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What is the Purpose of a Rites of Passage Program?

Posted by Thomas on October 25, 2011

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The purpose of a rites of passage program is to proactively guide a young man into responsible adulthood. 

If you are reading this blog and have visited here more than once I assume you are, at the least, a conscientious parent seeking the best for your son or a caring adult looking to better support the boys in your life as they become healthy, responsible, adult men in our society. 

Therefore, you are already guiding your son (or any young man in your life) down the road to embracing manhood in a healthy way. 

The best teachers, instructors, models that our children have (including our boys) are their parents. The rites of passage program simply supports what is already being taught at home. If, at home, a young man is not getting needful information surrounding what responsible male adulthood looks like then a rites of passage program introduces that information and helps the young man embrace it wholeheartedly. 

So then the purpose of a rites of passage program is to proactively guide a young man into responsible adulthood and is an extension of training within the home. Or a rites of passage program can fill the void in a young man’s life where this type of training is absent. 

My free eBook, A Rites of Passage Framework, will be available as a free download on Saturday October 29, 2011. In A Rites of Passage Framework, I offer for your consideration 4 key components to include in the custom designed rites of passage program you create for your son. 

Peace,

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Some Simple Ideas to Customize a Rites of Passage Program

Posted by Thomas on October 21, 2011

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Over the last few days I quickly discussed:

Although simple, doing the things I suggested in these posts are involved. In order to have your rites of passage program match your son, you have to know him. However, depending on your relationship that may be a challenge.

In order for the rites of passage ceremony to impart more deeply your family values you must concretely identify what those values are. If your family believes things my family doesn’t that’s okay—identify YOUR values. Also realize, over time those values may change a little.

Finally, in order to truly get the most out of designing your customized rites of passage program, rites of passage ceremony, and rites of passage lessons you, as the caring adult, must examine yourself. Through that self-examination if you discover there is something you want to impart to your son but don’t have the knowledge to do so effectively reach out to your network and find someone you trust that can.

These and other important concepts will be addressed in an organized manner in my free eBook A Rites of Passage Framework. Stay tuned!

Peace,

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