Mark lives in Redding, California.

Personal well being

One of our longest standing small group leaders sent me a link to a great TED Talk called “Why I stopped watching porn” by Ran Gavrieli a sex and gender researcher/lecturer from Israel. His conclusions are what we already know,…but it’s great to hear it come from a secular source. This video led me to another…

The ultimate man model

There is a lot of talk out there about manhood, but few seem confident of what it is. There are 100 plus pages of books on Manhood on amazon and half of them are christian….they seem to be the most confused of all, the most unsure. We’re all on trail to manhood, we’re all trying to…

ManAlive

Our men’s group here in Redding has been very successful. It’s also been very rewarding to hear about the many groups being born and growing up in other churches around the world. What we do works because of the small group, and now we are bringing the small group to you through an online group we’re…

Man-i-Fest 2014

It’s time for our 3rd annual family reunion we call Man-i-Fest. It’s happening May 2-4 at NEED Camp in the Whiskey Town National Recreation Area. We’re there two nights, eating 5 meals, and having 4 speakers. Mark Peterson, Andy Flaherty, Rodger Gaskin, and Laura Duncan. The camp ground  is great, the food is excellent, and…

Protect the nerds

Trauma is a common denominator in full blown sex addition, and every type of mental illness. It happened when you where young when you didn’t have the ability to protect yourself. I’m sorry that it happened, it shouldn’t have. Someone should have stepped in to protect you and help you work through those situations so…