Unique Pair Explains Importance of Fathers Raising Sons



Represented by public relations agency Branded Pros, father-son team Brian and Jeff Becker introduce “Tender Lions,” a book about building the vital relationship between father and son.  More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father; millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If fatherlessness were classified as a disease, it would be considered an epidemic—worthy of attention as a national emergency. “Tender Lions” is a raw, unfiltered look at one father-son relationship on the brink of destruction and how, against all the odds, it was not only saved but deepened. Raising a boy to be a man is not something left to chance—there’s always hope and time for an authentic father-son relationship.

Statistics show an alarming correlation between fatherlessness and high-school dropout rates, teen pregnancies and behavioral issues. “Tender Lions” shines a spotlight on this connection with honest talk about what a boy needs from his father. Told from the vantage point of the Beckers’ own relationship, the book incorporates a faith-based perspective and deals with such topics as unconditional love, competition, sex, money, and failure. It also includes a study guide ideal for small-group discussion.

Brian Becker, a corporate leadership development expert, educator, and nonprofit executive and his son, Jeff, co-founder of the nationally acclaimed basketball academy Powerhouse Hoops, hope to inspire men that it’s never too late to build a dynamic father-son relationship.

“The relationship between father and son is the most important factor in determining whether or not a boy will grow up to be a healthy man—emotionally, spiritually, relationally,” says Brian Becker. “By changing the way one father relates to his son, they will become better men, which in turn leads to a healthier family and a stronger society.

“The 279-page softcover book is published by Tenth Power and available for purchase on Amazon. For more information about “Tender Lions,” to receive a review copy or to schedule an interview, please visit www.tenderlions.org.

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