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While maintaining the house and promoting the well-being of her husband were key elements of the model Christian woman's life, her greatest achievement was her role as mother. Stemming from a "natural" gift, she was expected to know how to appeal to children, to nurture and to teach them in ways that escaped men:

There is a mother sense and only mothers have it. There is a woman sense and how long is it going to require for men to find out that women know a thing or two better than men can ever teach them?

BS , February 21, 1895, p. 1.

Within a patriarchal system, motherhood was woman's avenue to power. Man's life had an end-quality in religion, politics, and economics; in producing a child, however, he became the means and woman the end. The elevation of that element of her life, therefore, became the first and most natural way for a woman to demonstrate a growing sense of power and individuality. Residues of low esteem and injunctions regarding submission caused women to fail to identify their maternal role as aggressive—they claimed that all their ambition was for their child—but the child's success or failure was interpreted as the success or failure of the mother. The male child, particularly, often served as the channel of her aspirations; through him she achieved the fame and worth otherwise denied her.

She lives. . .in the lives of her two noble preacher boys
was a typical description of a mother's derivation of power from her children.

BS , February 10, 1916, p. 9.

Mothers were urged to be authoritative and direct in guiding their children's lives; children were taught they should always take mother's advice.

Man is so constituted that he must be tied to something,"
claimed a Y.M.C.A. speaker, and he nominated
mother's apron string
as earth's strongest tie to the surest authority.

BS , August 26, 1897, p. 10.

She could be trusted for conveying the truth in matters moral and religious; she also supplied the support one needed to maintain allegiance to faith and duty.

BS , February 6, 1913, p. 15.

Mother's tie with God bordered on the supernatural:

Mother is next to our Savior. She is love, and love is holy.

BS , November 21, 1912, p. 31.

. . .bend once against beneath the tender hands of your mother, who will carry you and your other loved ones, and all your griefs and sorrows, with her to the throne of grace.

BS , August 26, 1897, p. 10.

The gracious Savior knows that there have been times when I would have fallen in life's stern battle line, if it had not been for the precious mother-love that tucked me in when came the cold winter blasts in the long ago. My sweet mother never believed me bad, and her faith and confidence drew out the best and noblest that was in me. . . . Dear, sweet, precious mother, . . .thy pure, unselfish love, lavished so graciously upon thy unworthy boy, has served to bear him up when all other human strength seemed gone.

BS , January 14, 1904, p. 4.

A dying mother's entreaty,

Son, meet me in heaven,
was sure to make a lasting earthly impression on her grieving child. The frequency of death, in fact, bore upon the attachment of both child and mother to each other. Part of a mother's investment in her children stemmed from fear that they would be snatched away or was compensation for the ones she had lost. "Sister Hill" of Henderson was a pathetic example of the fortitude called for in that age of higher infant mortality.
A most worthy Christian lady left a widow while yet young,
Mrs. Hill lost four children in a month's time from typhoid.
The dear sister has not murmured yet,
someone reported,
but she says she wants Susie left to her.

TBH , February 2, 1887, n.p.

Repeated reports of the death of young children and the unending pain associated with that experience explain, in part, the tenacious strength of the mother-child relationship.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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