Great Parenting / Fatherhood / Marriage blog for Men

Great sites for men to talk about being a husband and father are kind of hard to find. What I find out there typically ranges from the choose your own adventure type, the Mr. Magoo extreme, or the Manpaks.com extreme – which is better, but can get kind of raunchy & hardly touches on spirituality. My friend Jovan Brown has a pretty cool blog called Toward Fatherhood, which seems to be able to strike a pretty good balance. Jovan is blogging his way through parenting, fatherhood, marriage, career, and so on in a pretty honest and humble way… check it out if you are interested.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent post:

Love for a spouse, on the other hand, seems to comes with so many conditions. Promises were spoken. Arrangements and compromises have been made. He should grow up a little. And she should know better. He’s a grown man, for cryin’ out loud! And she’s just inconsiderate. Expectations are disappointed, one after another. Chores are divided. Each party has to pull their weight. Payback and parity become central, and soon enough all we can see is the imaginary scale that weighs “how much time he spends with the guys,” versus “how much she’s spending on new clothes and makeup.”

But what if… we could love our spouses…like we love our children? What if loving a child really is the easy stuff…and being an ideal spouse is indeed something akin to being a parent? What if, having learned to love a child, loving a spouse became…more like the easy part? Could you love your spouse 100% today – totally free of expectations – and trust that tomorrow will arrive in time, with a new, fresh bundle of love to share?

About Tim Suttle

Tim Suttle is a pastor, writer, and musician. He is the author of several books: Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), and An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade Books, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals. Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. He has planted three successful churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.

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  • Scott Stone

    Thanks for that. You’re right that it’s hard to find good man stuff that’s not Dobson or Family Life affiliated. I think these resources do more harm than good sometimes.

  • http://biblemanblog.blogspot.com Stan Harstine

    Tim, A person finds what a person wants to find. There are many good blogs out there; but no perfect ones. That is the predicament. Much like parenting/marriage for men the key is to learn to focus on the good and negate the bad. Also much like marriage/parenting the only person in the room we can actually change is . . . me.

  • http://biblemanblog.blogspot.com Stan Harstine

    Tim, A person finds what a person wants to find. There are many good blogs out there; but no perfect ones. That is the predicament. Much like parenting/marriage for men the key is to learn to focus on the good and negate the bad. Also much like marriage/parenting the only person in the room we can actually change is . . . me.

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