Raising Sons

Hard though it may be to believe, all great men started out as boys. Boys will be boys, the saying goes, and all of us know what that means. Most boys are by nature messy, loud, adventurous, and in short, accidents waiting to happen. Boys can be assertive at the wrong time, often forget their manners at just the "right" time, and give their parents no small amount of anxiety as they grow. But boys are like an explosive: set them off haphazardly and you've got a big problem; if you direct and focus the blast you can move mountains.

Boys need to be directed and guided. Our modern culture instead drugs them into stupefied compliance. ADHD is often just another name for "boy." Boys don't need sedatives, they need discipline. Boys must be welcomed as boys; boys must be honored for their identity as boys. Boys are not girls and they should not be made to act like girls. Boys are supposed to be dragon slayers, not dragons, and certainly not damsels in distress!

Boys must not be allowed to grow up wild and undisciplined. Boys, like the men they will one day become, cannot live without a challenge. That challenge must come from fathers and other godly men. Mature and godly men must set the bar and that bar ought to be set high. Our boys are a risk worth taking; their education and discipline is a war worth waging. Raising boys is dangerous, it is true. But the risk is nothing compared with the glorious outcome. Disciplined boyhood will yield courageous and virtuous manhood and God knows, we need so much more of that today!

Perhaps few of us can point to great male role models to point our boys toward. The pernicious anti-boy culture that surrounds us makes it hard to find mature men worth emulating. But they are there. And even if they're not, we can grow them from scratch if we try. If your boys have godly and strong fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other men doing their part, then rejoice. If not, there is help. We offer resources to fire the imagination of young boys and to help parents to direct that fire in the right way.

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Against the Tide
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2nd edition
for Adult
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Because You Are Strong
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by John Quincy Adams
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in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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Boyhood and Beyond
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from Great Expectations Book Co.
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Bringing Up Boys
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by Jeffrey A. Zakula
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from Great Expectations Book Co.
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in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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by Conn & Hal Iggulden
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in Dangerous Books for Kids (Location: CGA-10A)
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Do Hard Things
by Alex & Brett Harris
from Multnomah Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Growing Up Christian (Location: C03-03B)
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Every Young Man's Battle
The Every Man Series
by Fred Stoeker, Stephen Arterburn
from WaterBrook Press
for 10th-12th grade
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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Everyday Battles
by Bob Schultz
from Boulder Creek Books
for 10th-Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
$8.00
Father's Guide to Raising Boys
by Rob Green
Fir from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: ACB-02A)
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by Pam Forster
3rd edition from Doorposts
in Doorposts Materials (Location: B12-01B)
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For Instruction in Righteousness
by Pam Forster
3rd edition from Doorposts
in Doorposts Materials (Location: B12-01B)
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by Pam Forster
Revised edition from Doorposts
in Doorposts Materials (Location: B12-01B)
$10.50 (3 in stock)
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by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for 7th-10th grade
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by Doug Wilson
from Canon Press
for 10th-Adult
in Biblical Manhood (Location: C02-03C)
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Future Men
by Doug Wilson
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for 10th-Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
$12.00
Geek Dad
by Ken Denmead
from Gotham Books
for Adult
in Dangerous Books for Kids (Location: CGA-10A)
$14.40
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by Linda Dillow, Lorraine Pintus
1st edition from WaterBrook Press
for 9th-Adult
in Sexual Intimacy (Location: C02-01B)
$5.60 (1 in stock)
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by Doug Bond
from P&R Publishing
for 8th-12th grade
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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Honor Your Father and Mother
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: B12-01B)
$12.00 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Lessons from a Father to His Son
by John Ashcroft
First Edition from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
$6.30 (1 in stock)
Lessons in Responsibility for Boys Level 1
Christian Gentleman's Series
from Pearables
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Pearables Character Curriculum (Location: B12-01C)
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The Christian Gentleman's Series
from Pearables
for 2nd-6th grade
in Pearables Character Curriculum (Location: B12-01C)
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by Theodore Roosevelt
from Vision Forum
Biographies for 7th-Adult
in Biblical Manhood (Location: C02-03C)
$11.20
Like Father, Like Son
by Pete Alwinson
Fir from New Growth Press
for 10th-Adult
in Biblical Manhood (Location: C02-03C)
$12.79
Little Book of Manners for Boys
by Bob and Emilie Barnes
from Harvest House
for ages 4-7
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Man In Demand - Teacher Manual
by Wayne & Emily Hunter
from Harvest House
for 7th-10th grade
in Character Building (Location: B12-01B)
$11.99
Mansfield's Book of Manly Men
by Stephen Mansfield
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 9th-Adult
in Biblical Manhood (Location: C02-03C)
$8.40 (1 in stock)
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by Elisabeth Elliot
from Revell Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Biblical Manhood (Location: C02-03C)
$12.80
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by Jeff and Susan Zakula
from Keepers of the Faith
$8.76
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from Pearables
for 5th-9th grade
in Pearables Character Curriculum (Location: B12-01C)
$24.95
Plants Grown Up
by Pam Forster
2nd edition from Doorposts
for 1st-12th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: B12-01B)
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from Doorposts
for Nursury-12th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: B12-01B)
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by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for 1st-12th grade
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by Bob Schultz
from Great Expectations Book Co.
for 9th-Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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by Steven Maxwell
from Communication Concepts
for 9th-Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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by Stephen Arterburn
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for 6th-Adult
in Biblical Manhood (Location: C02-03C)
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for Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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by Hal & Melanie Young
from Great Waters Press
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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by Hal & Melanie Young
from Great Waters Press
in Biblical Manhood (Location: C02-03C)
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by William Pollack
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for Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
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by Doug Bond
from P&R Publishing
for 8th-12th grade
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
$11.99 $7.00 (1 in stock)
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by Andrew Pudewa
from Institute for Excellence in Writing
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$10.00
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by J. C. Ryle
from Vision Forum
for 7th-12th grade
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
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by Steve Zollos
from Shepherd Press
for Adult
in Raising Sons (Location: C02-03A)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
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by Voddie Baucham
from Crossway Books
for parents
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