I’ve been a part of EncourageMen for the last 3 years and the men have seen me in both up and down times. I've been on the giving and the receiving end of encouragement and it makes a big difference. I’ve made friends and established a brotherhood that otherwise would not have happened. The camaraderie that exists with the men is genuine. Often it has been likened to a locker room where we can just be real with each other. We check each other when necessary and we pat on the back when appropriate. What I like is that the men put action behind their words. The men pray together and we help to hold each other accountable. What I realize is that the more I invest in the group, the more I am able to gain from the group. With EncourageMen, no man is an island.