12 Simple Ways to Love and Encourage Your Kids

12 Simple Ways to Love and Encourage Your Kids

There is nothing quite like a mother’s love on this earth. Fiercely protective, incredibly nurturing, a mom has a bond with her children that paints a beautiful picture of God’s fierce, protective love toward us.

And yet, sometimes we forget to show that love. Or our love is overshadowed by all the discipline and correction we have to do during the day. Sometimes it seems like our days are filled with “nos” and “don’t” rather than “I love you’s.”

Take heart, mama… no matter where you are in the parenting journey, you are doing important, Kingdom-building work in raising those little ones. Here are 12 ways a mother showers love on her children—may this encourage you in the long parenting days ahead.

1. A Mother Can Dedicate Her Children to God

Every God-fearing mother wants the absolute best for her son or daughter. We want for their own success and happiness, but what we should desire first for our children is that they cultivate their own relationship with the Father. When our sons and daughters put God first in their lives, no difficulty will derail them. Our children learn to trust God with the details of their lives. 

“So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there,” (I Samuel 1:28).