Lessons Learned from His Father: Quotes from Crawford Loritts

Lessons Learned from His Father: Quotes from Crawford Loritts

Session 2, Crawford Loritts on "Lessons Learned from His Father" —

  • "Greatness is not pop or fad. Greatness has a staying power."
  • "Manhood is not a private matter. It is a public thing. A man aspires to be the desired destination at which others arrive."
  • "This summarizes my dad: Stepping up, never walking away, if it belongs to you, you do something with it."
  • "There is a correlation between being a man and keeping promises."
  • "Every child is born with two broad categories of emotional need: nurture and discipline."
  • "Manhood is imprinted."
  • "Our disproportionate desire for relevance is injecting embalming fluid into the next generation."
  • "Out of struggle comes strength; out of strength comes discipline; out of discipline comes integrity; out of integrity comes inheritance."
  • "How people treat you should never define you. It's not what people call you, but what you answer to."
  • "All we have to give to the next generation is what we have become."
  • "You don't produce the fruit of the Spirit. It is the fruit of the Spirit."
  • "Repent of wallowing in our self pity and deifying our disfunction. Yield. 'God, I can't do this. Help me!' Believe him."

Next message: Tuesday at 11:30AM (EST); Darrin Patrick on "Being and Building Men for the Local Mission." (desiringgod.org/live)

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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God, and is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis–St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary, author of Reading to Walk: Meditations for the Christian Life, and co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.