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STRONG DADS is hosted by Merrill Hutchinson and Kyle Crofford. STRONG DADS strives to be an informative and entertaining discussion for all men but in particular, husbands and fathers. Our message is straight shooting, challenging, and encouraging to men that desire to follow their calling to be the man God designed them to be. We make no apologies for grounding our message in the Word of God. We also admit to being flawed. We readily admit to being sinners and challenged in many ways, however, we also know we are loved and called by God to be Strong Dads! With the help of local sponsors and the word spreading through listeners like you, Strong Dads is committed to building and strengthening families. The mission is to equip and empower dads to be all God created them to be.

STRONG DADS‪!‬ Merrill Hutchinson & Kyle Crofford

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STRONG DADS is hosted by Merrill Hutchinson and Kyle Crofford. STRONG DADS strives to be an informative and entertaining discussion for all men but in particular, husbands and fathers. Our message is straight shooting, challenging, and encouraging to men that desire to follow their calling to be the man God designed them to be. We make no apologies for grounding our message in the Word of God. We also admit to being flawed. We readily admit to being sinners and challenged in many ways, however, we also know we are loved and called by God to be Strong Dads! With the help of local sponsors and the word spreading through listeners like you, Strong Dads is committed to building and strengthening families. The mission is to equip and empower dads to be all God created them to be.

    Strong Dads - Are You An Underdog or a Dying Dog? - Episode 147

    Strong Dads - Are You An Underdog or a Dying Dog? - Episode 147

    Everyone loves a great underdog story.  The come from behind. The grit and toughness to persevere and rise to the top.  Whether it is sports or life in general, we all love the rags to riches stories.  During this show, Hutch and Kyle take a few minutes to discuss a little about the underdog stories, but, like all good things, there always seems to be someone trying to steal from the good. 

    Yes, we have underdog impostors, or what Hutch and Kyle referred to as "dying dogs".  These are people we must be more aware of than ever before.  We must realize that not everyone is a true underdog. Not everyone is doing the work to rise up from the bottom.  Many are trying to ride the heart-strings of us that love the underdog story.  They do this by playing the appearance of the underdog, but when we dig a little deeper, they are only an underdog in clothing.  They are phonies or fakes.  

    True underdogs put in the time and effort to rise up.  Dying dogs look for things to hide behind.  Reasons, excuses, and blames are part of their native language.  They seek out the victim role with the hopes of avoiding the often difficult journey of a true underdog.  They take shortcuts and wonder why they are in the position they are in.  

    Dying dogs are not willing to do what is necessary to win.  As a parent we must recognize our child's as well as ourselves desire to take the short cut or avoid the work.  We must then teach and preach against it. Our example says everything about what we are truly teaching our kids.  
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    Strong Dads - Is My Foundation Science or God? - Episode 146

    Strong Dads - Is My Foundation Science or God? - Episode 146

    We all have faith.  The question is, what is our faith based on?  Do we make decisions based on what science has proclaimed as fact or truth, or do we use something else as our foundation?  Many of us have completely fallen to the idea that science is the end all be all for determining how we make our decisions.  But, we must proceed with caution.  In this show, Hutch and Kyle discuss the many times that science has gotten it wrong.  What was once consider fact has turned into being fiction.  This does not mean that we throw science to the curb.  Not at all!  What it means is we must understand what science is and how it is meant to be used.  

    Science is especially great for the physical world.  It has the potential to reveal and not create. We discover things that have already been created.  Science is a great tool that we can use to look into the physical world.  Science is so great, but so limited.  Science can be marred with scandal and prejudice.  People often leading the science will see what they want to see and believe what they want to believe.  

    So where does God come into the equation?  God's Word is not meant to be a physical science book.  It has little intention in revealing the details of creation.  Rather, God's Word is purely intended for human consumption. No other organism needs to read it or understand it because all other organisms naturally flow within it.  But man is different.  Man has the ability to reason and think for himself.  He has the ability to choose. Because of this free-will, God recognizes that we needed more than any other organism, a manual or text to help us know how we should behave in God's nature.  We have God's Word that speaks to our relationships with others and Him.  He gives us detailed instructions on how to make decisions and live a life that is in accord with Him.  

    So, when it comes to Science or God, we really want to use both with God's word being the foundation for science and everything else.  God's word reveals his creation as it pertains to mankind. Science reveals God's nature as it pertains to all physical matter.  Both are to be used to help us live our physical and spiritual lives in this existence. 

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    Strong Dads - Abortion Takes Two - Episode 145

    Strong Dads - Abortion Takes Two - Episode 145

    Abortion has been a hotly debated topic for decades in the United States.  It has largely been consider a "woman's right" topic, her right to choose.  But what do men have to do with this topic?  Men tend to walk away from this subject or sometimes are pushed away.  Either way, they are not involved in this topic like they deserve to be.  

    Kyle and Hutch take on the topic of abortion, but approach it from the call to men. The call to step up and follow God's direction on how to treat a woman and father a child.  Men often choose to step out of the abortion topic because they understand how fast the finger or responsibility could be pointed at them.  Strong Dads welcome this responsibility.  Strong Dads understand that the thing that separates a man from a boy is the willingness to take on responsibility.  Especially responsibility for someone other than yourself.  

    God's word is very clear about how a man is to treat sexual relations within the marriage.  The Word is clear because God's nature is clear.  When we don't follow it, bad things happen, i.e. sin.  Abortion is without a doubt sin as we are taking the life of an innocent child.  But the sin is not solely on the shoulders of women. The sin is on men and women for choosing to live a life of self satisfaction at the expense of another individual.  

    In our heart we all know abortion to be wrong.  Us men could go a long way in reducing the incidence of abortion simply by being good men as God calls us to be.  As a society it's time to look in the mirror for this solution. 
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    Strong Dads - Are You Leading or Just Acting? Episode 144

    Strong Dads - Are You Leading or Just Acting? Episode 144

    True leadership is hard!  We spend years as parents, teachers, and coaches preaching the importance of our youth becoming leaders.  But, as many of us have seen over the past couple of generations, we have not seen the good leaders that we hoped for.  We now have a greater need for good leaders now than ever.  What has happened to all of our preaching and teaching?  Why aren't we getting more and more great leaders? 

    The answer is more complicated than just teaching about leadership.  The answer has much more to do with what our youth are seeing on a day to day basis from the leaders in their lives.  They are watching the actions of their parents, and primarily their fathers.  Fathers are by they very nature, teachers of leadership in the home.  As the fatherless crisis has become epidemic in our country we have seen a greater deficit in quality leadership.

    Let's be clear, there is no shortage of people willing to call themselves leaders.  That might be part of the problem.  So many of us believe that because we took a leadership course or found ourselves in charge of something, that we automatically consider ourselves qualified. 

    In this show, Hutch and Kyle challenge Strong Dads to step up to what good leaders must develop and do in their homes.  They talk about the basis of service and sacrifice for those you are leading.  They talk about living out what love really is. This show contains great insights into helping you as a man grow into the leader that your family needs and deserves.

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    Strong Dads - Are You Self-Sabotaging? - Episode 143

    Strong Dads - Are You Self-Sabotaging? - Episode 143

    Do you dream, set goals, start the process, but somewhere along the line your plans get sidelined?  Do you have a list of undone projects or dreams that never became a reality?  This is part of all of our lives, but if it is happening too frequently or with big dreams, it will leave us with a bitter taste and a sense of resentment in our lives.  

    Self-sabotage is real and it often is really costly.  Why do we do this to ourselves?  We know the symptoms of blames, excuses, losing our vision or dreams, or just becoming apathetic, but until we recognize when we are beginning to self-sabotage and what we can do to prevent or minimize the negative impact, we will keep falling into it.  

    Hutch and Kyle break down our self-sabotaging behaviors by looking at some of their own failures and explaining what triggers they have identified and how they can prepare better for the future.  This insight is a game-changer for all of us.  If you have had a history of broken dreams and unfulfilled goals, check out how you can turn this around and begin to live a life worth living.  As we hear often in Christian circles, what are the words you want to hear when you die and approach the gates of heaven to meet Jesus? "Well done good and faithful servant."
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    Strong Dads - Do You Want A Rock Solid Family? Episode 142

    Strong Dads - Do You Want A Rock Solid Family? Episode 142

    How's your family doing?  That sounds like such a random question that  could provoke a host of responses, but go ahead and give it some thought.  How is your family doing?  Do you believe you are part of a strong and healthy family that is adding to not just your home environment, but to our society in general?  One of the things that we often hear from people camping in the great outdoors is the phrase, "leave it better than you found it."  Does your family seek to honor such a practice to society at large?

    This is such a powerful concept of personal responsibility that leads to a betterment of everyone.  The idea that whatever I do, I acknowledge how it will impact others.  And, if it does so in a negative manner, I own it and seek to correct it.  This is of the highest levels of personal responsibility.  For this reason, this is a challenge that us Strong Dads need to consider.  It doesn't mean that we must fully be responsible for the wellbeing of all people, but we can start by teaching the responsibility for those closest to us. We can teach our children that they are part of a much bigger and lasting purpose.  One that doesn't just move the needle for today, but has the potential to move the needle to the positive or negative for generations to come. 

    During the show, Kyle and Hutch discuss basic concepts that every parent can do to give their children and the children of tomorrow a better place to live.  This is a gift that was given to us as well as a gift that we have the responsibility to give to the next generation.  Never underestimate what you are leaving your children.  Can you say you are going to leave this world a better place than you found it? 

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