December 31, 2014

"Praying for Boys" ~ End of the Month Wrap-Up

"Three thoughts to consider 
when talking to your boy about purity.

1) Your son needs to know you believe
    in his ability to control himself.  
He looks to you, whether you like it or not, as an expert, an authority.  Parents are supposed to have all the answers, right?  If you communicate or even hint that you don't believe your son can control himself, you're risking your relationship with him.

2) Men were made to protect women. Period.
We absolutely must teach our sons to be protectors.  It can start with superheroes, move to childhood friends, and find its completion in their lifelong mates.  However they get it, I firmly believe men need to see themselves as designed by God to protect, and my hope and prayer is that they'll embrace this call enough to deny themselves the pleasure if it means protecting the woman they love.

True love denies itself 
for what's in the best interest of the other.

3) Hold out a vision for the blessing of the pure life.
Purity isn't just about sex.  Purity is about keeping our eyes and hearts from anything evil, anything that has power to overcome our will or turn our hearts away from the only true God.  Purity is about loving God so much that we hate our sin, hate being tempted to sin.  Purity is doing just about anything to stay in right fellowship with God.

But we can't have a vision for the importance of a pure life if we don't love God passionately.

So... do you love God passionately?

Are you seeking Him with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength?  
Are you choosing the right thing over the easy thing?  

Your son is watching you.

Let him see your love for God bubble over in worship and affect the things you do and say.  
Then pray for him to fall in love with God too. "

-Brooke McGlothlin-

"Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God."

Matthew 5:8

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