Raising Real Men on Making Biblical Family Life Practical

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Do you have boys? If so, you are not alone!

We have boys, too! Six of them, counting the ones that have grown up …and we’ve felt like pulling our hair out somedays, too.

MBFLP Raising Real Men

Is there a way to teach those stinky (well, if they’re teens), sassy (sometimes), and bickering (it happens here, too!) sons to become godly men? Can you get your boys to help out with the laundry? Is it possible to raise them to be bold adventurous men, without them break their legs jumping off the garage?

The answer is yes!

Join us for the Raising Real Men episode of Making Biblical Family Life Practical, where we’ll be discussing what’s going on in the culture of manhood today (it’s pretty scary) and how you can raise godly sons despite that culture. We’ll be talking about education, risk-taking, purity, and motivation as we bring those boys up to be  strong, stand alone, responsible Christian men.

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Yours in the battle,

Hal & Melanie

Hal & Melanie Young are the authors of the Christian Small Publishers Book  of the Year, Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys and the newly released My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married To Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses. They are popular conference speakers internationally.


BOYS! – HIRL Episode 9

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HIRL-Episode-9BOYS. Do you have them in your home? We do, too!

On this episode of HomeschoolingIRL, we’re talking boys and boy stuff and the funny antics that come with raising boys and the difficult topics, too. You know us: we won’t skirt the trickier subjects.

Hal and Melanie Young, authors of Raising Real Men, join us for today’s episode, too. Parents of 6 boys, Hal and Melanie get what makes boys tick and we had a super time chatting and laughing together. Let’s get in there and talk BOYS!


Episode 9 Show Notes

(affiliate links)

Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys – Hal and Melanie Young’s super helpful book on the topic of raising boys to be men

Wild at Heart –  The book that made Kenj more willing to let boys climb ridiculously tall trees

Calvin and Hobbes – If you aren’t familiar with Calvin and Hobbes, where were you during the ’80’s???

Freebie eBook –  Raising Boys: 10 Simple Tips – Come and get it!  We wrote it and it’s FREE

iHomeschool Network – Friends of HomeschoolingIRL and a podcast covering the nitty gritty good stuff of homeschool logistics, from bloggers around the homeschool blogosphere.


Raising Real Men

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.


The culture seems totally adrift on the concept of real, Biblical manhood–and it’s having an impact on boys and young men, even in our own families! God has plans and expectations for our sons, but the manly virtues we want to see when they’re grown are mighty challenging in the immature, untrained form we see in our boys. Join the parents of six sons as they talk about practical ideas for cooperating with God’s design and not just surviving, but enjoying, raising “real men” for His kingdom!