Raising Boys Who Respect Girls: Upending Locker Room Mentality, Blind Spots, and Unintended Sexism
Dave Willis, author, speaker, and father of four boys, talks biblically and practically about how to raise a generation of boys who are champions, encouragers, and respecters of women.
In the #metoo and #churchtoo era, with so many men and boys continuing to make the same mistakes, we have to ask: Where are we going wrong? And perhaps more importantly, how do we raise up men who will break this cycle?
As the father of four boys, relationship coach and author Dave Willis has studied this issue deeply, concluding that if we are to raise boys to respect girls --and not end up with men who say they respect women but whose actions reveal otherwise--we must go back to the heart of things. Or, more specifically, we must go back to our own hearts.
In Raising Boys Who Respect Girls, Willis helps readers inventory the blind spots that lead to accidental forms of disrespect, showing how to root out issues in our own hearts before we inadvertently pass along these same issues to our boys. He also teaches readers how to cultivate a healthy respect for God and for themselves as created in his image, as well as a similar respect for others. Full of scripture, research, age-specific tools, and conversation models, this book offers a practical strategy for mindful parents to first embody the right principles themselves and then teach them to their sons.
"The father of four young boys, pastor and Christian speaker Dave Willis narrates his own audiobook about the changes parents can make to raise boys who respect women. Willis carefully emphasizes key passages with his focused narration, making sure to bring a tone of grave concern to the more upsetting passages and the occasional levity of a dad joke to lighten the mood. Willis's perspective is definitely that of a Christian man, but he does his best to overcome any personal blindspots and share the wisdom he has discovered. His performance keeps the listener engaged with his message." - Audiofile Magazine