Raising Real Men
Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys
“Six boys!” folks say in mock horror, “Well, better you than me.” We answer them cheerfully – we love our boys and they’re a gift from God…a reward. Privately, though, we admit to ourselves it’s not always rosy. Teenage boys put away a startling amount of groceries. Young boys can be downright destructive. They’re noisy, unconcerned with personal hygiene, and the dog has a longer attention span – or so it seems, some days.
If this is God’s chosen gift to us, why is so much about it so hard? How can we prepare these boys to serve God when we can barely make it through the day? Isn’t there a better way? Yes —
Raising Real Men looks beyond the untied shoes and dirty jeans to what the Lord means your son to be. Learn how to help him focus on schoolwork, find real heroes, stand alone when he needs to, and become a real man one day. Don t just survive raising boys, succeed at it and learn how to love them as they really are.
“Hal and Melanie Young have six sons and are disciples of Jesus. They know how to raise real men. This book is a treasure trove of practical tips to help you to raise your sons right. It will answer your questions, help you avoid mistakes, bring them up in the Lord, and understand them. I highly recommend it.” — Chris Klicka, author of The Right Choice and Homeschool Heroes
Raising Real Men was awarded the prestigious CSPA (Christian Small Publishers Association) 2011 Book of the Year.
“This was a book that I originally thought would be a great read for my husband, a positive role model if you will for fathers raising sons. And while I’m sure it is, I’ve found it to be invaluable to me already as a mother raising 3 sons myself. ” – Candace Allgood, SONBeams
“I was shocked to discover that not one, but three of my oldest children were following along with this parenting book. My seven year old daughter now asks as soon as we get in the car if we can turn it on. My nine year old son laughs out loud during some of the funny stories, and he too specifically requested I turn on the book even during a five minute car ride.” – Amy Bevins, blogger at BowofBronze