January 21, 2010
Daughters have a special relationship with their mothers. Our mothers have so much wisdom and teaching to share with us. They are our very own Titus 2 Women, daily examples of unceasing sacrifice.
Older women likewise are to . . . teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the Word of God may not be reviled. – Titus 2:3-5 (ESV)
It is easy to overlook our mothers’ example in the distracting busyness of life. Have you and your mother considered having a special time when you can sit and have some heart-to-heart mother-daughter time over a cup of tea? Be it a daily, weekly, or monthly occasion, you may also like to read books together that would edify you both in godliness, character, and femininity.
Here is a list of books that we have read with our mother:
“Talks to Girls” by Eleanor A. Hunter
“Polished Cornerstones” by Pam Forster
“Raising Maidens of Virtue” by Stacy McDonald
“Stepping Heavenward” by Elizabeth Prentiss
“So Much More” by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin
“Passionate Housewives Desperate for God” by Stacy McDonald and Jennie Chancey
Become bosom friends with your mother and learn from her what God has taught her about biblical womanhood. (Proverbs 13:20) Find out what areas you need to improve in and listen to her council. (Proverbs 6:20-22) We can serve our fathers by relieving some of our mothers’ burdens so she can further bless him. As we serve the Lord and prepare for the future God has for each one of us, our mothers are a faithful source of guidance and wisdom.