Raising Him to be a Gentleman

Raising Him to be a Gentleman

With being a mom to a little boy, I want to raise him to a gentleman. I want him to respect women, to open the door with others, to help the elderly and most of all, to be a Godly man. This world is full of men who are disrespectful and belittle others, who think they are better than everyone else and I want my son to stand out in the crowd. To be a man that a mother is proud to called her son. I want him to a gentleman and it comes right down to how you raise him.

  1. Pray for him. You may raise him and teach him how to be a gentleman, but only through his choices does that happen. So pray that he remembers what you taught him.
  2. Teach him to listen carefully. A wise man listens intently and learns much. Prov. 1:5
  3. Show him how to be slow to anger.  He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty. Prov. 16:32.
  4. Keep your promises to him. If you want him to keep his word, it’s important to keep your word.
  5. Teach him to be a good friend. The kind of friend who “sticks closer than a brother.” Prov. 18:24.
  6. Look sharp. Make sure you always dress with clothes that fit and clothes that are neat and clean.
  7. Trust in The Lord. And don’t rely on your own understanding. Prov. 3:5
  8. Walk in purity. Turn your eyes and run from immorality.
  9. Be polite. “Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  10. Teach him to have a servant’s heart. Have him help you around your house or shovel their neighbor’s driveway in the winter.
  11. Teach him to care of ladies. Have him practice on you, his grandma’s, his sisters. Have him open the door or help carry in the groceries.
  12. Respect your elders. Look them in the eye and shake their hand. Don’t talk back.
  13. Teach him to turn from sin. Openly talk to him about what sin is and how best to avoid. Maybe share a struggle in your life or the most recent time you sinned.
  14. Do what needs to be done. Teach him to accomplish a task without having to be asked.
  15. Respect your parents. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12.
  16. Love God’s Word. The best way to raise a gentleman, it to teach him to read the Bible. There is no better instruction or guide to life.