Ben and I heard Alex and Brett’s father speak at a convention this past spring in Orlando. We walked away resonating with his insights of competence with character and such. We have no desire to raise our boys to live in a comfortable Christian sub-culture, but to GO out, equipped and educated to intelligently and with great compassion engage the greater world. These years we have with them are our opportunity to help shape who they were born to become with God’s worldview and yes, the teen years are a launching pad into their adult years. I longed for such thinking in my teen years and can do no better than to immerse my boys in such as they grow older. We must have vision for our children and take steps now towards it.