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Podcast: John Eldredge on Marriage, Mental Health, Grief, and Living Life with Your Wholeheart

Updated short video of how John overcame the obstacles to writing his most recent book. John Eldredge has been on my nightstand for over 20 years. He has impacted thousands of lives across the world. John leads the Wild at Heart Team to help men and women recover their hearts for life and for Jesus.…
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What is the difference between dangerously tired and being tired? 

I have a confession to make.  Prior to falling hard during my time as an Executive Minister I had on my calendar a scheduled day each month for intentional rest, solitude, and active listening. (This was different from a day off or a Sabbath. In fact, it was in red on Wednesday in my Google calendar.)…
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What does making your bed have to do with life and leadership?

Can I be honest? This morning I got frustrated that I had to make the bed… I wake up every day before my wife and it puts me in a position unable to make our bed.  I have noticed though that our bed gets made every day. For most, it makes no sense to make your bed.…
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Does discipline equal freedom?

You may be familiar with this common tagline or quote made popular by Jocko Willink and his outstanding book Extreme Ownership: How Navy Seals Lead and Win. Jocko says, “Discipline Equals Freedom.” (Aristotle said “through discipline comes freedom.)  What does that mean? To better understand one’s worldview and values a good coach will circle back and clarify their belief.…
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The Dark Side of Leadership and Why You Feel Like a Poser

In my personal quest for leadership, success, and providing for the family I chased climbing the ladder of success. Our fourth girl had just been born and I was one year into being the Executive Minister at a church. I was climbing the ladder and I ended up in a place where my interior life…
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3 Ways to Hold Fast in Your Marriage

I received a message this week asking me to pray for a man, his spouse, and their marriage that was falling apart.  My parents got divorced when I was three and I know the pain that is caused when darkness overcomes a family. It breaks my heart to hear of families and marriages being torn apart. Darkness…
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4 Simple Steps to Redeem Your Time

The little black box known as your phone seems to be interrupting every inch of our life.  We have justified our usage and addiction but consider the following.  Here are a few questions for reflection: Is your phone the first thing you look at in the morning? How often do you go to the bathroom…
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4 Paths to Greater Marital Intimacy

Years ago I was stuck in a selfish view of marriage and the short-term gratification of what comes to mind when one hears the word intimacy.  In my limited view of being newly married, I believed that intimacy was the end goal of sex.  A common problem that men or couples will ask for help…
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8 Ways to Be a Wholehearted Father

We need to be vigilant these days to raise our children to walk and be in union with Christ. There is a battle going on for their soul and as a father, we have great stewardship to lead and fight this battle. All men have varying degrees of emotional wounds from their biological fathers. It…
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18 Leadership Lessons from Top Gun: Maverick

You don’t need to yell at everyone in an attempt to be diverse. Be diverse. There is no manual for leading with heart. Throw the book away and discover what is happening on the inside.  Everyone needs a listening ear and a strong presence that brings out their best.  Love is what makes you human. …
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7 Principles to Help You Lead in Uncertain Times

Gas prices are at an all-time high. Inflation is on the rise. Tech companies are making cuts. Food shortage is coming. Leading through difficult times will require a new leader. Here are seven principles that will help you lead during these uncertain times. 1. Hope is the leader’s playbook. Hope happens when we know the direction…
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