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1 Helping your sons Become Men Standing Courageously in a World of Compromise

2 Compromise To adjust and settle a difference by mutual agreement. Websters 1828 dictionary To adjust and settle a difference by mutual agreement. Websters 1828 dictionary

3 Relativism a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them. Merriam-Webster dictionary, a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them. Merriam-Webster dictionary, 2012.

4 1865?

5 So Whose Rules Anyways??? His Way? My Way?

6 The Trend 87.7% 69.4%

7 The Trend Rate of imprisonment has increased by more than 400%. Rate of imprisonment has increased by more than 400%. More than half of those imprisoned are parents. More than half of those imprisoned are parents. Approximately 1.5 million children have a parent in prison. Approximately 1.5 million children have a parent in prison. FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative

8 The trend There is a higher risk for risky behaviors (alcohol, drugs, smoking), victimization and mental distress among adolescents in single-mother and single-father families than in two-parent familiesThere is a higher risk for risky behaviors (alcohol, drugs, smoking), victimization and mental distress among adolescents in single-mother and single-father families than in two-parent families FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative

9 The trend boys from father-absent homes were more likely than those from father- present homes to use drugs.boys from father-absent homes were more likely than those from father- present homes to use drugs. 41% of babies are born to unwed mothers in % of babies are born to unwed mothers in FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative

10 Yet, we feel… 93 percent of Americans believe being a good father is a very important quality for a partner to have.93 percent of Americans believe being a good father is a very important quality for a partner to have. 70 percent of Americans believe putting family before anything else is an important quality for a mother70 percent of Americans believe putting family before anything else is an important quality for a mother compared to 82 percent who believe the same quality is important for fathers.compared to 82 percent who believe the same quality is important for fathers. Source: Luscombe, B. (2010). Marriage: whats it good for? Time, 176, Source: Luscombe, B. (2010). Marriage: whats it good for? Time, 176,

11 We think 91% of fathers agreed there is a father-absence crisis in the country.91% of fathers agreed there is a father-absence crisis in the country. work responsibilities was most frequently given as an obstacle to being a good father. work responsibilities was most frequently given as an obstacle to being a good father. Fathers who perceived the greatest obstacles to fathering were those not married to the mothers of their child, did not live with their child, had one or more stepchildren. FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood InitiativeFathers who perceived the greatest obstacles to fathering were those not married to the mothers of their child, did not live with their child, had one or more stepchildren. FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative

12 We believe Seven in 10 adults believe a child needs a home with both a father and a mother to grow up happy. FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative FATHER FACTS, 6TH EDITION 2011 National Fatherhood Initiative

13 Moral actions that are good or evil, virtuous or vicious, and has reference to the law of God as the standard by which their character is to be determined. Websters 1828 dictionary.actions that are good or evil, virtuous or vicious, and has reference to the law of God as the standard by which their character is to be determined. Websters 1828 dictionary. relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior. It is perceptual or psychological rather than tangible or practical in nature or effect. Merriam-Webster dictionary, 2012.relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior. It is perceptual or psychological rather than tangible or practical in nature or effect. Merriam-Webster dictionary, 2012.

14 Can I really trust…?

15 Authority skit

16 Real men …Reject passivity, Accept responsibility, Lead courageously. Raising a Modern Day Knight- Robert Lewis …Reject passivity, Accept responsibility, Lead courageously. Raising a Modern Day Knight- Robert Lewis What are you passive in?What are you passive in? What are you aggressive in?What are you aggressive in?

17 Proverbs 29:18 a Where there is no vision, the people perish… Where there is no vision, the people perish…

18 Brace yourself… Proverbs 4:20-27 Proverbs 4:20-27 Listen – vs.20 give attention to my words. Listen – vs.20 give attention to my words. Look-vs.21 dont let this out of your sight. Look-vs.21 dont let this out of your sight. Search-vs.22. gives you life if you find it. Search-vs.22. gives you life if you find it.

19 Proverbs 4:23-27 Heart-vs.23. internalize and believe gives life. Heart-vs.23. internalize and believe gives life. Mouth- vs.24 no deceit/deviousness Mouth- vs.24 no deceit/deviousness Eyes-vs.25 look straight ahead Eyes-vs.25 look straight ahead Feet-vs watch path, dont turn. Feet-vs watch path, dont turn.

20 What does moral courage look like?

21 The Challenge: Be on the alert, Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong! I Corinthians 16:13 I Corinthians 16:13www.TheReal3.com


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