Episode 65 – Man Husband Father (with Patrick Sullivan)

Lay evangelist and author Patrick Sullivan joins the show to share a key things that have been on his heart recently. The founder of Evango and father of nine talks with Jake and Brett about dealing with the stress of the pandemic, personal prayer and fatherhood from a breadth of experience. Each of the guys open up about a way they have been struggling as a man, husband or father. They share how they have tackled these issues while encouraging and challenging one another. If you’ve had a tough time over the last ten months and want to take the next step in being the man, husband or father you want to be, take a listen.

Scripture

“I was afraid because I was naked so I hid.” (Gen 3:10) 

Key Points

  • We can see lots of dynamics in our hearts when we rest
  • The Covid pandemic has revealed some of our flaws as men
  • Ask the Lord “Where are you leading me now?”
  • We need faithful men around us to be pillars when we are struggling
  • Men deal with the sin of Adam, shame. We use things like tv and busyness to hide from our problems
  • Tackling pride to apologize is really hard but works wonders for our relationships
  • Removing a vice is great but replacing it with a virtue is even better
  • Insights on the role of the father as a spiritual leader in the home

Discussion Questions

  • What struck you about this episode?
  • What area of growth was revealed to you during this pandemic? What is one practical way you can grow in that area tomorrow?
  • Who are the men that are (or can be) pillars in your life to rely on when things are tough?
  • What can you do this week to go out of your way and show your wife that you love her?
  • What is one of the “fig leaves” you hide behind to avoid prayer or solving an issue you’re dealing with?
  • Is there anyone in your family or work that you need to apologize to?

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