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Pursuing Your Wife: Date Nights

###Pursue your wife. Though it may sound cliché we've all heard it before, "you never stop dating your wife". It's a phrase we typically hear on our wedding day or by old men in their 70's who are looking for a chance to share some of their sage wisdom with you. It’s one thing to hear it but it's another thing to live that out. We don’t stop pursuing our wives after the honeymoon, it's a life-long journey. I love [Webster's](http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pursue) definition: > pur•sue - verb - *to follow and try to catch or capture (someone or...

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Real Masculinity: Being A Man

I get really fired up about being a man. There seems to be a lot of question out there as to what it actually *means* to be a man. Modern culture would tell you that you become a man when you get married, when you get your first career job, when you finally move out of your parents’ house, when you lose your virginity or some mixture of those and other life events. I believe that being a man has little to nothing to do with jobs, sex or housing. It has everything to do with...

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My 28 Day Writing Challenge

I really don't do this blog thing well. My thoughts are scattered, my grammar is far from great (greater? greaterer? bester? bestest?) and I am easily distracted. I don't really enjoy writing. I'd would rather sit down over a cup of coffee or a pint of beer and talk with you face-to-face than attempt to put all of that conversation on paper. I tend to repeat myself. I am easily distracted. Despite my distaste of writing I've found that it helps calm my ADD and clears my mind. I've decided to take the month of February as...

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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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