Proverbs 31:25 "Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."
You will find wonderful and instructive quotations on the work of Christian mothers on this page. Here is one example: "
"The king upon his throne has no higher work than has the mother. The mother is queen of her household...."
This is a wonderful letter on the priority of the mother's role with her family. It is an unpublished letter from 1900 that should be required reading for mothers.
"Let mothers gain the confidence of their children. Show them that you love them, but never, never let them rule you or disobey you. Eternal vigilance must be practiced. Gentle, but firmly, wrong tendencies must be repressed and bound about. See that your expressed word is obeyed."
I have given the title for this short but highly instructive excerpt on disciplining children. It is addressed to a step mother who is exacting and severe with her children. To ponder and pray about. Here are a few lines: ""Whenever the mother can speak a word of commendation for the good conduct of her children, she should do so. She should encourage them by words of approval and looks of love. These will be as sunshine to the heart of a child and will lead to the cultivation of self-respect and pride of character."
Parenting While Married to Ungodly Husband
What should a mother do if she finds herself married to a man who has no respect for her, or for her religious beliefs? Leave? Stay?