Boy Mom with Monica Swanson
I am the mother of three sons, ages 10-31 years old. I’ve raised two sons from newborn to adulthood, and it’ll be a while until the third leaves home. As a mom of older sons, I understand clearly that they do grow up and make decisions about God—and their relationship with Him—all on their own. Also, the way they love and serve God impacts future generations. Knowing this makes me diligent about training the boy that I still have at home. And no matter what ages my sons are, I still pray for them!
I’m so thankful for the time I invested in my older sons. The time I spent through the years makes a difference now. Weekly I still spend time with my two adult boys. We love to play games and talk. I also know my prayers matter, too. I’ve seen many prayers answered, and I’m still praying for them daily! What does this prove? Dedicating ourselves to our sons makes all the difference.
If you’re a mother of sons, you’re going to love this interview with Monica Swanson. Monica reminds us to be diligent in loving and training our boys. I know you’ll be inspired!
Who is Monica Swanson?
Monica Swanson is a wife, mom, author, blogger, and podcast host passionate about encouraging moms who are raising boys in today’s world. In her book, Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most From You, Monica shares practical advice and Biblical truth to help moms equip their boys in twelve areas she’s found they most need guidance to grow up well. On The Boy Mom podcast, you’ll hear honest conversations and hilarious boy-mom moments from Monica and her friends. She wants boy moms to feel less alone and more empowered to enjoy the journey! Monica and her doctor-husband, Dave, have one son in college and three more boys at home, dividing their time between homeschooling and surfing. The Swansons enjoy growing tropical fruit at their home in the country on the North Shore of Oahu, HI.
You can order Boy Mom HERE.
About the Book:
This guidebook, packed with wisdom, practical advice, resources, and encouragement, explores how moms can equip their sons with what they most need to succeed in life.
Monica Swanson knew she’d tapped a heartfelt concern when nearly two million readers shared her blog post “What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from His Mom.” In this helpful book, she takes mothers deeper into the insights they need for the boy-raising journey, covering topics from dealing with the daily influences of friends and technology to helping a boy grow to be physically, spiritually, and emotionally healthy. She also addresses learning and finding passions, perspectives on relationships and dating, and work ethics and money management. Each chapter features relatable stories, handy checklists, and practical advice based on a combination of research, experience, and biblical truth to guide and equip a mom in helping her son achieve his God-given potential.
Walk It Out Scripture
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- Boy Mom | Monica Swanson
- Monica Swanson’s Character Training Course
- The Truth for Youth Podcast by Jonah Swanson
- The Grumble Free Year | Tricia Goyer
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