I am going to post ideas here – even some proposals – for how to put on the cape* with our wives, kids, at church, at work, etc. However, I am looking for other posts too – other ideas, etc. I will start a post about creative date ideas – I need them too, so get to posting, men! We cannot do this alone. Read the post called “The Phalanx” ® to see what I mean.
* ok, when we were 4, we all wanted to be super heroes. Maybe a super hero to us was a policeman, or fireman, or soldier (which at that age, we intriguingly called “armyman”), but if you were like me, and my sons, you actually named a super hero (Batman (my favorite), Superman, or even Green Lantern!). Some just say “a super hero.” We all knew that we wanted to make the world a better place for everyone else.
Then someone convinced us that we weren’t super heroes.
My first son wore a cape for a couple of years and I was amazed that there were strangers who thought it was their job to make sure he knew that he wasn’t really a super hero! I defy this idea. I stand against the idea that we cannot be super heroes. As my son figured out, real super heroes may not wear capes, but they exist. People who make the world a better place for those within their sphere of influence do exist!
In fact, I side with Smalley and Trent (from their book, The Hidden Value of a Man) that we are super heroes to our families and friends whether we believe so or not, or at least “super” from a power persepctive. When we live in denial of that fact, we are as dangerous as Superman in denial of the fact that he is anything more than Clark Kent. Clark Kent, in that state is a walking disaster area – even the simplest activity would carry huge ramifications! When he merely tries to slap his alarm clock, he smashed the whole bedside table; when he yells at his son, he blows out the windows along the block as well as every family member’s eardrums.
So, if we carry so much consequence, than we had better know how to aim that power and submit it properly. That is what this page is all about! Look to your right and see the catagories? Those listed under Phalanx are the ones targetting this page!