When a Daughter Gets Engaged

When a Daughter Gets Engaged

“I think that the gods exercised especially acute discernment in establishing the particular pairing which is called ‘male and female,’ to ensure that, when the partners cooperate, such a pair may be of the utmost mutual benefit.” Xenophon, The Estate Manager One of...
Habits of the Father

Habits of the Father

“For as in cities laws have force, so in households do the injunctions and the habits of the father, and these have even more because of the tie of blood and the benefits he confers; for the children start with a natural affection and disposition to obey.” Aristotle,...
Parents Ruling by Love and Age

Parents Ruling by Love and Age

“For the begetter is the ruler by reason of love and age…” Aristotle, Politics Perhaps we do not normally think of parents as rulers. Aristotle did. He seems to think that after giving children life there is nothing more important than giving them direction: direction...
Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons

Many of our sons are suffering, in more ways than we realize. And what they need is more time with us, their fathers. Here is a reflection I posted at The Catholic Gentleman: “It’s Not About the Deer: Three Reasons to Take Your Son Hunting.” John...

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