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IntelliMen Challenge #50


Men. Intelligent. 
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Challenge #50

Don’t start before completing Challenge #49.
If you want to join the IntelliMen Project, start from Challenge #1.


Challenge: Hang out with your official partner and enjoy an activity together.

Explanation: One of the greatest problems of men is that they isolate themselves. Either they have no friends or they have only superficial ones, who add nothing to their lives. This isolation contributes to men going through many battles alone, suffering silently, and depriving them of the growth that comes from a very important principle: Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)

This is why, from the beginning of this Project, we insisted that you go through IntelliMen with a partner. Can you guess what the most repeated questions from participants were? “Do I really have to do this with a partner? Can’t I do it alone? And the other: “My partner gave up, he wasn’t doing the challenges properly. Can I go on alone?” This reveals the difficulty we have.

Jesus ordered his disciples to go out on missions in twos. God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Nobody is an island.

Your challenge this week is to set aside time for you and your partner to do something you like. Decide together. It can be anything, as long as it’s not illegal and won’t cause your wives or parents any discomfort! Go biking, go karting, watch a soccer game at home or go to a game. Wash the car together. Climb a mountain. Go fishing. Have a barbecue with your families. Go to a restaurant or movie… choose something both of you will enjoy.

I know some of you have partners in other cities, states and countries. It would be nice if one day soon you could both be in the same city one day and go out together. But until then, choose a close friend for this activity. In this case he will not be your Official Partner, but he should be someone whose friendship you value.

Make a habit out of periodically hanging out together, once a month or every other month, at the very least. It’s good to have a friend who’s a positive influence in your life.

Notebook: After going out together, jot down your thoughts on the experience.

Official Partner: Agree on what you’re going to do and when.

Deadline: You may begin working on this challenge immediately and complete it before Challenge #51, which you can begin a week from now.

Post: After – and only after – you have completed the challenge, post your comments on the IntelliMenWorld Facebook or Twitter page, (not on your own page) and write the following:

IntelliMen Challenge #50 done: We had a “Boys’ Time out” (Add any other comment in regards to this.)


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Verification Checklist

Hung out with my partner or friend

Wrote down my thoughts in my Notebook
☐ Posted my comments on Facebook/Twitter