(C) Daneille Snowden
|My 19 yr. old son when he was born with his daddy in 1991|
How Do You Want Your Son to Treat His Wife?By Daneille Snowden (God is the inspiration.)
I love to read books in almost all the genre's out there (not a big fiction fan though). One of my favorites are help books on family; with of course a Biblical emphasis.
God has blessed us with many teachers in the area of raising a godly family. We do have our favorites.
Yet, books are not the only teacher! I am sure you will agree with me that time and experience do rate up to the #1 Spot; those teachers are ones who have successfully and unsuccessfully raised children. I found myself analyzing, listening,and notating as much as I possibly could from my 'Sensei's'.
One area that I would like to share about presently is how we as parents should teach our sons, in the area of training them how they should treat their wives. As I am writing this the nation has just celebrated Valentines Day, where especially husbands and wives share their sentiments of love toward one another. Being a minister, I have counselled so many ladies who say they would rather have their husband trade the ceremonious gifts for just a daily showing of respect, communication and tenderness.
So, how do we train our boys right now to do this? Mom, we pretty much have our young sons to ourselves for at least the first 7 years. Dad after this will need to kick-in and pretty much show the young man the way to being that man God created him to be.
Ladies, our sons first and foremost need to respect us as that-Ladies. For example; allowing our boys to back, ignoring this insult, laughing it off, or going along is absolutely creating not just a major problem for you in the near future but a detrimental marriage several years later. Perhaps, mom, you are not the personality to be stubborn and strong willed to stand-up; but you MUST: not just for yourself but for your son's sake. I can tell you now, I have two daughters who are young and I do keep an eye out for young men who may one day want to catch her eye. When I see a young boy treat his mama in this way by back talking, being down right rude and disrespectful-my mind notates this. I love my daughters as well as any parent. None of us want them to marry a young man that has never been taught how to treat his mother decently.
NEW PARENT'S PRAYER-Steven Stewart
The Hair-Raising Joys of Raising Boys By: Dave Meurer
When I'm a Daddy: A Little Boy's Guide to Biblical Fatherhood By: Ginger Adair Fulton
And so many more!
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