Blueprints for Raising Boys to be Godly Men with Erin and Jason Davis

As the mother of a son, I understand the challenges of raising boys to become good and godly men. When my son was young, I was always second guessing myself and wishing I had a blueprint to help me, and my husband know the best way to lead him down the right path towards manhood. This episode is a resource I wish was available then.

My guests today, Erin and Jason Davis, parents of four boys themselves, have recently released their book, Lies Boys Believe: And the Epic Quest for Truth. In this episode they share why giving our boys a foundation based on truth will help them navigate our difficult culture, how we should encourage our sons to have hearts that please God, not just behave in a way they won’t get caught, as well as developing a no-secrets family. I also asked several moms of boys if they had questions for the Davis’s and they had some great ones! Erin and Jason were so gracious to answer as many as they could and so this episode is a little longer than most. But I know you’re probably struggling with some of these same questions, so I wanted to make sure we addressed them. They have so many practical ideas on how to connect with boys that I know you’re going to come away from this episode better equipped and more confident to be the best boy parent you can be.

Quotes from Erin and Jason

“When our kids are secretive, that’s serious.” -Erin

“I think we are encouraging our sons to have hearts that that please God, not just behavior they don’t want to get caught at.” – Erin

“I think one of the secrets to why our kids are willing to talk to us… we enjoy being together more than most [families]… It’s the unspiritual that’s really spiritual.” – Jason

“We put the gospel on display best in our brokenness.” – Jason

Scriptures Mentioned in This Episode

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that His kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? – Romans 2:4

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. – 2 Timothy 4:3-4

Scripture I put on Jacob’s yearbook page:

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither–whatever they do prospers. – Psalm 1:1-3 NIV


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