You da man! Right? Then stand up, sir. As a father, particularly a father of boys, you’ve got some important work to do!
These young boys are fighting a pretty tough battle in this day and age. Sure, it’s always been there, but now there’s not a lot of good role models out there. Never mind the fact, that no matter what channel you turn the tv to there’s some in-your-face sexually suggestive theme on. Hell, you don’t even have to turn on the tv; just pick up that nifty little device we’ve all got on ourselves, and you’ve literally got the world at your fingertips.
So, what can a father really do, you ask? Why sure, I’d love to give you my two cents! Thanks for asking.
Fathers have to commit, as the men that they are, to stand in the gap for their boys. It’s the honorable thing to do!
They need to constantly be praying for their boys, even pray with them, which is a really fantastic choice. When they see or find out about these young boys’ wrong acts, they need to express disapproval for it. It’s not uncommon today, to see it just get brushed off with a “boys will be boys” cop out.
And probably most important, fathers need to inspire their boys, to be followers of God. Follow Him with every piece of their heart! And you know what this means, don’t you, men? It means that your boys inspiration will have to come from you, and from you following God!
I know it’s not easy. Because I’m the mom of one of these boys.
Father vs Mother
But there’s some things that just won’t have the same effect, if it’s coming from Mom. Guess what, though? I’ve got the girls! They’ve got demons all their own. And yes, you’ll still be needed in that area, too. To set the standard for what type of man they’ll choose one day.
As far as our boys, though…Men, I pray you’ll set them up with a godly example to follow. We need more of this very rare breed.