Many of our problems like abortion, divorce, and sexual chaos among youth stem from a lack of fathering. Most of the men I meet in jail come from broken homes without a father. My heart is saddened for these men who were mentored by gang leaders as children, instead of fathers. When I ask them how many living children they have, the most common answer is four. I challenge them to be the one God uses to change their family’s legacy from crime, heartache and jail to following God and honor.
The movie, Courageous, is an emotionally charged wake-up call to fathers whose influence upon their children and society is immeasurable. The Resolution for Men follows the movie to challenge men of all ages to become bold and intentional about embracing their responsibilities as leaders of their homes, marriages, and children.
THE COURAGEOUS RESOLUTION by Stephen and Alex Kendrick
I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children.
I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home.
I WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me.
I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength.
I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly.
I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.
I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion.
I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.
I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.
I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.
I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will.
I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. – Joshua 24:15