My Mother Always Said . . .

My Mother Always Said . . .

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor BibleimagesCAISJ097enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,  to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored (Titus 2:3-5).

Now, our mothers may take exception to being called “older women,” but May is Mother’s Day month and I want to honor our mothers by remembering their counsel! Let’s start with my mom, Betty Keenan. If you have some advice to share from your mother, please chime in and let us know in the comment box below.

MMom and Dad Keenany Mother Always Said . . .

“Your dad and I always said that the most important thing we can give you kids is to love each other.”

 

Hope: Mom, what does that mean exactly?

Mom: Parents loving each other and honoring God is the foundation for the Christian home. Single parents have such a hard time because of the demands on their time and they need our support and encouragement.

Hope: How can parents show love for one another in front of their children?

Mom: It’s important to respect one another and not argue or disagree in front of your children. It’s equally important not to discuss grown up situations in front of children. Hold those discussions for later when you can talk in private.

Hope: So respect is the key in showing love?

Mom: If a parent disrespects their spouse, it gives license to the child to do that. And that’s the bottom line.

Hope: Okay, what about openly showing affection to one another? Is that important?

Mom: Yes, because it’s a life lesson. Most children react to their spouses the way they’ve seen their parents act. So it’s hard to share God’s love without having love for each other.

Hope: I do remember you and dad kissing at the dinner table now and then. And you called each other “Boopie” and “Cordy.” So, where did you get those names?

Mom: Dad called me “Betty Boop” from the cartoon. Your dad was the coordinator at Teen Haven Camp. My friend Polly and I narrowed “coordinator” down to “Cordy”. But your dad nicknamed everybody. It only seemed fair that we give him a nickname, too.

Hope: Love it! Thanks for sharing, Mom. And Happy Mother’s Day!

I’d love to hear something that YOUR mother always said. If you have some advice to share from your mother, please chime in and let us know in the comment box below.

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About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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