Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity by Glenn Stanton is a book about raising sons and daughters to be confident boys and girls. Mr. Stanton argues extensively that men and women are equal, but different. He bases his argument on Genesis 1:27 but he also makes a solid case for gender differences by utilizing information from various studies done across cultural lines.
Mr. Stanton does a great job of fleshing out the different functions that men and women take place in shaping society. I was especially grateful for the careful way in which the author outlined examples of strong men and women who exude their masculinity and femininity. He also does a fantastic job of expressing the influence that a mother and father have on a child’s life.
Overall the book was positive and seeks to be non-offensive. Perhaps this is also its greatest pitfall. While I praise Mr. Stanton for a book well written, I also wonder if more might be said about the differences between men and women and how we treat one another if he were not writing for such a broad audience.
I really appreciated this book and can see how it would be for a wise investment for parents regardless of how old their children are. The retail price of Secure Daughters, Confident Sons is $14.99 (Paperback), and is available around the web in places like Amazon.com for $10.19. I gave it five stars.
If you are looking for more information about the equality, yet uniqueness of men and women check out the website for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
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