Pray to know Christ, pray for those in your care, model prayer for others. Take your God-given passion to your knees.
[THE PRAYERS OF A JUST MAN AVAIL MUCH!]
Get to know & follow Jesus to be the man you should be.
"being a man: find what must be done > do it as well as possible." advice to my son
tell them that God has specifically chosen each man to serve a special purpose in His Kingdom: priest, husband, father, son
I believe God endows men w/ gifts for real adventure, battle & beauty; modern culture muzzles men & offers fake substitutes.
This is admittedly bold: challenge them to be ready for battle, off the sofa! Want men to stand up for you? Have to practice!
Regarding lust, saying "Doesn't hurt to look" leads to mortal sin (Mat 5:28). The ONE thing: IT DOES HURT TO LOOK
to make decisions. Decisions about vocation, life, family. Be confident in The Lord!
My mom read lots of great books to me and my brother. My dad taught through sheer force of example.
Like there's a whole song called "Be A Man": "...swift as a coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon."
I actually don't much care for that film, but the song is annoying catchy and memorable.
Oh, and mercy. Most guys, especially young guys, are naturally geared for smiting judgment. Mercy is something we learn.
I tell my sons: "I can't teach you how to be a man. Only a man can do that."
"Porn ruins lives" - please tell them *how* it ruins lives. I was in the dark for too long, to ill effect.
I loved this book and it is a warning against the eternal adolescence many men experience today http://www.boysadrift.com/
Have you ever checked out http://www.artofmanliness.com/ They get into everything, including relationship & family.
[AND THE ART OF THE MANLY HANDSHAKE:
How to Give a Manly Handshake [VIDEO] http://ow.ly/lR4ge ]
Real Men love Jesus, Pray, Strong and compassionate aren't opposites, porn ruins lives and uhmmm that is about it for now
Patience and prayer.
The Importance of Men Being Men http://shar.es/xJBYC
Alison Griswold @alisongriz
Can I interrupt? No skinny jeans, guys! Unless you are truly skinny! (That is, built like one of the Ramones.) ("Girlfriend jeans") http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxK_1JsO6k8 …
To wear skinny jeans, a man must have actively avoided ever doing a squat his entire life.
If they are unmarried, tolerably sane and not mired in debt tell 'em to go be a monk at Quarr Abbey in England.
We are all become media slaves/whores. We have a carapace of habituation and inurement; immured monks naked under the habit.
A genuine man is a protector of the weak and the suffering, whether he ever gets any earthly credit/gratitude for it, or not.
Tell them that instead of Dwayne Johnson, Jesus is actually the Rock. Be like Him.
St. Joseph as a model of service, sacrificial love, and authentic masculinity. With a TotB tie-in, of course!
To not be afraid to pray--publicly, with friends, with family.
That faith is a strength and not a weakness!
How you can be Masculine and Catholic, think would be a good talk Sr.
The importance of love and compassion.