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May 24, 2024

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"Raising Emotionally Strong Boys"

“Raising Emotionally Strong Boys” Book is Out

Why do men die by suicide at a rate four times higher than women? It’s one of the questions longtime Nashville  counselor David Thomas of DayStar Ministries investigated for his newly released book, Raising Emotionally Strong Boys (Bethany House; $16.99), currently an Amazon bestseller.
    Thomas, who has more than 25 years of counseling experience, says that many boys receive the tools they need to learn how to deal with their emotions in a healthy way. Males have difficulty identifying how they feel about significant life events. They’re also resistant to act when they don’t feel physically or mentally well, and they can engage in more risky activities that are harmful to their health.
    In addition to his new book, Thomas also has a new workbook out for boys ages 6 – 12, called Strong and Smart: A Boy’s Guide to Building Healthy Emotions (Bethany House; $11.69) aimed at reaching boys in their formative years.
    “We want to coach boys in the hard work of building emotional muscles,” writes Thomas. “For many boys, the muscles are simply weak or underdeveloped. Building emotional muscles is some of the most important — yet most neglected — work in a boy’s journey to manhood. The muscles impact his everyday as a son, brother, student, athlete and friend. These muscles will define who he is as a husband, father, friend and coworker,” he adds.
    Get Thomas’ books on Amazon and learn more about the counseling services for boys and girls at 

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