Hard questions for mothers

Wisdomforlife

I believe that women are born with a God-given instinct to mother. They have an internal desire to nurture and care for others. Those on the receiving end of a mother’s loving care clearly understand and deeply value its importance.Yet, like most instincts, there are potential risks involved in the desire to mother.

The need to be needed is so strong for some women that they become vulnerable to relationships where they are taken advantage of by irresponsible or abusive users.

Women who suffer from the absence of healthy father-daughter relationships and low self-esteem often end up in these kinds of relationships. They feel a significant void and sometimes try to fill it by nurturing needy people around them.

In meeting their need to be needed, these women often hurt themselves and those they’re mothering.

I caution single women not to allow a desire to mother influence their…

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