I don’t know about you, but I feel the weight of the responsibility of raising Godly boys just by reading the title of this post. Responsibility in any regards can be intense; a job, a role, or an obligation. But the responsibility of raising boys to become men someday is also intimidating. Mainly because we as mothers are women, what do we know about being a male? More or less how to raise one.
My oldest is a girl, and even though the responsibility of raising a daughter is equally essential to raising boys; raising males feels like a higher responsibility. If we are raising our girls biblically, they will become helpmates to men. (Among many other things of course.) But, boys will be our leaders, headships, and fathers someday.
Our sons will eventually lead their wives, raise their children, and be men. There is a significant responsibility of raising Godly boys in that. We are accountable for our boys and cultivating Godly boys will take intention. I am speaking for the future of raising my two young boys, even though they are still preschoolers now; having a clear plan for parenting is wise.
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Parent Meetings are an Important Responsibility of Raising Godly Boys
My husband and I like to have informal parenting meetings to chat about our parenting future near and far. It is essential that we are on the same page and have a game plan moving forward as we raise children together. Life can quickly get in the way, so we try to be intentional in setting parenting goals together and praying for our children.
As our children grow and progress from each life stage to the next, it is discerning to be aware of what stage of development you children are in and what stage they will soon be entering. My husband and I will chat about our children’s current needs, areas that may need shifting and evaluate anything that requires extra attention. We use the Bible and Prayer to direct our paths and parenting decisions, but communication between the two of us is also critical.
Not to sound overly intense, but when I think about parenting I don’t require perfection from myself, but I do take my job extremely serious. I know that little eyes are always watching, and I know I will make mistakes but how I recover and progress beyond those mistakes is just as important if not more. Don’t rush through life, savor the moments with your boys.
My husband and I came up with a short list of our most important qualities, characteristics, and topical areas to focus on for our boys. We don’t want to lose sight of our overall goal.
- Faith + Spirituality
- Service to Others
Questions to Converse with Your Husband about Raising Godly Boys
What does it mean to raise Godly boys?
Where should our focus be right now?
What can we implement in their current stage to raise Godly boys?
How often should we come together to revisit this topic or reevaluate our plans?
The Husband’s Responsibility of Raising Godly Boys
I do not envy my husband’s position, with boys his modeling and example is going to have a more significant emphasis on our boys than what I do. Not to say what I am doing isn’t crucial as well, it just won’t carry the same weight. My husband creates the example in which they will measure manhood. Our boys will determine what a “Godly man” is by watching him. He will forever be the ultimate example of a man for them.
He has to show them what makes a man. Spiritual maturity and Biblical manhood make a man. If they never learn to play a sport but they know the Bible, I am at peace with that. If we have gaps in our education over their homeschooling career but know and follow Jesus, I am at peace with that. That doesn’t mean I am not diligently working to educate them, but it does say that my most important job is to make sure they know Jesus.
Moms of young boys, we have a long and beautiful journey ahead of us. We will second guess our decisions, make mistakes, and mess some things up along the way. We must accept the inevitable. With that said, we should never give up, always bounce back to keep trying our absolute best!
What a responsibility and what a privilege to be Raising Godly Boys to become Men. God has entrusted us with the responsibility of raising Godly boys, and we must do our best and trust God with the rest.
Hi there! I am Courtney, a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan, homeschool mom of three, and I believe homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. As a speaker, consultant, homeschool community leader, and small business owner, I couldn’t do what I do without optimal time-management practices — or without coffee. Since 2013, I’ve coached new and not-so new homeschoolers on streamlining homeschooling through implementing organizational strategies and identifying individual learning styles, so the entire family can embrace the homeschool experience with deep-seated, authentic joy. Visit me at www.gracegrowedify.com