Inspired by Jack Heald’s advice
to his teenage son, I jotted down some of the things I’ve learned in life—things
I would tell my teenage son if I had one.
These are based on experience, not revelation, so they may change in
Feel free to leave your own cheesy one-liners in the comments.
If a thing is not worth doing well, it’s not worth doing.
Hardships do not build character. Your response to them is your
God is not an idea. He is your Creator, and His existence does not depend on
Hold on to what you know, not what you feel.
A belief that you have women figured out is the surest sign that you don’t.
It’s harder to have one close friend than 20 casual friends, and therefore
Some women are drawn to jerks. You will save yourself a lot of grief by not pursuing
You are the leader of your family, not the boss. Be the kind of man they
want to follow.
Figure out what makes your wife feel loved, then do it. A lot.
If sex is not a glorious mystery to you, you don’t understand it at all.
Not all your posts will be insightful. Some will be downright lame.