The Three Marks of Manhood (Paperback)

How to Be Priest, Prophet and King of Your Family

By G. C. Dilsaver

Tan Books, 9780895559043, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

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The time has come for Catholic men to take up their God- ordained role as priest, prophet, and king of their families. In The Three Marks of Manhood, author and psychologist G. C. Dilsaver shows you how to do this by wielding the three staffs of patriarchy: the Scepter of authority and self-discipline, the Crosier of spiritual stewardship, and the Cross of redemptive suffering.   This familial headship to which God calls Christian patriarchs is not the old pagan notion of brute dominance over wife and children, but rather a loving authority that is unequivocal yet self-sacrificial just like Christ's. Indeed, it is only by imitating Our Lord's headship over His Church that men can lead their families to become what God intended, and empower them to resist the threats of secular culture.   The Three Marks of Manhood is a bold and wise book that will show both husbands and wives the way to greater virtue and happiness. Read it and learn how to build a strong and lasting marriage, raise children to become faithful men and women of God, and foster an authentic Catholic culture in your home.

About the Author

Dr. Gregory C. Dilsaver is a psychologist and the director of Imago Dei Clinics ( He is the developer of Imago Dei Psychotherapy, the first fully integrated Catholic clinical psychology, and author of the groundbreaking book of the same name. Dr. Dilsaver received an advanced theological degree from the Pontifical Institute on Marriage and Family where he was a McGivney Scholar and graduated from the original St. Ignatius Institute at the University of San Francisco where he majored in philosophy and the Great Books.