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For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! (Romans 8:38-39)

My platform is grounded in what I consider the most profound verses found in the Bible.

“The light that shines the farthest shines the brightest at home.” – C.T. Studd

I am a follower of Jesus Christ that strives daily to properly fulfill my role as spiritual leader of my family. I utilize my 21+ years of marriage experience, my 14+ years as a father, my Masters Degree in Christian Leadership, and my professional leadership career to persuade men to shine brightest at home. I help men of all ages to fulfill their God given responsibilities as husbands and fathers through blogging, writing, public speaking/preaching, coaching/mentoring, and podcasting.

God’s plan for the family includes the vital role of spiritual leader, and He gave responsibility for this role to men. I am persuaded that all the negative statistics regarding families and marriages can be reversed if we men will intentionally strive to fulfill our role as spiritual leader of the family.

Personal Mission Statement

To steward well every single resource granted to me by Christ to intentionally and positively impact the family He has entrusted to me, the friends He has brought into my life, the church that accepts a sinner like me, the workplace into which He sends me, and the community within which He lets me dwell. 

Through personal life experiences, I have a keen awareness of the impact a father and husband has on the family. I understand equally the pain of rejection when dad abandons the family and the joy of security when dad is devoted to his relationship with Christ and his family. I refuse to allow my life experiences with an abusive, alcoholic, biological father, a godly step-father, and opening my own heart to adoption be squandered on me alone – I will share them with anyone that will listen or read.

If you feel like I can positively impact you, your church, or your team/organization through speaking events, coaching/mentoring, or preaching, please contact me via e-mail.

I hope you enjoy the read and find that every article is laced with a persuasion that absolutely nothing that life throws our way can separate us from the love of God THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.

-Michael Tanner

Biography

I am currently serving as the Vice President of Research & Development for a leading provider of building automation systems which focuses on collaboration between hardware and software to create a distinct market differentiation. My career started with software development following my completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. While working my way through my career aspirations, I earned a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership.

Prior to my academic and professional careers, I spent four years in the United States Marine Corps.

I have been married to my wife, Jennifer, for twenty years. We have three very active children that enjoy activities such as church missions events, tennis, basketball, and their friends.

I’d love to share my hobbies with you, but integrity forces me to let you know that I’m most likely to be tagging along with my family during my “free time”.

Contact Information

You can contact me via e-mail or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

Blog

This blog is a self-hosted WordPress blog (I keep WordPress updated to latest version). I use the GetNoticed WordPress theme.

I use BlueHost for blog hosting. BlueHost is by far the easiest web hosting company with which I’ve ever worked. Along with the very inexpensive cost, you will find reliability and superb 24-7 support.

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  1. Hi, just randomly came across your website! Im also a computer science engineer and now pursuing exec MBA. My first thought after reading your profile was.. WoW, what a wonderful way to use talent to help shine God’s light. Im 34 yrs old. Born in a Hindu family in India, I came to know the Lord in college but I really came to know him a decade later in Boston. By God’s grace im married to a good man who is also an equal partner in managing home and raising our one and half year old boy. However, my husband is not a believer yet. I know God is using his professional circumstances to seek his attention but as it stands today, he is finding himself in a constant struggle and resisting God. God’s shown me again that its not my words but my quietness and gentleness and prayers that he needs most. I just felt compelled to seek your prayers on this matter, that God may enable him to be the REAL man as in God’s definition and that he finds contentment in it. Thank you!

    • Hi ps,
      Thank you for your comment. I wish you great success in your pursuit of your MBA. I’m so thrilled to read of your relationship with God. While I’ve been blessed in our marriage to have a wife equally surrendered to Jesus, I know many marriages that struggle with one unbelieving spouse. Please know that it isn’t your responsibility to change or save your husband. Only God can save him. Your responsibility is simply to pray for and demonstrate the love of Christ to your husband.

      Let me make a couple recommendations. Lee Strobel wrote a book entitled “Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage”. That book speaks directly to your marriage situation. Additionally, Lee Strobel has written several other books that could greatly influence your husband. His most popular book, “The Case for Christ”, is also in movie form now. It’s currently in theaters here in GA, not sure about your area.

      Finally, I will certainly pray for you, your husband, and your marriage.
      God bless,
      -MT