Let’s preface this review with the fact that my wife has penned this review, since it is uniquely aimed toward mothers…
In this book, Eggerichs answers the age-old question that women throughout history have struggled with: “what is respect from a man’s perspective and why is it so important?” Just as women struggles with understanding respect from a male perspective in general, so too mothers everywhere struggle with understanding the fundamental core of their son’s desire and need for respect. Eggerichs states “[m]others are humble and teachable. They long to give the best to their priceless boys. Yet they stumble about in the dark on the definition of respect. They echo… ‘What in the world does respect look like?’” Eggerichs’ book opens up the door into the heart of boys so that mothers can glean from seeing what makes their little man’s heart tick, which is a desire to be respected and to be honored. Yes, that is right – your sons, no matter their age, are little boys who want their mothers to honor them and respect them as the men that they are. This book will surely soften any mother’s heart after learning about Eggerichs compelling evidence, stories from mothers of sons of all ages, and the fact that sons need respect just as much as they need tender love and care. The author shares helpful tips and insights that will equip mothers with the tools they need to love their sons by showing them respect and honor. This book is a must-read for any woman who is in a mothering role of any kind to boys. It provides an informative look at how to better honor and respect boys so that they can be transformed into the men they are meant to be.
I give this book 5 stars. It is easy to read, easy to relate and connect to, provides tools that can be implemented easily and immediately, and most of all it provides a way for mothers to build their relationships with their sons that can last a lifetime.
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