“You shall teach them diligently to your sons.” ~ Deuteronomy 6:7a
I don’t know about you, but I think raising sons is sometimes harder than raising daughters. I’ve always felt like I must offer instruction to my daughters about what it takes to be a man, a husband, a father, a head of household leader because they don’t know what it means to be any of these things. God made them girls who by His grace and blessing will grow to be women. They’ll never be men, so I need to tell them what to expect and give them a strong example followed by words of wisdom.
For the boys, it just seems like these things ought to be innate within them and so it’s not so much for me to teach them as to let them grow, guiding them every once in awhile by example.