Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
Many fathers have “gone missing” during the critical teenage years of their sons’ lives. They have chosen to prioritize their careers or their other interests over their responsibility as fathers; thus, relegating the responsibility to lead their son through manhood to other people or force the son to figure it out on their own.
- Kids with absentee fathers are more likely to drop out of school, be abused, be obese, and lack feelings of security (The Father Factor, 2013).
- 70% of teenagers stop attending church within two years of their high school graduation.
Other fathers want to be engaged but they just don’t know how to communicate or relate to their sons anymore; thus, the critical issues the sons will be facing do not get talked about. The result, more and more teenagers are graduating high school unprepared to deal with the challenges that come with the post high school phase of life.
Our mission is to help fathers prepare their teenage sons for life after high school by sparking conversations about characteristics of a Godly man and the issues these young men will face as they move from boys to the men God designed them to be.
We do this by providing fathers with the structure and resources that make it easy for them to form and organize local groups with other fathers and sons.
Our goal is that within 5 years 50,000 fathers and sons will have taken the journey to be the men they were designed to be!
Statement of Faith
Guiding Boys to Men was founded with the sole purpose of helping fathers and sons become the men that God designs us to be. It was designed for Christian men who have already accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. What this means is that you will find that all the topics and the discussion guides are infused with biblical principles and scripture references in order to support and strengthen the founding idea.
- That all men were created in the image of God.
- That there is a clear design for who GOD expects us to be and a calling for us to follow His design.
- That through the seasons of life there will be challenges and struggles, distractions and temptations, but through a relationship with God and knowing him and his calling for us, we can and will become the men that God designed us to be.
That does not mean we do not love ALL people as God instructed us to do. It only means that we created this specific program for Christian Fathers. I would suspect there are several other resources for non-Christian fathers to use.