Is Every Woman Meant to Become a Mother

Is every woman meant to become a mother?

Surprisingly, majority of people think that not every woman is meant to be a mother. With all due respect to those opinions, here are 3 simple reasons why every woman IS meant to become a mother:

1.       The most common argument against the above proposition is responsibility. There is no doubt that the responsibility of a mother is an onerous one. However, this responsibility of an individual to care for the next generation is an inevitable one. Whether or not a woman actually becomes a biological mother to a child, she would still have the social responsibility to nurture the young ones, which includes her own extended family members and society at large. To put it simply, if a woman says she cannot handle the younger generation, and wash her hands off then and there, she is just denying her social and moral responsibilities. On the other hand, if she were to accept that responsibility, naturally, she would prefer to have her own child.

2.       Another frail argument is that not every woman has the physical capacity to be a mother. There is no limit to a mother’s love, and it should not be confined only to those with biological ties. Many married couples do not have the privilege to have their own biological children, yet it did not hinder their desires to carry out that responsibility. The role of a mother goes even beyond family ties. For example, a woman pastor will, more often than not, be more than glad to carry out her pastoral role as a mother to care for the younger children in the church.

3.       Last but not least, the most important reason why every woman is meant to become a mother is because everyone is meant to love. Let’s draw a simple analogy, would it be logical to actually say that not everyone is meant to love by exemplifying it with horrific examples of human’s cruelty? If you feel that there is a huge anomaly with such proposition, the reason is because the answer is an obvious “no”. Just because everyone is meant to love does not mean everyone fulfill that natural calling. Any horrific examples of society’s cruelty should not stop someone from loving. In fact, it would be ludicrous that one washes his hands off from his nature to love by relying on those examples. Likewise, the only thing that examples of bad mothers show is that not every woman fulfills her inherent nature to love, be it her own children or the younger generation at large. It would be equally silly as the above analogy to say that one is not meant to become a mother because of all the bad examples.

In short, the question is “when” a woman is ready to fulfill her responsibility as a mother (may not necessarily mean biological mother), not whether she is meant to fulfill it.

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