Tender Warrior is about striving to become the king, warrior, mentor, and friend to our wife and children. Men can sometimes get so caught up in trying to work so hard to provide for their families. They don’t spend enough time in building and maintaining the role their family needs them to fulfill. A man must have a vision for the future of their family. It’s important to share our dreams with our wife and we need to listen to her dreams. Weber believed in keeping his word and promises and passing that character trait down to future generations.
He also shared the story about Job and how he stayed with God even when he lost all of his children, animals, and servants. He kept serving God despite the problems, pains, and struggles that he had to endure. Today, when men encounter difficulties most are running instead of practicing endurance. The book discussed the statics of fatherless homes and the rise in divorced rates. He included an analogy of how our children are like arrows and we must teach them how to survive and how to provide for themselves and their families.
Stu Weber asked men to examine the answers to these questions: (Page 31-32).
“If our marriage were to go on just the way it’s been going, what will it be like for us in five, ten, twenty years?
“How can I build the self-esteem of my wife, who spends enormous amounts of time cleaning house and changing diapers?”
“When will my little boy and I need to have our first talk about sex?”
I only shared some of the important questions we need to ponder. The book contained much more discussion questions to dive into.
I would recommend this book to men who have the courage to stay in the race with their family. Staying, protecting, leading, and providing are critical roles, we must practice to raise our children the precise way. The book is a magnificent written book that appeals to the hearts of men. It has a lot of stories that will give men the strength to know that they aren’t alone. I learned that I must step up my game in order to be the husband and father I was created to be. I also have seen the importance of leaning on other men in our journey together to fathering our children. I tend to be more of the lone ranger and I am realizing that I must continue to work to change that. I am going to start to pray for a Jonathan to come into my life. I enjoyed the discussion questions and how they were displayed. At the end of each chapter, readers got the chance to answer some by himself and some with his friends. I don’t have any children right now but in the future this book will be a great book to reread to remind me of the magnitude of passing down high-quality character traits. I learned so much about learning to be a man who is able to stand and lead his children correctly. Even when I fail, all that matters is that I try again and learn from my mistakes! If you’re looking for a book that will assist in your parenting then read this awesome life changing book! Fellow, Tender Warriors arise!
“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.
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