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Fireside Topics

Apr 9, 2014

Fireside Topic: How important is college?

Growing up I remember hearing how important college was to get a “good” job. Most of this advice came from older people, grandparents and people with adult children. Many people go to college just because it is the next phase in education, when they really don’t know what they want to do or ...

Apr 2, 2014

Fireside Topic: How do you find rest?

Rest is really important. I don’t mean making sure you catch your full 8 hours of sleep, rather, the restorative kind of rest. How do you find  that kind of rest? In this week's Fireside Topic you can view some questions to help you think through it.

Mar 26, 2014

Fireside Topic: As a father, what do you want to do well?

Fatherhood is not a passive event where you simply make sure the kids stay alive for 18 years and then you’re in the clear. As a father, you teach, lead, guide, and do all of these things through example first, and words second. In this, what do you want to do well? Let's consider it in this week's Fireside Topic.

Mar 19, 2014

Fireside Topic: What hobby would you like to pursue?

Many of us have hobbies we like and wish we had time and money for and usually lay them down for a period of life to pursue other things. Or, maybe you have one you would never give up. It’s a great topic of conversation. In this week's Fireside Topic, we consider what type of hobby you should pursue.

Mar 5, 2014

Fireside Topic: What is the proper role of government?

The spirit of a man is once of independence. However, we (the U.S. and abroad) find ourselves monitored and regulated to a degree that seems to go against our independent nature. In this week's Fireside Topic we consider what the proper role of government is in light of these ideas.

Feb 26, 2014

Fireside Topic: What is your 5-10 year plan?

While this question is poised by management so often it has become almost cliché, it is still a necessary question to ask. Having a goal beyond just career advancement is important, regardless of what it is. In this Fireside Topic, we consider ideas to include in your 5-10 year plan.  

Feb 19, 2014

Fireside Topic: How do you handle arguments with your spouse?

If you have been married for any length of time you are likely very familiar with how easily arguments can spring up. Learning how to handle them will not only help your relationship with your spouse, but also friendships and co-workers. Consider what to do in a fight with this week's Fireside Topic.

Feb 5, 2014

Fireside Topic: How does masculinity differ from femininity?

How does masculinity differ from femininity? If we understand that virtues that make a good man also apply to the making of a good woman it gets a little complicated. In this Fireside Topic, we explore this notion and encourage you to as well.

Jan 29, 2014

Fireside Topic: Do you want your kids to serve in the military?

It is one thing to say that military service is good and honorable, but it is another thing to imagine your children in combat and encouraging them to serve. Here are some primer questions that came to me as I was wondering: do I want my kids to serve in the military? Let's address it in this week's Fireside Topic.

Jan 22, 2014

Fireside Topic: Name a manly TV show or movie and discuss.

Most people in shows or movies today represent a stereo type of sorts. The characters are often one dimensional. Men in particular are portrayed as bumbling, sex crazed buffoons or just plain wimpy. Can you name a manly TV show or movie? Here are some ideas you can share and discuss in this week's Fireside Topic.

Jan 15, 2014

Fireside Topic: How are you preparing for hard times (natural disaster, terrorist attack, financial collapse)?

While we may enjoy an unprecedented level of comfort and ease, we shouldn’t fool ourselves into believing that situations which require preparedness to survive (natural disaster, terrorist attack, financial collapse) is a thing of the past. Consider how you are preparing for hard times with this week's Fireside Topic.

Jan 9, 2014

Fireside Topic: What makes a good woman?

Whether you are on the market or hoping to encourage your spouse, it is good to have an idea of what qualities you value in a woman and why. This week's Fireside Topic discusses some qualities to consider within this concept.
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