A Letter to Moms of Sons



My husband and I have been praying for many years for the young man who will eventually ask for our daughter’s hand in marriage…even though now we have no idea who that person will be. We know that God has someone in mind who will be just the person she needs, to walk through life with, in service and love. My prayer is that young men are being raised up in her generation to honor God, and to lead their families with strength, humility and godliness. Here is a letter to the moms out there who are raising sons:

Dear Moms of Sons,

Please teach your sons about courtesy and respect.

Teach them to honor, respect, and appreciate the elderly.

Train them to respect you.

Teach them to love our country and to appreciate the sacrifices made to keep us free.

Teach them that the beauty of a young women is a matter of the heart.

Train them to see a young women with eyes that look to the future: “Is this a woman I could still love when beauty fades and life gets hard?” 

Help them to understand that love is a verb.

Teach them the importance of purity in thought, word, and deed, as well as, the devastating and life-altering consequences of premarital/casual sex.

Teach them the value of hard work and how to responsibly deal with money.

Raise them to love the church and to understand the importance of being a part of it.

Teach them how to fix things! (Introduce them to a hammer.)

Allow them to explore their love of the outdoors and to engage in manly pursuits.

And, above all…

Teach them to love God… with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.


Moms of Daughters



About Heart of the Matter

I am a southern wife and mom who loves reading, music, studying the Bible, and playing a game of tennis now and then. I also enjoy spending time at the beach and have amassed quite a seashell collection. I love all things southern: sweet tea, magnolia trees, comfort food and entertaining. I live in awe of what my Savior has done for me and desire to share spiritual encouragement with others.
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