Hal & Melanie Young

Shining Armor: Your Son’s Battle for Purity

Making it through the battle for purity to courting his bride. Most purity resources these days focus on girls, but purity tends to be a much bigger problem for young men. Those that are available often seem hopelessly naïve about the battles our sons are facing. How can you protect your sons from internet p*rn? How can you help them to fight temptation in a world full of inappropriate images? How can you help them make the transition from ―It’s not time to think about that…‖ to finding a wife? Come hear the parents of six sons give you frank, practical advice on raising your son to be a virtuous knight.

Writing/publishing workshop

Getting Published and Getting It Launched – It doesn’t do any good to write a great book if no one ever knows about it. Learn how to get your book published and more important, get it known! Hal and Melanie Young, award-winning authors of Raising Real Men, share what they’ve learned about the book industry and how you can make or break the launch of your book. Hal and Melanie have been called “marketing geniuses” and have quickly become well known in the homeschool publishing community.

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Fresh from a state tax audit to prove that yes, they’re all ours, Hal and Melanie Young, authors of the Christian Small Publishers Association 2011 Book of the Year, Raising Real Men, are parents of six real boys and two real girls. They have homeschooled through eight high-risk pregnancies, three re-locations, two decades, and 181 degrees of longitude. Hal and Melanie have served on the Board of Directors of North Carolinians for Home Education for over 14 years, including three terms as President for Hal. They have published articles with The Foundation for Economic Education, Homeschooling Today, the John Locke Foundation, Homeschool Digest, TEACH Magazine, Homeschool Enrichment, the N.C. Family Policy Council, the Heartland Institute and more. Hal and Melanie have made more than 50 media appearances in venues as wide ranging as The Jesse Lee Peterson Show and the Bob Dutko Show to Mancow’s Morning Madhouse and CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. They are sought after conference speakers who routinely draw standing room only crowds with their mix of uniquely entertaining cross-banter and practical, powerful Scriptural principles. Their dramatized audiobooks, such as Hero Tales from American History by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, are gaining a following across the country, as well. Hal & Melanie have glorified the Lord through some extreme challenges recently, though, with Hal successfully fighting stage IV cancer and their youngest dealing with a life-threatening heart condition. Despite it all, the Youngs live in noisy familial bliss in North Carolina.

http://www.raisingrealmen.com

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