recommendations from Pastor Mike Self.
Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle
By Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker
Parents, you have to do everything you can to prepare your son for the battle he will face in regards to sexual purity. This book isn't just about sex, but talked about purity and everything that confronts it on a daily basis. You can't afford to be silent on this issue. This book will give you some great tools and show you how to have natural conversation with your son about sexual integrity. Dad, if you're struggling in this area of purity, I recommend Every Man's Battle, or read Every Young Man's Battle with your teenage son.
Have a daughter? I recommend Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle by Shannon Ethridge.
By Paul Tripp
For the parents of teens or for parents headed that way, Age of Opportunity is a Biblical guide to parenting teens. Don't be satisfied with merely "surviving" the teenage years, but recognize what an incredible opportunity you have at this point in their lives to raise Godly men and women and prepare them for their next stage in life.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
By Meg Meeker, M.D.
Dads, if you have ever doubted the importance you play in raising your daughter, read this book. With chapter titles like "Be the Man You Want Her to Marry" and "Protect Her, Defend Her (Use a Shotgun if Necessary)" you will see very clearly just how crucial your role is in raising a healthy daughter. It's very practical and inspiring.
Father Fiction: Reflections on Growing Up without a Father
By Donald Miller
Not everyone grows up with a dad. Miller explores his insecurities and shortcomings that he attributes to growing up without a father figure in his life. He writes with a brutal honesty while weaving great stories and examples from his own life that all men can identify with. It’s not until he’s an adult that he finds the father figure he’s been looking for. This is a great book for men working through their own issues with their fathers and for men who find themselves in mentoring roles.
Be a Better Dad Today: Ten Tools Every Father Needs
By Gregory Slayton
Challenging and practical - Slayton doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to being a dad: “Not only does the future of civilization depend on how we do our job, but also our children’s future, our family’s future and our own future depend on it as well.” He doesn’t pull his punches! It’s not only a great book on fatherhood, but also one that challenges us in our role as husbands. It’s very practical on both accounts.