This week’s episode is a book review of ‘The Boy Crisis: Why our boys are struggling and what we can do about it’ by Warren Farrell, PhD, and John Gray, PhD. This book was LONG and really informative. Definitely worth the time to go through. And it was written in 2018, so it is fresh and relevant, and hopefully in the next few years, we can make it irrelevant!
We are presently living in a society where we are often on one side of the pendulum. Back in the day, the pendulum certainly swung to the side of ‘women/girls have no rights’. That was obviously not a good place to find ourselves. But now the pendulum has swung very hard in the opposite direction where women and girls are being heavily encouraged in every area of life (family, business, beyond) – and obviously this is NOT a bad thing at all, but it comes at the price of boys being left with a purpose void. It doesn’t have to be this way, but it is.
But we can change that! Can we all agree that we have the capacity to encourage both girls AND boys to excel? Please? Can we recognize that boys and girls need their parents, and if that’s not possible – they need mentors and adults who care about them, and spend time with them? And this isn’t just a call to foster care, though Lord knows these precious children in this category need it! But even kids that live with one or both parents need more guidance, more encouragement, more time spent with caring adults/mentors.
For a very brief synopsis of the book, you can watch Warren Farrell’s TedX talk here.
To buy this book on Amazon, you can find it here.
“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
– 1 Timothy 6: 11-12
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