Dads today are often overwhelmed with both the responsibility and the complexity of raising sons in this challenging culture. At the same time, self-initiation is killing our young men. Without strong mentors, boys are walking alone into a wilderness of conflicting messages about who they should be as men. It’s no wonder that our sons are confused about what the world expects from them and what they should expect of themselves.
The Intentional Father is a helpful antidote. This concise book is filled with practical steps to help men raise sons of consequence – young men who know what they believe, know who they are and will stand up against the negative cultural trends of our day. Jon Tyson lays out a path for fathers and sons that includes specific activities, rites of passage and significant “marking moments” that can be customized to fit any family.
It’s not enough to hope our sons will become good men. We need them to be good at being men. This book gives fathers, grandfathers and other male mentors some practical ideas on how they can invest in their sons.
Note: Sons of Decision and Daughters of Decision doesn’t necessarily endorse every idea or resource recommended in this book, but we hope some of the ideas mentioned may be helpful for father’s raising their sons.