God’s perspective on motherhood Part 4

Session 7 | Episode 4

Mother as a lover of her children

God places great importance on a mother’s love for her children. The Bible says older women should train the younger women to love their husbands and children. Titus 2:4

"These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children,..."

Titus 2:4

"These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children,..."

Titus 2:4

Love is lived. Children hear, see and feel it. Mother demonstrates love by loving God, her family, herself and others. Mother does not show acts of love to other people at the expense of her children. She is careful not to create resentment in her growing children while teaching the principles of sharing. For God so loved the world that He gave!

A mother’s love is NURTURING

Apostle Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 2:7 – “But we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.”

Nurturing children cultivates their ability to give and receive love. It takes a godly, prayerful and sensitive mother to love children in a balanced manner. Gentle and tough at the same time. Creating healthy boundaries so that with love children learn to respect others. Creating boundaries can facilitate security when done consistently and lovingly.

Nurturing children requires mother to be personally, emotionally and spiritually involved.

A mother’s love involves TIME and attention

Children need to be a valued priority in a mother’s heart. 

Children need significant amounts of time and attention to be healthy and well adjusted.

A mother’s love includes TRAINING and instruction

Proverbs 29:15b, 17 says: “…but a child left to himself disgraces his mother. Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.”

God honours and BLESSES a mother’s love for her children.

Her children will be blessed. Psalm 112:2b says: “…the generation of the upright will be blessed.”

As we see in Proverbs 31:28a “…she herself will be blessed. Her children arise and call her blessed.”

Will your children call you blessed?

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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