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The Little Habit That Helps a Marriage

By Michael Holland   It's the little things that help a marriage keep it's momentum.  Each morning, I walk my wife to her car as she leaves for work.  It's a rather small ritual and could be seen as insignificant in the hectic world in which we all choose to live.  At times I feel [...]

By |2016-01-23T11:50:08-04:00January 23rd, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on The Little Habit That Helps a Marriage

Walking PhD Reading List – 2015

By Michael Holland      In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 book per year. Below are the books I have [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00September 12th, 2015|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2015

How To Survive The Teenage Daughter Season of Life

By Michael Holland      "Even when I breathe I disgust my daughter."  A man quoted this to me this week as he described his current season of life with 2 teenage daughters.  What is it about teenage girls that requires them to vent every ounce of frustration and drama at their parents?  These teenage [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00October 24th, 2014|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on How To Survive The Teenage Daughter Season of Life

Walking PhD Reading List – 2014

By Michael Holland      In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 book per year. Below are the books I have [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00August 20th, 2014|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2014

Cashing In a Favor from a Twenty-Something Niece

by Michael Holland     We had family in over a weekend recently for one of my son’s plays.  One of my twenty-something nieces was having trouble with her busted-up iPhone, so I offered up one of our old ones as a replacement.  To her query regarding payment, I went old school, saying, “one day I’ll call [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00April 5th, 2014|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Cashing In a Favor from a Twenty-Something Niece

The Crazy Rules We Establish for Kids

by Michael Holland     Each year I’m committed to reading completely through the Bible.  This year I’m reading the Chronological Bible, which aligns events according to when they occurred. At the moment, I am in the Leviticus era, and no matter how many times I read through this book, I struggle with the tremendously detailed rules [...]

By |2014-11-10T07:23:42-04:00March 25th, 2014|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on The Crazy Rules We Establish for Kids

4 All-Nighters That Aren’t Good for Dads

by Michael Holland     I, like many of you out there, leveraged more than one all-nighter while in college in order to cram for a big project or test. Procrastination, underestimation of the work involved, and overconfidence in my capability to work well under pressure all were at work in rationalizing the all-nighters.   The success that [...]

By |2014-11-08T07:10:20-04:00March 14th, 2014|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on 4 All-Nighters That Aren’t Good for Dads

Are You a Wise Man Walking?

by Michael Holland     As we walk through each day, we make what seem to be minor decisions and take small actions to solve whatever problems might arise.  These decisions and actions in and of themselves are not wrong. But we should be asking ourselves if these decisions and actions are wise for us. Being wise [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00February 25th, 2014|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Are You a Wise Man Walking?

The Best Dads Want Kids Who Are Thinkers

by Michael Holland     I believe one of the hardest behaviors I've had to learn as a dad is to hold back on solving a situation for one of my kids so that they can make their own decision.  It can be crushing to watch the events unfold, visualizing potential train wrecks as I struggle against [...]

By |2015-10-30T10:32:09-04:00February 15th, 2014|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on The Best Dads Want Kids Who Are Thinkers

Stop Dragging Your Kid to Church

by Michael Holland     At a church on any given Sunday, you can see the teenage kids taking their seats and playing the part.  They have been dragged unwillingly to church, so they put themselves into that dead space between being actively engaged and full-out rebellion.  They participate as little as possible, leverage technology as much [...]

By |2014-10-29T09:17:31-04:00February 7th, 2014|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on Stop Dragging Your Kid to Church