I just started reading your latest book, “Boys Should Be Boys.” I love it and I cannot put it down.
Dear Dr. Meeker,
I just started reading your latest book, “Boys Should Be Boys.” I love it and I cannot put it down. In April we found out we were expecting our 4th child and last week we found out that it is a boy which makes 4 boys that God has blessed us with. Our boys are ages 11, almost 9, 4 1/2 and of course one in my womb. I see raising boys as such an awesome responsibility and a privilege, although I am shocked at the fact that GOD GAVE ME 4 BOYS! Your book is reinforcing some things that my husband and I already do. We do not have cable television, no video games, limited internet/computer, no ipods, etc. I know in my heart it is the right and healthy decision for our boys, but there is such a temptation to believe that now my boys don’t fit in. I also don’t over do it with sports and being on the go constantly. Thank God that my husband is a strong man in his faith and his masculinity, although we both have been changed tremendously by the grace of God. We’ve made our mistakes. Your book is an inspiration and I sent out an email to all my mom friends with boys suggesting this book. My sister ordered both your books just now.
When I picked up your book, I skipped right to the chapter on “A Mother’s Son.” I had been waiting to read something on mothers and sons. It helped me so much especially about affection, love and physical touch. I am doing more of that already. Thank you, thank you!