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Overview Your son can succeed in today's complex world. Discover how to design and implement a strategic plan for young men-in-the-making using the powerful principles of lifelong mentoring, intentional blessing, and rites of passage. In this celebratory and hopeful book, parents and other concerned adults learn how to guide boys and young men on their journey to maturity.
Publishers Description Never has the transition from childhood to manhood been more dangerous or more confusing than it is today. With tragic results, today's boys rarely learn from the adults closest to them what it means to become a man. In this celebratory and hopeful book, Brian Molitor, a father of four, shows parents and other concerned adults how to bless young men with mentoring, intentional blessing, and rites of passage, so that they become the men God created them to be. Offering compassionate and creative solutions, Molitor shares: - What other cultures do to recognize a boy's coming of age- Biblical foundations for mentoring, intentional blessing, and rites of passage- How Parents can celebrate their son's coming of age- What churches can to do help boys grow into mature manhood - Tips for single parents and others with unique circumstances
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Brian D. Molitor is chief executive officer of Molitor International, a consulting, training, and coaching company with more than twenty-five years of experience serving clients in North America, Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, and Africa. His company has helped thousands of people identify their organization's vision, mission, core values and operating principles, as well as optimize their most valuable resources, their people.Brian has produced and hosted numerous television series on best business practices, interpersonal relationships, family building, and leadership. He has served on many executive boards, including area labor-management committees, a statewide prison ministry, and international businesses.Brian has been recognized for his accomplishments by numerous professional achievements during the past twenty years and recently was named among Who's Who Worldwide for outstanding business leadership. He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and children.
Brian D. Molitor currently resides in Midland, in the state of Michigan. Brian D. Molitor was born in 1952.
Reviews - What do customers think about Boy's Passage, Man's Journey?
Biblical wisdom coupled with practical advice -- valuable resource for fathers Jun 26, 2008
Similar to the classic Raising a Modern-Day Knight, Molitor explores the importance of the rite of passage for boys to be transformed into men. Molitor begins the book with an historical and cross-cultural examination of how other times and places move boys into manhood which is in stark contrast to the lack of ceremony present today. The best part of the book is Molitor's recollection of his own son's celebration - great ideas, wonderful letters, everything you need to carry on this tradition in your own home. That was the area really lacking in Raising a Modern-Day Knight - the practical know-how, the nitty-gritty of what to do...the why is easy, the what is much more difficult - Molitor fills in that missing information with this book.
Molitor also addresses some of the more difficult situations - what about the prodigal son, how can single moms do this for their boys, can grandparents do this if their own children are unwilling, etc. The book is filled with valuable examples, biblical wisdom and practical advice from a father who is passing on his faith and legacy to the next generation.
Our sons can achieve manhood by design, not by default! Jun 28, 2001
This book shows you how to create powerful rites of passage for your sons. So what? In our society, young men struggle with the crucial issue of manhood. They are never sure if they have "arrived" and therefore pursue manhood through individual acts such as sexual conquests, substance abuse, gang violence and other destructive actions. Even those that escape these obviously negative activities often pursue their identities as men through workaholism and excessive materialism. This lack of clear identity harms family relationships and can lead to emotional distress later in life. The creation of a rite of passage for the young man in your life can not only spare him from countless troubles, but also will launch him into a much more certain future. His increased self esteem and peace of mind will lead him to fulfill his destiny rather than fall short of all that life has for him.
Included in the book are chapters on how single mothers and grandparents can host celebrations for their sons. Also, how to host a rite of passage for sons that have already made some bad choices in their lives. In addition, the book explores how churches, community groups, and men's ministries can get involved in turning our nation's youth problems around.
The response to the book throughout the world has been incredible. Parents have caught the vision and are using the book as a model to send their sons into manhood by design, rather than leaving them to stumble toward it by default. Enjoy!