Thursday, February 17, 2011

Praying Scripture Over Our Boys - and a Giveaway!

Yesterday I introduced you to Brooke McGlothlin, author of Warrior Prayers: Praying the Word for Boys in the Areas They Need it Most. Today I'm concluding my interview with Brooke. Stay tuned to the end, because I will tell you how to win a copy of Warrior Prayers!

What do you see as the major deficiencies in parenting today?

I'm certainly not a perfect parent, and I believe there is SOOOOO much grace for moms, but it really saddens me to see Christian moms falling for all of the latest fad parenting and neglecting to allow God's Word to teach them about parenting. So many women have bought the lie that they can have it all and are so busy "living" that they don't even have time to see what the Bible says about parenting, much less apply it. It's easier just to "trust the experts." Unfortunately, much of the modern parenting techniques only change a child's behavior...not his heart. If we don't reach for the hearts all we're doing is producing little Pharisees, who look good on the outside, but are rotten on the inside (ref. Tedd Tripp's Shepherding a Child's Heart)

How do you think God has equipped us to be mothers of boys?

I question that nearly every day ;) For me, it's just a simple trust that God will provide me with what I need to mother these boys WHEN I need it. I don't know that God has really equipped me, in the sense that I already posses all I need to be a good mom...if He had I wouldn't need Him. But I do believe that He will never leave me nor forsake me and that when I call on Him, He will come. Some of the worst parenting days of my life have seen me locked in the bathroom, head in hands, begging God to meet me, help me, save me. And He has NEVER failed me. When I stop and ask, He comes. That doesn't mean He always gives me exactly what I want, but He does give me what I need...more of Him.

How have you seen Scripture prayers answered already with your boys?

I've seen God soften their hearts in specific areas over time, but honestly, I think praying the Word over my boys has done as much for me as it has for them. It reconnects my heart in faith that God is able to be true to His Word. It reminds me of what He's truly capable of and that ultimately, He is the one most responsible for the hearts of my sons...the part I play is really so small.

I so love Brooke's heart. Out of her passion for her boys she has written a resource that I see as invaluable. There are so many Scriptures to pray over our sons...multiple verses for each topic she covers.

If you are a mom of a boy (or boys!), you need this little e-book. Unlike reviews in the past, I didn't receive anything for this review. I just fully believe in it.

Brooke is selling her e-book for just $5.97. You can purchase a copy by clicking here. However, you may want to wait until you find out if you win the copy I'm giving away!

For a chance to win a copy of Warrior Prayers, just leave me a comment letting me know why you'd like to win. Are you a mom with a boy? Are you an expectant mom with a boy-under-construction? Are you mom of a girl who will one day marry a boy? You need this book.

There are a few other chances to win. Leave me a separate comment for each. Be sure and leave your email address if you don't have one attached to your profile.
Thank you, Brooke, for not only sharing your story with me, but for writing this precious book that I know will change the way I pray for my son.


Bonnie said...

I'm in the midst of raising boy #2. With boy #1, I sound a lot like the mother raising a Pharisee (although my #1 isn't even sure there is a good so..maybe a Pharoh? He's his own god...) and it breaks my heart to think of all I ignored & should have taught him. I spend more time in prayer over boy #2 than I probably need to...God knows I don't want to mess this one up, too! :) What a great subject to address. Perhaps I'll even get son #1 to read it him where I messed up. :)

Trixi said...

Great post, as I am right in the middle of raising a 14 yr. old boy. After two girls, I definitely see the need for praying God's Word over all of our children.

Tracey said...

I finally understood the phrase "Oh, boy" once I had Noah :) I would love to win a copy of this e-book.

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

This looks like a great book! I hope I win!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

subscribed to brooke's blog!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

"Liked" her facebook page!

Anonymous said...

I need this book. I'm a single mom of 4, 2 of them are boys. My oldest boy is 14, the younger one 10 and adopted. I feel like I'm losing my older one and I am scared.