Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Mission of Motherhood- Chapter 3

Words of wisdom from this chapter: The Undivided Heart

"...motherhood, especially when it is carried out according to God's design, is more than a full-time job."

"Children do not accidentally become righteous leaders or emotionally healthy and productive adults...someone needs to take responsibility for their nurture, protection, nourishment, intellectual development, manners, recreation, personal needs, and spiritual development. Someone needs to commit time and energy into staying close to them as they grow, encouraging and correcting and teaching."

"Loving my children, protecting them, and building them into a godly heritage is a life's work worth far more than any money or status I might find in a career."

She also speaks about her miscarriage in this chapter. My heart ached with her and I know all too well that ache that she felt both the pain physically and emotionally. But, from this she learned lessons and I learned things from all of ours as well. They truly do change you.

As you sit and ponder these points. I wonder what do you all think about them? Do you think our society focuses on the family or are people too busy climbing to the "top"? Do you feel good about your point in motherhood right now or would you make changes?

Chapter 4 next week....As a show of hands, who is reading along? Who wants to read this book now?

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