What is going on with our boys these days? In just a month, I’ve heard about two football players tackling a referee after a play, and then another who sprayed IcyHot into the face of an opponent. College boys shouted out to a young girl who is of Indian descent calling her a derogatory term. And don’t get me started on the college perverts who have sex with girls too drunk to know what is happening.
The sad part about our society is boys are no longer becoming men. They remain boys who think they are entitled to do anything they want without consequences. The reason is twofold: 1) Fathers have been removed from the families; and 2) The males in the home are no more a man than the boys they are raising.
It takes a strong woman to raise a boy to be a man. Most women are not up to the job.
Ephesians 6:4, Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Children need to be brought up learning right from wrong. These days, parents
would rather be friends than disciplinarians.
Women have tossed men aside and out of the families. Then they end up bringing a stranger into the home and have more children. The boys from the prior relationship get neglected and ignored not just by their own father, but from the mother as well.
Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up – Jonathan Anthony Burkett
How do you know if you’re doing a good job as a parent to a boy? Here’s a short guideline:
- Is your son courageous? I’m not talking about willing to join a gang, but would he stand up to a coach who tells him to hurt someone needlessly?
- Does your son show honesty and integrity? Basically, would your kid cheat to win?
- Have you raised him to respect others? Would he go so far as to protect someone from friends who might want to take advantage of another person or bully them?
The faster you answered these questions, the more likely you were wrong. We need to bring back courage, integrity and respect in our males. The best way to do that is with men who hold those same qualities.
The past thirty years is proof as to how badly boys need a good male role model. Women just don’t seem to cut it. And until we, as a society, face that fact, we will continue to see weak behavior in the guys in this country.
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