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A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. 
― Washington Irving

Behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin. 
― Mitch Albom

No man is poor who has a Godly mother. 
― Abraham Lincoln

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. 
― George Washington

 

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(Motherhood) is the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won't be needed in the long run.
― Barbara Kingsolver

(A mother) can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe. 
― N.K. Jemisin

How vital are mother’s influence and teaching in the home—and how apparent when neglected! 
― Ezra Taft Benson

God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul. 
― Phyllis McGinley

(Mothers) worry only about those we brought into this world, regardless of whether they loved us back or treated us fairly or understood our shortcomings. 
― Adriana Trigiani

I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. 
― Mitch Albom

You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me. 
― Strickland Gillilan

The daughter of a good mother will be the mother of a good daughter. 
― Vikrant Parsai

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.
— Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.
— Mildred B. Vermont

The phrase “working mother” is redundant.
— Jane Sellman

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.
— Robert Brault

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.
— Margaret Culkin Banning

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
— Milton Berle

Mom—the person most likely to write an autobiography and never mention herself.
— Robert Brault

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
— Erich Fromm

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Jeri Fields

commented on May 9, 2015

And how to you propose to address the pain of women who are barren, whose child was born stillborn or died as a child, whose mother was abusive, whose child no longer contacts her, whose mother recently died. Is it any wonder that women stay away from the church on this secular holiday? How do you provide balance ?

Rodney Amos

commented on May 9, 2015

One way I have tried to address it is to highlight the spiritual mothers and grandmothers who have poured themselves into the discipleship of others. My Mom passed away when I was 8 and if it weren't for godly women who mothered me, my life would be very different today.

Tom Lambert

commented on May 9, 2015

Very real questions to very real hurts. Although each Sunday message cannot address every situation or pain, the application of the Truth spoken in love can be beneficial. Just because some have had bad experiences does not mean we should not show honor and respect to the vast majority of good mothers in our groups. No one stays away from our church on Mothers Day. They worship God, listen to the Word, learn and grow together in Christian fellowship and minister to each other's needs. And share communion. Life is hard but God is still good, and this world is not all there is for the child of God. The balance is proclamation and application, rejoicing and weeping together, in and with the love of Christ, and applying grace and peace whenever and wherever we can.

Hans Weston

commented on May 9, 2015

I agree we cannot address every unique situation in message. However, I know for fact some stay away mother's day. For those addressed in post about pain associated motherhood, this becomes a very tense situation. Still trying to find balance myself but to say it has effect is not true.

Hans Weston

commented on May 9, 2015

Has no effect... Sorry phone browser not working comments

Tom Lambert

commented on May 9, 2015

Not saying it has no effect; it obviously does. We still need to preach the whole counsel of God and minister to those who are hurting. Recognizing the value of mothers is not just a secular concept. How to balance it all is a harder issue. In Christ, T.

Terry Laughlin

commented on May 9, 2015

Thanks for the hard work of research. Nice - Helpful - timely.

Jim Bennett

commented on May 9, 2015

A quote from Ezra Taft Benson? Former president of the Mormons? Hmmm...

Monika Rawat

commented on May 3, 2016

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