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Video: Tim, John, and Bob on Marriage

We are huge fans of Tim Hawkins here at BringingDaddyBack.com. Here is a video of some excerpts from his latest available DVD with Bob Smiley and John Branyan – Rockshow Comedy Tour! Enjoy some funny truths about being in a marriage.

Have a great Father’s Day weekend!

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Video: Husband Dies While Saving Wife During Joplin Tornado

Yesterday we had some fun so I apologize for changing the mood so quickly as we enter into the Memorial Day Holiday. This is a touching video that speaks to the heart at what’s really important in life: the ones we love.

There’s no need to expound too much as the Joplin tornado has been well covered and documented so I’ll leave you to watch the video with this lone Bible verse.

John 15:13:
13 Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

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Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese?

“An a-mazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life”

While this book doesn’t pertain to daddies per say, we feel it’s one of those must own books. It’s usually used in a business setting but can easily be applied to the family as well, or really anything that involves some type of change.

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D. is one of our recommended readings. Spencer Johnson co-authored The One-Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard (which is another excellent book). Personally, if you find a book written by either Spencer Johnson, M.D. or Ken Blanchard (or even both), we think you should buy it immediately.

This very small book is easy to read and is also a quick read. The main story portion is only about 50 pages of large print, at least in my copy, with about 15 of those pages consisting of only “cheese hand-writings on the wall” – something you’ll understand once you start reading. These are things that one of the four main characters learns along the way; in reality, it’s probably the character that most readers will identify with most often.

[Possible Spoiler Alert]

I do not intend to give away any important details of the book but just in case your important details and my important details are not aligned, I will give the spoiler alert. The four characters consist of two mice – Sniff and Scurry – and two Littlepeople (essentially mouse-sized human types) – Hem and Haw. They are trapped in a maze in which they must travel through to find cheese. However, they must find The Cheese… with a capital C. The Cheese makes people happy and it’s different for each person.

Throughout the story we learn that Cheese isn’t necessarily a substance that is needed to keep you alive, but it is something that we learn to rely on. That is, until it’s gone. (Insert scary music here) Dunt dunt dunnnn! Life will not stay the course. Life is not dependable; well, other than death and taxes of course. Change is inevitable so it’s important that you are watching and waiting for that change to happen. That way you are prepared to properly deal with it. This book offers a fun way of seeing that need.

This book is easy to find locally or please feel free to check out our recommended readings and order through the link provided via Amazon.com. If you are dealing with any kind of change at the moment, whether it be through your job, your marriage, your kids, or whatever, this quick little story will definitely give you some alternatives to how you view those changes. Your attitude can directly affect your productivity.

Remember that just because something has worked in the past, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be as successful in the future. If you read our recent post The Second Child, you’ll realize it’s something I should have learned a bit faster.

Who Moved My Cheese?
Spencer Johnson, M.D.
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
New York
www.WhoMovedMyCheese.com

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Video: Johnny and Chachi – Killer Marriage Tips

Since the rapture didn’t happen as predicted and we are still here, it’s time to get back to business. We have some fun stuff in store for our readers as well as some serious posts in the works. Today is about fun and helpful… well, sort of… at least helpful in what not to do. Enjoy this little video from Johnny and Chachi (the same pair that brought us the Don’t Song) with special guest Gary Smalley. Killer Marriage Tips:

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