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God’s perspective on motherhood Part 5

Session 7 | Episode 5

Mother as a teacher and mentor of her children

Finally we look at mother as a teacher and mentor of her children. Proverbs 31:26 says: “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

A mom teaches by communicating her values and priorities and by being a model that her children can pattern themselves by.

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."

A mother is the primary teacher of the next generation. Proverbs 1:8 says: “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”

A mother teaches her daughter about being a godly woman. “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”  – Proverbs 31:30

A mother models to her daughter the significant impact of her role as a wife and mother in God’s design of the family.

She models to her son the kind of woman he should marry. Proverbs 31:1 talks about an oracle taught by a mother to her son. She also teaches her son how to honour and appreciate a woman’s responsibilities of being a wife and mom.

Mom as mentor

"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."

"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."

Mentoring occurs when a woman is available to teach other women how to love God, love their husbands and love their children.

In Conclusion

A successful mother must be committed to God and His Word and not the world.

  • She must spend time reading God’s Word.
  • She must pray diligently for her husband and children.
  • This requires faith, courage and perseverance.
  •  To be a successful mother requires the power of God’s Spirit to carry out the immense responsibilities of loving and nurturing children.

What kind of legacy will you, as a mother, leave?

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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.

Picture of 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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