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Why are boys so different? Why would a trip to the garbage dump be such a highlight in a boy's life? What do boys need to learn in order to become good men?

In this day and age, single mothers are a very prevalent reality. They shoulder the responsibility of providing, not only financially, but also the guidance and character formation of their children. This is a daunting task in and of itself, but to go it alone is most often overwhelming. And then being a woman, how can you know what your boys need to become good men? A mother's influence on her sons is unique and valuable, but still sometimes moms don't understand what makes their boys tick. They want to help their sons grow up to become men of honor and integrity, but that's a tremendous challenge.

Here's something that may help. "Raising Boys to Become Good Men" seminar, Saturday March 3rd, 9am-noon at Salvation Army, 473 SE 194th Ave, Portland. Presented by Extending Grace, an organization dedicated to helping single moms to utilize resources to help them succeed financially, support for them as a single parent and spiritual guidance. Featuring, Rick Johnson, bestselling author, "That's my Son – How Moms Can Influence Boys to Become Men of Character". This powerful, innovative, fast-moving presentation weaves together stories, film clips, examples and small group interaction to sharpen a mom's (and dad's) skills and understanding of boys in the process of becoming a man.

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, or if you know someone that might be, please go to; for more information and to register. Dads are more than welcome too!

Frogs and snails will give way to life changing decisions soon in the lives of our sons. Let's give them the best tools we can to help them on their way. Take the time to sign up for this amazing seminar. You'll be glad you did!

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