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Fatherhood: Include Your Children

###I like to do things by myself and that's not healthy. I grew up with the unhealthy mentality that I needed to prove myself to everyone. I had to show them that I didn't need help, that I could do life on my own and was perfectly happy with it (I wasn't). Counselors have told me it stems back to my parents going through a divorce at an age where I was needing to receive validation from my father (10). I'm not using that as an excuse as to why I still struggle with it but...

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Where Does My Strength Come From?

Where do we get our strength? I posted earlier this week about how caring for my family makes me strong. I need "a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue." as John Eldredge said in his book "Wild at Heart". I need to have that strength validated. I need to know that my wife feels fought for. I need to know that my children feel safe with daddy around. I need to know that this strength has a purpose. Caring for my family helps make me stronger but it is not...

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Dad Life: What Makes You Strong?

Yesterday I was asked a very interesting question on Twitter: @GeekAthair We couldn't agree more, Sean! How does caring for your family make you strong? #RealStrength — Dove Men+Care (@DoveMenCare) January 27, 2015 What a question! "How does caring for your family make you strong?" I had that question flowing through my head for a couple hours before I could come up with an answer. I remember reading a line in John Eldredge's book "Wild At Heart" (affiliate link) that stuck with me and helped identify some of the core to true masculinity: Deep in his heart, every man longs...

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