It takes love "with shoes on" to make a mother. People who will make the time and take the effort to teach the young women to take their job seriously, to love their husbands and children as a matter of the will, to show wisdom and discretion in thought and speech and lifestyle, and yes, to cook and clean, and live a truly good life.
It takes fellowship with believers in church to grow strong mothers. But what if no one is in fellowship there? What if we just let the mothers come and go without being given truth? Where else will they get it? If "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world," shouldn't some one be filling mothers up with Scripture and inspiring them to teach it to their children?
And shouldn't we be praying? Praying our mothers through births of babies, and toddler tantrums, and sleepless nights, and flu season, and puberty, and children's hard hearts, and money troubles, and hospital stays, and priority troubles, and empty nests?
And while breakfast in bed and dinner out and flowers and chocolates are nice...these are the things that are needful.