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A dad in a bandana with his teen son in the wilderness

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Initiating Sons Into Manhood

Robert Lewis

Here are some key passages in a boy's journey to manhood.

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A proud mom and dad with their college graduat

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College Graduation: The Knight Stage

Robert Lewis

It is here that we formally initiate our sons into manhood; youth ends here.

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A dad is overseeing his son as the youngster is learning how to put up their tent as if they are camping

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Rites of Passage for Your Son

Robert Lewis

The power of ceremony to reaffirm a son's shaky identity, in some cases redirect his life, and empower his future was wholly unexpected.

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Parents proudly standing with their newly graduated son

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High School Graduation: The Squire Stage

Robert Lewis

Upon leaving home for college, a young man discovers a newfound sense of freedom; unless he is well-grounded, he may choose to renounce the values of home.

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Shot of a bride and a groom from the waist up

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Marriage: The Promise/Oath Stage

Robert Lewis

The important thing is that you do something creative and memorable to initiate your son into manhood.

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A young teen looking into the distance

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Puberty: The 'Page' Stage

Robert Lewis

At this stage in his development, a boy's body often outpaces his ability to comprehend the changes taking place inside him; he needs a father's help to make sense of the confusion.

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A dad laughing with his young son

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Your Son Wants You to Notice Him

Robert Lewis

Many sons today have a sense of themselves, a premonition that they were created for something significant, if only someone would notice them!

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Rites of Passage for Your Daughter

With our words we will affect the lives of those around us as we speak blessings, not curses, into their lives.

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Older brother and younger sister making faces at each other

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Sibling Rivalry

How well do your children get along? They can get along better than you think with a little training. 

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Family Time and Relationships

The key is giving your children a sense of belonging.

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Three generations of a family go for a walk together — a family legacy

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Family Legacies

If we don't intentionally pass a legacy consistent with our beliefs, our culture will pass along its own.

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Age to Age

Betty Hanks

How multigenerational friendships can benefit today's kids

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A young girl and boy in red shirts are shaking hands, as if arriving at a truce.

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Teaching Children to Be Peacemakers

Ken Sande

Here are 12 principles you can teach your children to help them resolve conflicts among themselves or with their friends.

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A young girl is pointing her finger at the camera, as if blaming whoever is on the other side of it.

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Taming the Tattletale

Ginger Plowman

Remind your children that their relationships with one another will last longer than with anyone else in the world.

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