Hey Father, Satan Wants Your Boy

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.

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So, what can a father really do, you ask? Why sure, I’d love to give you my two cents! Thanks for asking.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

This Goes Out to You, Mr. Husband: All For One, One For All

Dear Mister Husband,

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Sometimes, we all need a reminder. So consider this yours, Mister: Look in on the Mrs. every once in a while, just to see how she’s doing. On both an emotional and physical level. It’s possible she’s barely hanging on, however she just isn’t saying it to you out loud. She very well may not even realize it herself. Us ladies like to soak in everyone else’s problems, which leads to us losing some of our light. She’s probably so good at all that she does, you wouldn’t even suspect that she doesn’t “got this”. However, no one can keep moving the way we do forever. Make sure you’ve got her in this area, ok? She’s really not Superwoman, you know? It’s probably a good thing, too. Because our world needs a lot of saving. Just build her back up from time to time.

She shouldn’t be doing it all, attempting to be all your family’s everything. It’ll not fare well for you, Mister – you’ll get the bulk of the eventual wrath.


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If someone’s dealing with a lot of stress, they might get a little bit cranky, friends. If she feels like she can’t breathe, she’s going to break – probably over your head – very soon, Mister. When you don’t stop to think about what’s best for her, she ain’t going to be getting all sexy for you either, ya know? You ever hear that quote: sometimes you hurt so much, you become used to it. Don’t let her get used to it. When the Mrs. starts getting overly pessimistic, it’s a good guess she’s running on “E”.

Look Around The House, Mister

We’ve all likely got bunches of beautiful hangings on our walls with sayings about family, or maybe even Scripture. Those always come down to an “all for one, one for all” kinda deal. Meaning we’ve all got each other’s backs. Things we’re hanging in our homes say this. Remember, “When you love someone you protect them from pain, you don’t become the cause of it.”


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Pretty straight forward, right? Protect what God trusts you with.

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Double check that she’s getting enough breaks. Let her be alone for sometimes, just to relax her shoulders, because we tend to tense up.

Definitely make sure that she’s got some minutes in the day – EACH day – to read her Bible. Her weeks may be so full of stuff, that her brain feels like it’s rattling.

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Let this tired lady breathe. When she’s falling apart, help her out a little more.

If she’s yelling at you nonstop, then look at what you cannot see for a change. She might just be so exhausted that she can hardly see straight.

There’s No “I” in Team

This is a group effort, guys. Have you forgotten to be a part of it? Will she turn to you when she’s feeling overwhelmed? Should it be a yes, then GOOD ON YOU MATE. Should that not be the case, then stop the whining, about how things are so much harder in your relationship nowadays, yada yada.

Have a conversation about all she’s got going on, to see ways you might be able to take some of the load off. We ladies just have a knack for over-scheduling ourselves.

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We’re the bomb at doing multiple things at once! However, when we hit that wall, we hit it hard. Remove the superhero mask she’s wearing, toss it over your shoulder (and then pick it up). Ask her to please take a break.

Remind her that she shouldn’t be overdoing it all the time. Tell her to go sit in a quiet room to do whatever she pleases.

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Though it’s not your job to save her, it IS your duty to keep her safe. You’re the only man of royalty in her life, or at least on this earth. You’re the biggest influence of her world.

Allowing this chance to pass you by would be a damn shame. If you’re good at loving this woman, your value increases tremendously in her eyes.

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When you make your wife a priority, she’ll trust you with her life. She’ll truly be the happiest woman in the world.

Down to our souls, everybody wants to be loved and to be loved well. Our desire’s to know we’ve been important to someone else’s life.

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And women, we really like to know that our husbands notice all we do. It’s a motivator for us to keep pressing onward. Motivate your Mrs.!

Stare into that beautiful soul. Check if it still shines.

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See how she’s doing again. Always remember, she needs your prayers. Run the race right beside her. Don’t let your friendship disappear. You may be the only one that she’s got left, with the busyness in life. When she’s grumpy, it means that she’s probably getting a little tired of fighting that good fight. Everyone has to stop to enjoy their life every now and then. That means your wife, too. Her life wasn’t meant to be the family’s servant nonstop. And actually, there was a time that she was just a little-bitty princess. Years have gone by, however the things that she wished for are probably still there in her heart. There’s no doubt she has made many sacrifices, for you and your children. Cherish this, however she must be able to take some breathers. God made this woman to serve His purpose, not to serve yours.

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It’s not my intention to come off as cruel here, however it’s crucial to tend to things your wife requires. Otherwise she might burn out on tending to things you require. Funny how it all comes back full circle, isn’t it? Kinda cool, actually.

Go lift your wife up to God. And pay attention. Start with the first thing though.

To Him Be the Glory,
Jennifer

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