"I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else." - James A. Garfield
How do you become a man?
Over the weekend I read Play the Man by Mark Batterson. It's very easy to read and explores what a man of God looks like and provides guidance for fathers as they help their sons become men.
Batterson helpfully shares how he sought to lead his sons in a 'Year of Discipleship' with physical, spiritual and mental challenges. The year culminated in a rite of passage and as a father of two young sons, this book and these practices left me with a lot to think about.
Throughout the book Batterson raises some great questions for self-reflection. They make more sense in the context of the book, but are still helpful on their own:
I also appreciated this reminder:
“You’ll never be a perfect parent but you can be a praying parent.” - Mark Batterson