Dear (Daughter)……….an open letter

This is a rough draft of a letter I am planning to give to my daughter on her 12th birthday. She is this cute athletic blonde who is bound to turn some heads in the coming years. She currently has a strong sense of morality, and I want it to stay that way.

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Lead Or Be Led

Introduction

The other day I was listening to some talk radio on the way home.  I don’t listen to much political talk as it often results in high blood pressure, but I do like to keep up with the current events, even if it’s just the basics.  Phil Valentine, a local talk show host, was discussing the recent NFL situation where the athletes were refusing to come out and stand for the national anthem.

He was discussing how some guy, possibly the leader of the NFL organization (hell if I know), was saying how this all was out of his control and he did not state one way or the other how the individual teams should behave. Continue reading “Lead Or Be Led”

Camping for Two Weeks Without Killing Your Family

I love camping. I love playing in the mountains, exploring, seeing new country, and doing activities that toughen myself and my children. With six kids, spending time in the outdoors can be a challenge. Whining, filthy little brats tax your patience, and yet spending the quality time is a great way to see them learn and grow.

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Shut Down The World For Dinner

 

Our world gets more atomized and distracted every day.  Everyone is too busy being “entertained” with all of this nonsense to really appreciate and understand human interaction.  In speaking back and forth with some of the commenters here, the topic of getting together as a family for dinner came up. I thought about it deeper and realized that people are so wrapped up in things that don’t matter that they let their real life interactions slip.  Today, I’ll share what I do with my family and the benefits I’ve seen from creating time to just be together.

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Your Levels of Influence

Inspired by part of our conversation in our first livestream, I decided that I would expand upon some of my statements, particularly those about your levels of influence.

To define your levels of influence for this discussion, I am referring to the impact your choices have on your own life, the life of your family, the community, the nation, and finally the world. Continue reading “Your Levels of Influence”

Building A Mental Firewall

 

If frame is our personal set of boundaries, and sense of self that we do not change, then my topic today kind of plays off of that concept.  As a leader, you get to decide what your family is subjected to on a daily basis.  If nothing else, you can mitigate the amount of toxicity they are exposed to and  you can use this added time to build a stronger relationship with your family.

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The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 3

This is part 3 of the Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood.  See parts one and two before proceeding.

Having covered the first three noble virtues (Courage, Truth, and Discipline) in part one, and Honor, Loyalty, and Hospitality in part two, we conclude this series with the the last three virtues: Self-Reliance, Industriousness, and Perseverance.

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The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 2

This is part two of a three part series. Please refer to part one before proceeding.

Having covered the first three noble virtues (Courage, Truth, and Discipline) in part one, today we’ll focus on the next three: Honor, Loyalty, and Hospitality. Continue reading “The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 2”

The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 1

I feel that all men need something higher than themselves to believe in.  Religion works for some guys and even though I am not part of any religion, I understand its usefulness and why it’s needed in the world. I have found that there is a modern group of people who have tried to revive pagan Norse mythology and religion in the form of Odinism.  While I do not consider myself an Odinist, I have found that their Nine Noble Values can be revamped for any guy, and specifically a red pilled father. Continue reading “The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 1”

Denying Her Requests

In marriage there are roles that each man and woman must take on.  The man is expected to be a protector, provider, a strategist, and strong.  A woman is expected to be dedicated, a care taker, loyal, and provide in a different way.  Far too often you see married guys succumbing to every single request their wives have and you can almost feel the tension and see the broken spirit of the guy.  While there will be some crossover of duties at times, the balance should be equal. Continue reading “Denying Her Requests”