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Raising Great Men who Serve
Volume 114, Program 20
12/6/2012
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What’s your image of a great dad? It’s amazing that every little boy has the potential to become just such a man, able to harness his virtues and control his vices to serve his wife and children. Join Michael Farris and William Bennett as they consider what it means to be a hero on the home front today on Home School Heartbeat.

Mike Farris:
As I’ve worked in the homeschooling community and raised my ten kids, I’ve learned that being a good dad will require courage, and character, and commitment, and faith, and I hope I’ve shown that on a fairly regular basis, at least. Bill, why do you think some men embrace that challenge and many others falter?

Secretary Bennett:
I wish I knew, Mike, but first of all congratulations to you and the ten children you’ve raised. I profiled a guy in the book, Chris Codd. He’s homeschooled all his kids, he and his wife, and he’s done a wonderful job. I wish I knew what the magic potion was, but I don’t think there is a magic potion; I think it’s faith, I think it’s being taught the right things, I think it’s an act of will, where man makes up his mind, he’s going to do the right thing. You know, we all have those choices in life, and I think with the right kind of guidance, and hopefully with the grace of God, more men will make that choice. I’m trying to push in a particular direction, because I think the age that we live in is pushing very hard against those virtues.

Mike:
Bill, I really, really encourage people to get this book; this is something that every man with a son needs to be reading to his son and training him up in real manhood. Bill, you’ve done a valuable service for all of us by giving us The Book of Man. I’m Mike Farris.


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