I have a secret for you. One that you cannot tell anyone. Are you ready? I am about to write a review for a product from Manhood Journey & City on a Hill, but I did not use it at all. I barely even touched it!
How in the world am I going to write a review on something I didn't use? Well I am going to write the words my husband has told me after he used Manhood Journey Father's Starters Kit with Moe Man. So, while I did not use this product, it has been used in our house!
Manhood Journey is a non-denominational yet Bible based approach to building up young men.
The Manhood Journey Father's Starter Kit includes;
- 1 on 1 Discussion Guide full of points and activities for fathers to use with sons
- DVD of the introductions for the six modules
- 10 Maprochures to track your journey
- A Group Discussion Guide to lead a small group
- A FREE copy of Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom from the Men Around You
There are six modules available for your father and son team. They include, Embarking, Manhood Myths, Working Well, Leading Lessons, Standing Strong, and Clean Hearts. This journey of six weeks is that of Embarking.
This program is a great open and go program. This was perfect for my husband, since I told him this one was on him and I would only be the one writing the review.
There are 6 chapters in this module, they include 1. Preparing for the journey, 2. Setting out on the journey, 3. Relying on the compass, 4. Seeing guidance along the way, 5. Encountering others along the way and 6. We have embarked.
Each chapter is broken into four parts for the week, building our relationship, knowing God's words, serving others, and talking with God. The 1 on 1 guide will help the father in the picture work through each week, giving the bible verses that will help to open dialogue, even giving tips and examples of what to say after reading.
Daddy was excited to have something to do while he is healing after his surgery. What he didn't know was how much he was actually going to love the bonding time he had with Moe Man.
Now quick history recap, Moe Man and Daddy are brothers. We adopted Moe Man when he was 7 years old, and he has never met his biological father. Daddy grew up without his father present, but had a great example with his grandfather. This journey was needed for these two men, for them both to grow, which I saw every week!
Daddy really enjoyed reading the 1 on 1 Guide and being able to use this to open up dialogue with a teenager who doesn't want to talk. He found that this helped him build patience, which made working together on projects so much easier and more fun for both of them.
While reading through the guide before sitting down with Moe Man, Daddy found things that helped open his eyes and broaden his perspective on fatherhood. This led to him being more in tune with all the kids, not just Moe Man.
As soon as Moe Man finishes his current book, I look forward to having him start Wise Guys. This book is a great way for another guy to talk to your son about finding wisdom from the men around them. This book will help them take what they are learning from their journey, see what others have learned and know that they are not alone. Sometimes with guys, they need to hear it from each other to really believe it.
This was a review that I did not know we needed as much as we did. I knew I wanted to have the guys in the house try it, but I didn't beg for it. I left it up to God, and he made sure it came to our house at just the right moment. If you have boys in your house, you need to have the Manhood Journey in your house as well. I am excited to see where this takes the guys in my house, and look forward to when Daddy starts this with Ray Ray as well. This is one product that we will continue to use and actually look forward to using!
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