This concept reminds me a lot of the ‘Inklings’ which included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein. I may have to make a few phone calls to my guy friends today…
From Tyler Wardis
…the core of this mastermind concept was a culture of intentional relationship, investment and advocacy that captivated me.
So, three months ago, five guys & I started an experiment with the idea. We get together every Friday, smoke cigars, and make it our primary goal to care just as much about the professional, relational & spiritual success of the one next to us as we do our own…
Mommy away for two nights = Up late + Movie ‘Hook’ + Eating in the living room + Pillow fights. Fathering FTW.
Excellent post from Tyler Wardis:
…I recently began tracking this negative self-talk in order to observe the influence it had in my life. What I found was resistance at it’s best.
“I dont have the right to be here. | You’re stupid. | I’m going to be out of work within the month. | No one understands you. | Failure is inevitable for you. | You will never find your place.”
Disturbing, I know, but these were the most reoccurring negative thoughts I had in a two day period of time. Even more disturbing is that I’ve lived for a long time believing that some level of this self-talk was the truth…
Read more at http://www.tylerwardis.com
The Krusty Sage, on Sheltering Your Kids
“Maybe allowing your 14 year-old a computer in his room isn’t really helping him learn the “real world”, but about fake women, and he’s in there sabotaging his future marriage, and you’re letting it happen because you’re a) breathtakingly naive, or b) you’re not man enough to ‘shelter’.”
Great Article on Marriage and Relationships
Great article on the realities of Marriage and how it can be both the most best and most difficult thing you could ever do.