RAISING A REAL MAN
IN A METRO-SEXUAL WORLD
It's you against the world
Trying to raise a real man in todayís world may be harder than splitting an atom. Everyday our kids are bombarded with images and messages of the most unmanly things imaginable. Magazines are full of sexually ambiguous models dressed in feminine clothes in homo-erotic poses. Thereís a new book out every month about how you donít need a man in the house to raise a man. TV shows typically are full of metro-sexual, gay, and otherwise wimpy male characters, and nearly every Hollywood movie that comes out has at least one homosexual character. Almost every dad in the movies or on TV is either a miserable lout or a complete buffoon. At school your kids are subjected to all sorts of programs designed to promote unmanly lifestyles. Real men have disappeared from history books and have been replaced with politically correct figures. Any boy reading magazines, attending public school, and watching TV or movies would assume that half of the men in the world are gay, and the other half are metro-sexual or girlie men. Thatís why your job as a father is as tough as itís even been. Itís you against the world.
Letís be clear about a dadís role in raising a child. It takes a man and a woman to raise a real man. A boy needs a mother to nurture him, and take care of him. He also needs the influence of a strong, masculine male figure in his life. These influences balance each other out. If youíre missing either influence, you tend to get less than optimal results.
Children need and rely on their mothers more at an early age. However, as a boy becomes a teenager and advances through adolescence, his father must step up his influence. This is the time where boys typically begin to rebel and assert some independence. This is when they start to become men. They begin to gravitate towards their fathers. They seek out more dangerous or risky activities.