OMM’s Campfire Talks Part 4: Warrior/Protector

This is part of a series of posts about the Campfire Talks we conduct while on our wilderness adventures. The talks are based upon the book ‘Wild At Heart’ by John Eldredge and focus on the 5 things what every man must be and do. Below are the facilitator’s outline/discussion points as you learn about one of the 5 things a man must be/do: Warrior Protector

5 Things Every Man Must Be/Do:


Battle To Fight


A Beauty To Rescue

An Adventure To Live



Video: The Incredible Hulk

Ask them “What is a Warrior?”

A warrior is one who shields, defends, stands between, and guards.  The warrior is a PROTECTOR.

Invests in “the energy of self-disciplined, aggressive action.”

Real warrior does not love war.  No pleasure from bloodshed or destruction.    War is horrible and it’s the soldier who suffers those horrors.

Warrior possesses high moral standards and holds to high principles.  Willing to LIVE by them, STAND for them, SPEND HIMSELF in them, and if necessary, DIE for them.  

“A man’s usefulness depends upon his living up to his ideals insofar as he can.  It is hard to fail but is worse never to have tried to succeed. All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune, make for a finer, nobler type of manhood.  Only those who are fit to live who do not fear to die, and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy and duty of life.”  Teddy Roosevelt.  

Spirit of a warrior is aggressive and assertive but must be disciplined (think of Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai).  How know when aggression and strength crossing the line?  Through careful study of God’s word.  If your actions are in line with what the bible says.  Will tell you when to act.

Be a Tender Warrior.