'Men-only' sessions to address domestic issues

Separate seminars for women this weekend

Domestic violence, conflict resolution and the responsibilities of husbands and fathers will be among the topics discussed at a symposium this weekend. 

Pastor Jeff Jefferson, minister at Kings Church, said the sessions are being held because of the many roles society expects men to fill. 

“One of the significant questions, therefore, that we hope the sessions will help men answer is how to align their masculinity with the beliefs, values, spiritual virtues, behavior and societal roles and functions from which these expectations derive.” 

There will be separate sessions for women. 

All are invited to attend the free sessions. 

The seminars will kick off with sessions for men only at 7 p.m. Friday in the church on Walkers Road and continue at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 

The women’s seminars will be held at the same times at the adjacent Cayman Academy Hall. Joint sessions will be held on suitable topics. 

The weekend program features Pastor Ronaldo da Cunha and his wife, Dr. Doroti da Cunha, a certified health coach. 

Married for 44 years, they have served in churches in North, South and Central America. 

Pastor da Cunha will lead joint sessions on Saturday morning, with a divine service beginning at 10:45 a.m. The weekend symposium will end with a men-only session on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. 

The weekend will also include a social at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cayman Academy grounds. 

Alton Hamilton, one of the organizers, said the aim of the Saturday social is to bring families together for fun, relaxation and strengthening of bonds. 

The symposium will be held at Kings Seventh-day Adventist Church Oct. 2–4.