@ Home is Where... recently wrote a post titled What a Boy Needs.
"My mother’s heart knows now, the wisdom hidden from me then: A boy needs time. A boy needs fellowship. A boy needs to be included in your life; to walk with you, to talk with you. A boy needs to pray with you- to see you pray, to see you strong and to see you weak. A boy needs to know that he is accepted, loved, and always has a place. A boy needs to know his place, in relation to his God, his parents, his neighbors and siblings. A boy needs.
The Bible tells me that “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:…a time to build up,…a time to embrace,…a time to gain, and a time to lose; A time to keep,…and a time to speak; A time to love,…” -Ecclesiastes 3:1,3,5-8
It’s easy to forget- but pause and remember, now is your season. Fill your boy’s need, while he is yours."
You can read the entire post here.