Defining Masculinity

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There’s been a lot of press around Mark Driscoll lately and the resurfacing of some of his comments about the weak nature of men in America, particularly in the church.  While I do not agree with his stance, I do want to approach the critical question he poses: what does a man who is following Jesus called to look and act like?  Does he become a tame, domesticated man like Driscoll believes most of the church has become?  Or does he have to be an angry Christian with machismo tendencies?  Like most things, what gets the press are the polarized opinions of a small few.  I by no means think my thoughts are the perfect middle, but I want to throw in a few thoughts on what manhood looks like for those trying to follow Jesus.

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Put Your Kids Second

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So I’m a relatively new dad.  I have a beautiful two year old whom my wife and I love and adore more than anything in this world.  And that’s the problem sometimes.  It is so easy for parents to get wrapped up into the lives of their children and prioritize them over all else.  What’s wrong with that some of you may ask?

Everything.  And here’s why.

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When the Romance Dies… (Part 2/2)

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Part 1 was the theory. Part 2 of “When the Romance Dies” is the post with practical examples to help reignite passion.  Here are some powerful ways for men to rekindle the romance in their marriage that aren’t ridiculous hallmark card suggestions designed for women…

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When the Romance Dies… (Part 1/2)

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In most marriages, the more time a couple is married seems to be directly proportional to the more passionless the marriage.  Like all things, if left to its own devices, there is going to be a natural deterioration and marriage (especially romance) is no different.  There are, however, ways to fight for your marriage and ensure that the flame never dies, and I’m going to speak to a few of those in this two part series…

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The Voices In Your Head

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Do you ever hear voices in your head?  Those subtle but significant whispers can often act as the rudder of your martial ship if you allow them to.  A lot of times in a marriage, these voices have a strong marital influence, and you don’t even realize that they are there.  In fact, if you don’t pay attention, you won’t even realize whose voices they are… and this can be extremely dangerous.  Although if you have the right voices, then you could never be in a better spot marriage-wise.  So what voices are we talking about and how do we determine who gets a say?

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