The Adventist Home -- Study Guide


Section X — Mother—queen of the household

Date __________ AH-SG 30.1

A. Read pages 231-276. AH-SG 30.2

B. Check your knowledge: AH-SG 30.3

1. Complete: “The sphere of the mother may be ____________; but her influence, united with the father’s, is as ____________ as eternity.” (240:1.) AH-SG 30.4

2. Complete: “Next to God, the mother’s power for good is the _______________________ known on earth.” (240:1.) AH-SG 30.5

3. Complete: “The tenderest earthly tie is that between the _____________ and her _____________.” (240:5.) AH-SG 30.6

4. What special effort of the enemy of souls is exposed in this chapter? (241:1.)

AH-SG 30.7

5. Name three mothers commended for their influence on their children. (242:3.)

AH-SG 30.8

6. What unhealthful mental attitude is taken by many mothers? (248:1.)

AH-SG 30.9

7. What traits in the wife and mother tend to drive the husband and children from home? (249:1.)

AH-SG 30.10

8. Which of these precautions should be taken to guard the mother’s health?
a. The father should see that she is not overburdened. (251:1.)
b. Time should be spent in the out-of-doors in physical exercise. (251:2.)
c. Health reform should be advocated. (251:3.)
d. The diet should be nourishing but not stimulating.(252:1.)
AH-SG 30.11

9. What advice is given concerning mental health? (252:2.)

AH-SG 30.12

10. Check the words that describe what the dress of the wife and mother should be. (252-254.)
a. Becoming ______
b. Well-fitting _____
c. Tidy __________
d. Profusely ornamented _______
e. Shabby and soiled__________
f. Clean __________
AH-SG 30.13

11. When should a mother consecrate her offspring to God? (255:1.)

AH-SG 31.1

12. Name three common misconceptions about prenatal influences and the care of the mother. (256, 257.)

AH-SG 31.2

13. What responsibilities fall upon the father-to-be? (257:1.)

AH-SG 31.3

14. What mental preparation should be made for motherhood? (258, 259.)

AH-SG 31.4

15. Complete: “She who expects to become a mother should keep her soul in the __________ of __________.” (259:1.) AH-SG 31.5

16. What is the best food for the infant? (260:1.)

AH-SG 31.6

17. How can the nourishment the mother gives be adversely affected? (260:2.)

AH-SG 31.7

18. What is essential for both the physical and mental development of the young child? (261:1.)

AH-SG 31.8

19. What mistake is frequently made with regard to feeding small children? (261:2, 3.)

AH-SG 31.9

20. What balance should be observed in preparing food for the family? (262:1.)

AH-SG 31.10

21. In preparing the baby’s layette, what ideals should the mother have in mind? (262:2.)

AH-SG 31.11

22. Complete: ‘Parents should allow nothing to come between them and the obligation they owe to their _____________________.” (264:1.) AH-SG 31.12

23. Complete: “It is impossible to estimate the power of a ___________________ mother’s influence.” (266:1.) AH-SG 31.13

24. Complete: “The labor due your child during its early years will admit of no __________________.” (267:1.) AH-SG 31.14

25. Complete: “Parents are to co-operate with God by bringing their children up in His love and fear. They cannot displease Him more than by neglecting to ___________________ their children aright.” (268:1.) AH-SG 31.15

26. What can the care of stepchildren do for the stepmother? (270:1.)

AH-SG 31.16

27. In her personal counsel to two stepmothers, on what points did Sister White censure them? (271, 272.)

AH-SG 31.17

C. Rate the mother: AH-SG 31.18

Sweet and gentle ________ Indifferent and indul-gent _____ Cheerful and understanding _______ Cold and stern ____ AH-SG 31.19

1. What is the mother’s greatest charm?

AH-SG 32.1

2. Where can the mother improve the most?

AH-SG 32.2

D. Discuss with others: AH-SG 32.3

1. In what ways are the duties of woman more sacred than those of man? (231:1.)

AH-SG 32.4

2. What is the relationship between the mother and Christianity? (234, 235.)

AH-SG 32.5

3. Who holds the destiny of the children? (238:2.)

AH-SG 32.6

4. What is said about ways of bringing sunshine to the heart of the child? (240:2.)

AH-SG 32.7

5. Should women sigh for a mission field? (245:1-3.)

AH-SG 32.8

6. Which comes first, church duties or children? (246:1-3.)

AH-SG 32.9

7. What broad principles of dress and health reform should be observed by the homemaker?

AH-SG 32.10

8. “Women should be qualified to become mothers.” What are the qualifications? (255:1.)

AH-SG 32.11

9. What physical and psychological factors enter into caring for small children?

AH-SG 32.12

10. What is said of the susceptibility of the hearts of young children? (275:1, 2.)

AH-SG 32.13

11. How did Christ treat the questions children asked Him? (275:1.)

AH-SG 32.14

12. What lessons can we learn in our dealings with children from Christ’s treatment of them?

AH-SG 32.15

E. Think on these things: AH-SG 32.16

1. Is motherhood as important as any other profession? (231:3.)

AH-SG 32.17

2. If so, have I spent as much time studying as my husband has spent studying his profession?

AH-SG 32.18

3. Is mother in my home a queen or a servant?

AH-SG 32.19

4. Am I a missionary in the highest sense? (245:1-3.)

AH-SG 32.20

5. What is termed “a great and grand work”? (264: 1.)

AH-SG 32.21

6. For what does God watch with anxious interest? (264:1.)

AH-SG 32.22

7. What will those parents be able to say who follow God’s leading? (269:1.)

AH-SG 32.23

F. How can I (as the husband, son, daughter) help the queen of this home to be a better wife and mother?

AH-SG 32.24