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How We Met


My wife remembers it better than I do.

When I first met my wife it was January 2006 at registration for a ministry internship we were both a part of. I know the exact day and time because she told me about it. You see, I was so self absorbed at that point of my life I didn’t even acknowledge her; I was only interested in being seen and for others to acknowledge me; it wouldn’t be until later in to the internship until I found how much we had in common.

I Won’t Be Silent: A Fathers Response to Rape and Injustice


I can’t always be there to protect her.

I’ve spent this week trying to find the words to express my anger towards the ruling of the courts on the rape conviction of 20 year old Brock Turner and the events that have surrounded the case. What he has done will follow him for the rest of his life but it pales in comparison to the torment she will have to live with. Knowing a significant number of women who are rape/sexual assault survivors I have seen the weight of these actions decades later and the impact they make on marriages, families and the victims own self worth. It disgusts me that the rape took place in the first place but his excuses and shifting the blame were enough silence my typical quick rebuttal to the buzz around it all. This means more to me than something I can quickly tweet and wash my hands of. I needed to process this. 

Making Time For Yourself To Be A Better Father


We all want to be better fathers and husbands. Unfortunately, we live in the most time-poor era of human existence with the world constantly pulling us in every direction while outside demands for our time only grow. We feel an obligation to provide for our families. However, most of us grew up learning to provide a paycheck, when what we really need to provide is love and quality time. That's a tall order when we only have a few hours before and after work, along with over-scheduled weekends, to be present with our families. The stress of squeezing everything...

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Are Dads Really Connecting Online?

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I saw a great infographic on AdWeek the other day with some really interesting analytics on how dads use social media and how brands interact with them. Personally. I really don't care for brands to reach out when I present a question to the internet, I assume they will always present their brand in the best possible light even if it isn't the best fit for me. That said, I have had some EXCELLENT customer service over Twitter and Facebook. Dell handled a repair and replacement claim almost 100% through Twitter DM and I've never been...

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There May Be More To Being A Picky Eater


I've always been told I was a "picky eater". Ever since I was a little boy I identified certain types of foods that I could not stand but felt like I could never really explain why I didn't like them. Now, as an adult with kids I've found myself taking a closer look at what about them set me off. The common denominator wasn't flavor but texture. Foods like mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs, oysters, muscles, cottage cheese, and tapioca all have very distinct textures that cause them to stand out to me in a meal. It's...

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