The Men's Weekend
To engage in the process of locating the source of your power and discovering and dissolving the barriers between you and manifesting that power so that you experience total freedom as only a man can and with that freedom be the man you always wanted to be.
The Sterling Institute's Men's Weekend reawakens and invigorates the masculine spirit through a rugged exploration of the heart, mind, and soul. Set against the backdrop of relationships with the opposite sex, the Weekend offers men a two day, directed journey through our new roles in society, family, and the workplace. It focuses a practical and uncompromising light on traditional and modern concepts of masculinity, femininity, sex, marriage, success, and lifestyle.
The Weekend clarifies the conflict between modern society's expectations and our ancient masculine biological and emotional foundation. Participants learn to integrate, rather than reject, their masculine instincts, resulting in success, power, and contentment. The Weekend has a profound and far-reaching effect on men of all ages and backgrounds. For many, it has been a defining moment in their lives.
The Men's Weekend is for any man:
The Weekend embraces men of all beliefs, colors, and creeds. Over 20,000 men have taken the Men's Weekend, from all walks of life, ages, and economic, social, political, and religious backgrounds. It is secular in nature, yet it often touches the human spirit.
The Men's Weekend is tough:
The Weekend is three long days of grueling introspection, dialog, fun, expression, heartbreak, and triumph. It has been said that taking the Weekend is like climbing a mountain: a testament to one's endurance, commitment and masculine fortitude.
The Men's Weekend on Relationships and Marriage:
The Weekend is led by A. Justin Sterling, an acknowledged relationship expert, author, and founder of the Sterling Institute. His expertise and familiarity with the innermost thoughts of women, has given him the insight and perspective to teach men to be better relationship partners by being more masculine, more honorable, and more disciplined. Men who are not ready for a long-term relationship will find good advice on how to manage their emotional well-being in romantic endeavors, while men who are considering marriage and family will find much needed guidance on self-preparation, choosing the right mate, and staying on the path to a thriving marriage.
The Men's Weekend on Work and Success:
The balance between work, success, family and fun is vital to a man's health and inner peace. In order to achieve a healthy equilibrium, men must define their lives and the order of their priorities. The Weekend helps men to find the balance that works for them.
The Men's Weekend on Fatherhood:
Today, men are often confused about their roles as fathers, husbands, and sons. So much experimentation and change in society's view of gender roles has led most men to a trial and error approach to fatherhood. Understanding basic differences between men and women can help men understand the nature of fatherhood, motherhood, and how they can best serve their parents, sons and daughters.
The Men's Weekend on life direction:
"A man without a purpose is just spending time"
A. Justin Sterling
Discovering purpose in one's life is a personal journey that can make the difference between emptiness and ultimate satisfaction. The Sterling Men's Weekend offers specific guidance on how to discover one's purpose. Often, men will make their discovery during the Weekend or shortly thereafter.
The Men's Weekend on self-confidence:
Masculine pride is a very important factor in the emotional well being of a man. Men are particularly vulnerable to becoming depressed or apathetic when they do not feel useful, competent, or valued. The Weekend connects men to the legacy of heroism, self-sacrifice, and honor that have been the hallmarks of pre-modern day man. Becoming part of that tradition renews the pride men have in them selves, in the accomplishments they have already achieved, and in the knowledge that they are prepared to act competently, honorably and without hesitation in the future.
The Men's Weekend on spirituality:
More often than not, men are unfamiliar with their spiritual landscape, or have had a gender-neutral experience of spirituality. Through opening the heart to accept and be accepted by brothers in the same battle of life, the Weekend can initiate a man's personal spiritual journey, or add to it the richness of masculine energy.
The Men's Weekend is fun:
The Sterling Men's Weekend is a chance to let your flag fly, whatever it might be and enjoy the acceptance and camaraderie of men. There are no political correctness police here, and good-natured vulgarity is suitable for the occasion.
Minimum age for Men's Weekend participants is 23.