Pushing Mama Up a Mountain

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

I was so excited about taking our children to Yellowstone National Park. I’d been there with my family as a child and some of the happiest memories of my father, who’s been in heaven many years are centered around that area. Unfortunately, I tore a ligament in my knee on one of our conference trips…
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Boy Scout earns medal for saving teacher’s life

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Fernando Espinosa, 17, of El Paso, Texas, is receiving the Boy Scouts’ Honor Medal with Crossed Palms, its highest award for bravery and service.  Espinosa was walking a teacher to her car earlier this year when another vehicle bore down on them in the crosswalk.  He managed to push the teacher to safety but was…
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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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Boys, Violence, and What About It

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Here’s a great essay from the journal First Things — Sally Thomas’ thoughts on boys, violence, and how to think about them: What I think I have come to understand about boys is that a desire to commit violence is not the same thing as a desire to commit evil. It’s a mistake for parents to presume…
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“If you only read one book about raising boys…”

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

A new review this morning! From Wendy & her Lost Boys, by Angie, a mother of five boys: As I mentioned last week, I’ve been reading Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys by Hal and Melanie Young. I finished it yesterday, and plan to read it again after Larry gets a turn. Put…
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