Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Boys are Made for Action

What is Your Son's Faith Doing?   Boys are designed by their Creator to be doers. They need activity and purpose. God intended for boys to be boys. Snakes and snails, hammers and nails, rifles and coonskin caps—that is what boys are made of! Boys grow in character and leadership through activity and experience. ...
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Staff

Mentoring Masculinity

Twenty Years after 9/11, We Must Remember . . .

Reflecting twenty years later on the devastating attacks on September 11, 2001, Trail Life USA CEO, Mark Hancock reflects, “The attacks on 9/11 were horrific. We must never forget the lives that were lost and the families that were destroyed. Nor should we ever forget the brave men and women who put their lives on the ...
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Staff

Mentoring Masculinity

Restoring Historic Masculinity

Welcome to the intersection of faith and the culture. This is WallBuilders Live. We’re talking about all the hot topics of the day from a biblical, historical, and constitutional perspective.    Would the world be a better place if there were more “true” men? Where can a boy enjoy fellowship and adventure in God’s ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

Father's Day Reminds Us - Boys Need Courageous Godly Men

Raising Godly Boys Requires Men Who Understand the Language of Boyhood On the journey to manhood, boys need men who are involved, engaged, and intentional. This Father’s Day, Trail Life USA is encouraging men to make a diffence by taking time to enter a boy's world as a dad or a dad-like.
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Mark Hancock

Mentoring Let Boys be Boys Masculinity

Be a Real Life Hero

Boys need heroes.  Until recently, boys grew up emulating real-life heroes who seemed larger than life. Coonskin caps and six-shooters were the uniforms of boyhood. Boys were enthralled with tales about Teddy Roosevelt, John Glenn, and Davy Crockett. Flannelgraph images taught us about the courage of Noah, the faith ...
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Daniel Huerta - Focus on the Family

Parenting Leadership Masculinity

How Fathers Help Kids Grow

When fathers are attentive to their children, they build relationships that encourage healthy child development. Contemporary culture has minimized and marginalized the crucial role men play in the life of the family. Yet the important role of fathers in raising secure, godly, healthy, confident children cannot be ...
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Alan Beck

Let Boys be Boys Masculinity

What is a Boy?

Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood we find a delightful creature called a boy. Boys come in assorted sizes, weights, and colors, but all boys have the same creed: to enjoy every second of every minute of every hour of every day and to protest with noise (their only weapon) when their last ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Let Boys be Boys Masculinity

Letting Boys be Boys in a “Toxic” Culture

No matter what our culture says, boys and girls are different. Discussions about “toxic masculinity,” a blurring of gender lines, fewer and fewer fathers in the home, and the watering down or extinction of programs that train and equip boys to become men have left too many boys frustrated, fearful, and floundering in ...
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Nancy Flory

In The News Masculinity

Trail Life USA: Raising Boys to be Men in an Age of Uncertainty

"Boys and girls aren’t the same, and boys need their own space." -Mark Hancock, Trail Life USA, CEO Boys and girls cannot be expected to perform the same because they are different in many ways. A “one size fits all” approach to educating kids doesn’t work. “We need take into account that … boys and girls are ...
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