It Takes a Man to Raise a Boy Into a Man

By Tim Wright on July 31, 2014

In the twenty-first century, the overwhelming majority of boys are being mentored primarily by women: moms and grandmas, female preschool teachers, female elementary teachers, female Sunday school teachers, and, more often than not, educational TV shows skewed to girls. A…

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Could the Church be the Best Hope for Our Boys?

By Tim Wright on September 25, 2013

These are tough days to be a boy! Boys are falling behind girls in virtually every area of education from pre-school to college The average reading skills of a 17 year old boy have declined in the last 20 years…

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The Short-Sighted Battle to Tame Boys

By Tim Wright on September 5, 2013

Is (Aslan)—quite safe? “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” During a men’s retreat a few weeks…

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The High Cost of Bored Boys

By Tim Wright on August 29, 2013

The central problem of every society is to define appropriate roles for its men. –Anthropologist Margaret Mead Over the last several months we have witnessed far too many stories about “bad” boys—boys setting off a bomb at the Boston marathon;…

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