‘Raising Strong Boys & Repairing Broken Men’ – God’s Men Speak

Raising Strong Boys and Repairing Broken Men is the timely theme for the June | Father’s Day Edition of Family and Faith Magazine. Shorter than the previous documentary at 22 minutes, the June edition features impactful Christian men and their testimonies of faith, fatherhood and restoration. They include: Altano Morgan, manufacturer of ICAN; Robert Dixon, Principal of Operation Restoration Christian School and Dr. Wayne Henry, Economist and Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. The documentary also connects with three promising young boys – Israel Redwood, Seth Ridgard and Luke Ridgard.

In keeping with the theme, the documentary, which is sponsored by the Jamaica Broilers Group, provides godly advice on raising strong boys.

Principal, Robert Dixon asserts that, “Children spell love – T-I-M-E. We have to spend time with our children. For both my son and the children at school I see my life as a foundation for these students.” The young principal advances that, “For my son, yes his foundation, his identity is linked to me to who I am and to who I am in Christ but for my students who have no other foundation who probably don’t know their father, can I be that foundation for them? Can I be so secure in myself that they can build their life on who I am and what I stand for?”

For his part, Dr. Wayne Henry points to three strategies for growing strong boys. First, he says it’s important “to be present, to be alongside, to be near.” Then, “There must be instruction and advice. Solomon, he said listen to my advice son, heed my warning and you will prosper.” His third nugget of wisdom is the need to show boys lessons and principles by example. “A lot of times we are too willing to say do as I say and not as I do and there is a key of leadership that we miss where Paul says follow me as I follow Christ .We don’t invite people to follow us ..part of leadership part of mentoring is that you have to be that example …the willingness to put on display even with your mistakes and your flaws that example,” the father of 3 insists.

Manufacturer and motivational speaker, Altano Morgan adds that the key to raising a strong boy is teaching him that there is a God, a Father who loves him despite the challenges he comes across in life. “There is a father there that will take care of him. There is a father there that wants the best for him. Even as an earthy father you are not going to be there every time to guide him and to teach him and all the different things but when you tell him about the Father up above who is looking down with his tender love, showing you, guiding you, directing you, that’s the fundamental foundation for me for raising a strong boy,” Morgan declares.

The uplifting documentary also looks at how to repair broken men, the most admired men in their lives and features what young boys love most about their dads.

Shelly 2016

President and Founder of Family and Faith Magazine, Shelly-Ann Harris feels turning the spotlight on boys and men is vital at this time. “The data is showing us that in many ways we are failing our boys and so we felt it was very important to focus on how to raise boys and restore broken men for our Father’s Day Edition, which balances our recent focus on women in the Easter Edition that was released a couple months ago,” Harris explains. “We remain thankful to our loyal sponsor, the Jamaica Broilers Group, who has supported us on this journey of sharing impactful testimonies of faith that can serve to strengthen family life,” she adds.

Viewers can watch the documentary here: https://youtu.be/aoZw0-UfXKw

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Family & Faith Magazine Marks First Anniversary with Fun Summer Edition

FFM JuneQuarterly Christian publication, Family and Faith Magazine will mark its first anniversary in June 2016. Published by Breadknife Productions with the support of loyal sponsors the Jamaica Broilers Group and Digicel Jamaica, the magazine has received outstanding reviews from thousands of readers all across Jamaica, the Caribbean, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and many other countries. Below are comments from readers on popular magazine articles over the past year; articles that were discussing matters of faith, love and relationships:

“I would say I haven’t gotten the happily ever after I had hoped for…..almost 21 years ago. But reading these family stories, I am so encouraged to seek God’s will for my life – separated and single parent. I can be fulfilled even in my current status. I need to surrender all to Him!” – Karen

“Very inspiring story … I was encouraged in my own faith walk; thank you for making these type of “local” miracles known – i.e. God is also working in our own Jamaica.” – Keith

“It’s 1:31am and I am up reading …these real life story has really touched my heart …” – Carla

“Quite touching piece. You are an inspiration to others who feels that they are alone with all the negative feedbacks that others have to offer. People sometimes gives up when they feel that they are alone and have no support but because love is blind you have proven to others it’s not what you see but how you feel straight from the heart.” – Maranique

Editorial Director and Founder, Shelly-Ann Harris is thankful for the support the magazine has received over the past year. “It’s been a year since the debut of our glossy magazine format and we are thankful for our hardworking production team, our loyal readers, our partnership with the Gleaner Company and of course our dedicated sponsors Jamaica Broilers group and Digicel Jamaica. To God be glory, great things He has enabled us to do together,” expressed Harris.

The magazine’s main sponsors also had words of commendation for the publication. “We are thrilled to be a part of Family and Faith Magazine. This publication explores and in fact, celebrates what is right with Jamaica,” the Jamaica Broilers Group shared in a statement.

“Digicel is happy to be a part of a magazine that promotes wholesome family living. The values that the articles instill will only serve to have a positive impact on the readers,” notes Elon Parkinson, Head of Public Relations at Digicel Jamaica.

The summer edition of the magazine will be inserted in select copies of the Gleaner in Kingston on Monday, May 30, 2016 and will also be available (for sale) at Fontana Pharmacies islandwide. The digital and web versions also become available on the same date. The theme for the summer edition is fun and features a front page Editor’s Choice story on the exceptional Jewel Resorts; exciting summer activities for kids plus stories of faith from known actress Camille Davis and sensational songstress Samantha Gooden.

Access the FREE digital copy of our summer edition here => Summer Fun!