Don’t swim alone. Don’t hike alone. You know those rules. But then why do we try to do life alone? Life is much harder and more dangerous than hiking or swimming, so we shouldn’t try to do it on our own either. We are far more likely to succeed if we have others who we can look to for wise council and advice when we are navigating life’s challenges.
Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Learning from another person or as a team provides many benefits. Other people can challenge you through competition and by correcting you when necessary. Another person can also hold you accountable for continuously improving. This is why a coach or mentor is so valuable. It is also why professional athletes always have a coach.
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Whether they’re called life groups, community groups, small groups or accountability groups, meeting together with one or more people who are on similar paths in life will help you overcome obstacles. These groups provide valuable support by offering additional opinions, good advice, encouragement, or the simple comfort of knowing that others have, or are currently, facing the same challenges. Additionally, a group of people meeting together can be a great way to build deeper bonds and friendships that will help you through the really difficult times.
It is important for fathers to share the wisdom of community with their sons. It is critical that they understand that others face the same challenges and are not in it alone. While sports teams are a great way to teach them about teamwork, the focus tends to be winning and less about community. Teaching your son about the importance of sharing life experiences with others is a great way to ensure he has the support system needed to succeed in life.
Trailmap for Life was built on the model of fathers and sons living and growing in community. This is why Trailmap for Life teaches the most important life lessons in a group setting. We were made to learn and grow in community. Trailmap provides the materials and instructions to ensure that you teach your son well.
We hope you found this article helpful – it is from the Life’s Top 10: “Trailmap for Life” resources designed to help parents successfully navigate life. This program offers life-skills sessions where parents & their kids participate together- either on your own, or as part of a small or large group.
If you’re a parent or a parent-figure of kids ages 10-20, this is a critical component in preparing your kids for life – options include our:
Each one offers a unique experience with your kids.
As parents, we all want to raise kids who are well-prepared for life on their own. Kids with solid character who understand how to make wise choices. Choices in core life topics such as friends, dating, money, health, drugs, and how they spend their time.
Unfortunately, each year, millions of kids set out on their own, unprepared for what they’ll face- and that’s when they learn things the hard way- with consequences that can last a lifetime. It was this critical scenario that led to the development of Trailmap for Life, a non-profit program solely focused on helping people understand & navigate the 10 most important topics in life. Each of the 10 monthly sessions covers one of life’s 10 critical topics- with powerful videos, a workbook, & life-skills activities that make it fun & easy to participate! This program offers life-changing insight from leaders & experts across the country…. And it’s forever changing those who experience it.
It’s easy to organize & host a group: Participating with other parents & their kids offers even more benefits – simply select the group option on the website & choose your meeting dates & times…then enter the email addresses of the parents you want to invite. The website sends out the invites, tracks responses, and then throughout the program sends out automated communications & reminders based on the meeting schedule you set. All you’ll do to host each session is follow a few short instructions, play the session video, and enjoy the experience with your kids & your friends. No prep work is required at all! And since all sessions are available 24/7 online, it’s ok if people can’t make all the group meetings – they can do those sessions anytime…
Whether on your own or as part of a group, this program helps you achieve the relationship that every parent wants with their kids and feel confident that you have prepared them well for life on their own. We hope that you will join us for the adventure of a lifetime!
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Each session includes a 25-minute video that guides you through key principles for each topic, including activities that make it fun & effective.