My Resources Page

The following are books, articles, and companies who have contributed to my understanding, knowledge and skills in being a man.  

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Ken Blanchard, Author and Founder of
The Ken Blanchard Companies—The Leadership Difference®
innovative leadership development programs that incorporate self-discovery, assessments, and coaching.
Cenacle Retreat House
your sanctuary in the city of Houston
Houston, TX 77079 (281) 497-3131,
The Enneagram Institute
- to start learning about yourself and how you can use Enneagram personality types for personal growth and in your relationships.
Stone Ridge, NY 12484 845- 687-9878
The Foundation for Community Encouragement (FCE)
discovering, learning and living in community
Buffalo, NY 14201 716- 462-8266

The Focusing Institute (Dr. Eugene Gendlin)- carrying life and thought forward. Shows how to apply open attention to something which is directly experienced but is not in words
Spring Valley, NY 10977 845-362-5222,

The Jung Center
To support the development of greater self-awareness, creative expression and psychological insight
Houston, TX 77006
713-524- 8253,
Lebh Shomea House of Prayer
- stresses the silent listening of the heart - contemplative prayer, by assuring a milieu and furnishing a place to be alone and pray.
Sarita, TX 78385-0009 361-294-5369,
Monastery of Christ in the Desert
Embracing the desert, interior and exterior, be a guest in the Benedictine spirituality of a strong monastic life with much prayer and a strong emphasis on seeking God
Abiquiu, NM 87510 801-545-8567,
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment
- aspiring toward a deeper understanding of Jungian psychological types, of each other, of ourselves.

New Warrior Training Adventure
- flagship training of The ManKind Project, a singular type of life affirming event, honoring the best in what men have to offer the planet.
NLP Coaching and Training International
- practical tools to excel in coaching, understanding cross cultural differences and diversity, brain management, family relationships, setting goals, leadership, interpersonal skills, sales, organization development, teams, and management
Houston, TX 77027 713-337-3440

Promise Keepers
- men of integrity
Boulder, Colorado 866-776-6473

The Ruah Spirituality Center at Villa de Matel
- a place of silence, beauty, healing and hope, open to all who seek God.
Houston, TX 77023 713- 928-6053,

Spiritual Directors International
- a global learning community committed to spiritual care, contemplative practices, and compassionate listening.
Bellevue, Washington 98009-3584 425-455-1565, 


Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Inc.
the original and continually updated marriage enrichment program, away from the distractions of everyday life, focusing on each other.'s 2012 winner of the Best Marriage Workshop category
San Bernardino, CA 92404-4666(909) 863-9963,

Tsai, Emma Kate
professional writer and editor, editor of"So Dad, What Makes a Man?"

Woodyard, Josh
Designer, Book Covers (including this one) & Websites
Lorri Acott, workshop teacher and sculptor of long-legged figures and horses that reflect intimate, universal moments in life . Her sculpture "Conversation with Myself" is the photo that begins Part II of So Dad, What Makes a Man?)


Bly, Robert. Iron John: A Book About Men. Da Capo Press, 2004.

Cameron, Julia. The Complete Artist's Way: Creativity as a Spiritual Way. Tarcher/Penguin, 2007

Covey, Stephen. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Free Press, 2004

Ellis, Sister Monika. (with James D. Henry) “Seek Your Calling and Your Calling Will Seek You: Exploring  Discernmentas a Way of Life.” Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction March 2012: 40-46

Gray, John. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex. Harper Paperbacks, 2004

Hendrix, Harville. Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples. Henry Holt Publishers, 2007

Hicks, Scot and David. The Emperor's Handbook: Marcus Aurelius. Scribner, 2002

Hightower, Newton. Anger Busting 101: New ABCs for Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them. Bayou Publishing, 2002

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. Routledge Press, 2008

Meston, Cindy M., and Buss, David M. “Why Humans Have Sex.” Springer Science+Business Media 3 July 2007

Moore, Robert, and Gillette, Douglas. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine. HarperOne, 1990

The New International Version Study Bible. The Zondervan Corp., 1985

Peck, M. Scott. The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth. Touchstone,1998

Peck, M. Scott. The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace. Touchstone, 1998

Peters, Lawrence J. The Peter Principle. Buccaneer Books,1996

Rohr, Richard. The Wild Man's Journey: Reflections on Male Spirituality. St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1996

Rohr, Richard. From Wild Man to Wise Man: Reflections on Male Spirituality. St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2005

VanDuivendyk, T. The Unwanted Gift of Grief. Haworth Press, Inc., 2006


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