Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mother & Son

Mother & Son The Respect Effect
Written by:  Emerson Eggerichs, PhD

Love is important, but it is respect that is the key to your son’s heart.
The idea of moms respecting their sons may sound alien to some, but it seems to ignite curiosity across the board. It is easy to relate to the need for all of us to feel a mother’s love, but is that the same thing as respect? Even for young boys, the effect of respect is nothing short of astounding when applied properly.
Moms yearn to learn anything that better helps them with their sons. After all, they love their boys, but many find them more difficult to parent than their girls, especially from age four and up.
What makes this all the more urgent is that moms are coaching fathers to love their daughters, but no one has said boo to moms on specific ways to show respect to their sons, at least not in a way that is applicable and fully explained. All realize that little girls need daddy’s love, but who is strongly promoting the truth that little boys (and big ones) need Mom's respect? No wonder mothers feel left in the dark on this topic.
Just as Emerson Eggerichs transformed millions of marital relationships with a biblical understanding of love and respect, he now turns these principles to one of the most important relationships of all, a mother and her son.

My thoughts:
I enjoyed reading through this book.  I have always found it interesting to hear of so many titles about fathers and daughters.  I twas refreshing to read a book about sons! I enjoyed reading the personal accounts of what a mom would say and then seeing a response.  I also enjoyed the fact that they gave us ways to encourage our sons!  Growing up with mostly sisters, sometimes I think my boys will relate or share in the same way that I saw my sisters share.  I did have one brother, he reminds me constantly that 'guys are different.' And this book also confirmed that!  This book really provided a lot of insight for me.  I will most likely keep it near the front of my book shelf so that I can refer back to it in the near future!

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