Mothers should we be training our sons to do household duties?

I really believe we should be training them in all aspects of life, not just outside bloke jobs.

There will be times when they need to be able to feed themselves, wash their clothes and look after themselves.  Maybe this will be in the mission field or when their wives have babies.


I believe in Gods order of creation.  Man was created first and women was created to be his helpmeet.  There is nothing anyone could say to make me see any different.

In Ephesians 5 it  says for the Husband to love their wives as Christ loved the church.

I want to prepare my sons to love their wives and to treasure them as their helpmeet.  I want them to realise the work involved in running a home and I also want them to be able to help their wives when the need arises.

Our No 1 son can cook a basic meal and he makes the best omelettes. I had a hernia operation last year and he really looked after us well. He managed all the washing, cleaning and cooking, with the younger ones help.

Our No 2 son who is 6 is just beginning his training and at the moment he empties the dish washer and sets the table, he also brings in the firewood and helps his sister collect eggs.  His duties will develop as he increases in age and I pray that I will have the patience to teach him all he needs to know.

Start training your sons (all your children really, whether girls or boys) as young as you can.  We are preparing our children to be husbands and wives, and to be diligent in all that they do.  This training will require diligence and consistency from us as parents as well and it will be hard work, but it will be fruitful work.

I want to encourage all mothers (and myself as well) to train their sons in the fine art of housekeeping.  It will only benefit them and their family in the future.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.

What jobs are you training you sons to do??  Let us know how you go about this training, I need all the help I can get!!!

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4 thoughts on “MOTHERS TRAIN YOUR SONS…”

  1. Our sons all have chores around the house. My 10 and 9 year olds can do laundry, and the littler ones help as they are able. They have kitchen chores. . . dishes, compost, and cooking. They have cleaning chores.

    As they are able to do different tasks or parts of tasks, they begin helping us and then they are proud to do them on their own (until it becomes, well, a chore).

    The father has such a big role in this. Sons observe how their father acts toward mother. If he is helpful and thoughtful and capable, I think they will also want to be.

  2. I agree with you on this! I do believe as you do about a woman being the help meet, but there have been times when my back has gone out and bless my husband for taking care of me! He was able to clean, prepare meals (probably a better cook than I) and helped with laundry. I have thanked my mother-in-law before for raising such a handy husband! Thanks for sharing this message on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! 🙂

  3. This is such a good admonition! I also realized that they seem to be ready for more responsibility even before I realize it… They do need to be able to care for a family… even with the “women’s work” if necessary. One of my sons LOVES cookies so much that he has become a very good baker (of cookies! – mainly 1 kind :). My oldest son demonstrated his ability to get meals on when I was incapacitated for several days… I had no idea he was able to do that… When it needed to be done, he could do it… which is valuable in and of itself… after all, life involves a lot of dealing with what needs to be done. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this.

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