Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Mother Makes the Home


Have you read this post from The Legacy of Home?  I love that post, because it reminds me of my immense responsibility and influence in my home.  We as wives and mothers have the power to influence our husbands and children for good  . . . or for bad.  According to Proverbs 14:1, the wise woman builds her home, but the foolish woman tears hers down -- through her words, her actions, her attitudes, or even her neglect.  Many women are shocked when their homes are destroyed suddenly, never realizing that they have been tearing down their own homes for years.  

The question burning on my mind today is this:  Am I the wise woman who is building my home??  Or am I the foolish woman who is tearing down my own home??

4 comments:

Rebecca's Refining said...

Okay, since I only have three toes left......isn't it time to post a recipe?? LOL

Thanks for the gentle reminder...that is what sisters are for, right? I enjoyed the link too. I printed the post so I can read it every morning..or whenever I just feel like giving up! :)

Mrs. Stam said...

what a great question, my husband keep telling me that I do a good job and praising me, so maybe my answerer comes from him???

But I keep thinking I could always improve on so many level. And is blessed with a husband that is patient with me while I learn :-)

Thanks you for this post, it has blessed me today!

Renee

Mom2fur said...

The very fact you stop to ask yourself such a question makes me think you are the builder-upper type!

I think it starts between a couple before there are even any kids. You can almost guess the ones that will not have happy marriages in the way they cut each other down, or how one might be very selfish. The bride who lets her groom have NO say in the wedding, for example. Once you treat each other with respect, that can only flow into the way you raise your kids. I think my house is a pretty happy one. My kids are all grown, with two still at home. We can have interesting 'discussions,' but there's no putting down or mean words. I think a house where there are put-downs is a house that is being torn-down!

tlmalcolm said...

I so agree that the Mother does make the home with the help of the Father. And our new generation of women and men are doing it together in ways that we never did. I admire my sons who do their share of the cooking and cleaning in their households. It is a shared responsibility of chores etc. I see this at my school as well. Many Daddy's have work schedules that allow them to do more of the childcare which also allows them to be involved in school activities such as field trips etc. I feel very blessed that I was able to be at home with my children but this generation may not have that luxury so it is great to see the dad's take on some of those traditional "mom" chores.

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