Stand In The Gap, Fathers!

The Bible has a plan for literally every aspect of our lives. This plan is for our personal benefit and the benefit of our society. One particular plan of God is outlined in Titus 2.

It’s a long chapter so I won’t quote it, but I REALLY encourage you to go read it! The premise is older men should be pouring wisdom and practical daily tips for a productive and godly life into younger men. (same goes for ladies but today I am focusing on men) My husband and I frequently lead parenting and marriage seminars around town, and a recent conversation in a marriage seminar got me thinking about the lack of discipleship with young men we see in our society. As a professional parenting consultant, I also have a Facebook forum where I freely offer tips to parents to encourage them in this role as parents. I then used my Facebook page, Mom to Mom: Parenting Consultations to voice my concerns and encourage the 4, 000 plus readers that frequent that page. What happened next astounded me! Over 23,000 Batswana liked and shared the post I wrote. Clearly, I struck on an issue that resonated with THOUSANDS of Batswana. I decided to use this column as another forum to share this word of encouragement.

My genuine prayer is that we WOULD have men who would come together for the good of our country and selflessly offer their love and support to those young men that are in their families, their churches, their neighbourhoods, etc.  Here is the essence of what I wrote on the post that went viral.

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