God created man male and female, people who are sexually differentiated. Our culture has spent the past thirty years in denial of that reality, thus, Hal and Melanie Young's Raising Real Men is long overdue. This book manages to be a bold corrective to the feminization of boys and men in our culture, without simply being reactionary. They have thought deeply, biblically and well about the difference between the ways boys and girls are wired as well as the different roles God has for them to fulfill. In an era when the church has lost a biblical concept of masculinity and femininity this book is a breath of fresh air.
Dr. Tedd Tripp
Pastor, Author, Conference Speaker
"Raising Real Men is for real men who aspire to pass on a legacy of strength, courage and fidelity to Christ our King. It encouraged me as a father. I pray it will encourage you."
Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr.
Husband of One and Father of Seven Blessings
"Hal and Melane Young have six sons and are disciples of Jesus. They know how to raise real men. This book is a treasure trove of practical tips to help you to raise your sons right. It will answer your questions, help you avoid mistakes, bring them up in the Lord, and understand them. I highly recommend it."Chris Klicka
Senior Counsel at Home School Legal Defense Association
Author of The Right Choice and Homeschool Heroes
Father of 2 sons and 5 daughters
"In a time when our culture seems intent on emasculating our boys, it is a real pleasure to find Christians who are pushing back, responding with biblical answers. Raising Real Men combines a number of important characteristics in giving advice to parents of young boys — it is earthy, realistic, humorous and scriptural. Hal and Melanie Young write from a homeschooling setting, but much of what they have to say is also pertinent to Christian parents of boys in private Christian schools. I hope this book gets a wide reading in both realms."
Minister of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho
Author, Future Men
"Raising boys can be a tremendous challenge for parents, especially when you have more than an few. We know that God designed them much differently than girls because of the role that He has chosen for them in life. Hal and Melanie in RAISING REAL MEN, have approached this subject from a Biblical perspective and have been true to the Biblical principles laid down for raising boys. However, once the principle has been laid out, then they bring a unique practical aspect to raising boys where the rubber meets the road. This is a book that will give parents a clear road map to follow for having the greatest possibility of success as parents prepare boys for their God-given role in adulthood. This is a book that every family should have no matter the number of boys and even those families without boys as the book gives tremendous insight into understanding how boys think and why they act as they do. This book meets a crying need in an area where there is very little specific direction. Thank you Hal and Melanie for this outstanding work of the Lord."
J. Michael Smith, Esq.
President, Home School Legal Defense Association
"Hal and Melanie have put together a wonderful, warmhearted, and practical little book on raising sons into men of God – a must-read for any parent blessed with boys."
Father of five children
Director of Generations with Vision