1.  Why do you suppose that God gave childbirth to women and not to men?

2.  What are some ways in which motherhood represents the mission of the church?  Have you been to churches that either excelled or failed miserably in those areas?  What did they do right/wrong?

3.  In this passage, the ability of a mother to comfort is specifically called out as an example.  Why are moms so much better at comforting their children than dads are?

4.  Seeing all that mothers must sacrifice just to be a good mother, how much honor do they deserve?  Do you think most moms in America are getting that kind of honor?  Why/Why not?

5.  Application:  How will you  honor your mother this week?  How about the rest of the year?

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