As parents, we do not have the power to convert, save, sanctify, or make our children disciples of Jesus. If we are not careful, we can fall into the false belief that our children’s futures as wise, godly adults rest solely on our shoulders. Sadly, this mindset only sets us up for failure: if our children “turn out well,“ we become prideful, take the credit, and think we are the ones responsible for their success (and we look down on parents whose children are struggling). If our children stumble or do not follow God, we carry the burden of guilt on...Read More
Author: Sandra Peoples
He had been working furiously, all the crayons splayed across the kitchen table, his tongue sticking out one side, brows furrowed, never slowing down to look up. He declared his masterpiece finished and marched on over to show me his latest depiction of the Titanic in all of its pre-sunken glory. How do you like my picture? He reviewed the details with me, ones that I would not have known to look for, like precisely four smokestacks atop the massive design. Every bit of it cautiously and accurately recreated, except for the lifeboats, he altered the number the ship...Read More
This week we’re sharing our top posts from 2016! Here are five posts moms like you loved reading and sharing! Praying for Your Son’s Future Wife from Laura Lee Groves I know it seems oh-so-far away, but someday that little boy will walk down the aisle with a new bride on his arm. Do you pray for her? Five Bible Verses to Ground You in Your Purpose as a Mom from Julie Kieras Whether you arrived at motherhood willingly, or by surprise, God knows the plans He has for you. Amidst the swaying seas of daily life that tosses and...Read More
My life’s purpose weaves tightly entangled with that of my boys. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one of us begins and the other ends in this large family. We are often clashing and embracing, wrestling and loving, loudly and quietly carving out who we are together and the rare times we find ourselves alone. Growing up I wasn’t even sure I wanted to be so fully entwined. It was beautiful at times and really hard often times to live blended as six in a house built for at most four. While deeply feeling and connected, I longed for...Read More
Boys love their moms. And, the gifts they give are some of the sweetest around: rocks sticks acorns leaves art work of stick-figured, one-eyed monsters “#1 mom” diamond-ish necklace Treasures straight from the heart of rough and tumbley boys. Treasures that aren’t expensive but are priceless. I’m sure you have a collection, too. But probably, the sweetest gift my son can offer me is a relationship. This gift comes with years and years of intentional efforts building layers of value, trust, truth, laughter, and respect. For every mom who longs to receive the priceless gift of relationship, here are...Read More
Here at The MOB Society, our mission is to equip and encourage parents to raise godly men. And as a community of BoyMoms, we're learning to delight in the chaos of raising boys along the journey! Click here to read more about our story and the heart behind our ministry. And to meet our co-founders, Brooke and Erin, and the rest of the team, click here!