Carried: Real Support for Mental Health

August 24, 2022By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

There wouldn’t be a Troy Aikman without Michael Irvin. There wouldn’t be a Frodo without Sam, and there wouldn’t be King David without Jonathan.

As men, it can be tough to ask for help from our brothers. But there’s no shame in it. Everyone needs a hand, especially in the hard times, and we’re called as Christians to carry one another through.

That’s what our new, upcoming online mental health summit – “Carried” – is all about. We’re coming together as brothers in Christ to carry one another’s burdens and provide real, no-nonsense support for mental health issues.

Carried is one of our biggest events this year and will kick off on October 25 at 7:00PM ET, followed by a 21-day challenge on the PK app.

You’ll hear about athletes like Jim Piersall and Terry Bradshaw, who suffered from mental health issues even as they competed at the highest physical levels. You’ll learn how common it is for men to struggle with trauma, depression, and anxiety – and what you can do to get on the road to renewal.

We’ve also invited top mental health experts who will answer some of the most common questions men have about these issues:

  • Why do I avoid discussing mental health?
  • Why can’t I just solve this myself?
  • How do I help a friend or family member struggling with mental health?
  • What are the dangers of not addressing mental stress in my life?

But this one-hour summit is just the beginning. After watching the presentation alongside thousands of brothers from around the world, you’ll join with those brothers on the PK app for a 21-day (3-week) challenge.

There, you’ll have access to additional resources for coping with struggles like anxiety and depression and getting help if you need it. On the app, you’ll also have the opportunity to personally connect with other Promise Keepers who are struggling with similar issues.

Even if you don’t struggle with these issues, Carried will help you understand those who do. We encourage all Promise Keepers to tune in to Carried to learn how you can be a true support for your brothers, your family, and your kids.

Mental health problems are more common among men than you think. You and your loved ones don’t have to struggle alone. Tune in, take the challenge, and see how it feels to have a wingman as you overcome some of life’s biggest obstacles. Make a plan today to watch from home, invite a group of guys, or plan an event with your church or community to watch Carried on October 25th!

The 25th Anniversary of Stand in the Gap

August 24, 2022By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

On October 4, 1997, the world witnessed an event unprecedented in our nation’s 221-year history.

Hundreds of thousands of men–some say as many as 1.4 million–descended on Washington, D.C., and gathered on the National Mall.

This event wasn’t about protesting or politics – it was about prayer.

For six hours, these men prayed for their nation. They prayed for their families. They confessed their sins. They prayed that God would act mightily in their lives, and that they would have the courage to stand in the gap.

This incredible event was known as “Stand in the Gap,” and in honor of its 25th anniversary, we’re producing a new documentary looking back at the day the lives of thousands of men were changed forever.

You might have been one of those men. You remember the powerful teaching, the sense of community with other brothers from around the world, and the peace you felt knowing that you weren’t alone.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend Stand in the Gap, this new documentary will offer a glimpse into what can happen when the men of our nation stand up, confess their sins, and commit to following God’s plan for their lives.

It’s time to share Stand in the Gap with the next generation. This documentary does just that.

The 25th Stand in the Gap Anniversary Documentary will air worldwide on October 4, and you’ll be able to watch it online–for free.

With God’s help, Promise Keeping men can heal our country and reform our culture, and this new documentary shows us how. We have our marching orders. It’s time to once again Stand in the Gap.

Sign up today to watch the documentary when it launches.