Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own
- Why not prioritize everything we do on the basis of who's going to
be crying at our funeral?
- Why should we give ourselves to people who don't love us at the
expense of those who do?
- Many men are succeeding at work, but failing at life. In pursuit
of the good life, most men leave a trail of broken relationships.
- "I was so busy taking care of company business that I never put my
own financial house in order."
- "I was so busy trying to improve my family's standard of living
that, before I knew it, my children were grown and gone, and I never got
to know them. Now they are too busy for me."
- No amount of success at the office can compensate for failure
Why Do Men Score So Low in Relationships?
- God gave man the natural inclination to be task oriented --
referred to as the cultural mandate.
- The culture we live in values possessions and accomplishments
higher than people and relationships.
- When is the last time you met a man who described himself in terms
of the impact he is having on his children?
- Our culture has persuaded most men that significance is related
more to our balance sheet and our title than to teaching our children
and cherishing our wives.
- "Other people don't create your spirit, they only reveal it." Our
wives don't make us grumpy; we are grumpy people looking for a place to
- The key to relationships is time. People know how much you value
them by the amount and quality of time you are willing to spend with
- Do my wife and children know that I am for them by the way I spend
- If you don't have enough time for your family, you can be 100%
certain that you are not following God's will for your life
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