Raising Sons and Loving It!: Helping Your Boys Become Godly Men by Gary OliverRaising Sons and Loving It!: Helping Your Boys Become Godly Men by Gary Oliver

Raising Sons and Loving It!: Helping Your Boys Become Godly Men

byGary Oliver, Carrie Oliver

Paperback | April 9, 2000

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In these days of daunting headlines, here's some really good news: Your son was God's idea, and you can help him weather the often rocky transition from boyhood to a manhood shaped by God's character and purposes. Drawing from their extensive clinical and personal experience, Gary and Carrie Oliver show you - How boys really are different from girls - Five keys to raising "emotionally intelligent" sons - What your boys need from your marriage -- and from you - How to help your sons cultivate a heart for God - How to cultivate your sons' ability to deal with failure, loss, and grief . . . And much more.
Gary Oliver is a seminary professor, psychologist, professor of psychology and practical theology, and executive director of The Center for Marriage and Family Studies at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Formerly the clinical director of Southwest Counseling Associates in Littleton, CO, he is the author of numerous b...
Title:Raising Sons and Loving It!: Helping Your Boys Become Godly MenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 8.5 × 5.63 × 0.75 inPublished:April 9, 2000Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310228018

ISBN - 13:9780310228011


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boys will be boys?? According to this book, in SOME ways, yes, boys will be boys. But this book tells us that we don’t have to accept social stereotypes of maleness to raise boys to be men. I leaned how to tell the difference between innate maleness found in boys and those traits which can be shaped. The book begins with a very readable explanation of how the male brain differs from the female brain and how this affects how our sons work and think. It then goes on to describe how boys can be different from each other and still be male. It doesn’t promote “sissifying” boys, nor does it promote the stereotypes of rough, tough violent males. The authors explain the storm of adolescence without using it as an excuse for unacceptable behaviour. Throughout the book, there are real-life examples of situations; if you have a son, you will see him here. Maybe the most important part of the book is the end of each chapter where you will find practical ways to clarify your thinking and enhance your parenting. This book is a must read for parents wanting to raise sons to be the very best they can be.
Date published: 2001-06-02

Table of Contents

ContentsIntroduction: The Masculine Crisis1. The Unique Challenge of Raising Boys2. Why Boys Act the Way They Do3. Are Boys Really That Different?4. Made in God's Image: Balancing Mind, Will, and Emotions5. Cultivating the Emotions of Your Son6. What Type of Son Do You Have?7. Anger: Understanding the Fundamental Male Emotion8. Helping Your Son Cultivate Healthy Anger9. Responding to the Emotions Your Son Evokes from You10. What Boys Need from Their Dad11. What Boys Need from Their Mom12.What Boys Need from Your Marriage13. Helping Your Son Cultivate a Heart for God: Discipleship and Parenting14. Helping Your Son Move from Adolescence to Adulthood: Early Adolescence (Ages 13 - 15)15. Helping Your Son Move from Adolescence to Adulthood: Late Adolescence (Ages 16 - 19)Conclusion: Caring Is Not EnoughRecommended ReadingNotes