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5 Ways to Be Remembered as a Good Father

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I was driving back home when I received the news I had been dreading. A year and a half prior, my close friend Mike called me to tell me he had cancer. Now I received the message that he was gone, leaving behind a lovely wife and two beautiful … Continue reading…

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The Man’s Guide to Finding Inner Peace

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If advice on finding inner peace is what a man is seeking, he will find no shortage of it with just the slightest research. The world will count on us believing that the more we get, the happier we will be. But where does that leave us? It leaves most men … Continue reading…

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5 Family Financial Priorities

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According to a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, the top financial priority of American families is to simply get caught up on the bills. This is complicated by a record number of Americans completely out of the work force and not actively seeking employment. The new jobs being … Continue reading…

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5 Ways to Gut Check Your Priorities in Life

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Recently, I’ve been having conversations with several young fathers who are gut checking their dad priorities. “Derek, I’m working too many hours and traveling too much. I’m not sure this job is worth losing touch with my family. My kids are growing up so fast, and I’m missing it.” These … Continue reading…

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Self-Improvement vs. Self-Defeat

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There is a major difference between self-improvement and self-defeat. Self-defeat is when we give up when our lives face adversity. Self-improvement is when we seize the opportunity to grow and mature through adversity, making us better men. In my life, from early adulthood to the present, there has been … Continue reading…

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