Nurture Your Mothering
Motherhood contains a treasure trove of gems that build and beautify the lives of those nurtured. Mothers have a God-given role. To fulfill their role as a mother, mothers need to nurture their mothering. Set God's Word as your standard and following what it says. As a child of God, moms can love their children and put into them instruction, character, and security that will aid them for a lifetime. Mothers, you can strengthen your children by speaking wisdom, showing affection, and spending time.
Speaking wisdom means that you teach your children the Word of God. Guide your children in the ways of the Lord so that they know the way to go. Speak encouraging words to help them in their tasks at hand. Speak hopeful words about their future.
Showing affection most obviously comes through touch—a hug, a kiss, an arm around the shoulder, holding a child’s hand. These gestures show care, commitment, and protection. But you can also show affection through the words you say and how you say them. Also, don’t forget about doing special things for your family to show affection.
Finally, spending time together strengthens a family. Enjoy one another, and look for opportunities to do things together. Work together, minister together, sit together and talk, the list goes on and on.
The loving interaction a mother can have with her children builds her offspring in lasting, rewarding ways. Keep making loving installments.