The New “Gender” Math? More Women+Less Men=A Better World?

By Tim Wright on October 22, 2013

A few weeks ago, in the early days of the latest Government “crisis” over the shutdown and debt ceiling, Piers Morgan interviewed two women, one of them actress Sharon Stone, about a documentary they were promoting focused on bringing equality…

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When a Son “Hates” His Mom

By Tim Wright on October 16, 2013

When our son was little, he and mom had a very close, happy relationship.  Mike was a sweet boy who had no problem giving mom hugs and asking her lots of questions.  He was her little boy. But then Mike…

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“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 3: The Divine Stereotype

By Tim Wright on October 10, 2013

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness…”  So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.  (Genesis 1:26-27) (Jesus) is the…

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“Re-Stereotyping” Boys, Part 2: Character

By Tim Wright on October 8, 2013

As I mentioned in my last two posts, in our well-intentioned desire to rescue our boys (and girls) from boy stereotypes, we have unintentionally robbed boys of any vision for what it means to be a boy.  And with no…

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“Re-Stereotyping” Boys–Part 1: Boy Biology

By Tim Wright on October 3, 2013

Faster than a speeding bullet… More powerful than a turbo jet engine… Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound… Look, up in the sky…it’s a bird…it’s a plane… It’s a boy! In my last post I suggested that…

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The Troubling “De-Stereotyping” of Boys

By Tim Wright on October 1, 2013

Prince Jake was kind and caring. Princess Rose was brave and strong. –from A Fairy Tale, by Lego Books What makes a boy a boy? Seems no one really knows anymore.  We’ve spent so much time as of late trying…

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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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No Girls Allowed! Why Boys Need Boy Space

By Tim Wright on September 20, 2013

During a recent men’s retreat a couple of us men we’re talking about boys and specifically the issue of boys’ and girls’ “space.”  The first comment came from a dad whose wife insists that whatever he buys for his 2…

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The 50 “Boy-less” White House Years (And Why They Might Matter to 21st Century Boys)

By Tim Wright on September 16, 2013

When was the last time a little boy was living in and running around the White House (and I mean a real little boy…not a President acting like a boy)? President Obama? Raising two girls President Bush? His two girls…

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The Tyranny of Sameness–Robbing Boys of their Boy-ness

By Tim Wright on September 12, 2013

For all of the great advances women, in particular, have experienced thanks to the Women’s Movement, one of the consequences, intended or unintended, is the confusion between “equal” and “sameness,” or the misunderstanding of differentness. Understandably, because girls and women…

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