Life is not an adventure to take alone. Of course, we need our village around us, and this village should also include our wingman.
Our wingman is that friend who is there for us through thick and thin.
He’s there to celebrate with us through the good times and to walk with us through our dark days as well. And he’s there to remind us of who we are when we forget, and to guide us back to the right path when we drift off course.
For instance, our Best Man stands next to us on our wedding day, joining us in celebrating this joyous occasion. But, as a true wingman, his duties extend beyond the exchanging of vows. He’s there to support us and champion our marriage for all the years to come.
And when work is hard or we’re simply selling ourselves short, our wingman steps in and reminds us we have what it takes. He challenges us to stay the course when we feel like giving up and to explore other options when we’re stuck in a dead end.
Likewise, if we ever find ourselves making poor choices and compromising our integrity, our wingman is willing to speak up and remind us this is not who we are meant to be. While respecting our freedom, he doesn’t just stand by and let us ruin our life without calling us out to correct our ways.
To be sure, our wife can serve many of these needs. But a supportive, caring, and understanding wife does not replace our need for a wingman.
As iron sharpens iron, we still need another man to have our back and to lean on for support.
And without this we tend to remain isolated and alone or otherwise desperate for our wife to be everything for us.
In the end, find your wingman to affirm, support, and challenge you as you live life to the full.
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