Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mom's breakthrough

Our BAM program this Sunday had a "Mom Breakthrough" - The hardest and honestly - scariest - part of BAM is trying to help Moms let go for the health of their son. I've seen real anger and even bordering hate from Moms as the program gets to the point of asking them to stop mothering their teenage son so he can grow past the Mommas Boy level of maturity. In this last program, a mother came forward to admit she had gone through all these emotions but the DVD had convicted her that BAM was guiding her to the next step. She had left her husband in one state to follow he 22 year old son to another state because she believed he still needed her. After watching the DVD she made a public commitment in front of a dozen peers to go back to her husband and had met with her son that day to tell him she was letting him go. There was real pain and loss in her eyes as she stated that he was her only child and it was incredibly hard to make the decision - but because she loved her son so much - she was willing to let him go.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Boy's and Mom Help

BAM has been rather quiet since we lost our monthly sponsor at the Nampa Christian Book store (went out of business); however, recently I have been asked to do several more programs. So we will be changing a few things to help this ministry. 1. BAM will have a new board of directors from multi-denominational volunteers 2. A new focus will be on sponsoring the new programs in non-denominational environments such as rented halls, the idea is to make sure denominational lines are not inhibiting a mother from getting help in dealing with her teenage son. 3. Better explanation that the Bible based part is looking at how Jesus guided and directed men such as John, Peter and Paul on a man to man level. The Blog will have several moms that have raised sons contributing every month. Feel free to ask questions and get involved...remember, BAM is not about right and wrong ways to raise a son but focused on finding tools that communicate better with your teenage son.