What Constitutes a Good Mother? With Mother’s Day upon us, I’m going to talk about mothers—one in particular. To begin with, assuming one believes his or her mother is worthy of admiration, then said esteem ought to be expressed on a frequent basis and not reserved for the second Monday in May. Also, and with […]Read More Good Enough
“Perfect mother…there is no such thing (although many of today’s moms seem to be chasing that elusive butterfly)…but she was a “good enough mom.” Good enough is that you love your child unconditionally, protect and provide adequately, and discipline with righteous authority. Those four things are really all a child needs in order to grow […]Read More Perfect Mother
The history of Mother’s Day is more than the sad story of the exploitation of a holiday for political or commercial profit. It also reflects the changing attitudes and perceptions of a woman’s role in her family and in her community. Mother’s Day was first intended to honor the work that mothers did in serving […]Read More Mother’s Day or Mothers’ Day?
“Christian women cannot learn mothering from talk-show hosts, magazine articles at the checkout stand, or classes on self-esteem. A healthy, godly view of mothering must be learned from the Scriptures.” ~Nancy Wilson, Family Practice Mother’s Day provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the value of the mothers in our own lives. But it […]Read More Valuing Full-Time Motherhood