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Protecting our kids

I come from a background of abuse. So – naturally – for a long time I was hesitant to have kids. Why would I bring children into such an unsafe world? It gnawed at me and I asked the Holy Spirit for help. It made me very anxious to think my son or daughter could … Continue reading

Growing from a boy into a man

I like the phases that John Eldredge describes in Fathered By God: Boyhood stage – a time of wonder Cowboy stage – a time of adventures and testing, a time of daring and danger, a time of learning that he has what it takes Warrior stage – he gets a cause and encounters evil face … Continue reading

What makes a home?

“A roof to keep out the rain. Four walls to keep out the wind. Floors to keep out the cold. Yes, But home is more than that. It is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength of a father. Warmth of loving hearts, light from happy eyes, kindness, loyalty, comradeship. … Continue reading

Calling all men

I wrote two posts How Nehemiah’s city recovered Nehemiah’s walls… rebuild near your home I recommend that all men read those posts and pray about it. You life, the health of your wife, your children’s society and societal values depend on whether you will be a MAN and take action. We are built for ACTION. The story … Continue reading

The best thing you can do for your children

Recently I spent some time with a wonderfully loving family. Today I was talking with my relationship counselor, asking what it takes to grow such incredibly happy and compliant children as that family has. It’s not luck when you have THREE great kids. One or two could be genetic, but not three. Three means that … Continue reading

How women love – part 1

I am reading this REALLY insightful book: What Women Want Men to Know. I have made the most huge discovery about women and it makes a lot of sense of some behaviours. I’ll write a few posts on it. This is the first. I’ll summarize bits from page 34-35: For most women, love is a … Continue reading

How do you balance boundaries and unconditional giving?

I’m reading an online book called “Get the ring” (get the CD on Amazon). This is a quote from it: There’s a Hebrew word which is often translated as “love”. It is the Hebrew word for love, but I don’t think it means the same thing that we in the West mean when we say … Continue reading