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The privilege of bringing children into the world

The privilege of bringing children into the world carries with it the responsibility of teaching them the fundamentals of sound character. By tftd On 23 March 2015 · One of life’s greatest joys is the sense of wonder that accompanies … Continue reading

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When does a boy become a man? Pt 11

11. Verbal maturity sufficient to communicate and articulate as a man. Here’s a striking phenomenon of our times–many adolescent boys and young men seem to communicate only through a series of guttural clicks, grunts, and inchoate language that can hardly … Continue reading

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When does a boy become a man? Pt 10

10. Social maturity sufficient to make a contribution to society. While the arena of the home is an essential and inescapable focus of a man’s responsibility, he is also called out of the home into the workplace and the larger … Continue reading

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When does a boy become a man? Pt 9

9. Relational maturity sufficient to understand and respect others. Psychologists now talk of “emotional intelligence,” or EQ, as a major factor in personal development. While the world has given much attention to IQ, EQ is just as important. Individuals who … Continue reading

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When does a boy become a man? Pt 8

8. Worldview maturity sufficient to understand what is really important. An inversion of values marks our postmodern age, and the predicament of modern manhood is made all the more perplexing by the fact that many men lack the capacity of … Continue reading

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When does a boy become a man? Pt 7

7. Ethical maturity sufficient to make responsible decisions. To be a man is to make decisions. One of the most fundamental tasks of leadership is decision-making. The indecisiveness of so many contemporary males is evidence of a stunted manhood. Of … Continue reading

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When does a boy become a man? Pt 6

6. Moral maturity sufficient to lead as an example of righteousness. Stereotypical behavior on the part of young males is, in the main, marked by recklessness, irresponsibility, and worse. As a boy grows into manhood, he must develop moral maturity … Continue reading

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