Hostilities exist.  President F.D. Roosevelt spoke those two words within his legendary “Day of Infamy” speech to Congress December 8, 1941, one day after Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Empire of Japan. America rallied to arm itself, safeguard its families, and take action against the hostilities that threatened it. Think about those two words for a moment … what they mean for you and your family. President Roosevelt’s words are as true today as they were 70 years ago…. Read more

Women have different needs than men do.  And some of them might seem trivial to the other.  To my mind my wife seems to be overly sensitive towards bathroom odors, but that’s just the way women are. One thing to keep in mind is that we are able to give to others out of our own abundance.  I know, that sounds like psycho-babble.  But my point is that it is hard to give to others and meet their needs when… Read more

Film is the new campfire. It’s the shared culture of young men. And it’s still one of the most powerful pathways into a man’s heart. Men who may be afraid of the Bible are perfectly comfortable discovering truth from the movies they already know. Read more

“Back to school” has been blaring at us from every media outlet. Ready or not, it’s here. We attempt to lay aside, at least mentally, the sand buckets and surf boards of summer and focus on pencils, notebooks, backpacks and whether jeans this year should be boot cut or skinny leg. Or maybe we leave those details up to Mom. As dads we tend to focus more on whether the dollars are in the account to pay for it all…. Read more

Exceptionalism and rugged-individualism helped make America the greatest country that has ever existed. Those traits are frowned upon or at least considered politically incorrect today. Multiculturalism tells us that no one culture is better than another. Yet one only has to look at the many civilizations (a word loosely used) around the world that have been in the “stone ages” for centuries—ones who murder their citizens, debase and brutalize women and children, and subjugate their members. There’s nothing wrong with… Read more

Christians can’t ignore sex because nobody can ignore sex. It’s everywhere. Read more

  A despised word nowadays is discipline. Yet that’s a word that needs to live. Its fuller definition involves much more than putting a child in a timeout or sending a teen to the principal’s office. Discipline, in its truest form, is an activity that improves a skill. Success in business requires discipline. A gold medal hockey team is disciplined in its performance. The challenge as an author is to sell discipline when modern publishers want you to put hip… Read more

A 3-year-old boy was examining his testicles while taking a bath. “Mom,” he asked, “Are these my brains?” “Not yet,” she replied. If sex is one of a man’s primary needs (and it is) how can you get your needs met in this area?  After all, due to lesser amounts of testosterone your wife’s sex drive is usually lower (or at least less urgent) than yours is and she isn’t wired to need sexual release as often in frequency or… Read more

The last 6 months I’ve been conducting a little experiment; but, instead of using rats… I used my daughter. No, I didn’t cage her, send her through a maze and reward her with pellets. I did something a little more drastic in most conservative parenting circles: I freed her from all rules and restrictions at age 17½. Some of our friends thought we were nuts, and at times… we wondered. But we refrained from retightening our grip. This week my… Read more

What happens when straight men see their married gay brethren continuing to enjoy the sexual salad bar? Will straight husbands happily restrain their desires while this special class of married men continues to sow its wild oats? Read more

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