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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