We’re so happy you’re here. We’re Hal & Melanie Young and we’d like to tell you a little bit about what we do and how we can help you make biblical family life practical, then we have some free gifts for you at the end!

We’re the authors of the Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year, Raising Real Men (about raising boys of all ages — we have six!), The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Best Parenting Resource of the Year, No Longer Little (about parenting tweens and young teens), and the Amazon bestseller, Love, Honor, and Virtue (about biblical sexuality for boys in their teens/early twenties to read).

We are the founders of Craftsman Crate, the Subscription Box that Builds Your Skills, and the only one we know that teaches real, artisan skills to teens. Keep scrolling for $10 off!


Our podcast, Making Biblical Family Life Practical has over 200 half hour episodes in the archives on topics that will meet you right where you are, from discipline to media and managing with littles to dealing with kids in college.



We also have all kinds of great resources and gifts: character building audiobooks, Five Solas t-shirts, training swords, awesome rubberband machine guns, and past Craftsman Crates.

AND we’ve got a whole pack of resources FREE for you when you join our email community of tens of thousands of parents! Enjoy! ~ Hal and Melanie

P.S. Get $10 off any Craftsman Crate subscription, too!

Our Thanks to You!

Resources for Parenting 


Three workshops to strengthen relationships and discipleship: 

  • Parenting Preteens
  • Shining Armor: Your Son's Battle for Purity
  • Homeschooling is Not Enough

Two helpful ebooks

  • Don't Get A Ticket for That Ride!
    (Tips for managing the emotional roller coaster)
  • The Why and How of Coming of Age Celebrations
    (Ideas and templates for planning your own!)