If you’re a dad, I highly recommend you consider reading Jon Tyson’s latest book – The Intentional Father. Jon is a sharp, reasoned thinker, pastor and author. Check out the book description below.
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 the 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 clear 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 shows how fathers, grandfathers, and other male mentors can lead the way.
These doughnuts are AH-MAZ-ING! Laura and I tried these on an recent trip to Nashville. (Thanks for the recommendation Cory and Rachel!) I tried the Carmel Bliss and the Maple Bacon. Laura tried Blueberry Hill and one other that I can’t remember the name. All really good! Check out the webisite for locations across the country.
I remember hearing about a case in Baltimore about a few bad cops. I stumbled across this podcast from the BBC that tells more of the story. It was very interesting to listen. It made me even more grateful for the good guys I know out there.
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Raising a son is real work, but we have to get this right, because if we don’t teach our sons, the world will. If we don’t teach our sons about women pornography will if we don’t teach our sons about friendship, they’ll live a life of loneliness. If we don’t teach our sons about leadership, they’ll be followers all their lives. Being a father is not about efficiency. It’s about discipleship. Father is not about time management. It’s about heart development.” — Jon Tyson on the Dad Awesome Podcast