Use your skills and strengths to be a man that helps other find their direction.
Men, you are true north in your family. Everyone looks to you for direction. You set the direction, mood, and the tone. I believe for your marriage and family to function in the best way you must be their true north.
Children will mimic what they see. You can tell them anything you want, but your actions will ultimately lead their direction. Be sure you, as the leader of the family, are always going in the right direction.
Your wife is looking for protection and direction. You are building this marriage with your wife and your leadership matters more than you may know. Even the most independent woman often wants to share direction with a partner. You can be using your position in the marriage to build her up and help encourage her in the choices she will need to make. With the right direction, she will thrive and love you deeply for your wise counsel in her life.
When your parents start to age, they will also need direction and help knowing what decisions to make for their health and safety. Decisions may include housing, when to stop driving, and how to manage their income and bills. They will turn to you to be their compass and keep them safe and sound. Your wife may also need this assistance if she is the one caring for aging parents.
Considering your exclusive position in life will help you discover how to find others, or how to find a way to volunteer and use what you have learned to help others. You may have nieces or nephews that may not have a father and need your direction. You may be involved in a mentoring program where you give insight and direction to kids who do not have a great home life.
Wherever you find yourself in life as a man, using the illustration of the compass is a great reminder of your position in this world. You have the ability to direct and pursue greatness in yourself and encourage others in their direction. Do not sell yourself short. Impart the direction and leadership you were uniquely designed to provide. You will succeed in life more when you travel with others and help to direct the paths of many.