I was just hiding out of sight on the staircase eavesdropping on my son’s phone conversation. ...READ POST
I was just hiding out of sight on the staircase eavesdropping on my son’s phone conversation. It was fabulous!
It’s okay. He was recording a radio interview with my husband that will air later in the week. I was hiding so I didn’t distract him. I was listening in with permission.
There have been so many phone conversations shared between my husband and sons that I haven’t been privy to. But the ones shared between Sam and John over many months a few years ago that arose from questions in his young man’s heart I now can listen in on freely and so can you. They proved the foundation for Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face. They’re conversations about faith. About dreams. About work. About women. Questions arose for Sam, as they do for all young men, about friendship and the journey of growing up and into the man he wants to become and figuring all that out. Figuring life out. Life in your 20s. It’s a critical decade laced with critical questions.
Therefore, important conversations.
Killing Lions isn’t a question and answer book. Sam didn’t ask his father for the blueprint for his life. He didn’t want or need his father to tell him specifically what to do. They invited each other and then all of us into a dialogue. To explore life. Sam, like every other young man, needed to be treated not as a child, but as a man with his own life and yet—still and always a son.
The generation of our children is the generation raised by more divorced parents than ever before. It is the generation called the “millennials” with their own take on life, values, questions, concerns, expectations.
With so many young men feeling fatherless, who do they ask for help or guidance? How do we as adults guide them?
Killing Lions is a guide. It’s a guide for young men and it’s a guide for the adults who want to help them navigate their way into becoming the man they WANT to become. My son has a father who loves him. The truth is that every young man breathing has a Father who loves him and He wants to help guide him on his journey. There are conversations to be had and dialogues that have occurred that are immensely helpful!!!
I highly recommend that you listen in. I did. I still am.