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At times it’s tough to be the man, husband, or father we are expected to be. We want to be. Our family needs us to be. God challenges us to be. Still, we do things we swore we’d never do again. And we don’t do the things we want to do. Not always, but regularly. It leaves us feeling stuck in our faith.

Despite what your guilt and shame scream at you, you are not alone. Your journey lines up with every man’s journey. Heck, it aligns with the Apostle Paul’s journey. Don’t buy it? Read Romans 7:15-25.

There’s hope for each of us. Real life change happens best in a band of brothers. Where we can be authentic without experiencing the judgment, shame, or rejection. Where we are not judged when we tell the truth about our life – the good and the bad. Where we will be challenged to be better men, husbands, and fathers.

When Jesus invites us to follow him, it’s an invitation to die to all that junk that keeps us from following him. That’s what’s behind the men’s retreat, Die To Self. That kind of surrender goes against every instinct we have. We can’t seem to let go. Yet only when we die to self can we fully experience the power of Jesus to change our heart. Though we each have different life stories, this applies to each of us.

This retreat offers each man the opportunity to experience true surrender. It helps men explore, expose, embrace, and let go of hidden shame, self-judgment, and the false self that drives our inappropriate behaviors. This transformational weekend retreat in a safe environment will help each man learn how to live out the life that God wants for him.

Here’s the 411 on Die to Self Retreat:

Date: April 28-30, 2023

Start time: 6:00 pm on Friday, April 28

End Time: 12:00 pm on Sunday, April 30

Cost: $235 covers accommodations, meals, and materials. Registration is limited to 35

Location: Stronghold Retreat Center, 1922 IL-2 North, Oregon, IL 6106

Questions? Need scholarship? Email us today.