What if I told you I was a racist, misogynistic, homophobic, patriarchal, science-denying, politically conservative Christian man? And what if I told you I plan to impart my dangerous, anachronistic worldview to all seven of my children? What if I … Continued
I just finished listening to The Marshmallow Test yesterday, and it was great. It was easily one of the most practical, readable, applicable, and insightful books I’ve ever read. But in finishing this one on Audible, I decided to finally … Continued
The large white board in our dining room received a lot of use today. First, over breakfast, I used it to explain to my sons a project I was working on from home. The omni antenna gets assembled, then I … Continued
A few years back, I was invited by a friend to join a Facebook group called Order of Man. I believed then the premise of the group was rediscovering, embracing, and encouraging authentic masculinity in our modern times. And with … Continued
I hazard a guess what the American Psychological Association would say, given their recent release of guidelines concerning ‘traditional masculinity.’
They would probably say my fruitless pursuit of these things out of a desire to be accepted by society as manly is ‘toxic’ and unproductive.
What then should I do?
A certain passage of the Scriptures has been on my mind a lot lately in relation to not only the kinds of things I want to ingrain in my children, but also those I want to embody in my own … Continued
On the evening of Wednesday, January 3, 2018, my wife and I were settling in for the night. We were both on our iPhones checking the evening’s notifications after putting our children to bed, chatting as we did. At a … Continued
At work in recent weeks, it’s come up a few times that my wife is pregnant again. Naturally, the first question from strangers after congratulations is how many children we already have. I answer six. This will be our seventh … Continued
My back was to the middle-aged couple and three children sitting across the room from our table at Sunny’s Café. I didn’t see what happened. I don’t even remember what we had been talking about just prior. One moment … Continued