Mothers have sat and read to their small children the well-known Dr. Seuss book, Are you my Mother? by P.D Eastman. A baby bird hatches, and while mother is away finding food for her offspring, the young bird leaves the nest in hopes of finding his mother. Imagine if you took the word mother out of the text and replaced it with the word parent. What a cold alternative that would be! The word mother has a much more heartwarming meaning. It brings to mind a picture of tenderness, nurturing and self-sacrifice.

Dictionary definitions explain the word mother as: “The female parent of a human being; a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. She has the responsibility of the physical and emotional welfare of her children. As a mother, she naturally nourishes and protects them. Although a mother is a parent, her female role is vastly different from that of a father’s role as a parent. Can a father give birth and nurse a small infant? Surely common sense comes into play in our thinking––right?

Democrat members of the House of Representatives, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have removed gender pronouns from the House Rules. Will the word mother be stricken from other texts? Not so fast!  It is ridiculous for society to embrace this godless ideology of genderless parenting and genderless children. Those who argue gender-neutral language should take up the matter with their Creator. He is the One who said: He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created (Genesis 5:2).

The first created, intelligent man, Adam, gave the woman God gave him a name. He called her Eve. The name Eve means “life-giver.” Adam called his wife Eve because he knew she would become the mother of all living (Genesis 3:20). From Eve’s womb the entire human race would be birthed.

Lovingly, I address those women in our society who have become so confused by this false gender-neutral thinking.  Please do not swallow this lie. The truth is found in your Creator. He has a purpose and a plan for you as the person He created you to be––a woman.  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).  

Claire Wren––Mother and grandmother; sister and aunt.