Mothers & Daughters

About ten years ago, Carloyn Mahaney and her three adult daughters gave a set of talks on the mother-daughter relationship. The three sessions (one for mothers, the other for daughters, one Q&A) are well worth listening to if you are a mother, daughter, or husband and father. The only caveat I have is that Carolyn Mahaney states repeatedly that the goal of mothering is the children’s salvation. This would mean that a godly mother who has unbelieving children has not reached her goal. Instead, a mother’s chief end in parenting should be to glorify God partly by using every means possible to show her children their sin and their need for a Saviour. Other than that, the series is very helpful and encouraging for mothers and daughters alike: “She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue” (Proverbs 31:26).