A brief refresher of this month’s men’s breakfast, in case you missed it:
Chris Peterson spoke on the need to define manhood as part of setting goals for your family. The ideas grew out of a study several men did on the book “Raising a Modern Day Knight” by Robert Lewis. Copies of the book will be available for anyone interested in reading it. On to the good stuff…
Setting goals includes:
1 – A vision statement (i.e., the definition)
2 – Objectives to accomplish that vision
3 – Training to meet those objectives
The definition of manhood as it was proposed:
A REAL MAN LOVES GOD, ACTS WITH INTEGRITY, HONORS WOMEN, SERVES OTHERS, ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY, AND STANDS UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.
As this relates to training our children, Chris spoke of four ways to effectively train:
1- Set a Godly example
2 – Teach spiritual truth
3 – Share stories (personal examples)
4 – Affirmation, attention, and discipline
We’ll be exploring these things more in depth at future men’s breakfasts, so please make plans to attend! They are at 8am on the second Saturday of each month.