Sep 7, 2023
After 52 years of marriage, Roger Thompson has
learned a thing or two about how to have a thriving relationship.
In this episode, he shares his powerful tactic for keeping his
marriage strong. Plus, he urges young dads to reconsider the way
they prioritize their children’s activities.
- You often don’t know who you are
until someone else tells you who you are.
- Get one ahead everyday.
- Busyness is a concern for young
parents and their children.
- Don’t forsake your spiritual
development and brotherhood for your children’s
Roger Thompson is a passionate men’s ministry leader
and pastor at large based in the Twin Cities. He and his wife,
Joanne, have been married for 52 years and have two daughters,
seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
- 5:55 - "An affirmation is, here's what you bring to
the game. I saw your strength when... Or thank you for reminding
me, in your behavior, of something you've done. So when we do that
with other men, it's like a blacksmith's bellows, it heats up the
fire, the coal is there, but we don't know who we are until
somebody else really tells us who we are. And if we can build a
culture of mutual affirmation and get out of the culture of
sarcasm, a true affirmation cuts through all the shyness of really
looking at another man in the eye and saying, Brother, I love
- 11:59 - "How can you stay married for 41 years? You
just have to do your part and your wife is the only one who can do
her part. But a lot of times men give up. Well, I'm not getting
back what I'm putting in, so I'm going to quit. You think about the
five love languages, I'm trying to love my wife in my language and
it doesn't translate. I need to, I need to learn her
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