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This One Thing Makes a Great Father

April 3, 2024
Our society is a mess, and when you get down to the quick of it, you find the crisis of men not living their lives as good fathers. It's a sad truth that many in our society struggle to comprehend what it truly means to be a good father, let alone how to live as one. Today we discuss the one thing that makes a great father. This one thing is crucial for all men to know, not just fathers, because in understanding this you can start living your life in reality. We go into practical ways that this truth plays out in the relationship between fathers and their children and the consequences when it is ignored. In addition, we also answer a listener's question about dating a non-Catholic and what advice we have for him. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks.

Two Devastating Ways NOT to Deal with Sin

March 27, 2024
We hear a lot about the Good News today, but we do not hear much about the bad news. However, as Peter Kreeft has stated, without the bad news, the good news is meaningless. Sin is not spoken of frequently enough, glossed over, and sometimes outright ignored. We all know that the secular world champions vice and acts as if it is virtue, and while this complete reversal might not affect you totally, it likely has lessened the degree to which you despise sin in your life. Today we go into sin, what it is, what it is not, and two devastating ways that men often deal with sin in their lives. As we look to Christ on the Cross, it is necessary to understand how our sin has put him there and the mercy that is available to us.Today we discuss a great plan to not only improve and become like Christ this Lent, but also a strategy to continue as a new man this Easter and beyond. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks.

Your Life’s Power Plan: 8 Essential Pillars

March 20, 2024
In the grand theme of life, we are called to be great men. Throughout our journey, we encounter individuals of deep character and integrity, men who have realized their fullest potential. When we encounter such individuals, we aspire to emulate their virtues, desiring a life that mirrors their example. Yet, when we turn our gaze inward and reflect on our own lives amidst the constant struggle and the haze of uncertainty, grappling with our shortcomings and lack of motivation, we can easily succumb to discouragement and complacency. Today's episode unveils 8 pillars of strength and virtue, each building off the other to order your life to become the man you were created to be - a man of greatness.Learn about these 4 enemies and how to apply the practices we discuss. In addition, today we get to answer a question from a listener who asks about balancing his pursuit of a high-performance professional job and raising a family. Today we discuss a great plan to not only improve and become like Christ this Lent, but also a strategy to continue as a new man this Easter and beyond. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks.

Miscarriage, Child Loss, and the Grief of Fathers

March 18, 2024
Today we sit down with Patrick O'Hearn and Bryan Feger, co-authors of "The Grief of Dads: Support and Hope for Catholic Fathers Navigating Child Loss." to discuss the loss of a child and the lasting effects it has on men. Drawing from their personal experiences of enduring multiple miscarriages, Patrick and Bryan offer a poignant exploration of the often-overlooked grief experienced by fathers in the wake of child loss. In this heartfelt conversation, they delve into the emotional, physical, and spiritual journey of fathers navigating miscarriage, stillbirth, and the loss of a child of any age, shedding light on the unique challenges they face and the support they need. If you have experienced this loss, you have our prayers, if you know someone that has, please share this episode with them.Today we discuss a great plan to not only improve and become like Christ this Lent, but also a strategy to continue as a new man this Easter and beyond. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks.

St. Joseph’s 5 Virtues: Do You Have Them?

March 13, 2024
There is one man who is a model of strength for all men. For our 150th episode, we go into 5 principles that guided this man's life and that every man alive can learn from. These 5 principles carry great weight and power to improve and better our lives. Generations will continue to study how this man lived and turn to him for guidance.Learn about these 4 enemies and how to apply the practices we discuss. In addition, today we get to answer a question from a listener who asks about balancing his pursuit of a high-performance professional job and raising a family. Today we discuss a great plan to not only improve and become like Christ this Lent, but also a strategy to continue as a new man this Easter and beyond. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks.

Saving the West Through Creativity, Courage, and the Story of a Hero | Anthony D’Ambrosio

March 11, 2024
In this episode, my guest is Anthony D'Ambrosio, a director and screenwriter for the new film on St. Maximilian Kolbe, Triumph of the Heart. We discuss how the saints can bring you back from the brink of despair and hopelessness to deep faith amidst the darkest times in your life. Anthony shares his story that begins with a debilitating infection, insomnia, and practical atheism to finding St. Maximilian Kolbe and ultimately creating a high-end motion picture about his last days in Auschwitz. If you do not know St. Maximilian Kolbe, you have to listen to this episode. If you do know him, you will not want to miss this conversation as well as this movie!Learn about these 4 enemies and how to apply the practices we discuss. In addition, today we get to answer a question from a listener who asks about balancing his pursuit of a high-performance professional job and raising a family. Today we discuss a great plan to not only improve and become like Christ this Lent, but also a strategy to continue as a new man this Easter and beyond. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks.

Sabotaging Your Own Success

March 6, 2024
Why do we crave comfort so fervently? Jordan Peterson and Andrew Huberman have gained fame by dissecting the pitfalls of pursuing comfort. They offer a roadmap out of the rut many find themselves in, emphasizing the crucial role of discipline. Undoubtedly, discipline is essential, yet it alone cannot propel you to the heights of success. Today, we delve into why discipline, while necessary, is just one piece of the puzzle – whether it's advancing in life or battling demons. We show that without hope, discipline falls short in sculpting the best man you can become. Listen to discover how to transcend mere discipline and how to achieve that success you want.We do our best to tread with dignity discussing the interior lives of the men brought up in the article but are honest about the falsehoods that they espouse. Learn about these 4 enemies and how to apply the practices we discuss. In addition, today we get to answer a question from a listener who asks about balancing his pursuit of a high-performance professional job and raising a family. Today we discuss a great plan to not only improve and become like Christ this Lent, but also a strategy to continue as a new man this Easter and beyond. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks.

Sin, Shame, and What’s at Stake

February 28, 2024
Sin brings in its wake a barrage of emotional consequences and external damages. If the sin has long-term effects, we can feel substantial guilt and often shame for our failings and selfishness. This same thing can happen if the sin is habitual or uniquely toxic. How do you heal from shame, overcome guilt, and rightly order your life to avoid despair and frustration? Today, we discuss how men either become weak or foolishly arrogant in response to the shame they experience. We want to make sure you understand the difference between guilt and shame, the benefits they can bring to your life, as well as tactics to consistently move forward. We do our best to tread with dignity discussing the interior lives of the men brought up in the article but are honest about the falsehoods that they espouse. Learn about these 4 enemies and how to apply the practices we discuss. In addition, today we get to answer a question from a listener who asks about balancing his pursuit of a high-performance professional job and raising a family. Today we discuss a great plan to not only improve and become like Christ this Lent, but also a strategy to continue as a new man this Easter and beyond. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks.

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