A Christian Rite of Passage to Help Your 13 Year Old Son Make the Leap from Boyhood to Manhood
by Steven Arms
Today more than ever, young men need their male role models to step up and tell them that they are a man. If a boy is never told that he is a man, he will subconsciously extend his adolescent years far into his teens and twenties … or beyond.
Milestone to Manhoodis about a once-in-a-lifetime weekend that a father (or grandfather) can organize for his son on his thirteenth birthday. The weekend is designed to mark your son’s entrance into manhood in a meaningful way. In addition to bestowing the title of “man” on your son, the purpose of the weekend is also to share advice and wisdom with him.
This special coming-of-age ceremony is called a Rite of Passage. Don’t let his peers, the television, or the internet tell him what it means to be a man. Instead, gather the other male role models in his life – his uncles, grandfathers, older brothers, and older cousins – and talk to him about what it really means to be a man.
Milestone to Manhoodwill:
- Show why teenage boys feel the need to “prove themselves” as men
- Explain why cultures around the world have held traditional coming-of-age ceremonies to help their young men make the leap from boyhood to manhood
- Give a firsthand account of a Rite of Passage weekend from the perspective of a boy who experienced one on his thirteenth birthday
- Explain the meaning behind the activities that make up the Rite of Passage weekend
- Give the reader the tools needed to organize a Rite of Passage weekend for their own son
The major themes explored in Milestone to Manhood are virtuous manhood, the importance of family, and the importance of faith. For more information about the book and its authors, visit www.milestonetomanhood.comBuy on Amazon
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