Motherhood Matters: Are you willing to suffer?

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  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Oct. 13, 2015 3:19 p.m.

    Willingness to suffer is more a quality of charity than of patience...

    From the scriptures, Paul the apostle in 1st Corinthians and Moroni from the Book of Mormon both describe charity as having the willingness to suffer.

    Moroni goes on to extol the value of possessing charity.

  • jeanie orem, UT
    Oct. 13, 2015 2:33 p.m.

    ThornBirds, Motherhood takes enormous patience - no matter if we are mothering toddlers, teens or young adults and regardless of the fact that we enjoy children it can be overwhelming. Whining is incessant complaining without making an effort to understand a situation or change it. This article is not about whining. The observation the author makes about patience and suffering is spot on and beautiful. I'm sorry you missed that.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Oct. 13, 2015 1:50 p.m.

    ThornBirds, indeed it is the very act of mothering/parenting which creates within us patience. This author is 100% right on, and is attempting to reach out to others who are in her same boat and experiencing motherhood as she is. She's attempting to open up communication; not close it down ("It simply is not that hard") What makes you so intolerant that you must criticize her efforts?

  • ThornBirds St.George, UT
    Oct. 13, 2015 12:35 p.m.

    So much whining about this and that concerning motherhood.
    If you enjoy children and will make a commitment to raise them, have children.
    If you have your doubts, be a wonderful aunt, and don't make some child miserable with your selfishness.
    You can work full time, have hobbies, enjoy life if you chose to have children.
    It simply is not that hard. Not sure where the DN gets all this stuff.