Monday, May 14, 2012

motherhood as shaping culture

"Who can measure the long-term effects of nurturing helpless infants, supervising wandering toddlers, discipling self-willed children, and counseling self-absorbed adolescents? Of family outings planned, traditions built, memories made, books read, songs sung, Scripture taught? That’s why motherhood belongs under the heading, 'Engage the World'; no one shapes generations or fashions cultures more than mothers."
~ Jeff Purswell, Worldliness, (edited by C.J. Mahaney, p. 159).

(HT: girltalk)


  1. From the book "Don't Make Me Count to Three!"

    ...Thomas Edison said about his mom: "My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt that I had someone to live for, someone I must not disappoint."

    Abe Lincoln described his mother as the person chiefly responsible for all he was or ever hoped to become.

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

    1. wow, those are great! thanks for sharing!

      i have heard good things about that book and i hope to read it soon. :)