Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of ministering to youth and to women and from her own parenting experience, Rhonda provides refreshingly relevant guidance, biblical and contemporary examples, and humorous insights to help each reader discover
- how to guide a son without hovering and smothering
- how every action and choice can serve a godly goal
- ways to communicate so a boy will listen and be heard
- God’s power and grace to become—and give—her best
Packed with practical help from parenting experts and other moms, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.
My thoughts: I first listened to Rhonda talk on Focus on the Family before picking up this book. I really enjoyed her style of parenting and how it is founded in the gospel. I love how she talks about "appealing to the man your son will become" and draws from different mother/son relationships. I also had never thought of how David fighting a lion and a bear when he was younger prepared him to take on Goliath, and how, as parents, we need to let our children go through difficult things that God places in their lives, so we don't keep hold them back from growing and what He will call them to do in the future.
This book is a must for parents. I found that a fair bit of it applies to raising daughters too. I highly recommend picking up a copy!
I received an audio version of this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.