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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Moms play a key role on the journey of men becoming faithful fathers, so I have asked Linda, my bride of 37 years to share ways wives can encourage husbands on the journey. Number one is affirmation:

  1. Affirm Dad in front of the kids. It may be for making an activity, stepping up to coach a team or consistently getting home on time. Men do appreciate ‘ATTADAD’s. If there are work schedule issues or anything you feel may be wrong priorities that have impacted family time, talk about those away from the kids;
  2. Make time for a daily debrief about the kids’ activities and issues. Over the years, this time has helped us stay in tune with each other around the kids’ development, dreams and set-backs. Our dog still takes us for a walk just about every evening;
  3. A great way to encourage your husband is ...read on
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Wednesday, May 23 2018

“The price of greatness is responsibility. If the people of the United States had continued in a mediocre station, struggling with the wilderness, absorbed in their own affairs, and a factor of no consequence in the movement of the world, they might have remained forgotten and undisturbed beyond their protecting oceans: but one cannot rise to be in many ways the leading community in the civilized world without being involved in its problems, without being convulsed by its agonies and inspired by its causes.” – Winston Churchill speaking at Harvard in 1943.

Responsibility is ...read on

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Wednesday, May 16 2018

Where does a young man learn to be the man, husband and father he is called to be, that the next generation needs? Is it through the school of hard knocks called life lessons? Is it through the example set by those men around him during the formative years? Is it via the media’s projection of what marriage and family looks like? All will have an influence on a young man but it is up to him to discern what to conform to.

“Do not conform to ...read on

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Wednesday, May 02 2018

If you have seen the movie, Amazing Grace, you may know William Wilberforce as the man that abolished slave trade in Great Britain in 1807. In his book, “Seven Men and the Secret of their Greatness”, Eric Metaxas quotes Wilberforce writing that “God Almighty has set before me two Great Objects: the suppression of the Slave Trade and the Reformation of Manners.” Metaxas goes on to write that the terrible evil of the slave trade was only one – albeit the worst – of the social evils running rampant at the time in England. “Reformation of Manners” had to do with the other social evils - ...read on

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