A single mom asks, “How can a single mom teach sons the proper way to treat a girl since there isn’t a consistent example?” It’s tough being a single parent. You want your son to have a positive godly male example in their life. Here’s what I’d do. Train him. When you go somewhere, make him open the door and car door for you. Now, if he doesn’t, just stand there. A lot of dads do father-daughter dates. You can do the same thing with your son—step-by-step training on how to treat a woman, reinforcing this respect every day in the home. Have him lead family devotions. Remind him that just like practicing baseball or basketball, you’re training him to be a good husband and father.
Suggested Reading: Proverbs 4:1-13
Today’s Devotionals really resonated in my spirit. Raising kids today is hard, even if you are not a single parent. Raising boys to be young men of God is even harder. I really liked the ways you gave for training them.
I’m glad it resonated with you. You’re right, it IS hard raising kids. Helping our young men understand our masculinity has been created by God and we should embrace it, but use it to influence people for God’s glory. That’s not always easy in today’s culture.