Hal and Melanie Young are two of my favorite people when it comes to parenting advice, especially for my boys! They’ve been there and they speak open and honestly, from their hearts on the love and care of boys. So when the review for Great Waters Press came up, I knew I wanted to do this review for them and for us as well. Love, Honor, and Virtue: Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality is a book written to young boys speaking to the heart of sexual desire that is so often ignored these days.
You can also read our other review for Great Waters Press No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens With Grace and Hope.
I’ve been friends with and fans of Hal and Melanie Young for many years now. I first found their friendship through reviewing their book Raising Real Men. You can read that review at this link: Raising Real Men
They are great people. They have have a strong faith in God. They have a heart for helping others. And they have a heart for raising boys and reaching to the hearts of parents.
There are tons of materials on the market that speak to parents. Most of those materials focus on raising girls. Great Waters Press saw a need for parents who were raising boys, like they were themselves, and they began to develop materials that helped in this journey we as parents were facing. They began to develop books that specifically related to parents of growing young men. I can’t tell you how thankful I’ve always been for this!
Love, Honor, And Virtue: Gaining or Regaining a Biblical Attitude Toward Sexuality is a book written towards boys older than 12, that focuses on the aspects of sexual relations in their lives. As a woman, I see daily the downfall of our society and the lust that is fully represented daily in our days and our lives. You can’t turn on the TV without seeing a half naked woman. Every where you look on social media, sex is prevalent. Movies, video games, even books provoke the mind with sexual imagery. Young men do not stand a chance without proper guidance.
That’s what this book hopes to give – guidance to parents to help them adjust their children, their sons to the sexual exploitation that is found in today’s world. Sex is a beautiful thing. It’s a Godly gift, but not in the way that it’s daily represented to our families.
Sex should be a pure and blessed moment between two people who love each other deeply, preferably two people that have fallen in love and are married to each other. Love, Honor, and Virtue brings forth points that reshape the mind, things we are easily taught to believe in today’s society and corrects them with Biblical statement and belief. Hal and Melanie don’t bite their tongues when discussing these things. They speak directly and with extreme confidence on the subject, matter-of-fact to the young men who’s mind they wish to reach.
If you have a younger son, I’d recommend that you read this book with them, discussing each chapter as you go. Some chapters are a little more informative on sexual desire and need a parents guidance. Older sons would do well with the book alone, but you, as the parent, are the only one who can judge if your son is mature enough and ready to read this book on their own. Use your discernment.
I, as a parent, have the book and I have read the book. My son and I have spent many years discussing the subject matter presented within these pages. His father has a history of sexual addiction and I have done my best to teach my son different than his father was taught by helping him to understand how to treat women and how to choose a bride that will meet his needs in the future, when he’s old enough to love and provide for her and his family. I did find some points in this book that I can expand upon in the future and so I will be allowing my son to read this and discuss it at an appropriate time in the near future.
Love, Honor, And Virtue is a book that all parents should read and share with their young sons. It’s us who will change the way society views sex and women. That change starts in our homes by teaching the right ways versus the wrong of how today’s society presents these things. Love, Honor, And Virtue can definitely help you to guide that discussion for your sons.
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