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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Young men have a tremendous desire to try their strength and to be tested in return. This is integral to their competitive nature, but let’s take a look at how it impacts their interaction with the real world, not the contrived world of competitions. Adults sometimes equate a desire for adventure with immaturity and recklessness….
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A Thirst for Adventure

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Boys have a love for adventure. The trick is to teach them to take reasonable risks. We want them to be bold and adventurous – without breaking both legs jumping off the roof! There’s a whole chapter about that in Raising Real Men.


Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

We have a tendency to think of our boys’ love of adventure as a problem that gets them in trouble. Could it be, though, that God made them adventurous? That He wants them to have boldness and ambition – in His service?  Don’t discourage the adventurousness of your boys. Instead, teach them to only risk…
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Risk and Reward

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Most of us have been frustrated at some time or another by our boy’s love of risk-taking and adventure. They seem to do the craziest things and seldom think enough about them first. As a mom, I want to protect them and coddle them and keep them completely safe. What they need, though, is balance!…
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Raising Real Men is “highly recommended” by Christian Book Notes

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Introduction Hal and Melanie Young have six sons and two daughters—the six boys came first. Their children range from 2 years old to out of high school. They speak on parenting, educating your children and family policy issues among other subjects. You can read more about their ministry at RaisingRealMen.com. Summary Divided into two parts,…
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“I recommend you get this book if you have sons,” says Tina Brown

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I was given this book, Raising Real Men, by the authors Hal & Melanie Young in exchange for my honest review. As I have been reading this book, I have been so very encouraged to allow my boys to take risks and adventures and not be over “motherly” in protecting them. As I was reading…
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Kathy Davis of Homeschoolbuzz Calls RRM “A Must Read”

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

As a mom to three active boys, I’m always eager to read what others have to say about raising boys to be men.  What better people to take advice from than Hal and Melanie Young, parents to 6 boys (and 2 girls).  In their book, Raising Real Men, they discuss the intricacies of bringing up…
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