Ep. 155: Helping Your Son Develop a Secure Identity
Offering our Sons the Truth of What gives them value and significance.
This is the fourth 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 5, “Secure Foundations: Affirming Significance and Identity.” This topic is so relevant to all the things are kids face today.
How can we help our sons develop a self-worth that is not dependent on their performance, popularity, or other people’s opinions? How can we help our sons know that while many things will describe them, none of those things have to define them? What happens when our boys fail at what they are passionate about…When their dreams are crushed, or they get stuck in the comparison trap? These are all important questions, and I believe that parents who have thought through them will be a great asset to kids growing up today.
In the noisy world our kids are growing up in, having a security based on the unchanging Truth of God’s love for them can be an absolute game changer. Join me as I share highlights from Chapter 5 of Boy Mom. Find a free download and more encouragement over in show notes:
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A few verses to remind your kids of their identity in Christ:
Genesis 1:27 — We are all made in God’s image
Jeremiah 29:11 — We are loved and valued, and there is a purpose and a plan for our lives.
1 John 1:9 — “We can be forgiven for our sins and cleansed from all unrighteousness.
John 3:16 “God sent His only Son to save us – unconditionally.
Philip Yancey: “Grace means there is nothing we can do to make God love us more..and there is nothing we can do to make God love us less.”
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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!
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