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Fatherhood 2020

February 1, 2020
Dr. Pat Fagan

Building a New Civilization One Son at a Time

Across the globe, industrial, technological, digital and biological revolutions are weakening cultures and, in many places, destroying them. The human heart has suffered, especially between the sexes and within the family. The role of fathers in forming their sons is taking center stage as the pivotal role in building the new civilization of family fidelity. Every father, with the birth of his first son, becomes his son’s coach in all aspects of being an adult male, forming a magnanimous man who will set his heart on the wonderful woman of his desires and win her with his great heart and cultivated gifts. To do this his father must be competent and knowledgeable, great of heart and confident in his place in the world. And he will need the capacity to relate closely and flexibly with his son. His son’s happiness depends on it. While the father forms his son, the son impels his father. 

Pat Fagan, PhD, is director of The Marriage and Religion Research Institute at The Catholic University of America and a Fellow at the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture. He is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Community Policy in the George H. Bush Administration.

Fatherhood Lecture Series is intended to help fathers educate their children.

February 1, 2020
(8:00 - 10:30 AM)

8:00 Holy Mass
8:45 Breakfast
9:15 Talk
10:30 End

Suggested Donations:
- $20 for one
- $30 for two

Westcott Study Center
410 Westcott Street
Houston, TX 77007

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March 7, 2020
Doug Hinderer, MA, LAMFT

Six Things Great Husbands Do Well

The latest research on marital happiness suggests that wives have one dominant need and one dominant fear in life. Knowing these two things enables husbands to focus on six key behaviors that will keep their wives feeling loved and safe. Practicing these behaviors will make you a world class husband and your wife will thank God each day that you are the man she married.

Since July 2017, Doug has worked full time as a Marriage Therapist. In addition to seeing couples and individuals experiencing marital disharmony, he conducts day-long workshops for married and engaged couples and is a monthly guest on the “On The Front Porch” radio program at Relevant Radio.

Before 2017 Doug worked for 36 years in Human Resources, retiring in 2016 as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Association of Leadership Development at the National Association of REALTORS®.

Doug and his wife Shirley have been married for 39 years and have 9 children and 4 grandchildren.

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