A Husband’s Golden Rule

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Over the last several FOSJ meetings we have learned that to become a great father it is imperative to become a great husband and to become a father who images God the Father we need to become men who husband in the image of Christ. Christ yokes Himself to His Church, His bride, with the purpose of giving her Himself, …

A Husband Learns from Christ

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Over the last several FOSJ meetings we have been developing a school of thought regarding the vocation of fatherhood: 1) Society goes by way of the family, the family goes by way of the father. If you want to change the world, change the family, if you want to change the family change the father. 2) Great fathers help make …

A Husband’s Practical Love

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At our last FOSJ meeting we learned that the body expresses the deepest reality of the person and that a man’s body, being different than that of a woman’s, expresses something vital—fundamental—regarding his essence. Man is an initiator and is called to go forth from himself—to establish the pace of self giving love. If men do not establish the pace …

The Essential Role of a Man

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To father in God the Father’s image we must “husband” in Christ’s image. By uniting ourselves to our brides as Christ unites Himself to His Church, we will become capable of fathering the domestic church. Our families will be united to the level that our marriages are united. In fact, to the level that we are united to God we …

Receiving Woman and Her Offspring

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Over the last several FOSJ meetings we have discussed the four ways that Abraham’s and Joseph’s faith was tested: 1) by faith they were directed to go to a place though they did not know the way 2) by faith they lived as exiles in a foreign land 3) by faith they received their wives and the offspring they bore …

Working in Exile

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Last meeting we discussed the idea of obedience as a “proof of our faith,” and how the faith of Abraham and Joseph was tested in four particular ways: 1) They were directed by God to journey to a place though they did not know the way 2) They lived in a land of exile 3) They accepted the trials and …

Joseph’s Way of Fatherhood

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Last meeting we discussed the idea of obedience as a “proof of our faith.” The father who is obedient in small matters proves, by his actions, that he trusts the Lord and His commands and therefore the Lord grants him greater responsibilities. This week we will turn to Abraham and Joseph and discover a profound typological connection between the two …

Obedience: A Father’s Proof of Faith

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From the beggining of our FOSJ meetings, we have discussed the importance of listening. Listening, however is only the first step toward fulfilling the Lord’s will. Just as “faith without works is dead,” (James 2:24) so also listening without obedient action is useless. Remember the account of the Wedding at Cana: without water—our work—there is no wine—grace, and without wine—grace—our …

Unlocking the Power of Your Fatherhood

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A couple of weeks ago, my six year old daughter wanted to put on a dance show for me. Her beautiful blond hair flowed as she bounced in her little ballerina outfit across our family room floor. Suddenly, I was overwhelmed with emotion. I noticed that as she danced she would consistently look up from watching herself and check to …

A Father’s Secret Service

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Last meeting we discussed the human father’s role in the economy of salvation by comparing him to the servant at the wedding at Cana. Mary tells us servants to do whatever Jesus tells us. We must listen to Jesus, then act; pray and then do. We obey Jesus—even when it appears illogical—and fill our jars, that is our work, to …