Schedule a father/son event. It could be a single evening,
or a Saturday morning.
Minimum age for the boys should be at least 13 years-old.
(Be strict with dads wanting to bring younger sons. The needs
of pre-teens are different and should be addressed in a special
format that is age-appropriate.) Teenage sons living with
single-mothers should get invitations from other dads and
be picked up at their homes.
Here is a suggested outline that you can adapt to suit your
1. Show all, or portions of, the Every Young Man's Battle
DVD. An opening remark could emphasize that every man and
young man faces a battle for purity in today's X-Rated world.
As men, we gain strength by facing this battle together, hence
the reason for the Freedom Night.
2. Have a man share about how he has used a couple of action
steps from the Breaking Free booklet.
3. Have a brief invitation by a priest to the Sacrament of
Confession, especially for purity needs. Address the need
to overcome reluctance to return to Confession if there is
an on-going problem. Suggest a father/son policy that any
son asking his dad to go to Confession is taken "with no questions
4. Close in prayer, perhaps by saying a Rosary together.
5. If possible, offer Confession at the conclusion of the
This same general structure could be used by guys at a college
"Campus Freedom Night."
Talk to a friend, or your priest, about scheduling a Father/Son