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Bringing Up Boys by James C. Dobson
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May 24, 11

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Read in December, 2005

This is the gold standard of Christian parenting books written by THE expert. Not everyone will agree with everything in this book, but it's hard to argue with godly advice and years of experience in this field. I particularly like the conservative and very biblical approach, compared to some other popular yet secular parenting books. This book shares my morals, values and convictions. I particularly liked the insights in Chapter 9 on homosexuality and have recommended it to several friends. I have yet to see this information published elsewhere. I also liked Dobson's observations in Chapter 12 on the ridicule of men in society- I believe it's become much worse since this book has been published. And Chapter 13 opened my eyes to the benefits of homeschooling boys, and several years later we are now officially going down that road. This is a MUST for every Christian parent (of boys) library.
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Mike Thank you for the unbiased review...so discouraged by the fact that many people have read this book and found it to be negative to the standards of society. The bible is the foundation of this book, as is Dr. Dobson's teaching and Focus on the Family. Is it any surprise, then, that those who are caught up in the world would view this book as anything BUT anti-feminist, right wing, homophobic nonsense? I can't imagine giving my sons over to society for the purpose of raising fine young gentleman. Society is unstable. God is solid.


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