The boyhood stage of the masculine journey is, or should be, a time of being seen, wanted, and affirmed, a time of play and wonder, a time when a boy experiences that he is the joy of his father and has the attention of his mother. Fundamental questions he is asking are

Do you see me?
Do you love what you see?

He yearns to know he is prized and delighted in.

The father creates a world that is safe, and he is often the leader of play, present and engaged. He brings surprises for his son, places to look into and things to learn hands-on, gifts that speak to the boy’s heart. “Hands-on” often describes the relation- ship itself: walking hand in hand with Dad, being carried close to his chest, getting rides on his shoulders. This is the time for the boy to experience that someone is looking out for him, that the world is not up to him, that “Dad’s got things under control.”

In all of it, the main job of Dad is to answer the deep questions of his boy’s heart—Do you see me? Do you love what you see?—hundreds of times over with strong and tender replies, Yes, and yes!

King Me

King Me

Every man has a kingdom. Not every king rules well.

You can.

Like a living piece in life's checker game, you are moving across the board toward your time of greatest authority and impact. But what kind of king will you be?

Your kingdom is always being watched, and your family and core relationships look to you to come through. You have an ancient adversary who is playing for keeps. You also have a fiercely loving Advocate who desires to guide you, teach you, and entrust you with more.

In King Me, Michael Thompson guides you through the six stages of the masculine journey in order to release you forward, oriented and equipped. Continuing beyond where The Heart of a Warrior left off, Michael kindly and wisely invites you to uncover your story, see the wounds of your past, and be initiated into the glory in your heart. Through healing encounters and validating experiences with God, you can learn to wield love as your greatest Kingdom weapon and provide a kingdom where hearts are free.

You are invited to become a man after God's own heart. You are always one move away from becoming more and advancing goodness, or becoming less and compromising your kingdom.

It's your move.