The Art of Manliness

The other night I asked Chad what he was reading, he said it was a blog called “The Art of Manliness.”  I chuckled, then began to wonder what was on the blog…Mustaches? Beer? Bodily functions?  Then I started to think about real manliness, and the man sitting next to me, and what I’ve learned about manliness from him.

I think manliness is…

  • working hard, every day, to take care of your family (whether you’re the man who works full-time, or stays home with kids full-time, or goes to school full-time to get a better job)
  • being brave enough to walk away from a great job because it takes you away from your family too much (only to realize the “less-than-great” job was better anyway)
  • being humble enough to ask for advice, then follow it
  • continually studying God’s Word so you can grow, and lead your family
  • taking your kids on weekend bike rides
  • spending a precious day off with your wife, even though what you might really want is some serious introvert time
  • serving at church regularly – because that’s what he’s supposed to do, that’s what he wants to do, and that’s what he wants his kids to see him doing
  • not being afraid to tell your wife you miss her, then scheduling a lunch date

There are so many reasons I love, respect, and admire my husband, this list is just a small representation.  I offer my thanksgiving to God every day for selecting me to be Chad’s wife.  I like to tell Chad that he’s my favorite, he has been every day for nearly 17 years.


One thought on “The Art of Manliness

  1. THANK YOU, Chad. You are one of the most manly men I know. I rest in the comfort everyday that my daughter has you, and I’m glad it was you that I handed her over to!

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