18 Jun Father’s Day: Rebuilding Weak Men (Church June 18)
(Watch 11-minute excerpt: Men Are Weak, Blind, and Stunted by Parents, Especially Mothers) Jesse talked about how blind men are today. Many grown men do not leave their parents’ home. Their mothers keep them close, stunting their growth. Armenian culture mistakes this for “honoring your parents,” to help them with whatever they need. Many parents let their adult children stay home and help them through college to keep them out of debt. One man said his mother sabotaged his relationship with his father, keeping secrets and making him distant from his father.
One man felt that he still had anger even after forgiving his mother and father. Another related to this but has no opinion about the thoughts and feelings that rise up in him. One man felt guilty for setting up his incarcerated son to fail. Many people take medication for PTSD, Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder, anti-depressant pills, all sorts of things. The root is unforgiveness, anger toward mothers. Jesse urged the guilty man to forgive his mother; apologize to his son for bringing a stepmother into the picture and for being weak; and he can be the good man and father he wants to be.
Jesse urges that you pray. Read his book The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood, which is all about returning to fathers. Also make sure you read (and share) his booklet The Seven Guaranteed Steps to Spiritual, Family and Financial Success (available in paperback from BOND, or on ebook from Amazon).
Happy Father’s Day!