8 Basics Every Man Should Teach His Son

21st Century Christian culture is desperate for masculine, Christian men of strong character. And this world would be a much better place if there were a lot more of them. The very idea of masculinity is under attack as part of an altered vision for males in western society but our sons don't have to be victims of this vision.

Let's purpose to raise our boys to be God’s men.

1. Teach your sons to Fear God

The Bible declares that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. How do we teach them this? First, by modeling it in front of them – expressing a godly fear and reverence before an Almighty God; second, with your words. Teach them the 10 Commandments – what Paul described as the "...schoolmaster unto Christ."

2. Teach Them to Honor You

I tell my young children, "God has something He wants you to do. He wants you to honor me." Your sons need to honor you – not because you walk on water – not because you deserve to be honored all the time, but because God's moral law brings order and beauty to the obedient.

3. Teach your sons the Gospel

Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Don't rely on what goes on in that building you call "The Church" for what your sons know about God. Imparting the knowledge of God to your children is your responsibility, not someone else's (Deut. 6).

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