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Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Jerry Reese, Men’s Recovery Director at UGM, has a large stick mounted on his office wall. Underneath, there’s a plaque in Latin: “Lignum unum deum” – God’s poking stick.

These gifts from Men’s Recovery alumni represent Jerry’s knack for getting to the heart of issues: One of the men once called Jerry “the stick God uses to poke us,” and it stuck. It’s actually an honor, because as the men and Jerry both know, dealing with the unhealed wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.

The Emotional Toll of Fatherlessness

Jun 13, 2018 11:57:38 AM

Despite his heavy faults, Samantha longed for her absent father’s love. That void left her emotionally vulnerable to addiction and abuse.

Homeless and Fatherless

Mar 27, 2018 2:32:08 PM

Tonight, over 24 million American children will go to sleep in a home not occupied by their biological father. As Ron has observed at UGM, the heartbreaking toll of fatherlessness is evident in homeless women and children.

The Love of the Father

Mar 14, 2018 2:03:54 PM

The fact that I never knew my real father is something God has continually been healing me from since I was a young man. God wants to fill the hole in my heart where a father’s love should have been.