I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with my boys and how much it will influence their attraction to and choosing of their wife.
That’s a frightening thought.
But it’s been convicting me to be more purposeful and careful in the way I relate to them and instruct them. I came across this interesting Bible Study by Vicki Courtney called 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son. While many of the principles in this book will be caught from and taught by their dad, it looks really interesting from the perspective of the mother-son relationship.
The five conversations are:
Redefining manhood: “Don’t define manhood by the culture’s wimpy standards.”
Choosing sides: “What you don’t learn to conquer may become your master.”
Saying no: “Not everyone’s doing it!”
Launching manhood: “Boyhood is only for a season.”
Pleasing God: Godly men are in short supply – dare to become one!”
So, here’s an invitation I’d like to throw out to any moms of boys out there… want to join me? Two are better than one and I figure if anyone wants to go through this with me I’ll have a better chance of actually finishing it.
I’d like to start the week of January 8th and will post reflections and discussion questions each Tuesday. There are 5 days worth of homework for each week, so our first discussion forum will be here on January 16. If you have a blog, you can post about it as well and link up here, or we can just chat in the comment section.
The video sessions are available for download for $4.99 each and the book can also be purchased here.
Are you in?