man writing letter to his son

A Letter to My Son

Dear Son,

I hope this letter finds you in good spirits. First and foremost, I want you to always remember your divine identity in the grand tapestry of God’s plan. 

Our journey on this earth is guided by divine teachings, and as you navigate life’s paths, it’s crucial to hold fast to the principles that anchor us.

Our society might place high importance on material wealth and worldly accomplishments, but our real treasures lie elsewhere.

Elder Boyd K. Packer once said, “Women are endowed with special traits and attributes that come trailing down through eternity from a divine mother. Young women have special God-given feelings about charity, love, and obedience.”

This underscores the importance of seeing and treating the women in our lives with profound respect and reverence.

Our connection to God and to each other plays a pivotal role in our well-being and success.

The Doctrine and Covenants reminds us: “Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

This emphasizes the significance of maintaining a deep and abiding relationship with God. When you build that bond, you will find clarity in decisions, comfort in challenges, and an unwavering companion in your life’s journey.

Preparing for your future and understanding your role, especially as a potential provider and partner, requires a depth of character and spiritual maturity.

A document that has always resonated with me is “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” which states: “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.”

These words are a guidepost for us all, emphasizing the virtues that create harmony and happiness in family life.

As you grow and interact with others, especially the women in your life, be it your mother, sisters, or friends, remember the reverence and respect they deserve as daughters of God.

Cultivate relationships rooted in mutual respect, trust, and love, and you’ll pave the way for a future filled with joy and spiritual fulfillment.

I’m here for you every step of the way, providing guidance, love, and support. And while I hope to be an example, always turn to our Heavenly Father and His teachings for the ultimate guidance in life.

With all my love,


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Cody Hawes

Cody Hawes LCSW is a clinician that assists those dealing with sexual addiction, trauma, betrayal trauma and marriage/mental health recovery. You can contact Cody directly at: 385-519-6089, or email

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