Krystle Bowen
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Krystle is a stay-at-home Mommy to three boys, a 3 1/2 year old and 15 month old twins. She's married to her best friend, a Worship Pastor and they live in Southern Oregon.

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  1. At the moment I’m blessed with two girls, even so this was beautifully moving and I want to how my husband – for our sons and even to stir something within him. Bless you

  2. What a Blessing this post was! I have 3 boys. 10, almost 8 and 2. What a JoY they are! Always excitement around here 😉 never a dull moment~ Blessings to you!

  3. Amen Krystle! It’s such an honor AND responsibility AND joy to raise boys!! I never knew how amazing it would be. Until now. 🙂 And I’m so, so grateful. x

  4. So true! Thank you for this blessing today! Boy #4 is soon to arrive and it is truly amazing to be charged with such a wonderful responsibility 🙂

  5. I have 4 boys and the responsibility of raising the next generation of leaders weighs heavy on my heart. I pray for purity. I pray for strength. I pray they will never stray from a God who loves them deeply. I pray that I would an example to how a Godly woman treats their husband. I pray that they would closely watch their Daddy to see what a man of God looks like. It is huge. Thanks for sharing in it.

  6. Great words, Krystle! My boys are 14 and 12. It’s an amazing and challenging journey… this raising men… but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  7. If only we could wrap them up and keep them safe, but you’re right, life sometimes calls to learn strength and then more strength – a beautiful post today – especially love being reminded of how much I enjoy seeing my husband and son together, laughing, talking, listening to music, fishing, walking, razzing each other in the way only they can.

    Mother’s Day is (almost) here and I am always mindful that on that day our children see not only their mother’s in appreciation but how the dad’s treat their mum’s on this day and learn from that …

  8. very sweet and insightful post…I will be having our first baby- a boy- this September!! What a privilige it is to have a boy to raise!! I’m excited 🙂

    • Congratulations! Our first was due Sept 1st and arrived a bit early, such a joy! God bless you on your first Mother’s Day!

    • It can be so overwhelming, especially in those early days with hardly any sleep, it seems to pile up on our hearts. Blessings on you and your precious one and Happy Mother’s Day!

  9. Thank you for this. My boys are 3 and 9 months. Sometimes it feels overwhelming (and exhausting). But it’s awesome. And important. And yes, all the glory belongs to our God 🙂

  10. Krystle, I am so thrilled to see you here! Thank you for raising your three boys with such Godly love and intention. I pray my three girls are blessed someday with men who were raised with this same kind of wisdom. God bless you and your husband in your marriage and your parenting. And, as a mama to future women, I say thank you!

    • Thank you for raising women for my men!! Well, most likely not for MY men, but you know what I mean 😉 And thank you again, for your encouragement!

  11. I have a three year old little boy, and wow, how God blessed me with a man-child! I’m so, so grateful for him, and your beautiful words pierce my heart and I cry out in prayer with you. Thank you for sharing this!

  12. I love this! I am the mom of two beautifully spirited boys! I couldn’t be prouder to say that. What a gift I have been given. That God believed in my husband and I so much that he gave us two boys to raise into Godly-men in this broken world – what a great but privileged responsibility. It is with the deepest sense of purpose that we take on this privilege of raising our sons to love deeply, think globally, and respond greatly to the needs of this world. Thank you for sharing the joy of your heart through your boys!

  13. Well put! I am momma of all boys (currently 5, 4, 2 and 6mo). I often call them my “little warriors” and pray daily that they will be great and mighty warriors in The Kingdom of God one day. They are wild, fierce and often fearless… great potential for godly men. They want to be just like their Daddy! And I am thankful to say he is a man after God’s heart, who loves and serves God with all his heart, mind, soul and strength.
    I am always happy to hear from another mom surviving her man village. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your heart! And be encouraged that you’re not alone in your battle. Lets raise this Army and pray for their godly wives to join in the fight!

  14. Your post is written with thought and love and the realization of hurt that comes with raising boys. At this time in our world, we are letting go of our young men into a society that is steeped in immorality, lacking in godly values, and full of temptations. Even within the church values are skewed.
    I have prayed my heart out and cried endless days over the lack of power I have to steer their lives down the righteous path. They know the truth, they have been taught about God’s love and His ways, they have heard His word.
    But in the end, all that we can do is pray and trust that God will work His perfect plan in their lives–no matter what we see happening in their lives now. That in itself is challenging.
    God bless all of us mothers and fathers of boys, no matter what stage in live they are at.

  15. This is a great post, Krystle, and I feel like you covered all the things that moms of boys do think about! It is a huge responsibility to be raising a boy, and an honor too.

  16. This is a great post, Krystle, and I feel like you covered all the things that moms of boys do think about! It is a huge responsibility to be raising a boy, and an honor too.

    Sorry for the repeat, I forgot to enter my info before! 🙂