“When we’re discouraged, we’re seen as complainers. When we hurt, we’re wimps. When we’re tired, we’re lazy. When we fight, we’re rebels. When we hesitate, we’re double-minded. When we cry, we’re soft. With all of these predetermined judgements about us, it’s no wonder why so many of us fake it to make it.” – Jason Wilson Cry Like a Man
His grandfather’s lynching in the Deep South, the murders of his two older brothers, his verbally harsh and absent father, and his mother’s spiral into depression formed Jason Wilson’s childhood. But it was his decision to acknowledge his emotions and yield to God’s call on his life that made Wilson the man and leader he is today.
In this gripping, message-driven memoir, Wilson shares his story of discovering what it means to “be a man” in a world that considers male emotions taboo.
JASON WILSON is the director of the Cave of Adullam Transformational Academy (CATTA), a program of The Yunion nonprofit organization he founded in 2003. The CATTA has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, and CNN. In addition to more than twenty years of training and developing young men, Wilson is a faithful husband of twenty years and a proud father of two beautiful children.
“Growing up playing football, you are taught to never show weakness. No matter what the situation was, I was told to always ‘be a man’ and suck it up. Unfortunately, that mentality forced me to bottle up my emotions, causing some long-term negative effects and conflicts in my life. Jason Wilson is leading the way to freedom from emotional incarceration.”
Heisman Trophy Winner; Super Bowl Champion
“The souls of men are begging to cry and it’s time to release the pain. Cry Like a Man is a key that Jason Wilson is using to unlock the door for men of all ethnicity to release that pain through tears, transparency, and love rather than through fighting, unresolved anger, and abuse.”
entrepreneur; New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness
“Jason Wilson is a transformational leader with a God-given ability to stand conventional wisdom on its head, unearthing the power found in struggle, pain, and compassion. Jason’s life is an authentic testament to the manner, in which God uses trials, tears, and triumph to purge trauma and life’s losses from the hearts of men. The truth found within this book will empower men of all ethnicities with the tools needed to break free from emotional incarceration.”
Vice President of Community Affairs, Chick-fil-A, Inc.; Executive Director, Chick-fil-A Foundation
“I am so excited about Jason Wilson’s new book, Cry Like a Man. Through personal stories and lessons that apply to all, Wilson shows us the power of connecting with our emotions in an increasingly disconnected world. This is a must-read for any brother seeking to better understand what he feels and why and for any sister seeking to discern the same.”
CEO of Values Partnerships; former White House faith-based advisor to President Barack Obama; bestselling author of The President’s Devotional
Lewis Howe Interviews Jason Wilson
Van Lathan's Interviews Jason Wilson
Crying Like A Man is much deeper than shedding tears, but releasing the trauma held in your heart and mind for years. This website will soon be a safe space for you to be transparent and find healing.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Please leave your email so that you'll know when this website launches and have access to Jason Wilson's latest inspirational videos, blog posts, and events and online emotional training workshops.
No spamming, we promise!
FULL WEBSITE COMING SOON.
CRY LIKE A MAN IS MORE THAN A BOOK.
IT'S A MOVEMENT.