Saturday, October 29, 2011

Book Review: 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son

I’m so happy! I’ve been terribly jealous of moms with daughters since Vicki Courtney wrote 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter. Now she’s written 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son. If you are a mother of sons ages newborn to 18, you need to read this book!

Conversations include:
  • Don’t define manhood by the culture’s wimpy standards. It’s OK to be a man!
  • What you don’t learn to conquer may become your master.
  • Not everyone’s doing it!
  • Boyhood is only for a season. P.S. It’s time to grow up!
  • Godly men are in short supply. Dare to become one!
Each conversation is covered in three to four chapters and is intended for mothers to have with sons. Yet, Courtney includes ideas for dad’s too—and recognizes that some topics are more comfortable between fathers and sons. Each conversation ends with a section called Dad:2:Dad which directs the reader to Courtney’s website for a list of activities, tools and resources her husband used with their sons. Readers are also invited to add their own suggestions to the list there.

Throughout the book, Courtney offers practical advice, personal experience stories, and wisdom from other sources. She helps mothers understand what lies their sons are hearing in today’s culture and tells why it’s essential and how to give sons truth at an early age (and also at any age in case your sons are already approaching adulthood).

In case you haven’t already figured it out, I highly recommend this book! I was thrilled to receive a complimentary copy of my own in exchange for this honest review.

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