God’s perspective on motherhood Part 2

Session 7 | Episode 2

Mom as home builder

Motherhood is often devalued by society. Sometimes women say “I am only a mother” as if that does not mean much. Motherhood is often belittled in the light of academic careers and other things regarded by society as important.

Yet motherhood is the most important full time job. It is a high and holy calling of God. God sees mother as a home builder!! “She builds her house, with her own hands” ( Proverbs 14:1); “…she watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness” (Proverbs 31:27).

"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."

Proverbs 31:27

"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."

Proverbs 31:27

We should go with what God says not what culture says. In Acts 4:19 the apostles say: “Judge for yourselves if it is better for us to listen to you or to God”. God’s ideas have eternal value.

The home is a mother’s primary sphere of influence and teaching Godly values. Mother’s home reflects her values.

Security and self-worth of the children are firstly formed by the relationship they have with their mother and secondly, by the relationship their mother has with their father.

A woman’s upbringing shapes her value of motherhood.

How has your mother influenced your feelings and values concerning family and children? Your view of motherhood does not have to be negative because of past experiences.

God is able to make a new thing with you. If you had a positive experience, God can make it even better for you and your own children. Effective motherhood is possible

Motherhood skills, attitudes and perspectives can be developed by seeking godly, older women as role models (Titus 2:3, 4); reading helpful books, as well as seeking godly professional counselling.

Much of children’s future is shaped by experiences in the home.

What are your fears about being a mom? Take them to the Lord in prayer, as we read in Philippians 4:6.

Presented by

Mpho Khauoe

Mpho Khauoe

Mpho Khauoe is a teacher, community development practitioner, and trainer in Entrepreneurship and other topics of interest. She has been running a life coaching practice (with specific interest in marriage and family life) for more than 20 years.

She married Jonas Khauoe who is known for his involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ SA (CCCSA) and its community development wing, Global Aid Network (GAiN) for many years. Mpho and Jonas accepted the Lord in 1978 and 1957 respectively. Between them they have raised seven adult children. Mpho began a relationship with CCC in 1981 at the University of Swaziland where she was discipled by the CCC staff.

The Khauoes live in Pretoria and continue to coach couples and families. Mpho is a newly appointed member of the GAiN board in South Africa.

Mpho Khauoe

Mpho Khauoe

Mpho Khauoe is a teacher, community development practitioner, and trainer in Entrepreneurship and other topics of interest. She has been running a life coaching practice (with specific interest in marriage and family life) for more than 20 years.

She married Jonas Khauoe who is known for his involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ SA (CCCSA) and its community development wing, Global Aid Network (GAiN) for many years. Mpho and Jonas accepted the Lord in 1978 and 1957 respectively. Between them they have raised seven adult children. Mpho began a relationship with CCC in 1981 at the University of Swaziland where she was discipled by the CCC staff.

The Khauoes live in Pretoria and continue to coach couples and families. Mpho is a newly appointed member of the GAiN board in South Africa.

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