Real Stuff My Dad Says 78: Who Do You Think You Are? (How Rachel Dolezal Impacts Your Family)

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[display_podcast] I remember so many times as a boy wanting to go somewhere, do something, wear something, or buy something that “everyone else” was doing. Peer pressure took up residency in our home in a big way for a number of years – as is the case in almost all homes with teenagers. My parents would say the perfunctory, “If Brian jumped off a bridge, would you?” (Sadly, I now find myself pulling this one out when flabbergasted by my own pre-teen) But, after the dust settled, the message m … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Take A Look At The Snake, part 1

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The first time sin happened was not in the Garden of Eden. The first time it happened was when Lucifer wanted to set his throne above the stars of God. God had made Lucifer His most beautiful creature, but Lucifer wasn’t happy being number two. Now, sin had never entered God’s creation before, and it shuttered when somebody said, “No” to God. So one third of the angelic host went with Satan, and all of creation shuttered. Sin is wanting to set your throne above the stars of God. So when God te … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says: Givers and Takers

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[display_podcast] Dennis Prager has famously said that the world consists of only two races:  the decent and the indecent. But my dad has his own delineation between people – there are Givers and there are Takers. This doesn’t mean that if you simply accept a gift from someone, you’re a taker.  What it does mean is that if you have been blessed, you should bless someone else when you have an opportunity. Sadly, “takers” tend to develop and live a lifestyle where they forget how to give to oth … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says: What Is A Safe Family?

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[display_podcast]A word of warning:  when you become someone who gives of themselves, you will find opportunities to give to people who REALLY need it.My dad has raised me to be a man who puts other people’s needs before my own and to look for opportunities to help.  Now, this is easy to do when it’s convenient:  opening a door for someone walking with crutches, giving a guy down on his luck a couple dollars, taking a meal to a family with a new baby…Recently, my family partnered with … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 74: Is His Manager Alive or Dead?

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[display_podcast] Dad and I thoroughly enjoy watching movies together. One of my fondest early childhood memories was waiting in a line that was wrapped around the movie theater, anxiously waiting to see Star Wars. Flashforward nearly 40 years, and the two of us just spent an evening sitting in a giant dark room together watching The Avengers. I guess, in some ways, little has changed over the decades. But technology has. I remember in the early 80’s when Dad brought home our first VCR. It was … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 13: MMA – Moral Martial Arts

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast were we talk about parenting each and every day in a manner that seizes every opportunity to instill amazing character in our kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I answer the bell every morning, rise from my corner and fight the good fight as well as I can. Speaking of which, my wife and I were recently treated to a six-week “Self Defense Training” trial at our son’s martial arts studio. “It’s a great worko … [Read more...]


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