Raising Boys to Know and Love God
Nurturing + inspiring faith in your sons, from the toddler through the teenage years.
This is the third part of the new monthly feature on the podcast, covering the “12 Things Your Son Needs Most from You” found in my book, Boy Mom. Today I am sharing from Chapter 4 – “The Beginning of Wisdom: Nurturing Faith.” This chapter is what I would consider the heart of the book (and definitely the heart of our parenting!!) It’s the best I have to give!
I get a lot of questions from people about what we did to raise sons who all love God and choose to follow Him, even as they launch and live independently. While I would never suggest there is a formula, I do believe there is a lot parents can do to nurture and inspire faith in our children. I hope this episode gives you some practical ideas and hope for raising your own sons to live a life of faith for all of their days!
Two downloads I mention in the episode: (these were created for book readers, so I’ll trust you have/will have read Boy Mom! 😉)
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Prayer and Bible Journaling Template here.
Steps to lead your child (or anyone!) to begin a relationship with God.
Str.org (helpful website for tough questions.)
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My book, BOY MOM, was released in August of 2019 (Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers) and is full of practical advice and helpful resources for raising boys. It’s great for personal reading, or to use as a study for small groups!
Order it here: Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You
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