The other day I asked Shannon at Authentic Masculinity if he could elaborate on the "Prince" part of AM's "5 Privileges:"
Prince, Priest, Prophet, Provider and Protector.
I thought I could suss it out, but I wanted to know what he thought. The following is his reply, which I think makes for a great Valentine's Day reflection...
"Hey Chris, here's a run down... but the Prince is essentially Man as Leader... we must study to lead... and in our marriages we must lead as equals to our wives, which is tough and I compare it to dancing. Neither a man nor a woman is above the other on the dance floor, but the man leads and the woman follows but she must know he is able to lead so he inspires confidence in her. If he does that, then she is a complement to him and her own confident femininity is stronger... in a marriage our wives allow us to lead if we earn that privilege... and they can rescind their willingness to follow if we fail to earn their confidence each day... that kind of approach."
Something to think about...
Last week the guys at Authentic Masculinity invited me to their podcast for some reason or another. Must have been a slow week. Lol.
If you'd like to check it out, here you go: https://authenticmasculinity.libsyn.com/am38-the-journey-with-chris-jolma
We went to a few different places, including entrepreneurship, family, marriage and virtue. I'll be honest: it was a blast being interviewed as though I have definitive, actionable thoughts on these things, but I consider myself in no way an expert. I'm still figuring everything out. Maybe that's why they called it "The Journey."
Speaking of journeys, I'm writing this in a hotel in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. I'm moving my family to Oklahoma for a variety of reasons, chief among them employment more along the lines of what I want to do with my life. (More on that later). So, if you want to place an order, or if you have an order in progress, please be patient as I reset my entire life with this project that is...ah...far larger than I thought it would be. I should be up and running again around Wednesday of next week. Cheers!
Maker of Things, Eastern Catholic, family man, experimenting with entrepreneurship. These are my opinions. Feel free to disagree, but you don't have a right to my compliance. ;-)