www.RonTravisSr.com by Ron Travis
Adolescent Boys

  1. Don't smoke, consume alcohol, or do drugs.Ron 1957
  2. Maintain an A/B average in school. Read, "Hyperfocus" or contact me if you need assistance. "YOU CAN DO IT!"
  3. Develop a calm, positive, and clean vocabulary to benefit and support others (Eph. 4:29).   
  4. Maintain a daily quiet time of: Bible study - Prayer - Meditation - Seeking God's will. "Surely I am with your always, to the very end of the age" (Matt. 28:20).
  5. Study role models in the Bible like Jesus - Daniel - Joseph - Shadrach, Meshach, and Amendnego - Timothy.
  6. Set long-term goals to become successful in every area of your life. You can easily succeed in the top 5% in every area.
  7. Surround yourself with a support group of positive friends and mentors. Avoid the bully, arrogant, macho guys; most are just phonies. Good friends will not influence you to smoke, abuse alcohol, or use drugs.
  8. Sex within marriage is one of the best gifts God gives to men. Satan will use sex before marriage to rob you and your wife of the best this precious gift has to offer. "God will show you how to escape temptations power so that you can bear up patiently against it" (1 Cor 10:13).
  9. Dr. James Dobson, in  the book, "Preparing for Adolescence" says, "that masturbation in not much of an issue with God. It's a normal part of adolescence, which involves no one else". Avoid adding pornography or other people. It should not continue after marriage. 
  10. Work out and participate in sports you enjoy. Be sure to learn tennis and golf because they can be played with your family, friends, business associates, and are loads of fun if you play with the right attitude.
  11. "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you" (Exodus 20:12). You have access to a thousand years of wisdom through your parents. Make you own decisions; but seek their wise counsel. Display your honesty and integrity by honoring the boundaries set for you by your parents. The boundaries represent their love your you and provide for your security. 
  12. Honor your sweetheart, your lover, and your best friend for life - "YOUR WIFE".
  13. Limit tattoos and body piercings. You do not need them to impress your real friends