Part of the COURAGEOUS Men’s Fitness resource.
It can by tricky to make fitness fun and challenging for a child age 6 to 11. You may find it is even more difficult to make exercise fun and challenging for you. Not to worry. We have ideas for every short attention span – for every child AND every dad.
Part of the COURAGEOUS Men’s Fitness resource.
Children who are 5 and younger love to be active with a courageous father. Exercising with child at this age is a great time to establish a good father/child workout routine. A small child can hang out with you almost anywhere you want to train.
Part of the COURAGEOUS Men’s Fitness resource.
Putting tools like a cell phone or car keys in your teen’s hands helps him or her to communicate and get to where he or she is going. Here are exercise ideas you can do with your teen. Give your teen the tools to be active, spiritually fulfilled and confident in you as a COURAGEOUS man.
By Lindsay Edwards, Ph.D.
When should your family get active and build a spiritual foundation to stay connected? Start today and do it for the rest of your life so that generations to come can experience the fullness of God’s plan for physical and spiritual strength. Exercise, eating well, rest and more are things you can do be healthy. Lindsay Edwards, Ph.D. examines the seven stages of a family to give you practical guidance for each phase of your family life.
By Jason Rhymer
Next Sunday most youth across the country will go to church and do the same routine youth group thing --- (yawn). Other teens will have a lot of fun, build muscle strength, get their heart beating good and grow closer to God. And- they’ll experience a kind of fellowship that you just don’t get by sitting in the church pew. Take a look at the extreme makeover that could be coming soon to a youth group near you.
By Stephen W. Simpson, Ph.D.
Fatherhood confounds most men at first. This leaves less time for exercise. If physical fitness is going to be part of your life you have to make it a priority. Psychologist and father of four, Stephen W. Simpson shares important lessons he has learned about fatherhood and fitness.
By Linda Geldermann
I am the mother of 4 teenagers. It occurred to me that a lot of skin issues are affected by sport and fitness activities. I’ve discovered an approach to skin care that is effective for the active person and spiritually strengthening too.
By Dave Prowitz

Time to get outdoors for some exercise and have a blast. Dave Prowitz says, “I’ve always struggled with the idea of working out. As the director of adventure programming at a Christian retreat center, my position requires me to be physically fit.” Try these seven camp-tested summer workouts for guaranteed fun and spiritual growth.
By Phil Black

The folks who run the American Dental Association must be marketing geniuses. Tooth brushing is such a part of a child’s routine. Our family has developed a way to make exercise and faith a regular part of our evening routine. Imagine children and parents squeezing but a few exercises together, brushing up on some Bible reading all in conjunction with good oral hygiene.
By Karol Ladd

Yikes! How long must the world be presented with the image of the crazed lunatic mother that loves Jesus at the expense of all others? We say – ENOUGH! Take a look at these moms who live physically, emotionally, and spiritually the way God intends. They experience joy, peace and more --- and their families do too.

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