Mother & Son: The Respect Effect

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Love is important, but it is respect that is the key to your son’s heart.

The idea of moms respecting their sons may sound alien to some, but it seems to ignite curiosity across the board. It is easy to relate to the need for all of us to feel a mother’s love, but is that the same thing as respect? Even for young boys, the effect of respect is nothing short of astounding when applied properly.

Moms yearn to learn anything that better helps them with their sons. After all, they love their boys, but many find them more difficult to parent than their girls, especially from age four and up.

What makes this all the more urgent is that moms are coaching fathers to love their daughters, but no one has said boo to moms on specific ways to show respect to their sons, at least not in a way that is applicable and fully explained. All realize that little girls need daddy’s love, but who is strongly promoting the truth that little boys (and big ones) need Mom's respect? No wonder mothers feel left in the dark on this topic.

Just as Emerson Eggerichs transformed millions of marital relationships with a biblical understanding of love and respect, he now turns these principles to one of the most important relationships of all, a mother and her son.

Watching one of my fav Netflix shows, Longmire, I realized something: I want my sons to be like Walt Longmire.

Hear me out. This show is about a sheriff in Wyoming and his daily life. What sticks out about his character is how strong and oldschool his morals are. He's polite. He sticks up for the weak. His heart breaks at the sight of a woman or child in pain. I seriously can't think of a single TV show on currently that has a man like that. Why?

Because he's a relic. They even say that in the show. He doesn't even own a cell phone!

But I want my boys to be like that. I want them to stand up for what is good & honorable more than anything else. I want them to take a few licks sticking up for those who have no one. I want to raise men of integrity, strength, and respect.

Although it will be my husband that will teach them most of these things, there is something I am responsible for teaching him respect.

Yeah, this seems to be a lost art.

We love when daddies teach their little girls how a man should love them, but what about moms and sons? Aren't we called as wives to respect our husbands? Should we not show our sons what that looks like by showing THEM respect?

Even as I type this-I can feel the eye-rolls from all the feminist in the room. But it makes biblical sense, and Dr. Eggerichs does a great job in breaking this all down.

I've said for a while that it is so important to show our kids' love the way THEY need to be loved, but when it comes to little boys-I'm at a loss. I didn't grow up with brothers, so raising them has left me clueless. I also didn't have a Christian father for most of my life and neither did my husband. "Mother & Son" is a great resource-especially since it is coming from a man's perspective.

Just give it a chance and check it out!

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