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Jul 29, 2021



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Troy Mangum


Troy Mangum is an author, speaker, podcaster (The Kindling Fire), and men's advocate. He is a Lumbee Indian tribal member. Troy lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Kathy. He has two sons, two daughters, and one son-in-law.
A former YWAM missionary, hardcore punk singer, substance abuse counselor, busker, longboarder, exotic fruit farmer, vert skater, singer-songwriter, software engineering manager, traveling hitchhiker, and seminary dropout.




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  • Text “DAD” to 651-370-8618 to join the text list and for all dadAWESOME day updates!
  • 2:14 - Troy Magnum is author of Fatherhood Face Plants 
  • 3:50 - How to be a difference maker/fire starter.
  • 4:29 - "There are so many men that are dads that are fatherless and and they need to know that they can become amazing, incredibly amazing fathers with God training them as father."
  • 8:25 -  "So we all have a back story that God, if we're willing to let God take us there, he'll take your treasures out of you. That will be so deep and rich because it's a generations before you. It's not about you. It's about you inheriting something God put back way back in generations before you."
  • 11:35 - "A lot of what the book is about is about, you know, that whole idea of getting back up and becoming the dad your kids need so much of the storyline with God is to get back up, to receive forgiveness, to seek reconciliation, to receive wholeness, to do whatever it takes to become a man that God wants you to be for your children and for your own self and marriage and et cetera. And so that is such a crucial crossing point because men so many times out of guilt and shame, they retreat and and the kids are just like, OK, I guess I guess this whole dad thing's over for you now, huh?"
  • 13:04 - 1 Corinthians 1:27 - "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." - But God....
  • 13:29 - Telling the story of a two year separation and then reconciliation with his wife.
  • 15:04 - "You pass on as a dad, you pass on who you are more than what you know. You can know the right things to do. You can know the scriptures that say you should do this, you can know a lot of things, but you will pass on who you are..."
  • 19:03 - A wall or wind - Are you going to be a wall your kids need to scale to get to what God has called them to be, or are you going to be wind in their sails?
  • 21:50 - "You pass on who you are more than what you know you want to be the whole, the most whole, healed, healthy in every sense of the word, man that you can pass on."
  • 22:29 - Stepping into the frontier and letting God teach the skills you need. ..."are you willing and aware that this is offered to you, this training module? You look in any scripture, any man in the Bible, you can say they went to training... And a lot of that training has to do with difficulty sometimes and challenges and putting yourself in the frontiers of 'I've never been here. I've never done this. I don't have the skill.' None of that intimidates God. And if you yield yourself to God, he will put you in situations that are above your head, above your pay grade, above your talent, above your skill intentionally to help you learn skills, talents, abilities, confidence, [so he can expand your influence.]"


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