115 | Choose Greatness (Dr. Clarence Shuler)

115 | Choose Greatness (Dr. Clarence Shuler)

Dr. Clarence Shuler dadAWESOME

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Dr. Clarence Shuler

Dr. Clarence and Brenda are parents to three young adult daughters (he’s the minority in their sorority), author, marriage counselor, speaker, and life & relationship coach. He is the President/CEO of BLR: Building Lasting Relationships. For nearly 35 years, Clarence and Brenda have conducted marriage, discipleship, men’s, women’s, and single seminars internationally. They are members of FamilyLife Weekend To Remember Marriage Conference Speaker Team. Recently, Clarence was a marriage expert on Oprah Winfrey’s Love Goals reality show.

Episode Notes

  • 1:00 –  PRAYER from 2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me”
  • 2:12 – thanks for sharing dadAWESOME on social media
  • 2:30 – check out the YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeDAsubscribe
  • 3:00 – DA Daily – text the word “dad” to the number 33222
  • 3:30 – Jeff’s introduction of Dr. Clarence Shuler
  • 4:55 – Dr. Clarence introduces himself (see bio above)
  • 6:06 – Being a dad to three girls
  • 7:20 – “The most important thing any dad can do is spend more time with their kids”
  • 7:30 – “Quality time comes from quantity of time”
  • 8:15 – Be accessible. Keep the door open.
  • 8:45 – Love your kids mother. When kids see a dad love their mother it gives the kids important security
  • 9:22 – Marriage tips
  • 9:30 – “How I treat my wife is a reflection of how I love God”
  • 9:50 – Pray with your wife
  • 9:55 – “That closeness with your wife lets her bloom. She can’t be the woman God designed her to be until she feels security from us”
  • 10:25 – Be a servant leader
  • 12:03 – My girls belong to God. I’m just a steward.
  • 12:20 – What we do with our kids impacts our children’s children. You’re impacting generations
  • 13:52 – Importance of focussing on your kids from birth through 10 years old
  • 14:30 – The value of mentorship
  • 15:00 – Spotting a mentor that he pursued
  • 16:00 – You can get a lot of wisdom from your wife if you’re brave enough to ask for it
  • 16:25 – Learning to apologize to your kids
  • 17:12 – The Fatherhood Commission
  • 18:15 – Learning to heal the father wound
  • 18:50 – Writing a letter to your dad… Bringing closure and healing.
  • 20:00 – The video about honoring your father and writing intentional letters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-wG04x288c
  • 20:30 – The Book “Choose Greatness”
  • 21:00 – I wrote this book because I wanted to spend more time with my mentor and spiritual father
  • 23:00 – This book was written for a 10 year old boy through men in their 20’s
  • 24:00 – Steps towards growing a mentor relationship into a spiritual father relationship
  • 24:45 – Older guys really love it when young men come asking for wisdom
  • 25:12 – Go ask that guy… Don’t hesitate to acknowledge something you see and ask that mentor for a meeting
  • 26:30 – Time machine advice = spend more time and pray more with your kids
  • 27:25 – You’re launching your kids… You can’t spend too much time with your kids
  • 28:45 – The importance of dads knowing what their kids are doing on the internet
  • 29:18 – Get someone to mentor you who is a leader
  • 29:39 – Dr. Clarences prayer over all of us.

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