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Training Sons to be Confident, Capable Men, and Connecting Spiritually With Your Spouse

Air Date 04/27/2019

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In Part 1 of this weekend's program, Jonathan Catherman, author of The Manual to Manhood, explains why today's parents need to be more intentional about teaching their sons basic life skills they'll need as they become men.

In Part 2, authors Greg and Erin Smalley describe how couples can develop spiritual and relational intimacy.

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Guest

Jonathan Catherman

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Jonathan Catherman is the founder and director of the 1M Mentoring Foundation which is dedicated to providing life skills and character mentoring resources to one million young people around the world. Jonathan's international best-selling books include The Manual to Manhood, The Manual to Middle School, and The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life. He is proud to have co-authored three best-selling titles with his sons, Reed and Cole, and wife, Erica. Jonathan regularly speaks to youth and adult audiences on the significance of stewardship and the importance of building their confidence and capabilities. From parenting conferences to student symposiums, military support events to leadership training days, Jonathan's audiences are entertained, educated, and inspired to live with purpose and passion. Learn more about him by visiting his website, thecathermans.com.

Guest

Greg Smalley

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Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises. Prior to joining Focus, Smalley worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as President of the National Institute of Marriage. He is the author of 12 books including Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage, Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage and The DNA of Relationships.

Guest

Erin Smalley

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Erin Smalley serves as the Marriage Strategic Spokesperson for Focus on the Family's marriage ministry and develops content for the marriage department. In addition to her work at Focus, Smalley is a conference speaker. She presents with her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley, at marriage enrichment seminars where they guide husbands and wives in taking steps toward enjoying deeply satisfying marriages. She also speaks to women on faith, family and the importance of healthy friendships.