John Eldredge

June 28, 2021
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Happy summer! Last time I wrote—in April—I put before you the idea of developing a “prescription” for your recovery after the year we’ve all been through. My premise was that we have all passed through global trauma, and it has affected us...

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Stasi Eldredge

May 19, 2021
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A couple of years ago, my husband was very sick for way too long.  He gets sick about once every 10 years – maybe.  The man is healthy.  He’s committed to caring for his health, and don’t even ask me about all the vitamins he takes.  The...

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Morgan Snyder

May 18, 2021
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Look for an opportunity to call out masculine strength, celebrate a milestone, and participate in the masculine initiation of those entrusted to your care.

The post A Man and a Knife Can Save the World appeared first on Become Good Soil....

John Eldredge

May 05, 2021
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If you’ve ever had to care for your body through some sort of recovery, you know how beautiful and vulnerable these vessels are. I’ve been through physical therapy a number of times over the years as various injuries have required, and every time...

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Morgan Snyder

April 20, 2021
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I step in shit all the time and recognize it when I do. I’ve just learned how to scrape it off my boots and carry on.– Matthew McConaughey, Greenlights It hurt like hell.  The moment the block of Ponderosa pine slipped through the grip of my...

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Stasi Eldredge

April 02, 2021
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My son became a father six years ago.  The night that he and his wife, my beloved daughter in law, broke the news to us that they were expecting a child will go down in history as one of the most exquisite of my life.  The tsunami of grief that...

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Morgan Snyder

March 08, 2021
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When a man knows the end is near, only the important surfaces. Impending death distills the vital. The trivial is bypassed. The unnecessary is overlooked. That which is vital remains.– Max Lucado To become the kind of trustworthy king to whom God...

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John Eldredge

March 03, 2021
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IF YOU ARE READING THIS BEFORE MARCH 6 you still have time to join us for Fresh Hearts, Strong Hearts—Homecoming ‘21, a live online event.

2020 left us all a bit weary and beat up. Maybe more than a bit weary. We thought it was time for...

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Stasi Eldredge

February 09, 2021
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Growing up is a process.  It doesn’t end when one’s childhood closes, those tender formative years.  I’m sixty-one years old as I write, and I continue to grow into a woman; the woman God meant when he meant me.

This morning I saw a...

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Morgan Snyder

February 05, 2021
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“What was your dad like?” Perhaps it’s the question I most fear and most hope will be asked of my kids when they are old. Apprehension had already staked a claim as I prepared for this exploit into the unknown. Poring over maps of sheer high...

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John Eldredge

February 03, 2021
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I’ll cut straight to it; I have a word from God for you:

Be on your guard, so that your hearts will not be weighed down...pray that you will have strength to escape all these things. (Luke 21:34)

Jesus was warning...

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Morgan Snyder

December 11, 2020
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I’ve had the privilege of featuring the mission and message of Become Good Soil and Becoming a King on over 50 different podcast platforms this past year. My intention was to offer authentically, allowing each conversation to be led by the Spirit...

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Stasi Eldredge

December 08, 2020
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“I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there.”  (Hosea 2:14)

God leads all his people into the desert at one time or another. Why? Is it to bring harm or to bring rich goodness? Cherished ones of the Father, we can...

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Morgan Snyder

November 30, 2020
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“It is profound how different our experiences can be inside our own skin. When it comes to sensations in the body, we are not on a level playing field. To love and be loved, to know and be known, it’s so important that we practice story-informed...

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John Eldredge

October 27, 2020
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Dear Friends,

I’d like to remind everyone that Jesus is still the main story in the world.

If you’re taking in any news at all, you can feel like the world is unraveling into madness. Certainly here in America, on the eve of one of...

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Stasi Eldredge

October 25, 2020
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I’ve come away for a respite.  Just a day.  Just a little distance.  I’m finding it hard to unplug. Had I stayed home, though, I would have found it near impossible.  There is the stack of bills that need tending.  There are the dirty clothes...

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Stasi Eldredge

October 05, 2020
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“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.”  (Song of Solomon 8:6)

Love is not as strong...

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Morgan Snyder

September 30, 2020
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“It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that...

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John Eldredge

September 24, 2020
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I've been thinking a lot about resilience. 

Who thrives during hard times, who doesn’t, and why.

Because I want my friends—including you!—to thrive, in spite of these days. I want to thrive myself. And this crazy year has me...

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Morgan Snyder

September 16, 2020
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The Become Good Soil Intensive is one of our premier leadership training events and has been catalytic for men from around the globe for over a decade.  Each Intensive is built on the foundation of the previous ones, and we are thrilled to...

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