightly So—the Hearts of Caring Americans

LYNCHBURG, VA.—All this kid wants is a family. All he wants is a mom and dad to love him unconditionally.

And now, after the desperate pleas of a motherless, fatherless Oklahoma boy named Jordan have gone viral, the child may finally have a shot at being part of a “forever family” that will nurture him, guide him, and raise this precious nine-year-old to be a strong, healthy, and well-rounded person in every way.

More than 10,000 Americans have reached out to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services this month to say they want to adopt little Jordan—proving the overwhelming power of family at a divisive time in our culture. The boy, who’s been in the agency’s care for six years, told news outlet KFOR, “I hope one of y’all pick me. I would just like to have a family to call mom and dad, or just mom, or just dad. I don’t really care.” His dreams of a loving family may soon be realized.

“The family is the answer to the vast majority of our social ills,” emphasizes Dr. Tim Clinton in his enlightening new book Focus on the Future: Your Family, Your Faith, and Your Voice Matter Now More Than Ever (Oct. 2020, hardcover). God ordained the home to be the place where hearts and hands were fashioned. God puts a premium on the home. It was the first institution ordained by God, and when it comes to shaping human lives, it is where the action happens.”

Clinton adds, “The rescue of the next generation is as simple as a return to the home, to relationships, and to loving mothers and fathers and the powerful impartation that loving families produce in the young.”

A noted faith leader who is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), Clinton believes that today, “the main way we rescue the next generation is to answer the heart cry of our children. ‘Dad. Mom. Be with me. Come here with me.’ It is the answer, truly, not only for our children but also for our nation,” he says.

In his book “Focus on the Future,” Clinton articulates these and other key points with authority and passion:

  • How to promote and restore the marriage contract and the family unit
  • How to resist the forces determined to destroy righteous masculinity
  • How to cure the loneliness crisis through relationships and community
  • How to lead and protect millennials and Gen Zers from today’s rampant temptations

Clinton is not just a wise counselor—he’s a warrior who challenges other warriors across our nation to join him in changing America one family at a time.

Dr. Tim Clinton is also executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and cohost of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily.

Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues, and he has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children, as well as a new granddaughter who has stolen their hearts.

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To schedule Dr. Tim Clinton for interviews, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.comJeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

In Today’s America, Too Many Men ‘Are Not What They Should Be,’ Says Dr. Tim Clinton

Noted Faith Leader, Author of the Compelling New Book ‘Focus on the Future,’ Shares Candid Fixes at a Time of ‘Crisis’

LYNCHBURG, VA.—Talk about laying it on the line at such a fractured, frenzied time in our culture. Talk about nailing a problem on the head so that it can be fully, honestly, and immediately addressed.

“Sorry to say it so harshly,” says Dr. Tim Clinton in his new book “Focus on the Future: Your Family, Your Faith, and Your Voice Matter Now More Than Ever (Oct. 6, 2020, hardcover). But “a fatherless America is at the heart of the men’s crisis and a hundred other dysfunctions society suffers from today because men, for the most part, are not what they should be.”

In a country with enormous cultural challenges right now, Clinton believes we face a “generational disconnect, particularly between fathers and sons.”Yet Clinton is not content merely to identify problems. As a respected faith leader, he’s ready with solid solutions for everyone—no matter who they are or where they are.

“We can turn this around,” Clinton asserts. “Why do I believe this? I believe it because God is real and powerful, and He is reaching out to men today. I believe it because men are miserable living as our secular society has urged them to live, and they are hungry for something more. I believe it because whenever I see a crisis in our society, I know it is an opportunity for biblical truth to prevail.”

Clinton is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). In his new book, he reveals:

  • How to promote and restore the marriage contract and the family unit
  • How to resist the forces determined to destroy biblical masculinity
  • How to lead and protect millennials and Gen Zers from today’s rampant temptations

Dr. Tim Clinton is also executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk,” heard on over 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues, and he has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children.

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To schedule Dr. Tim Clinton for interviews, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.comJeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

Families Need Men to Lead in Times of Crisis, Says Dr. Tim Clinton in New Book ‘Take It Back’

God Is Looking for Men Who Are Authentic and Serve Him

LYNCHBURG, VA.—Husbands and fathers are in uncharted territory, with children home from school, possibly anxious or worried wives, and perhaps the challenges of working remotely and even “attending” church online.

Their families need them to lead during this difficult time, so how can men do so from a biblical center?

Dr. Tim Clinton, author of the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” says that authentic manhood begins with serving God, and he uses the Bible’s King David as an example.

“David understood that as Israel’s new leader, his son, Solomon, would need to take a stand, leading the people in keeping God’s ways,” Clinton says. “His leadership of Israel, however, had to begin with his own personal integrity before God. David related authentic manhood to serving God. That’s big. The same is true today.

“For men to impact the culture around them and their circles of influence, starting with their families, they must embrace God’s true definition of manhood and masculinity,” he adds. “You don’t have to accept mainstream media’s or some liberal organization’s label of who you are, and you certainly don’t have to accept the mischaracterized version of traditional masculinity—but instead you must accept the absolute truth of what God’s Word says about you.”

In “Take It Back,” Clinton notes that J. Oswald Sanders wrote, “When God does discover a man who conforms to His spiritual requirement, who is willing to pay the full price of discipleship, He uses him to the limit, despite his patent shortcomings.”

“The great need of our culture today is not for more men of talent or more men of success but for more men of character with hearts that follow hard after God,” Clinton says. “Our culture needs men who have taken up David’s challenge to Solomon to ‘be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man’ and who understand what that means. Yes, God is looking for a man. Will He find you?”

In “Take It Back,” Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture’s redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced, filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman and Tim Tebow, “Take It Back,” co-authored with Max Davis, empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence. Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make “Take It Back” a perfect resource for men’s Bible studies and small groups.

Darryl Strawberry Hits a Home Run in Foreword for Dr. Tim Clinton’s New Book ‘Take It Back’

‘Take It Back,’ Explores Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family and Culture

LYNCHBURG, VA.— Former Major League Baseball star and author Darryl Strawberry played for 17 years, made eight consecutive All-Star Game appearances and won four World Series Championship titles. He was at the top of his game but was losing himself to the world of alcohol and drugs.

Strawberry tells his very personal story in the foreword for the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Max Davis.

“Two broken marriages, the death of my mother, battling off and on with addiction and colon cancer brought me to my knees and sent me into a deeper spiral,” Strawberry writes. “It wasn’t until I came to the end of myself and my circumstances and fully surrendered to Jesus that everything changed for me as a man. I found my purpose in God. The lies I believed for a majority of my life that led me down the broken road of addiction were defeated by the truth of God’s Word. And my views on what defined me as a man started to shift to the things God desires for manhood. What’s burning inside of me now is a love for Jesus and helping the hurting of our society, especially men. Because I was hurting once upon a time, I don’t want others to experience the same pain and chaos I did.”

Strawberry recounts that he was never taught how to be a man. To many, his success on the field may have looked like the ultimate achievement for manhood, but deep down he was broken, searching, confused and addicted.

“Growing up, my childhood was really tough—in part because of an abusive, alcoholic father who took out his anger on our family, especially my brother and me,” Strawberry shared. “For years the words of my father haunted me: ‘You’re never going to be anything. You don’t get anything right.’ The lies that my father spoke over me became thoughts I believed about myself. Eventually my father walked out on us. I never had a father figure in my life to help me walk through the right doors, so I ended up walking through all of the wrong ones.”

All men’s stories are different, Strawberry says, but there are two things all men can do as they begin their journey to reclaim manhood.

“I believe in order to step into true biblical manhood, we must first come to the end of ourselves,” he continues. “Galatians 2:20 says, ‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me’ (NIV). As you read ‘Take It Back,’ there will be things that God calls you to lay down; the biggest one will be yourself. As men we need to come to the end of ourselves in order to live out our God-given potential to influence our families, the culture and the church.

“The second thing we must do to step into biblical manhood is be forward-thinking, future-minded about the next generation, leaving a kingdom-impacting legacy,” Strawberry adds. “We have to wake up and realize that if we don’t start teaching our sons real biblical principles, they’re going to choose the wrong roads and buy into the lies of the enemy, surrendering biblical manhood to a culture that doesn’t want men to thrive.”

Strawberry tells men that “Take It Back” is a call for them to rise up and live like Jesus and impact the culture in a way that will impact generations to come.

“This book is for men who have fallen prey to the attacks of culture,” he says. “It is for men who have fallen down and need to get back up again. ‘Take It Back’ shows men the way back to a relationship with God and those they love.

“Men, we are at war,” Strawberry concludes. “We’re looking at spiritual brokenness in America. Everybody wants to put a bandage over it, but you can’t put a bandage over the enemy. Because we have victory in Christ, victory is ours for the taking. Men, it is time to step up to the plate and take it back.”

In “Take It Back,” Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture’s redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced, filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman and Tim Tebow, “Take It Back” empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence. Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make “Take It Back” a perfect resource for men’s Bible studies and small groups.

Dr. Tim Clinton also serves as the executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring cohost of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children.

Max Davis is the author of over 30 books that have been featured in USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Bible Gateway and on the “Today” show and “The 700 Club.” He holds degrees in journalism and biblical studies. In addition to his own works, he’s done a variety of collaboration projects with highly notable leaders.

“Take It Back” will be released on May 5 by Charisma House, which publishes books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians.

Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend Will Help Men ‘Take Back’ Their Biblical Manhood

Sold-Out Event on March 13-14 Will Feature Talk by Dr. Tim Clinton on New Book, ‘Take It Back,’ PlusSpeakers Tim Tebow, Marcus Luttrell and More

LYNCHBURG, VA.—When men get together, it’s not always about sports, motorcycles or hunting. In fact, when a group of men gather the weekend of March 13-14, the conversation will revolve around something much more eternal.

But, actually, sports, motorcycles and hunting will be part of the fun, too.

For the 2020 Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend in Lynchburg, Virginia, top-name speakers, including college football analyst Tim Tebow and retired Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, will address those in attendance about godly manhood.

Among them will be Dr. Tim Clinton, author of the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” who will speak to the men on Friday evening of the conference about how they can return to the definition that God set forth for manhood—not the one that society has pushed upon men.

“It’s no secret there’s been a beatdown on men,” Clinton writes in “Take It Back,” “on anything that’s masculine, on anything that smacks of testosterone—from the radical push to feminize men to changing the core nature of what it means to be masculine. But God made man for a purpose and a reason. Max Davis and I explore in ‘Take It Back’ what men have lost, how significant the fight we are engaged in is, and how to step by step take back what we’ve lost and what we’ve given away. ‘Take It Back’ is a book of help, hope and deep encouragement. It’s a book anchored in faith that calls men to be men.

“Something is happening,” Clinton adds. “Something is stirring—something so significant we can’t even wrap our minds around it. It’s like a tsunami coming among men. There’s fire. There’s energy. God is waking the hearts of men to do one thing, to step into this moment, for such a time of this.

For the Ignite event, thousands of men—fathers, sons, brothers, seekers and Christ-followers—will come together to worship God and learn more about the life of true adventure He intends for them. The two-day experience is packed with workshops, exhibits and fun around what men love: hunting, fishing, football, motorcycles, racing, extreme sports and other outdoor activities.

Additional speakers at Ignite include Family Research Council’s Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Pastor Jentezen Franklin and “The Bear Man,” among others. Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Crabb will be in concert, and Zach Clinton will serve as conference host for the event at Thomas Road Baptist Church, 1 Mountain View Road in Lynchburg. Learn more at ignitemen.net.

In “Take It Back,” Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture’s redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced, filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman and Tim Tebow, “Take It Back” empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence. Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make “Take It Back” a perfect resource for men’s Bible studies and small groups.

Dr. Tim Clinton is president of AACC, the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. Clinton also serves as the executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring cohost of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children.

Co-authoring “Take It Back” with Clinton is Max Davis, the author of over 30 books that have been featured in USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Bible Gateway and on the “Today” show and “The 700 Club.”

“Take It Back” will bereleased on May 5 by Charisma House, which publishes books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians.

What Is God’s Definition of Manhood? It’s the Only One That Matters

New Book by Tim Clinton, ‘Take It Back,’ Explores Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family and Culture

LYNCHBURG, VA.—Around 970 BC, as King David’s time on earth was drawing to a close, his son, Solomon, was waiting, listening and grieving by his father’s side. Of all the things David could have said to his son, he began with: “I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man.”

David, the giant-slayer, the warrior-king and a man after God’s own heart, knew that effective leadership began with the foundation of being a man.

In their forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” Dr. Tim Clinton and Max Davis write that the type of manhood David was talking about didn’t simply happen as a result of testosterone and the ability to wield a sword.

It’s all about God’s definition of manhood, not man’s definition.

“King Saul before David possessed these human qualities, but he was not a man after God’s heart,” Clinton says. “He had the physical statute, was charismatic, handsome and a great warrior, but he let his ego pride, and self-sufficiency lead to his fall. Saul had many ‘toxic’ characteristics and behaviors that were not repented of and submitted to God. 

“David, on the other hand, was talking to his son, Solomon, about a manhood that was to be proven by godly character,” Clinton adds. “In short, proving himself a man meant Solomon was to embrace God’s definition of manhood and to be strong in the face of adversity. David understood that Israel’s many enemies, from without and within, would be launching full-frontal attacks against them. Solomon was to man-up by making godly choices. To lead efficiently, he needed to see God as his source, not his own strength.”

David understood that as Israel’s new leader, Solomon, would need to take a stand, leading the people in keeping God’s ways. His leadership of Israel, however, had to begin with his own personal integrity before God. David’s deathbed exhortation continued to his son: “And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.”

According to David, Clinton says, Solomon proving himself a man and being an effective leader, started with embracing God’s plan and walking in His ways. David related authentic manhood to serving God.

“The same is true today,” Clinton writes. “For men to impact the culture around them, their circles of influence and their families, they must embrace God’s true definition of manhood and masculinity. You don’t have to accept mainstream media’s or some liberal organization’s label of who you are, and certainly not the mischaracterized version of traditional masculinity, but the absolute truth of what God’s Word says about you.

“The great need of our culture today is not for more talented men or more successful men, but for men of character with hearts that follow hard after God. They have taken up David’s challenge to Solomon to ‘be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man’ and understand what it means. Yes, God is looking for a man. Will He find you?”