Skin Care Products That Would Have Been Unimaginable
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) — Bumps, scrapes and bruises are not just associated with boyhood but are necessary in order to raise men equipped to exercise spiritual leadership in their homes, a Southern Baptist seminary professor said at a weekend conference on “connecting church and home.”
“We are raising our young boys to be way too soft, way too careful, as if the ultimate prize in our parenting of boys is to get them to 18 years old and say they never got hurt, nothing bad ever happened,” Randy Stinson, dean of the School of Church Ministries at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said at the conference held Aug. 20-21 on the seminary campus in Louisville, Ky. “They never experienced pain. They never experienced disappointment. They have just had a wonderfully smooth life,”
“What you’ve done, you have handicapped that boy for the rest of his life,” Stinson counseled. “He will be a weak, soft, ineffective man.”
Stinson, who also serves as president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, said a “therapeutic” model that eliminates competition and rough play among boys has created a generation of 20-something males that are the “most self-absorbed generation in American history.”
Stinson said that has spawned an industry of things like male skin-care and hair-color products that would have been unimaginable a generation ago.