In the comments here this week the topic of how to really bring change to this world is to have many children. In a day and age where many men cannot even commit to having a backbone, the though of children truly terrifies some of these soy boys. Having as many children as you can take care of is important if we’re going to pass on traditional virtues and teach the younger generation guys how to be real, masculine men.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Many men start creating a family without taking time to building some “family laws” that everyone is expected to follow. As such, a lot of the early years of a marriage and raising children is filled with unnecessary stress as everyone’s expectations are askew. Continue reading “The 10 Commandments: Family Edition”
My son is turning 10 this year, but I can honestly say he seems much older than that. The kid is insightful, smart, tough, and I honestly enjoy talking with him. I’ve noticed that he is becoming less reliant on his mother and comes to me for answers to things. I realize that this is the beginning of me teaching him the correct way to be a man, and I’ll share what I’ve been thinking about teaching him about.
While being in my 30s, somewhere in the borderline area between being a stable man and youthful enthusiast, I now have a more balanced and distanced outlook on my own father, himself currently in his mid-60s. A younger version of me might have looked more categorically upon both the strengths and the flaws of the biological reason why I exist, whereas the current I am able to discern the relative benefits as well shortcomings, and differentiate the crucial from the less significant. Continue reading “Lessons I Learned From My Dad”
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
― Anthony Robbins
In today’s society, we’re often taught to look out for number one. Always make sure you’re getting yourself taken care of and screw everyone else. In a lot of ways, that’s sound advice.
Don’t sell your soul to your company when they won’t hesitate to drop you to increase their profit margin.
Don’t extend yourself out to strangers who will gladly screw you over for a few bucks or a fleeting moment of fame.
The dark world can be harsh and leave us cynical and selfish, but there’s one area that shouldn’t be true; with your family and friends. Continue reading “The Abundant Man”
Typically I write about things I’m going to do or am doing in my life as I lead this ship called a family. Constantly keeping myself in check physically, and mentally. Making sure I provide for them and protect them. This is all done to set an example and do what I believe is my duty in life, and to my family. Yet, sometimes the people who depend on you need guidance on how to better their own lives. Today I’ll share my experiences and how I kept family on their own path, while continuing mine. Continue reading “In Keeping Their Best Interests”
While out at my kids soccer game this weekend, tensions were high. It was a playoff game and both teams were evenly matched. It went into a sudden death shootout and my kid’s team was defeated. It sucked for most parents to deal with this, but one guy in particular started raging and screaming, claiming we had been cheated. He was arguing with the official and his kids looked like they wanted to run away. It got me thinking about how as a father you set the tone that not only others see, but how your children and wife will fall in line. Today’s article will go over how you can be a good role model and leader in these situations.
Note: This is a letter I recently gave to my son on his 13th birthday. He is a good kid, tall, smart and muscular. He has every reason to be on top of his game but has issues with socializing with other kids his age. He lacks confidence in himself, and it shows through fits and temper tantrums. Public school teachers would classify him as ADHD. But beneath it all, he has a strong desire to do the right thing and be honest.
Unlike that letter I proposed to send to my daughter, this one focuses more on his stage in life and the issues he is dealing with, rather than a broad overview of life. I will probably give him another as he gets into his last years of high school.
I know we typically have a guest poster on Saturday, but I wanted to write. Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Things cool down, its a time for change. I love being outside during the fall months. Here are 5 things you can do this weekend with your kids to enjoy the season, and each others company.
This is a rough draft of a letter I am planning to give to my daughter on her 12th birthday. She is this cute athletic blonde who is bound to turn some heads in the coming years. She currently has a strong sense of morality, and I want it to stay that way.