A friend recently introduced me to another guy and said,
“This is Jason. He started a killer website for guys called GoodSirs. He’s a great writer, a good family man, and a professional parent.”
That was high praise, but far from the truth. A professional is someone who knows everything and rarely makes a mistake.
That ain’t me.
I love my family more than life itself, but I’ve made some wrong turns along the way. I’ve given too much time and attention to other passions, been inconsistent in my parenting, and have a tendency to be impatient. I could go on.
The point is, I’m not a professional parent. In fact, no one is.
When a child is born, so is a parent. Of course, for parents, no one is there to clean up your messes. We experience moments of profound joy one day and times of frustration and disappointment the next. And just when you think you have one child figured out, another comes along and teaches you that no two children are alike. Thus, the learning process begins all over again.
There’s no doubt about it. As parents, we learn and grow on the go.
But here’s something I have discovered:
Being a family man is the most heroic calling a guy can have.
With one in three kids growing up without their dads around, it’s something that’s sorely lacking in our culture yet is so desperately needed. Gentlemen, it’s on us to change that story.
While there is no such thing as a perfect family man, there is a big difference between a man who gives a damn and one who doesn’t.
I want to be a man who gives a damn.
That’s why I started GoodSirs. To challenge and encourage guys like me to step up and be the heroes we’re meant to be. We may never be perfect, but we will always try.
The Good Lord gave us the tremendous blessing of having a family. He also entrusted us with the tremendous responsibility to lead them well.
If that’s what you’re after, I invite you to join me on the journey to be a better man.
That’s what being a Good Sir is all about.