Photo: Site owner Scott Williams in the jungles of Central America,
pay no attention to the navy seals in the background or those rather large crates of C-4
Welcome to my world!
Explore the pages here at your own risk!
Ok, so what is my world? In a nut shell it is about:
- Manly things
- Advice on raising boys in the 21st century (I have 5)
- Military and Military Service
- Reviews and suggested viewing and reading material
- Church and things related to Christianity
There are some rules though. I am NOT a professional writer. So if you are very particular about your grammar then please choose from a list of actions below:
1. Read no further then this line if you are easily piqued, trust me you will be.
2. Read with a fine sense of mercy, or gloat in your superiority, I am fine either way, just do so in the privacy of your own home.
3. Offer constructive criticism as I am very open to self improvement, not whimsical taunting,….. REMEMBER this is MY World!
Now here are my thoughts
The biggest problem we face in America today is the emasculation of our boys. It has lead to all sorts of societal ills. We must step forward to fix what we can but if we don’t raise up boys to become men as Christ intended we will fall into the same mire all over again.
The issue is how do we this in our environment?
First let me state from a VERY top level the problems.
We have multiple generations now that have had no training form their parents on how to raise real boys. Parents left to forge for themselves a path to accomplish this goal find it elusive as pop culture and the intelligentsia are in fact working at odds to this goal. Our children are taught non aggression and zero tolerance everywhere. There is nothing quite cathartic to a 9 year old as getting into a playground fist-de-cuff defending the honor of a defenseless classmate. Shocked are you? Let me tell you, as a former 9 year old boy this is exactly what we lack in training our youth today. Trust me, two 9 year olds throwing punches are not going to hurt themselves beyond a black eye and a bloody nose. It is here where we beat down the potential life long bully. It is here where men get their training to stand up to evil. By not allowing this kind of altercation to play out, we introduce frustration into the boys. If you wan to know why Columbines happen it is because those two didn’t get their teeth knocked around when they were young.
Since we do live in this kind of world today, how do we raise boys to be men?
By giving them heroes.
I am not talking the drugged up sports idiots. I mean real heroes from the pages of books, or motion pictures, or history.
Real Heroes from the pages of fiction and non fiction books, and real heroes from fiction on the moving screen. I refer to these as real heroes in the sense the actors or the writers of fiction have done a good job of presenting bravery and chivalry.
Teaching the lessons from these sources and displaying a manhood yourself can combat the deluge of effeminate propaganda that drown our boys today.
Why is this important?
It is the forgotten sin, not only in society, but most disturbingly in our churches
I have not been able to come up with a better apt description of older boys and young men that aren’t manly then what God uses, “Effeminate”.
Those who do not have the clear attributes of either a man or a woman.
As for God, well he is pretty blunt about what is acceptable 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
Yes I know we are supposed to deliver the message in love, I do, I just prefer tough love over squishy love.
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