Men and Fatherhood

That Man is You!

 That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership. Over the course of three years, That Man is You! successively considers men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children. 

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Into the Wild - Outdoor Experiential Retreat for Men

Into the Wild is a retreat sponsored by The King's Men in an ongoing effort to fully actualize the mission of uniting and building up men. An exemplary group of leaders with a diverse set of skills and expertise plan and implement a challenging and invigorating weekend for men. Building on the principle that "grace builds upon nature," Into the Wild is primarily an outdoor, skill-oriented weekend focused on providing men with experiences linked to a man's natural vocation as a leader, protector, and provider.

Into the Wild trains men in orienteering, topography, weaponry, self-defense, survival skills, outdoor construction, fishing, wild game food preparation, and more. Early mornings consist of prayer, Mass, and a brief talk linked to the daily masculine archetype they are striving to develop. Mid-mornings are dedicated to skill acquisition, and the afternoon to team competition and/or challenge simulations. Evenings provide time for rest, relaxation, prayer and fellowship around campfires. Sleeping accommodations consist of small rugged-style cabins (typically without electricity). View a Video about the Into the Wild Retreat here.

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Books

The ABCs of Choosing a Good Wife - Stephen Wood
Finding a good wife and lasting love in marriage is no easy task. In The ABC's of Choosing A Good Wife, author Stephen Wood offers time tested advice for making the greatest decision of your life.

Be a Man! Becoming the Man God Created You to Be - Fr. Larry Richards
Father Richards stresses that a relationship with Christ reveals the meaning of a man's life and his identity as a man. He inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be--men of authentic courage, compassion and integrity. This is a highly readable book for men by a man who knows how to talk to men about the things that matter most. 

Father, the Family Protector - James B. Stenson
James B. Stenson explores how Fathers exercise their powerful and particularly masculine contribution to family life.

Pure Manhood - Jason Evert
Pure Manhood will be a priceless gift to both the young men who read it and to their future families. 

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters - Meg Meeker
Directly challenging the feminist attack on traditional masculinity, Dr. Meeker demonstrates that the most important factor for girls growing up into confident, well-adjusted women is a strong father with conservative values.

Successful Fathers  - James B. Stenson
It takes hard work to become a good father, and one of the most formidable obstacles confronting fathers is the difficulty of finding good guidance on fatherhood. This booklet gives men much-needed directions on problems fathers face, and reveals twelve commandments of successful fathers: how good fathers raise their children well.

The Three Marks of Manhood: How to be Priest, Prophet, and King of Your Family - G.C. Dilsaver
Read it and learn how to build a strong and lasting marriage, raise children to become faithful men and women of God, and foster an authentic Catholic culture within your home.

 

Other Resources

The 9s Magazine
A magazine devoted to making St. Louis men better men.

Fathers for Good
This initiative by the Knights of Columbus is a wonderful online resource for fathers and future fathers. The website includes inspiration, expert advice, articles, answers to questions, and suggestions for strengthening marriages.

Knights of Columbus
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The Man Talk (DVD) - Matt Fradd
In his new DVD, The Man Talk, Matt Fradd lays out a vision for authentic Catholic masculinity and a plan for how to achieve it. Following the example of some of history’s greatest and wisest Christian men, he shows you how to build the strengths and practice the habits that will make you a true man of God: a man of courage and strength who lives for others, a man who is fully alive. 

St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal Church (CD) - Dr. Mark Miravalle
The holy and hidden figure of St. Joseph comes to light in this captivating presentation by Dr. Mark Miravalle. What is the dignity of this great man, and how do we convey the wondrous power of his intercession? Listen now as Dr. Miravalle delves into the fascinating and hidden life of the man whom God chose to "substitute" for Himself when the Word became flesh to dwell among us.

Why Do Women Do That? (CD) - Lisa Cotter
In this talk delivered to a group of college-aged men at the 2011 FOCUS Conference, nationally sought-after speaker Lisa Cotter addresses an important but often overlooked topic — emotional purity.