How to Raise a Good Man – by Colin Falconer

What makes our boys grow up to become “good men”? Colin Falconer gives his ideas in a thoughtful letter to his young God son.  As a mother of three sons, I thought this was an article well worth reading!  “The Forever Years” likes this 🙂

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One night a father overheard his son pray: “Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is”. Later that night, the Father prayed: “Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.”
~ Anonymous

I was recently asked to be godfather to a very special young man; the ritual requires godparents to oversee the lad’s ‘spiritual education.’ Not being a great churchgoer, I thought I’d rather leave him my thoughts on what it takes to be a good man, if not necessarily a religious one.

I just saw a movie with the boy’s mom; it was called The Descendants, starring George Clooney. Afterwards she described the main character as a ‘good man.’ It occurred to me what an undervalued concept that has become in today’s society; men today tend to think of themselves as successful or not successful, sexy or not so…

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