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...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 73: Why Does the Church Exist?

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[display_podcast] Ever since I was a little boy, my parents have set an example of the importance of church involvement. No matter what size of church we attended, from tiny little fellowships to mega churches, my parents have been active members. But all this involvement doesn’t answer the key question to it all:Why does the Church exist? Well, according to my dad, all Christ-followers within the world’s churches have God-given gifts. Some people are gifted with the ability to see clear … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 12: Opinionated Truths?

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[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It, the podcast where we talk about raising our kids to know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, and fact versus opinion. I’m Jefferson Drexler and I admit that I’m a superhero geek. I mean, anyone who can say, “I write a blog” or “I host a podcast” innately has some level of nerd/geek/dweeb in them, right? That being said, I recently introduced my kids to last summer’s comic book blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 72: Run, Dad, Run!!

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[display_podcast] Over the last year, my sons and I have taken up running as a hobby. My oldest and I have run a couple 5k races and a 10k, and I just signed up my seven-year-old twins for their first 5k. To me, this is funny because I have never, ever, EVER enjoyed running. As I get older and more out of shape, I hate running even more. But I absolutely love spending time with my boys and this is something we can compete in and spend time doing TOGETHER.   In addition to the physical activity … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 71: In Your Story, Which Scene Are You Responsible For?

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[display_podcast] My dad and I LOVE sports and movies. One flick that combines these two (to a degree) is Frequency with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. In the movie, Quaid plays Caviezel’s firefighter dad in 1969 Queens, New York. An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. One aspect that the movie establishes in its first act is a family that starts out looking picture perfect: great … [Read more...]


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