Man Up! Teaching Boys to Seek God First as They Face the Challenges of Life

There are certain challenges that most boys face at some point in their lives…

  • self-control
  • anger
  • lust
  • performance-based love
  • delayed-gratification
  • standing up for what’s right—alone
  • quitting
  • pornography

At the MOB Society, we strive to see the challenges of life—whether our son’s or ours—through the lens of God’s Word. The traditional “Man Up” perspective our culture beats into the heads of boys has its pros and cons—sometimes a man does just need to suck it up and do the right thing. But more often it’s completely devoid of a biblical focus on what a man really is.

So we have a generation of men trying to “man up” with no idea what it means to be a man. (<<—tweet that!)

Teaching Boys to Seek God First as They Face the Challenges of Life (a new series from the MOB Society writers)

In the month of May, we’ll focus on some of the most common challenges boys face today, equipping moms to come alongside their future men with biblical wisdom in their toolkit.

Starting Friday, set your browser here, and join us for a month-long series on what it truly means to man up—seeking God for the wisdom to do it in the challenges boys face the most. We’ll link to all of the posts in the series here so they’re easy to find. Subscribe now to our feed so you make sure to get it right in your inbox!

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  • Mrs. A

    where are the links to the posts?

  • sheila

    I just signed up for this by entering my email like I was requested to, however, all I got in return was a message saying that I was already subscribed to MOB society. How do I view this series??

  • Susan Reeves

    How do we find the link to see this info?

  • Sandi

    I enjoy your blog. May I make a suggestion to THIS particular image. Please change the wording.

    MAN UP is a very insulting and disrespectful statement to ever say to a boy/man. It implies they aren’t men…unless…. They are men. Men, young and older all need respect. MAN UP does the opposite.

    I do understand your intent is to study this and will probably be very loving. Regardless, MAN UP is hurtful.

    As a mom of young men, I defend them against this negative messaging.

    This is what I’m referring to :

    I didn’t pin this post BECAUSE of the MAN UP wording. Please consider my comments and the comments of this video to honor the men in your life too. You are creative, so I’m sure you can come up with something better. :)

    PS–We aren’t told to WOMAN UP, right?!

    • BMcGlothlin

      Hi Sandy, and thanks for your reply. In my humble opinion, there are times when a man really does need to step up and be a man, whether he wants to or not. Like David, who refused to allow the enemy to defame the Name of God. The problem is that our society doesn’t know what a man is according to the Bible, or how to overcome the challenges men face in a godly way. We have a bunch of men trying to step up and be a man, but they’re trying to be the kind of man the world tells them to be, and that’s all wrong. This is the heart of this series…to equip mamas to understand these challenges and help lead their sons to step up to them in a godly, biblical way. Hope that helps :)

    • Rebekah

      That’s the whole point Sandi, society has taken “man up” in the wrong perspective. you should probably do this study and follow the blog bc you have been taught the wrong “man up” some day our boys will be told that and they will be insulted just as you are, but if we teach them what man up really means they won’t be insulted

    • Alicia

      I like the title it gets the point across, in my honest opinion telling them to “man up” is a lot better than telling them to “grow a pair”. Sometimes boys need to be told that–I’m not saying to tell them that when they are 5, 10, or even 14 years of age but when they reach the age where they can drive and get a job then they need a reality check. In the biblical days some boys had to become men early in life for the sake of their family and didn’t have this guide to rely on. I know a couple people nowadays including my younger brother who should start reading this, living in a house with three women and not a father to guide him through life, he has no clue how to be a man, with having lost his dad at too young an age. He needs to think about these things now. Being the man of the house yeilds many responsibilities, such as carrying on the family name, or getting a job to help support the family, and taking care of the mother who took care of him for so many years. I think it’s a great read and I can’t wait to read it to my future son.

  • Tster

    I just reread and it tells you to Subscribe now so just enter your email.

  • madetoworship1

    I would like to join too. What do we need to do?

  • Szofia

    I would like to join

  • Tster

    I would also like to join in Thanks Terry

  • Lauren Johnson

    I can’t find an enter button to submit my email address.

  • Bonnie

    Is there a book that goes along with this series??

  • Susan

    Brooke, do we need to sign up for this or do we just get on your blog each friday? I would like to be apart of this study. Thanks, Susan

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