Hi, I'm Stephen Kurkinen. I'm a Christian, husband, the father of 6 girls, and currently living in Asia, where I've been teaching English for 15 years.
I come from Portland, Oregon, but somehow found myself living in the middle of the East China Sea on the beautiful island of Taiwan, surrounded by rice paddies, bamboo groves, jungle-covered hills, and small farming communities.
One of my greatest passions in life is to motivate and equip other Christian men to live intentional and meaningful lives; so that ultimately (1) Christ would be glorified, and (2) the Church made strong.
In the past this has primarily been through the means of men's Bible studies and fellowship groups (both in person as well as online), as well as intentional, weekly hospitality in our home.
It is my great desire to join you as a brother and friend on the journey that God has called you on.
My goal through this website is to create content that equips and inspires you to be the man God wants you to be. I'll be sharing videos and blogs primarily related to the topics of biblical manhood, family, & work; including my own struggles & shortcomings, as well as the lessons I've learned along the way. If they've been helpful, or encouraging to you in any way then I will consider it a mission accomplished.
I hope that through this website; through the blogs, videos, resources, and your comments and interaction with others, that you would be encouraged in your daily walk with Christ, and join me in pursuing Christ-Centered Manhood. May all be done for the glory of God, for our own personal growth, and for the good of those around us.
If you're hungry for content that's targeted towards the Christian Man, that's down-to-Earth, and entertaining yet practical, then this is the blog for you. I will try to post new content every week, however, I have a normal job and teach my children at home, so this can sometimes affect my consistency.
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The Lord has been most gracious to bless me with a God-fearing, amazing, & beautiful wife, Sung Chi Fang (Christy). She is my best friend, the best wife in the world, and the greatest mother as well. We have 6 beautiful and precious girls, named Adeline, Bethany, Joanna, and Elizabeth, Olivia, and Sarah. Each one is unique, and each one is a blessing. Coming from a family of 7 boys I am now in overdrive mode trying to learn how to navigate in a world of women.
We are currently homeschooling our three eldest children. We are convicted about the need to train them to be helpmeets for their future husbands. They enjoy cooking with their mother, drawing, sewing, catching geckos and caterpillars, and exploring outside.
My parents have been the greatest Godly influence on my life, and I am grateful for their sacrifice and love. My dad exemplifies what it means to be a faithful man after God's own heart. And my mom is a beautiful picture of the Proverbs 31 woman.
Each one of my 6 brothers is awesome. And each one has played an integral part in my understanding about what it means to be a man. Thank you guys!
My Hobbies & Favorites
I enjoy raising chickens, and our dog, Bear. I love reading, playing guitar, drawing, and playing basketball. I used to ski, but can't in Taiwan. These past few years I've jumped into creating websites, editing movies, and learning things on the internet.
My favorite foods are fresh guacamole, Thai food, Mexican food, and everything my wife makes (She's an outstanding cook!)
My Contact Information
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.1 Cor. 16:13