SandyHookBookMalachi 4:6 And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.

In case you haven’t noticed there is an epidemic in our churches and in our nation. I mean this both literally and figuratively. I don’t think for a second that it is an exaggeration to point to the single most important reason we are losing ground. The reason we are losing ground is because we have lost the men!

In his excellent book Why Men Hate Going to Church, David Murrow’s research finds that 60% of church attendance across denominational lines is women. Look at your own church. Who are the majority of attenders? Take it a step further, who are the majority of volunteer leadership? Who teaches the majority of your Sunday school classes? It is women unless your church is the exception to the rule.

The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.