Saturday, March 20, 2010

Raising Real Men: The Real Deal!

I was pleased to receive a copy of "Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys".

After hearing the authors, Hal and Melanie Young, interviewed on Kevin Swanson's Generations Radio Podcast, I knew that I HAD to read this book. Why, you ask? Because I was desperate for a completely biblical, practical guide to raising boys that did not draw from any secular humanist psychological theories. You see, I used to be a secular humanist psychiatrist so I know the bad stuff when I smell see it.

My son is 9 now and I was raised around a bunch of girls- 5 of them to be exact.  I am the one that my son is around for teaching and training most of the day most days.  With God's grace and godly advice from parents who have been there, I desire to raise my son for the glory of God.

I am very grateful that this book did not disappoint.  The authors very humbly take you through principles they have learned in raising their boys (all 6 of them) for the glory of God.  Filled with Scriptural principles," Raising Real Men" is a welcome addition to the standard Christian books about raising boys.  Written from a homeschooling perspective, I find it much easier to relate to this book than the others.

"Raising Real Men" is a book that I will surely re-read many times in my quest to raise a real man.  I am so grateful to the Young's for writing it.

Check out their very informative and encouraging blog today!


  1. Victoria,
    I don't know if you have posted in a while...i know your blog moved...but I wanted you to know I was hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling next weekend and would love for you to submit a post if you have one you'd like to contribute!

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  3. Hiya.. just found your blog! :O) Thank you for mentioning this book - I will be sure to check it out. I have 3 boys and we homeschool, so it sounds ideal. I'm always eager to read books of this kind. Need all the spiritual wisdom I can get! I was raised in an all girl family so need help when it comes to knowing how to raise boys! :O)