Aug 17, 2023
In this conversation, four
fathers sit around a campfire to discuss all things fatherhood.
You’ll be inspired and equipped to live out your family values,
lead by example, and engage in significant spiritual conversations
within your brotherhood.
NOTES for today's conversation
- Identify your family values, define them, and
create “I will” statements based on your
- You can know you are succeeding as a father
when your kids ask questions about how you live out your
- Take note of the stories that demonstrate your
child growing closer to Jesus.
- Based on the example of Gideon, what beliefs do
you need to tear down and rebuild in a way that pleases the
- When did you last have a vulnerable spiritual
conversation with your brotherhood?
Tyler Van Eps, D. Darezzo, and Joe Ostrem
Tyler Van Eps and his wife have
four children and describe themselves as a quintessential Minnesota
Originally from Brazil, D.
Darezzo and his wife have two sons and enjoy being active as a
Joe Ostrem and his wife met as
kids and are now parents to four daughters.
- 18:35 - "We want to take some time to
re-articulate our family values. Shelly and I have gone through
processes where we we identify our values, we define them in our
own words, and then we really look at what behaviors support those.
And we frame them as I will or I will not statements."
- 21:06 - "I
know that I'm winning or I know that I'm being successful when my
kids are asking me questions out of curiosity about different
things I'm doing with my faith. When they're asking me questions
about the way that I'm living out my faith, I know that's a part of
- 29:29 - "As
men, we believe we don't need [male] friendship. We believe we're
too tough for that. Or we don't need to go deeper. We don't need to
be vulnerable. We don't need to be authentic. We don't need to
share struggles because that will make us less of a man. It wasn't
until a few years ago that I started getting more into this
community and having the consistency of connecting, the consistency
of sharing and listening and getting deeper and intentional and
that started transforming my life. My parenting, my marriage, you
name it. My physical health, mental health, everything."
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