About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.  

10 Things Boys & Girls Need to Hear from Their Parents

10 Things Boys & Girls Need to Hear from Their Parents

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…my mother sent this to me from FamilyFirst.net, and I thought it was worth sharing. 10 Things Girls Need to Hear from Their Dads:

  1. You are beautiful.
  2. You are smart.
  3. You are kind.
  4. You are strong.
  5. You are amazing.
  6. You will be a wonderful wife.
  7. You will be a wonderful mom.
  8. I am so glad you’re my daughter.
  9. I am always here for you.
  10. I will always love you, no matter what

10 Things Boys Need to Hear from Their Moms:

  1. You are strong.
  2. You are brave.
  3. You are smart.
  4. You are kind.
  5. You are handsome.
  6. You amaze me.
  7. You will be a great husband one day.
  8. You will be a great father one day.
  9. I am always here for you.
  10. I will always love you, no matter what.

And I would add that I think these are things that husbands and wives need to hear from each other as well.

Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God

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