Special arrangements were needed at Featherock Conference Center to accommodate the 40 attendees of the Fatherhood Workshop on the weekend of July 9-11. "True Masculinity, Suffering and Generosity in Marriage" were addressed by Doug Hinderer the keynote speaker. Other topics discussed included "Preparing Your Child for the Porn Pandemic", "Leading Your Family Through CyberSpace", and "Forming your Children in Faith and Love of God. In addition a panel discussed the topic of "Family Size". The workshop closed with a presentation on the impact of the family in society. The schedule also included plenty of time for recreation and personal interactions.
A few dozen young men attended a two day workshop during the month of June at Westcott Study Center led by Canavox. The course was specifically addressed to young men and dealt with issues including dating, healthy relationships and marriage. Canavox is a cheerful marriage movement that offers reading groups to friends who support the historic understanding of marriage.
WhereYouAre has an app developed by Gus Bernardo. It can be downloaded from:
- iPhone, IOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/where-you-are/id1524745962
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.bemobile.whereyouare
Texas Family Enrichment is offering two courses this Fall: First Decisions for parents of children between 7 and 10 years, and Matrimonial Love for couples of all ages.
The current Year of the Family convoked by Pope Francis is a great opportunity to support initiatives that promote the family. That will help parents improve their relationships with their spouses and develop their child-rearing skills. In addition it will help young people discover the beauty of starting a Christian family. One of those initiatives is the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), a non-governmental, independent, and non-profit federation, whose primary mission is to support families through training. Among the IFFD inspired groups in the US is Texas Family Enrichment. In the last few years, as part of IFFD, the IFFD foundation has been developing an endowment that will provide stable resources to undertake more wide-ranging initiatives to support the family. Please spread the word and consider supporting IFFD by making a donation here.