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.


MBFLP – Christmas Special

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Join us for this year’s caroling party – recorded live in our home with 35 of our friends! We’ll talk about the Christian origin of the Christmas tree (yes, it is!), share two of our favorite recipes, and sing, sing, sing!

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!



Welcome to the Program!

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.
This is our short introduction to who we are — the Christian, homeschooling parents of eight — and what we hope to provide with this program — a dose of practical help in moving from vision to reality in your quest for a more Biblically-oriented family life!