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Dad Life: What Makes You Strong?

Yesterday I was asked a very interesting question on Twitter:

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.

How about you? How does caring for your family make you strong?

Sean Leacy

Christ follower, husband & father. Geek extraordinaire, SysAdmin & avid outdoorsman. I love to lead worship & write. #DadLife #RedeemingFatherhood