Our Fathers, Ourselves

This retreat for men reflects on the oftentimes true statement that when we look at our fathers, we see ourselves.

More than anybody else—our mothers, our teachers, the media—our fathers have influenced who we are. Sometimes their influences—their affirmations of us, their sense of integrity, their respect for our mothers, and their involvement in our lives—have helped us become stronger, more loving, more respectful and joyful men. Other times, their criticism, domineering roles, emotional and physical absence, and in some instances, their verbal and physical abuse have resulted in anger, fear, rigidity, emotional problems, and alienation from ourselves and others.

Because our fathers have been so influential, the more we know about them, the more we know about ourselves. Finding our fathers is perhaps the most important step in our journey to explore ourselves and to become more humane, fair, open, and fulfilled human beings.

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