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The Dad Life: Meet Jason

**Over the next couple of months** I will be conducting interviews with several dads from many different walks of life that seem to be doing it right. This week I had a chance to ask some questions with pastor, kayak angler and all-around Texan, Jason Huffman. ![jason and the family](/content/images/2015/02/jason-huffman-interview-01.JPG) ###My name is Jason Huffman. I have been married to my wife, Cindy for seven years. She was a single mother of a six year old when we married. I adopted her daughter, Peyton, two years after our wedding, then we had our own son, Justus, two years...

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Fatherhood: Snuggles, Stories and Quality Time

###Story time is one of my favorite times of the day. At some point in time I obtained the unspoken task of putting my son to bed each night. **This is not a complaint**. I get an average of 3 hours a day to spend with my kids and try to make the most of that time. Our typical routine is to start getting him ready around 7:30 so we can be in his room by 8. Most nights we spend the first 15-20 minutes cleaning up toys, rough housing, making more noise than we are...

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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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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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