October 21, 2011
Posted in Journal
As we prepare for adding a fourth boy into our family, I have had many thoughts in my head. A lot of family was fairly disappointed that it's not a girl (and some are still holding out hope, haha) and as I thought about that the thought occured to me:
I have the very strong feeling that God has blessed us with so many boys as a challenge to raise them to be strong, Godly men. I painfully feel the lack of and need for strong men in our society in general. Not to say that we don't need strong women as well. But I believe men should be in the lead for most things (be it father, government, clergy, husband, whatever), and I have seen a lack of motivation in men of our generation to take that needed lead.
Amy at Homestead Revival had a wonderful post on this very thing yesterday, and I wanted to share the link for anyone who is interested.
Raising Boys to be Men in Today's Culture
I am so blessed and thankful to have a husband who is perfectly suited and equipped to raise just such men and I hope we can raise our kiddos to be just as strong as he is.