Episode 88: How to Equip Your Son to Overcome Lies with God’s Truth—with Erin and Jason Davis

February 27, 2024

Rob & Joanna Teigen

Raising our two sons has been one of the most rewarding journeys of our lives. If you have boys of your own, you know that parenting sons comes with its own unique set of blessings and challenges.

One skill we strive to help our sons build is the ability to overcome the lies they encounter in life. We want to help them better understand what’s true and false about who they are, what’s really important in life, and where God is when things get hard.

That’s why we were so grateful for the opportunity to chat with today’s guests, Erin and Jason Davis. They’re the authors of Lies Boys Believe, a book that helps kids understand the truth of the Bible using strategies taken straight from Erin and Jason’s experiences raising four sons.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How to use narratives from the Bible to counteract the lies society has told your son
  • Tips for working the Word into daily life in a way that helps your sons appreciate the stories of Scripture
  • Why grounding your sons in the truth of the gospel will help them identify lies for themselves
  • And more!

We hope you enjoy this conversation!

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Our Takeaways:

1) Teaching never stops. Children are always watching and learning from us. You don’t have to be a perfect Christian to be a good parent, but you should always do your best to remain authentic, transparent, and present. Turn your mistakes into teaching opportunities. Foster an ongoing conversation about Scripture and be there to talk when your sons have questions. This will help them start thinking for themselves so that they can continue to make good choices even when you’re not there.

2) Boys appreciate knowing the WHY behind the WHAT. Your son might not respond well if you just tell him what to do and expect obedience. But if you help him understand why you have a rule in place, he’ll be more likely to remain open-minded. For instance, your son might feel jealous if his friends are allowed to have certain things or experiences that your family doesn’t permit. In these situations, it’s important to remind him that God puts parameters around short-term pleasures because He has a bigger, better plan in store for us.

3) Different lies drive different behaviors. All boys wrestle with their own deceptions. The best way to help your son overcome a lie will depend on his unique personality and struggle. For example, if your son is acting out, you might choose to remind him that, as sinners, we always have areas that need improvement to live lives that reflect the gift of God’s grace. On the other hand, if your son is feeling sad or alone, you can remind him that he is never truly alone because God’s love for him is eternal.

Meet Our Guests

Erin and Jason Davis

Erin and Jason Davis

Erin and Jason Davis live on a small farm in the rural Midwest with their four growing sons. Erin is passionate about helping people connect to the deep well of God’s Word. She is a talented writer who has authored more than a dozen books and Bible studies. She now serves as the content director for Revive Our Hearts as well as the host of shows like The Deep Well with Erin Davis. Jason is a Marketing Manager by profession who is excited to be co-authoring his first book with his wife, Erin.

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