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A Moral Trainer
Volume 74, Program 32
5/15/2007
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Just like every Olympic champion needs someone to train and support them, so every child needs a trainer to guide them through life. Join us today on Home School Heartbeat as Mike Smith describes how moms fill this important role.

Mike Smith:
Expectant parents often talk about how frightening it is to think, for the first time, about what it really means to be a parent. Not only are they taking on the responsibility of guarding the physical well-being of another person, they are also assuming responsibility for the child’s moral well-being. When you think about parenting in that respect, it’s no small thing.

The fact that mothers strive to fulfill this role of moral trainer and mentor, day after day, should not be overlooked. Moms, your efforts are to be commended.

But have you ever wondered if you’re work is worth it? On the days when you have to tell your 3-year-old “no” a hundred times or correct your teenager for his attitude again, it can feel as though your efforts are all in vain.

Be encouraged: as you focus on training your child in moral principles, you’re ensuring their eternal well-being. This part of mothers’ responsibility is so important that Scripture specifically recognized moms for doing this job. In II Timothy 1:5, Paul writes that because of the faith evident in the lives of Timothy’s mother and grandmother, he is confident that he will find Timothy to be a man of solid faith.

Moms, though others may overlook this aspect of your job, be encouraged that it has already received eternal recognition.

And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.


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