Grow a deeper relationship with your son
AND with God

Even if you just have a few minutes per week

This one-of-a-kind journal is for the mother and son who want to connect with each other and with God at the same time.

The Mother and Son Prayer Journal will deepen your relationship with each other and help you both become God-chasers like David.

Topics include:

  • Self-worth
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Anxiety
  • Peer pressure
  • Humility
  • Leading by example
  • Prayer

…and many more! The journal also includes space to write your own prayers.

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GROW A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR SON

And help him CONNECT TO GOD at the same time

You thought it would be easy to have spiritual conversations with your son.

It seems that every other mom knows how to do this.

“It’ll just come up naturally in conversation,” they say.

mother and son prayer journal

BUT WHAT IF IT NEVER COMES UP?

Connecting with God and with each other takes intentionality, and sometimes the busy pace of life doesn’t allow important conversations to come up naturally.

WHAT IF TALKING ABOUT GOD FEELS AWKWARD?

We either ignore the issue altogether or we pass our son a devotional book or Bible study to do on his own. 

WHAT IF YOU PUSH HIM AWAY FROM GOD?

He doesn’t want to read the Bible alone or do his own Bible study because, frankly, it feels like homework. If you’d known he would leave the devotional book under his bed, you wouldn’t have wasted money on it in the first place.

There is an easier way….

…a fun way, where you enjoy being together, reading about the Bible, and even praying!

It’s called PARTNERSHIP.

Hi, I’m Christie.

I discovered the better way to my son’s heart.

I worked in Children’s Ministries for over a dozen years, so you’d think I would know a thing or two about natural spiritual conversations. But it was tricky for me! 

First I tried devotional books to springboard our conversation. But I couldn’t find something that really engaged my boys and actually formed their faith.

Next, I tried workbook-style devotionals where my boys were supposed to reflect deeply and write paragraph-length answers. That was DEFINITELY not the answer for our family. They hated all the writing! 

Frankly, I almost gave up. Then, one day I realized that when we read the bible or a devotional together,  I can explain and help them dig deeper. They needed something in between regular devotionals and personal Bible studies. Something that would help them build some of the spiritual disciplines without it feeling like work.

Someday, they’ll do journals or Bible studies on their own. But the path to that kind of deep reflection goes through the land of PARTNERSHIP. When we partner, we can go deep AND have fun, which is the best way to a boy’s heart.

CHRISTIE HAS DONE A WONDERFUL JOB OF UNPACKING THE TRUTHS OF THE BIBLE IN A WAY THAT SPEAKS TO THE HEART OF YOUNG BOYS. 

Brooke McGlothlin, author of Praying Mom

Connect with your son AND help him connect to God, without...

  • eye rolls
  • the dreaded I dunno”
  • awkwardness
  • or forcing him to write!

YOU MADE DAVID COME ALIVE LIKE A REAL PERSON AND PULLED OUT AMAZING BIBLICAL LESSONS.

- LaToya Edwards, Founder of Women Finding God

ARE YOU READY TO...

...connect with your son AND help him connect to God?

STRENGTHEN YOUR
RELATIONSHIP

Learn new things about each
other and chuckle
over fond memories.

KEEP A RECORD OF YOUR
PRAYERS FOR HIM

Create an amazing
keepsake for both of you,
even if he doesn’t want to
do the writing parts.

JUMPSTART YOUR SON'S
SPIRITUAL GROWTH

No more eye rolls when you
start reading the Bible
together!

RECORD YOUR SON'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Know for certain that God answers prayer
because you’ll be able to look back
and see it happen!

SHAPE YOUR SON'S ABILITY TO PRAY

No more
“I don’t know what to say”.

 

DRAW CLOSER TO GOD

And the best possible benefit?
That your son becomes a
God-chaser like David.

IT’S WRITTEN IN SUCH A FUN AND AVENTUROUS AND INTRIGUIGING WAY
– SO PERFECT FOR BOYS. AT FIRST, MY SON WASN’T EXCITED ABOUT DOING THIS TOGETHER BUT NOW HE IS THE ONE ASKING TO DO IT! 

Sarah Holmstrom, Co-founder of Raising Prayerful Kids

The Mother and Son Prayer Journal

This one-of-a-kind journal is for the mother and son who want to connect with each other and with God at the same time.

The Mother and Son Prayer Journal will deepen your relationship with each other and help you both become God-chasers like David.

Topics include:

  • Self-worth
  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Anxiety
  • Peer pressure
  • Humility
  • Leading by example
  • Prayer
  • And many more!

WE’VE TRIED A LOT OF DEVOTIONALS IN THE PAST, SO WE’RE SOMEWHAT EXPERTS BY NOW, AND WE AGREE THIS ONE IS GOOD!

Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Fun, relationship-building discussion questions

 Begin each devotion with an engaging starter question, which will get your son interested in the devotion topic without awkwardness.

You’ll also learn new things about each other and chuckle over fond memories.

Bible-centered devotions

Help your son see what it looks like to be a God-chaser like David as we start and end
with Scripture. 

Application portions connect with all kinds of boys, no
matter their interests or life situation, including homeschooled boys. Very
few examples are school-based.

Simple prayer prompts

Prayer prompts your son will actually enjoy doing, even if he doesn’t like writing.

He will doodle his prayers, make lists, write his prayers into comic form, and more.

You are also encouraged to write FOR your son if he’s resistant.

Journaling space for you

Keep your prayers for your son all in one place with plenty of journaling space after each devotion.

(An amazing keepsake for both of you.)

Short but meaty
devotions

The devotions cover every
inch of David’s life, including the amazing promises God made to him, David’s high and low points, and twelve Psalms. 

The devotions take 
2-3 minutes to read out loud, depending on your reading speed.

A comprehensive look at David's life

Learn from David about
self-worth, courage, respect, anxiety, peer pressure,
humility, leading by example, and prayer, while emphasizing God’s role 
in your son’s growth. 

THIS JOURNAL HAS ENCOURAGED SOME REALLY SPECIAL CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN ME AND MY SON. I CHERISH THE TIME WE’VE SPENT WITH THIS BOOK.

Jess Wolstenholm – Editorial Director, Minno Kids

CHECK OUT THE EARLY-ORDER BONUSES!

These are EARLY-ORDER bonuses and will only be available until April 30.

Make sure to grab your copy today!

EARLY-ORDER BONUSES AVAILABLE UNDER UNTIL APRIL 30.

01. BOYMOM MENTOR INTERVIEWS

Learn from experienced boymoms on topics like chores, puberty, developing resilience, keeping the relationship with your son during his teen years, and more.

02. QUICK START GUIDE

Not sure when exactly you’ll do this with your son? 

Use the Quick Start Guide to remove obstacles and actually use the journal together.

03. JOURNAL TRACKER

Use the fun tracker and reward tags to keep you motivated as you use the journal.

04. FIRST 3 DEVOTIONS

Don’t wait until April 6; get started right away with your son!

Print these off and tape the written parts into your book when it arrives.

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My ten-year old and I have loved using the Mother/Son Prayer Journal together.  We’ve tried a lot of devotionals in the past, so we’re somewhat experts by now, and we agree this one is GOOD!

The daily readings are interesting and engaging, the discussion questions are just right (little boys don’t often feel like carrying on too long 😉) and the journal prompts are a great way for my son to share a bit of his heart without feeling the pressure to write a lot (he enjoys the option of drawing!) 

I also love journaling my thoughts and prayers for my sweet son, so having space for that is such a gift. 

Monica Swanson, author of “Boy Mom”, host of the Boy Mom Podcast, and boy mom

Christie Thomas has produced the resource I wish I’d had for my boys when they were younger. She’s done a wonderful job of unpacking the truths of the Bible in a way that speaks to the heart of young boys. If you’ve wondered how to begin teaching your sons to pray, pick up this journal. But watch out…you might just find your own heart encouraged as well!

Brooke McGlothlin, cofounder of Million Praying Moms and author of 5 books, including “Praying Mom: Making Prayer the First and Best Part of Motherhood”, and boy mom.

Let’s face it . . . it’s hard enough to get our busy boys to slow down long enough for a quick hug, let alone a meaningful conversation! As a mom of three boys, Christie Thomas probably knows this better than anyone. The Mother and Son Prayer Journal provides simple and interactive prompts for spiritual connection with boys. It’s encouraged some really special conversations between me and my son. I cherish the time we’ve spent with this book and I know you will too.

Jess Wolstenholm - Editorial Director, Minno Kids - gominno.com, and boy mom.

I loved the entire thing and there are such great ideas for journaling/praying. I learned a few things about David that I didn’t know before. You made David come alive like a real person and pulled out amazing biblical lessons.

LaToya Edwards, author of “Come to the Well: How To Connect With Book Through Journaling”, and boy mom.

The Mother/Son Prayer Journal has been such a huge blessing for my 8 year old son and I. It’s written in such a fun and adventurous and intriguing way–so perfect for boys! At first, my son wasn’t excited about doing this together but now he is the one asking that we do it! 

The devotions are so fun and engaging and the activities and questions have brought us closer together. My favorite part about it is the special spot for the mom to write a prayer for her son after each devotion. It guides me in praying specific prayers over my son and I love watching him smile from ear to ear when I read the prayers back to him. I have noticed that my son and I have a deeper connection and better conversations after taking time to do this journal together.

Sarah Holmstrom, co-founder of Raising Prayerful Kids, and boy mom

Christie has written a beautiful book inviting mothers on a weekly date with their sons into the Word of God to ask questions, search for answers and teach them how to pray and hear from God for themselves.  This will be a treasured book of memories for years to come as moms record the answers and see the spiritual growth of their sons.

Leann Woelk, Handle with Care Ministries, and boy mom

 Depending on how engaged your son is in the discussion question and prayer activity, each devotion should take about 5-8 minutes. How much journaling you do in your section is totally up to you!

Technically, the book is targeted at ages 6-12, although you can certainly use it with 13/14 year olds as well. If your son is 5-7 years old, you’ll want to make sure he can listen for 2-3 minutes while you read. If he can’t follow a couple minutes of reading aloud without pictures, you probably won’t enjoy this journal. 

He does NOT need to be able to write, because you can write for him, plus there is often a drawing option.

Absolutely! I began homeschooling in 2019 and was surprised to discover how many devotions rely almost exclusively on school examples and applications. How disappointing!

Wherever possible, I’ve made my examples as universal as possible. For example, instead of relating to the school playground, we talk about the playground in general. There are less than 5 mentions of school in the whole book, making it much more universally applicable. 

We tossed around the idea of adding some simple graphics, but each time we did, it took away from space for drawing/writing. However, if you use colored pencils or gel pens, this book will be full of doodles and colors in no time! 

 Yes, yes, and yes! I am well aware that boys have varied interests. When I talk specifics about kids, I always mention a variety of options. 

Here’s an example from the first devotion: 

There are a lot of things we can chase:
– winning at the science fair,
– being the best on a sports team,
– doing the coolest bike tricks,
– or getting to the top level of a video game.

None of those things are bad. David was also an amazing soldier and leader and friend, and his people even wrote songs about how cool he was. But he didn’t chase fame, or money, or power. He chased God.

(What does it look like to chase God? Keep reading this book, and we’ll find out together!)

I promise, we’re going way deeper than the story of David and Goliath. In Children’s Ministry and storybook Bibles, we tend to stick to the highlights, but this journal goes into nearly all of David’s life.

Unless your son has read all of 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, and 1 Chronicles, there are parts of David’s story your son has not heard. I share stories like David’s time as a bandit, his complaints in the wilderness, and Absolom’s rebellion in a child-friendly way, but without glossing over the mistakes David made and the hard truths he learned. 

Yes! After inputting your email address, you’ll be directed to a page with your downloads. And if I create more bonuses, I’ll email them out to you!

The bonuses are yours forever! Download the PDFs, bookmark the page with the video interviews, and/or keep your confirmation email and you’ll be good to go. 

Are you ready for a better relationship with your son? 

As your son’s mom, you have MORE INFLUENCE on his faith than anyone else in his life. Boost your relationship with each other and with God in just a few minutes per week …and re-read the journaled prayers for years to come. 

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