Why Don’t Boys Make the List of Presidential Campaign Issues?
Immigration…equal pay for equal work…gun control…Wall Street…taxes…the Military…gender equality…terrorism…the national debt…the Middle Class…the top 1 Percent…Education…Border Security…Big banks… The list of concerns being addressed by our 2016 Presidential candidates includes these important issues and more…but one crucial, society-impacting issue is… Read More
The New Gender Gap?
The headline for the March, 16, 2015 edition of the Arizona Republic trumpeted these words: Closing the Phoenix Gender Gap. Before offering the subtitle I’m guessing the overwhelming majority of you already know the theme of the article. The subtitle: Council… Read More
The Myth of Male Privilege?
A friend sent me a link to a blog post, written by a mom about boys: 11 things Only Parents of Boys Understand. It’s well done, funny, and insightful. But in “thing #2” came that familiar storyline that we continue… Read More
The Tyranny of Boy-Blindess: The Fog of Gender Wars
The Fog of War: The unavoidable aspect of war wherein the intelligence gathered is always incomplete to a degree, thereby making any decisions concerning said war a bit… foggy. (Urban Dictionary) Our boys are in crisis: 70% of all D’s… Read More
The Decade of the Boy (Guest Post by Michael Gurian)
For the last several months a group of writers has been focusing on the issues of boys and men by collaborating through the writing and sharing of blog posts in order to bring greater awareness to the unique challenges boys… Read More
Boy is Beautiful (Guest Post by Mark Sherman)
For the last several months a group of writers has been focusing on the issues of boys and men are collaborating through the writing and sharing of blog posts in order to bring greater awareness to the unique challenges boys… Read More
Tommy Heads to Preschool–And Why That May Not Be a Good Thing!
Excerpted from my book, Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from Church. When Tommy turns two, his parents, like many parents, begin thinking about preschool. Preschool is a fairly new phenomenon in… Read More
Finally: Unmasking the Ultimate Culprit Behind the Boy Crisis
I had a fascinating “discussion” with a Facebook friend a few weeks ago. He has been a supporter of my work on boys and is passionate about the issue as well. But he took me to task, saying I had… Read More
If I Were a Parent of a Boy…(Guest Post by Michael Gurian)
For the next several months a group of writers focused on the issues of boys and men are collaborating through the writing and sharing of blog posts in order to bring greater awareness to the unique challenges boys and men… Read More
Why You Should Care About the “Boy Crisis”
My concern for the future of boys is personal. I have two grandsons, both nearing age three. I’m the pastor of a church with boys of all ages. These are real boys, boys I care about, who are growing up… Read More