Tell Your Children the 3 Marks of Adulthood

Fr Bob Robeson

“When I was rector of the college seminary, I would tell the young men that there were 3 marks that showed a person was an adult.” 

Those words caught my attention, as I met with Fr. Robert Robeson, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus, about ways to encourage dads in his parish to teach their children using the See For Yourself! online guides for dad.

Fr. Bob’s 3 marks of adulthood:

1) You do things that you don’t want to do (but they are the right things, and you should be doing them)
2) You control your impulses.
3) You take responsibility for your actions.

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself…the Son of Man will repay each according to his conduct.” Mt 16:24-27


Fr Bob is a strong catholic dad. It just so happens that his ‘children’ are all of us who are blessed to call him ‘father.’


Dad Advice:

My child you long for life and freedom. Do not seek these. If you seek them you will lose yourself. 

Seek first God’s will, His kingdom, His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

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