First, I want to appolagize for the lack of post recently. We have been without internet for the last two weeks or so. It is amazing how dependent we become on technology (but that is a topic for another post).
I found the resolution from the movie “Courage”. This is awesome! I encourage any of you men that have a family to print this out and live it! There is a version of this that is commercially available that has a place at the bottom for your signature and the signature of two witnesses. I think that this is an awesome idea, to get with two other men and enter into this resolution together, to keep each other accountable. Enough talk, here you go:
I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children.
I will love them, protect them, serve them and teach them the word of God as the spiritual leader of my home.
I will be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay down my life for her, as Jesus Christ did for me.
I will bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength.
I will train them to honor authority and live responsibly.
I will confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.
I will pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect and compassion.
I will work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.
I will forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.
I will learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.
I will seek to honor God, be faithful to his Church, obey His word and do His will.
I will courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life for His glory.
Now, tell me that isn’t exactly how Christian men need to be!