Making Men: Teaching Sons to Grow Up Well

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In today's often emasculating culture, how does a guy learn how to be a good man? How does a woman learn to recognize him?

Most guys spend their entire lives looking for ways to prove their manhood, while women often pay dearly for making terrible mistakes with men.

As a military correspondent, author, former stock broker and one-time U.S. Army Ranger, Chuck Holton has learned to adapt to many different roles that have tested his physical and mental endurance.

But despite his accomplishments on and off the battlefield, Holton realized there was one role for which he was unprepared.

"I've got three sons, and I woke up one day and realized, I've got to make men out of these boys," he said. "And to be honest, I'm not sure I've got this whole thing figured out yet myself."

That realization led to a three-year study of what the Bible has to say about men. He has now turned that study into a book, Making Men: Five Steps to Growing Up.  The book is a guide to help dads teach their sons what true manhood looks like from a biblical perspective. It's also written for single moms to help them teach their young boys how to grow up to be men.

In it, Holton makes a distinction between "guys" and "men," and includes powerful testimonies from those who both failed and succeeded in their quest to become a man.

He talks about impact a husband and father has on his family when he answers the call to manhood.

Chuck Holton talked more about the issues addressed in his new book, Making Men, on "The 700 Club," Friday, Dec. 9.

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Chuck Holton

Chuck Holton

CBN News Reporter

Chuck Holton has been producing high-octane features and news for CBN since 2003. He has freelance reported from nearly all of the world's hot spots, including Afghanistan, Burma, Lebanon, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.