Complaining is like a cancer which spreads quickly and is deadly.
Remember when the spies came back from the Promised Land? The ten negative spies gave their report, and Numbers 14 says all the people wept and complained to Moses and Aaron. A time of joy and claiming the promise came to an abrupt stop, which killed their faith to proceed with God’s plan.
A young mom came to me with some real concern about moms complaining about their children and parenting. She asked, "What do we do when a mom starts complaining about her children? We want to connect, so it is tempting to jump in with negative comments about our own children."
This is a great Titus 2 opportunity.
Older women should be teaching the young moms “to love their children.” Encourage moms in a positive way to enjoy each stage of their children’s lives—not that there won’t be challenging moments like sleepless nights, potty training accidents, and communication issues. But oh how precious are the cuddles in the quiet of the night, the victory of no more diapers, and talking through life issues with your teen! Help young moms realize that they can make it through the rough days, and they don’t have to fear the future. Pray with them that God will give them daily wisdom, power, and patience as they parent.
So, how do you respond when a mom starts complaining about her children?
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