The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child's Heart for EternityPaperback
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- Publisher: Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 20mm | 227g
- Publication date: 21 January 2003
- Publication City/Country: Colorado Springs
- ISBN 10: 1578565812
- ISBN 13: 9781578565818
- Edition: 1
- Sales rank: 20,881
Wiping runny noses, comforting a sick child, or getting the kids dressed for school may not feel like chores with eternal outcomes. But your God-given purpose is to nurture your children and influence their destinies. Affirming your important role in God's plan, Clarkson offers solid biblical teaching that's a real mum-encourager and joy-restorer.
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Sally Clarkson has worked in vocational ministry for almost thirty years, serving with Campus Crusade for Christ, as well as with women's and singles ministries in the U.S. and overseas. Sally and her husband, Clay, are the cofounders of Whole Heart Ministries, an outreach that encourages and equips Christian parents. She is a widely known speaker and has written "Seasons of a Mother's Heart" and "Educating the WholeHearted Child" (with Clay Clarkson). The Clarksons live with their four children near Nashville, Tennessee. " "
"Sally Clarkson has achieved a beautiful balance of biblical teaching and the heart of a mother in "The Mission of Motherhood." She gently takes the reader by the hand and stands with her before the truth of her calling. Readers will be entertained by her personal stories, empowered by God's call to mothers, and encouraged by Sally's teaching."-Vicki Caruana, author of the best-selling "Apples & Chalkdust " and founder of EncourageTeachers.com "In "The Mission of Motherhood, " Sally Clarkson invites the reader into her family and into her heart to see 'mother' in action: teaching, comforting, training, enriching, and blessing. This book elevates the mission of motherhood and sends the reader back to her children 'pumped.' "-Jean Fleming, author of "A Mother's Heart" "Sally hasn't one impolite bone in her body. She so politely passes on what is actually a powerful message. Those who seek affirmation of the value of traditional motherhood will find it here wrapped in biblical principles and a certain sympathetic sweetness."-Karen Andreola, author of "A Charlotte Mason Companion"
There is no greater, nobler, or more fulfilling calling than that of motherhood. Every day, as they nurture their children, mothers influence eternal destiny as no one else can. Yet often women are drawn to seek fulfillment outside of God's design, despite their inherent desire to embrace motherhood with their whole hearts. Today's culture minimizes the vital importance of a mother's role. By catching a vision of God's original design and allowing it to shape their lives, mothers can rediscover the joy and fulfillment to be found in the strategic role to which God has called them-for a purpose far greater than they can imagine. In "The Mission of Motherhood, author, speaker, and mother Sally Clarkson closely examines this God-ordained plan for mothers, introduced in the book of Genesis and upheld throughout his Word. Using practical examples, her own personal anecdotes, a challenging vision, and sound scriptural support, Clarkson upholds the traditional, biblical view of God's plan for motherhood-giving mothers exactly the support they need to persevere in cultivating and sharing their hearts for God, for their children, and for their homes.