This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. Lot’s of kids are buying presents, and many of you might be purchasing flowers or gifts.
As I approach Mother’s Day, I always remember how difficult it is to be a mom. I took psychology in college and was horrified by the blame hoisted on mothers. But we all know those early years formulate a child’s mind and temperament, so we cannot overestimate the value of good parenting.
However mothers get no training!
A doctor goes to school for years. First, he or she has premed and then medical school. Then he applies to be an intern for at least a year before he can move on to being a resident. During this time he hones his skills for whatever specialty he or she decides on. A lot of hard work and several years pass before he can offer his services.
Mothers get no training and yet we impact our children far more than a doctor. People used to say, The Hand that Rocks the cradle rules the world.
Deuteronomy 6:7 Gives strong encouragement to both mothers and fathers: You shall teach them [God’s words] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
My husband and I spent a lot of time considering how we would parent, using both the Scripture and prayer. Even then, we apologized to our oldest daughter since we tried out all our ideas on her. We truly wanted to do a good job.
There’s a passage in Titus that talks about older women teaching younger women how to be good wives and mothers. God knew experienced mothers had guidance to pass along.’
Today we have an experienced mother of three, Angela Breidenbach to give us some guidance from her experience and history.
Learn more about Angela here.