How Past Relationship Wounds Kill Your New One

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The average person is prone to bring past relationship wounds into their current relationships.  These are particularly destructive because our current partner has no idea what you are talking about or where you are coming from.  So for instance, if a past spouse cheated on you, we often distrust all future spouses.  It’s important to [Read More...]

Teaching Our Kids to Kill Prostitutes

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He’s only 12-years old, but Grandma doesn’t know what M-rated means. She just knows this is the video game he’s been talking about for weeks, so she buys it for him. In the solitude of his bedroom, he begins play. Twenty minutes later his character beeps his horn and the prostitute gets in the car. [Read More...]

Why College Men Need Church

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  Fact: If you’re a guy in high school and attend church right now, chances are that in a year or two, you won’t. For some reason, church and youth group connects with high school-aged guys, but college guys drop out. The statistics are against you. Studies show that while as many as 80 percent [Read More...]

Through a Daughter’s Tears

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Better Dads and Vancouver Courageous Dad (CVD) partnered to host the 1st Annual Father-Daughter Conference this past weekend in Portland, OR.  This event was for girls age 12 and older and their fathers.  The program was based loosely on my book, That’s My Girl: How a Father’s Love Protects and Empowers His Daughter.  The purpose [Read More...]

Dad’s noble reason for skipping church

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Fathers often choose youth sports over church for a reason most Christians would applaud – they want to spend time with their families. Can we blame them? [Read more...]

Does Honor Still Matter?

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Perhaps no character trait embodies healthy masculinity more than that of honor (healthy honor—other cultures and religions have forms of honor that may not agree with our version of honor in the West). Honor is the soul of masculinity. It is a code that a man lives by that lifts him above mere mediocrity and [Read More...]

How do we Teach Boys Courage?

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The need to take risks in order to feel alive, to do the impossible, to face one’s fears and not back down is present in the warrior heart of every boy and man. But too often our culture teaches boys that this drive is bad or unnatural. We punish boys for being too aggressive, too [Read More...]

When Fathers Love Their Daughters

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Fathers have an incredible influence (positive or negative) on nearly every aspect of their daughter’s life. A father sets a fundamental role model for his daughter regarding the qualities she looks for in a man and the standards she maintains in her relationships. He is the first man in her life and models how a [Read More...]


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