Recently on my way home from work, I heard the song Lead Me by Sanctus Real. The lyrics to this song resonated deeply with me as they perfectly verbalize the journey I’ve been on as a husband and father these past twelve plus years. First, let me give a little background on my story. My own parents were never married. In light of this, my father was not around for the majority of my childhood. God was gracious in providing several stable families who sort of adopted me during my junior high and high school years. This gave me a good opportunity to see how an intact family actually functioned and allowed me to observe some of the traditional “Dad stuff” that I never had the opportunity to see in my own home. I learned a lot, but there is really only so much you can observe and absorb as an outsider. Fast forward to the present and I will tell you that I’ve struggled to figure out how I should be leading in my home as a husband and father. I know that leading my family is so much more than merely protecting them and providing for their material needs. Don’t get me wrong, those things are certainly important. However, as a Christian man I need to strive to be a strong spiritual leader in my home as well. I’d like to be able to say that I’ve got it all figured out, but I’m still learning new things each day. I strongly encourage all of you husbands and daddies out there to spend a few minutes watching the video for Lead Me as well as the video telling the story behind the song. I trust that the videos will serve to both encourage and challenge you in your journey as a husband and father.
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