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Legacy

No Longer a Nation of Bastards

Roe v. Wade enshrined into the American culture that all children were bastards. A woman had an imagined right to choose whether her baby would live, and the father had no say. This mean, from the moment of conception, that baby was fatherless. This type of cultural assumption weighs on a culture. It disfigures it. […]

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Leadership Masculinity

Your Purpose Should be Bigger than Your Family

Men need a mission that is greater than their relationships. If a man makes any of their relationships their primary mission, it will destroy those relationships. A man treating the happiness of a woman as his greatest purpose in life will make that woman despise him. A man treating the success of his children as […]

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Discipline

Teaching Consequences

The never-ending work of a father is to teach his children that their actions have consequences. They might not be immediate consequences, but they will happen. This is why we spank at very early ages: to add immediate consequences to certain actions. As they get older, we hope they have internalized this to some extent, […]

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Discipline

Yes, You Can Spank With a Clean Conscience

Do not listen to those who quote sixty-year-old sociological studies and ignore 2,000-year-old wisdom. The former studies have an agenda and they replicate about as well as a coin toss. Their job is not to inform nor to make you a better parent. Their job is to give you a sense of superiority while you […]

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Leadership

The Main Work of Your Marriage

Marriage is work but it is good, satisfying work. The type of work is summarized in the title given to the man: husband. It comes from the world of animal husbandry and household management. You are called to shepherd your wife. You are the leader. You are the protector. This will look different depending on […]

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Discipline Masculinity

Beware the Stoics

Everyone should be aware of stoicism. But be careful of drinking too deeply of the draught of this philosophy. It’s not hard to see why the popularity of the Stoics is on the rise. For a generation that has been taught that everything is meaningless, stoicism offers some direction, purpose, and much-needed discipline. It calls […]

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Education Leadership

They Want to Share Your Joy

Why do children end up liking things that we like? Because they see us experiencing joy and they want to experience that same joy. They want whatever it is you have. You are guiding their affections. You are modeling what your children will spend their time studying. The student becomes like his teacher. This is […]

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Discipline

The Gift of Responsibility

Children must learn to be responsible for the small things before they will be responsible for the larger things. They must learn to turn something in on time for school before they show up on time for work. If they don’t learn in the small things, the real world will teach them about the larger […]

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Education

You Can Teach Them

Do not let anyone make you feel inadequate about your ability to teach your children. Parents have been doing it for thousands of years without the help of a college degree. Many times other parents feel inadequate themselves and project that onto others. Or they feel guilty about not teaching their kids and so they […]

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Education Read-aloud Recommendation

Read-aloud Recommendation: The Golden Goblet

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is a historical fiction novel taking place in ancient Egypt. The main protagonist is Ranofer, a young boy who desires to be a goldsmith’s apprentice but is under the oppressive thumb of his older stepbrother. During the story, you’ll be presented with a clear picture of what life […]

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