Yesterday I was asked a very interesting question on Twitter:
— 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 for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.
That is how my family makes me strong; they are my adventure, my battle to fight and my beautiful wife is my beauty to rescue. I desire to adventure with them. I want to live this life out and not regret the time missed because of work or selfishness. I want to be involved. I want to be engaged.