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Devotionals

Welcome to our Uncommen Devotionals. In a world that is drowning in information, we are starving for wisdom. We feel our devotionals focus on the concept of Truth and Grace as we deliver the Truth of a topic but also communicate the Grace of God in it as well.

Our Devotional library falls under the topics of Husbands, Dads, and Leaders, we touch on a range of topics within each of those as well. For almost a decade we have been developing content around real topics that men deal with every day. 

We also try to develop content around hard topics such as SIN, divorce, pornography, PTSD, health, work, communication, insecurities, dysfunction, marriage, parenting, sex, and much more. Some of the content may be hard to hear as changes may need to be made to our lives to be more like Jesus.

YouVersion (Bible App) – We write a monthly devotional for the Bible App and currently have over 55+ Devotionals there. We were one of the first content partners to join with YouVersion. You can invite friends to do that devotional with you which is great for small groups, bible studies, and accountability partners.

OliveTree – In 2021 we moved to a monthly devotional and currently have over 20 on their platform.

Back To The Bible (BTTB) – We currently have almost a dozen devotionals on their platform.

The benefit of having over 55 devotionals is we’ve had a good range of authors and that gives us all good perspectives on subjects. Because we all go through similar issues, we don’t all go through it the same way. Same storms, different boats.

99% of our Devotionals are at least 5 days worth focused on a single topic and each day has questions and challenges for application 

Download one of these apps listed above, take a look at our library of devotionals, and pick one that speaks to you.

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BECOME A BETTER

HUSBAND, DAD, AND LEADER.

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God Goals

As we move into 2022, join us to set a different kind of goal for yourself. While losing that holiday weight, learning a new language, or reading more books this year sounds…usual, let’s set some God Goals this year as we pray, listen, love, forgive, serve, and rest in the Lord.

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It's the Most Stressful Time of the Year

Christmas should be filled with joyous occasions celebrating the birth of our Savior and building memories with family and friends. But for some, it can be the most stressful time of the year. Whether it’s about family, past memories, loneliness, money, health, or more, join us as we take a look at what we focus on and how we can turn our eyes back to Jesus.

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A Distorted View

We take mirrors for granted these days as they are so commonplace in our everyday lives. But original mirrors were not the reflective glass we are used to today but rather polished stone, gold, or even brass. These tended to be murky, distorted surfaces that didn’t do a very good job of reflecting the true self. Join us as we adjust our perspective.

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Rengage

Even though it may not seem like it as we are trying to find our way in a pre/mid/post covid world, but we are STILL ON A MISSION—The Great Commission, that is. Our families, friends, work, church, and faith need us to reengage. We may be the only Jesus they see.

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Live Free

Galatians 5:1-12 packs a punch. We’ll discover our freedom from the bondage of sin, the danger in relying on the law, and see how genuine faith works through love. Join our 5-day devotion!

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Rest Boldly

Join us as we take a look at what it means to rest boldly in God. While we were created with a purpose, we were also given space to rest and we’ll look at several situations in which to do that…boldly!

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But God

If you are familiar with God’s Word, you know big things happen when you read “But God” in the scripture. If you are not familiar, sit back and enjoy as we spend the next five days looking at the love and power of our God.

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Dad Strong

Join us as we look at what it means to be Dad Strong. We set expectations, get involved, look at how we speak, talk about boundaries and get ready for the transition. Dad Strong seems to goes hand-in-hand with being Uncommen.

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Soil

Join us as we look at the parable of the sower spreading seed on four different kinds of soil. They all get the same seed (Gospel) but each one responds to it differently. What kind of soil are you?

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House Divided

Join us as we take a look at how unstable a house can become when it’s divided. The Bible calls it like it is and says, “that house cannot stand.” What are you doing to keep your house stable?

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Holy 90

Join us for a 90-day Bible Reading Plan dedicated to reading through the four gospels! It will open discussions, lead you to personal growth and multiply your view of our marvelous Savior!

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Triggered

When we let our emotions control us, we are susceptible to all kinds of ungodly outcomes. Join us as we take a look at what we can do to keep our focus on Jesus during even the most emotionally charged situations.

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Distracted

In a world where our attention span is now down to 8 seconds, it’s not hard to understand why we are distracted. But we are in good company based on some of the stories in the Bible. Take a look at how being distracted impacts our lives.

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Don't Call It A Comeback

After the year that we’ve had in 2020, some may think things are out of control and beyond repair. Which, in fact, is 100% incorrect. The same God who created the heavens and earth is still in control, just as He was in the beginning. Are things going the way we intended? No. Are things going the way God intended? Yes!

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Resolved Mysteries

Join us as we read about the transformation of the heart, a revelation of God’s purpose, and gifts of the Spirit that are given freely to those who love Him. It is His will for us to find hope, and the glory of His inheritance. God gives us a reason to dream about the greatness of His power.

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Trafficked

There is a direct connection between pornography and sex trafficking. I hope that got your attention as it did mine when I learned it several years ago. In this study, we take a look at how the demand for watching porn leads to the human trafficking industry. You may be more involved than you think.

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The Wilderness Years

Many of us can relate to being in the wilderness. Some have lived short seasons, while others have spent a large portion of their lives in the wilderness. Being in the wilderness does not mean you are lost. Sometimes we are not ready for the promises God has planned for us. We must come in close relationship with Him so that we may learn His will for our lives.

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Confronting Sin

In a world where sin is sugar-coated to make it seem easier to take part in, it’s refreshing to see the exchange between David and Nathan. Join us as we study what it looks like to confront sin with Truth and Grace.

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180 Degrees of Change

We are looking into the lives of some Bible characters who had to do a 180 to come back to God. We’ve all been there, and I want to tell you not to worry; we are in good company. I’ve picked seven stories to help us understand that no matter where you are in your faith, it’s not too late to turn (180 Degrees) to God.

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Freedom

Join us as we look into the topic of Freedom and how we apply it to our time, what we read, how we speak, even how we trust. We are free to do many things in today’s culture. But do we take advantage of those freedoms and do we consider how they Glorify God?

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Man Eyes

We’ve all got em’. Whether it’s looking at things we shouldn’t, comparing ourselves to others, or not seeing God as he truly is. We seem to have a mean case of MAN EYES. Join us as we try to take these crazy glasses off!

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Empty Nest

The children have moved out and the place seems a little too quiet. Now what? I hope you and your wife have been praying and planning for this day for some time and it has not caught you off guard. Join us as we start our own journey as well.

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A Glorious Burden

Join us as we watch, from 2000+ years later, as our Savior walks to the cross with purpose, love, and power. It was God’s will that Jesus carried out this Glorious Burden for our benefit.

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A To B

We regularly forget about the journey between our beginnings and endings. However, God orchestrated the journey for a purpose. In this plan, we’ll read about five different journeys that may have been tough, but glorified God. Through this, you’ll learn how to trust and praise God in the middle of your path.

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Defcon 1

If you are familiar with the DEFCON (defense-ready condition) levels, they range from 5 to 1, with one being “Sound the Alarm” we are at WAR! Join us as we look at what the Bible has to say about being ready for our daily battles. While we may not be able to see them, we are all in a Spiritual War at this very moment! Are you ready?

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Wise Men

In light of the Christmas season, we are going to take a look into the gift of Wisdom. Having knowledge and having wisdom are two different things. Join us as we look at seeking wisdom and what to do with it once you have it.

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Uncommen Husbands 2

The duty of being a Godly husband for your wife didn’t cease after the marriage ceremony. It’s a daily calling God has placed on your life. Join Uncommen as we plunge into real, practical topics you face every day.

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Redefine Leadership

You’re a team leader, a manager, a volunteer leader at your church or some other organization. Your commitment to be a better leader has everything to do with other’s expectation of you. But what if you don’t own a single title that demands respect? What if your title went away? Would you lead anyway?

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Uncommen Dads

It’s common to struggle as a dad. We feel the pressure, awkward silences, and constant comparison. At UNCOMMEN we believe God designed men to win as leaders, husbands, and dads. In just a few minutes each day, we’ll stretch those dad muscles and help you invest in one of the greatest callings a man can have: being a dad.

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Uncommen Dads 2

In the sequel to our first UNCOMMEN Dads’ devotional, this 5-day devotion will challenge you to be a better dad, Christian, and man. We’ll tackle subjects like effort, trust, consistency and more. We hope you’ll discover the life-changing power of Jesus Christ and how he makes us UNCOMMEN Dads.

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Fear Not

Anxiety surrounds our life and it seems like there are an infinite amount of sources just piling stress onto our lives. I wonder if God wants that for us? Let me tell you that He doesn’t. He wants us to cast all of our worries on Him and dwell on what Jesus accomplished for us. Join us on a 5-day journey of experiencing God’s peace.

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Holy Connection

Staying connected to God is the only way we can walk in faith, victory and live the Christian life. That means we must stay close to the One in the Trinity who abides in us and is on the earth today. His name is the Holy Spirit. If you want to be the person God wants you to be, it’s impossible to do this without the Holy Spirit.

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Role Models

Being a role model can be fun and exciting. It can also be simple. Whether you’re a dad or a future dad, you can do your part by being a great example for other MITS (Men in Training) to grow into.

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Uncommen Husbands

So you may not be an All-Pro Husband? Who is? At UNCOMMEN we believe God designed men to win as leaders, husbands, and dads. In just a few minutes each day, we’ll stretch those husband muscles and get you back in the game!

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Roar

Our past and present serve a purpose. In Christ, we are free from bondage and commanded to live like Christ. In this 5 day devotion, we’ll take a look at key passages scattered throughout the Bible where we’re challenged, encouraged, and commanded to live out our purpose, be bold, and ROAR.

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Uncommen Words Of Husbands, Dads, & Leaders

In a world where communication is easier than ever, why does it seem that no one can communicate effectively? It’s hard enough to communicate the Gospel to someone based on opportunity, openness, and willingness. So let’s make the best of it and communicate with not only the Truth of God but also with the Love of God.

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Broken

Divorce is messy. In the aftermath, relationships with your ex-spouse and children can be tense. We invite you to follow along with this seven-day devotional where we’ll find transformation, healing, and victory in Jesus Christ, even in the aftermath of divorce.

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What Women Want

Wish you were a mind reader and could tell what would really make her happy? We surveyed a few married ladies and got these tips directly from them! Romancing your wife for a special occasion is one thing. Consistently caring for her and cherishing her is the greatest challenge, but reaps the greatest rewards.

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Husbands Defined

We live in a time and place where words and even facts are continually being challenged and redefined. The result of this is unclear roles for a husband within family life. Without a precise function, this leads to instability and overall lack of leadership within the home. Through this study, we will examine the role of a husband according to God’s Word. Join as we explore the Scriptures and gain a firm grasp on the definition of being a great husband so that we can serve our wives, our children and the world around us.

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Focus

In a year labeled in 2020, we thought it would be great to develop a devotional on how we Focus our eyes on Jesus. We will look at five different times the Bible talks about seeing Jesus and the situation. Join us as we step into revealing, powerful and personal encounters with the Savior.

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Fishers Of Men

God meets us in unexpected ways. He calls us to Him for salvation and justification through Jesus Christ. Your story can be used to build community and disciple others in your life. This 5-day study will walk you through the call of salvation and the call of community found in scripture.

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Honor Your Father

You’ve probably heard it quoted many times before that the command to Honor Your Parents is the only commandment with a promise. What is that promise? That it will go well with you. Men, honoring your parents, especially your father, can be a challenge for various reasons. We get it. Thanks for the UNCOMMEN partnership with honoryourfathertoday.com to help bring this perspective­-giving and practical devotional series on ways to honor your dad­ so that it may go well with you.

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Doubt

In a world of never-ending mental assault, it’s no wonder we all experience doubt at some level. In this devotional, we look at doubt through the eyes of a Husband, Dad, Leader, and World. But don’t worry, for Jesus has overcome the world. Stay Uncommen!

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Father Figure

Most of us have a Father Figure in our lives. Some may have been great examples and some may have not even been there. In this study we look at a range of men in the Bible and how they performed the role of a Father Figure.

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Bumper Sticker Theology

There’s a bumper sticker for everything these days. Christian culture has some bumper stickers of their own. Are we living up to what we’re testifying to on our cars? We’ll use some popular phrases you may have heard before to consider our personal walk with Jesus.

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More Than

We have all heard the phrase “More Than Conquerors”, but did you know that we are called to be that “in all these things”? Join us as we walk through scripture that will educate and challenge us all to be “More Than” what we are.

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Surviving Divorce

The heartbreak, the lost love, the grief and the shame that comes with unwanted divorce doesn’t have to stay forever. You don’t need to go through this alone. In this study, we’ll learn how we can lean heavily on God’s strength despite life’s most troubling events.

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The Delusion Of Porn

The delusion of porn kills the very thing you were created for: intimacy with a woman. It’s all too common for us to settle for cheap counterfeits like pornography. In just five short days we walk through some practical ways to fight for joy and experience long-term satisfaction with your wife and God.

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Love Is...

Love is a lot of things, but what specifically does scripture tell us about love? If you’re looking for a new way to approach your relationships, this study of 1 Corinthians: 13 is a great place to start. Find out how God wants us to treat others.

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Deeper & Darker

Sin is intertwined in our daily lives. It’s deeper and darker than we fully realize, but we don’t have to hide behind our shame. Jesus Christ has died on the cross and risen again so that we can find our true selves in a sinful world. Uncommen men learn to cry out for the courage to reveal themselves and receive healing and forgiveness.

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Code Purple

Code Purple?  It’s the overlap of blue and pink. It’s where men and women interact with each other in a way that may be different than the way they are used to. The blue man shows up to hear the problem, dole out a fix and get back to the game. The pink woman shows up with emotions to spare and wants you to listen to her, and the issue at hand. Where they overlap is what we call… CODE PURPLE.

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On The Waiting List

If you’ve been single for a long stretch of time, you may be asking God some questions. If you’ve wondered the purpose of your waiting, you’re just like me. In this devotion, we’ll discuss the mountains and the valleys of waiting through the stories of Moses, Ruth, Jacob, Paul, and Abraham.

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The Space Between Us

Having the right amount of spacing when it comes to your relationships is vitally important as we’re meant to be close to Jesus as well as live in unity with family and friends. This study touches on the space between and how we should respond to it.

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In The Likeness Of Men

God sent His only begotten son onto earth in the likeness of men. He was so much more than simply a “man,” but what we can learn from Jesus’ humanity and heart during His earthly ministry? In this study, we’ll look at Philippians 2 to see how to live Godly in an ungodly world.

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Reclaiming Your Identity As A Man

We want to help men win. When men win: wives, kids, and society wins. When men win, we don’t have to build as many shelters for abandoned families, or pay the psychological and emotional toll for fatherless kids, or care for so many abused and neglected wives. If we’re going to solve societal ills, we need a few uncommon approaches. We need men who understand their true identity in Christ.

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How To Prioritize Your Wife

Being a husband is a great responsibility and a high calling. It can be extremely rewarding if you prioritize your wife above other things. Whether you’re a husband, a soon-to-be husband or a future husband, this is a great study to challenge you to prioritize your wife according to scripture.

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Being Better Husbands And Father's Daily

“Being Better” is inspired by looking at crucial times in the day-to-day of every man. It’s easy to slip into poor habits and to not live intentionally. This study is designed to get you back on track with practical tips and Biblical references for how we can be better Husbands and Fathers.

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Being A Man For All Season

Seasons change; it’s a certainty of life. In Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, Solomon offers a much different perspective on what it means to be a man in all seasons. In this study, you will learn from Solomon that life with all its various seasons, gives us opportunities to draw closer to God. We will discover that God has perfect timing, He makes all things beautiful in time.

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Lazarus Come Forth

Mary and Martha thought Jesus was too late and couldn’t save Lazarus from the grave, but our savior had different plans. Join Uncommen in journeying through this well-known passage in-depth and see how Jesus is still calling us to come forth today for His name.

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As One

Journey with Uncommen as we consider the purpose of marriage, how we can better serve each other as husband and wife, the mysterious role marriages play, and why Jesus is our ultimate hope. We hope you’ll learn how to live as one.

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The First Gift

So you’re going to be a father, but you don’t feel prepared? UNCOMMEN believes that Jesus gave us many gifts to equip us for fatherhood. Over the next five days, we’ll review a few gifts that He’s given us and how you can give them to your future child.

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Man In Crisis

What’s your response when your wife says she’s done with your relationship? Crisis mode ensues. This 12-day devotional gives practical insight from a man’s real-life perspective. If your marriage is dying or thriving, this devotional will be worth the read.

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A Dad's Prayer For His Children

Now more than ever, the world is in need of strong fathers who love their families well. God provides the strength to those who seek Him and call upon His name. Being a father is a sacred responsibility because we reflect God’s love to our children. Men are called to lead and serve their families, and a very tangible way to do that is to pray over your children. God does amazing things in our lives when we ask for His help. But sometimes finding the words to pray over your kids can be challenging. This study includes seven things from Scripture that you can pray over your kids for each day of the week. Join us as we provide guidance and daily encouragement for great prayers based on Scripture over the next seven days.

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