His early teen behavior is unfortunately the behavior most male youth exhibit in our culture. Gone are the days of mature, responsible men who put away childish pursuits and focus on becoming adults. Today's generation is made of Peter Pans. My mom spends the greater part of her parenting harping on my brothers to avoid the Neverland epidemic, as it's obviously an important subject in a family with seven boys. Her concern led her to post a provocative article on our family website mainly for my brothers to read. She vowed to rear her children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and believe me, there is such great opposition to this common sense that even secular sociologists have identified it.
I don't know how it is where you live, but where I come from there is a serious lack of noblemen. That's why Christian girls, like the ones I mentioned in a former post, are bemoaning their unmarried status. It's because decent, responsible gentlemen aren't to be found anymore. That's also why I'm not attracted to my male peers... they're not mature adults! God calls women to be submissive to their husbands, and even Sarah called Abraham "Master." I'm waiting for someone whose heart agrees with this concept, instead of becoming impatient and settling for the slim pickin's around me. I certainly don't want to end up calling a PlayStation addict "Master."
My parents recognize the lack of noblemen in our society, which is why they teach my brothers that women are to be treated like delicate flowers with respect, honor, and chivalry. My brothers learned early that their duty is to stand when a lady enters the room, open doors, pull out chairs, carry bags, do the heavy work and dirty work, etc. But beyond basic manners, my parents have taught them that God calls husbands to be the providers, the protectors, and the leaders. They are to love their wives as Christ loves the church and gave himself for her.
Will has come a long way from the "child-man" of his youth, to becoming the kind of man in whom a wife can safely trust. Lucky her.