The Passage from Boyhood to Manhood: Seven Truths Fathers Need to Tell Their Sons
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The Passage from Boyhood to Manhood: Seven Truths Fathers Need to Tell Their Sons
Published:
3/15/2010
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
64
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-44019-877-9
Print Type:
B/W
At about the same time in my life that I became a father, I learned the principle that masculinity bestows masculinity. However, since I did not learn this principle until I was almost 40 years old, I grew up struggling mightily in my own masculine identity and maturity. So I also knew from experience how critically important it was for me to fulfill my responsibility in passing along this principle to my two sons, Jonah and Jacob.

Therefore, I created a list of seven “statements of truth” that encompassed what I wanted to teach my sons about becoming and living as a man, an authentic man, the kind of godly man that is described in the Bible. I began telling my sons these truths every night at an early age so they would become engrained in them, as part of their very essence, and my boys would never doubt them.

I also spent years preparing for the time when I would elaborate on the full meaning of each truth with my sons, as part of a day of celebration of their entry into manhood. Those years of preparation became this book, which I published to help other fathers (or father-figures/mentors) train their sons (or any boy) how to become a real man. My hope is that this book will be a blessing and an encouragement to every boy who receives it as he enters into (and lives out) authentic manhood.
...Part of the definition of a real man is always being there for the ones he loves and those for whom he is responsible. A real man stays and stays and stays. A real man lives up to his responsibilities and keeps his promise. A real man’s word is his bond, and my word to you is that you can always count on me. I am committed to helping you with whatever comes your way, or whatever comes our way. I will never leave you or abandon you. I will always be here for you, ready, willing and able to listen and help, as you need. We are one, and we will meet anything that confronts us head on, as one. We will always stand united. Whatever touches you also touches me...
Dr. David R. Grimm received his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunogenetics in 1993 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the Founder and CEO of Help Overcoming Painful Experiences (H.O.P.E.), a Biblically-based, nonprofit organization that focuses on helping people experience a life transformation through their emotional pain so they can live the purpose-filled, victorious life God intended and designed them to live. David authored the three books used in H.O.P.E., namely Doorway to H.O.P.E., Names of H.O.P.E. and The Spiritual & Emotional Coach’s Guide. His passion and desire to help those who are hurting comes from his own experiences with emotional pain and the Christ-centered support he received. David resides in Arizona with his wife Tiffany and his two sons, Jonah and Jacob.
 
 


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