Even from a very young age, my son David (now 11) has been dramatic, empathetic, and entertaining. “He’d make a great preacher, like his dad!” people would tell us after meeting him or seeing him perform on stage in a play without any stage fright. (He doesn’t even get the concept of stage fright—”It’s just people watching me act. What’s the big deal, Mom?”) But as he’s gotten older, we’ve noticed the flip side to some of these positive attributes. He’s dramatic, which is great for the stage, but harder when you hear, “This is the worst day ever!” at...Read More
Author: Sandra Peoples
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Prov. 4:23, NIV) In the month of February, our writers will share what we do to really get at the heart of our boys. From the heart can come negative actions (mean words, selfish decisions, apathy, or aggression). “All behavior is linked to attitudes of the heart. Therefore, discipline must address attitudes of the heart.” ― Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart (affiliate link) But when we apply the gospel, there is forgiveness and freedom for our boys! “The one encouragement we can always give our children (and one another) is that God...Read More
Here are five more posts boy moms like you loved in 2016! Summer, Sons, and the Secret to Making It Great from Julie Sanders Summer is a season for a son to strengthen his mind, body, and spirit. If we don’t plan for our boy’s summer, we miss making the most of an opportunity for growth. A flexible, simple plan helps us engage our sons in a healthy way. Five Things I Want My Boys to Know about Forgiveness from Julie Kieras Learning these truths about forgiveness can help our boys learn to communicate well, with others and with God....Read More
This month we focused on The Sweetest Gifts we’ve received. It was fun to read what gifts are meaningful to our team: Wendy taught us about the Gift of Love. My husband and I decided together that each one of us would get a single special gift, and a special book, and something new to wear. And as a family we would give something purposeful and generous to another family in need. Something to get, something to share, something to read, something to wear. Those boundaries were put in place to limit our focus on presents, that we might focus in on...Read More
Giving gifts is my favorite love language. I enjoy thinking about what would make my loved ones smile as they dig through the tissue paper on Christmas morning. Instead of giving me a list to shop from, I really love when people say, “Surprise me!” Giving gifts is often more fun to me than receiving them. But the most memorable gifts aren’t always bought on Black Friday. That’s why this month our team will be sharing “The Sweetest Gift” each one of them has received. Maybe it was a family heirloom passed down from your grandmother. Maybe it was...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!