Why is it so easy for men to step away from their responsibility of being a husband and father or male role model to others? We look at this from a Christian viewpoint as well as how to be a leader and steps to create an effective weekly date night. Michael Baker of The Sedated Man Podcast.
Where has the strong male role model gone? What factors are contributing to men checking out of their family and being sedated?
Sedated: being absent to your role as a father and spouse or even a mentor to others. Someone who would rather play video games or stay in the shop than help around the house and parent.
What role does society and feminism play in the change of the male leadership? Why are the guys not stepping up to their role that God has meant for them to do.
Are males too aggressive in the way they talk, interact etc? Are men the reason why woman have the inequality the media talks about?
Why is it so easy for men to step away? What causes them to be driven?
If you look politically on a local level, congregations of churches… the civility between each other has gotten lower and our differences drive a wedge… why is that?
Leadership: what can you do to show leadership in the family? Does it mean “my way or the highway” or something completely different? Does it have to be complicated?
Blended families are more common than ever, how do you show male role model leadership in that setting? When you only see your kids on the weekend and your kids are at the age where they don’t want to spend time with you, now what?
Millennials get a bad rap for being lazy, but he says when they are passionate about something – they get super productive. Is the problem that the parents haven’t taught them how to be driven to that passion, maybe helicopter parenting not training the kids well enough?
Why don’t boys have more rituals to manhood?
Is average and mediocre in all areas of life, ok?
Christian men are obligated to Lead, Serve and to See the future through for our kids. Show them there is something more to do than this world and that they can do even more than you did.
What benefits are there to guys getting together to hang out? Does it have to be hugs and tears, can it be BBQ and the game but what also can be missing? How do male role models let their guard down and share what’s on their mind to have accountability?
Christian men and ethical business practices. Being that he was in the military for so long, what is the term TWO-fers mean?
Date night has so many important results, not only for the woman but also for the man. Mr. Baker goes through several ways to start doing a date night as well as the logistical side of it. Remember to Engage with conversation and don’t make excuses to skip a date each week. If you haven’t talked much or dated in 10 years, expect a certain time frame of bad dates and awkwardness.
Mark Gungor – Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage (or DVD)
T. Colin Campbell The China Study – food ideas
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Emerson Eggerichs Love and Respect
Micahel Baker of The Sedated Man from Montana. He is a 24 year national guard solider, raised 5 boys and is in a blended family.
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/84 here you can also find links to things mentioned.