Episode 012: Marlene Peterson – Heart Education and A Mother’s Influence

I loved talking with Marlene.  She is such a genuine person.  Her mission to empower mothers has been inspirational to me.  As a homeschooling mom of four young kids, I have often struggled with feeling inadequate.  It can be easy to wonder if I couldn’t be more useful outside of the home. Not so.  Marlene has established a haven for mothers who are searching for empowerment and enlightenment.  Heart education is all about mothers nurturing the hearts and spirits of their children to become powerful leaders.

I shared this quote from a lesson given from the ministry of Gordon B. Hinckley: “Each day we are made increasingly aware of the fact that life is more than science and mathematics, more than history and literature. There is need for another education, without which the substance of secular learning may lead only to destruction. I refer to the education of the heart, of the conscience, of the character, of the spirit—these indefinable aspects of our personalities which determine so certainly what we are and what we do in our relationships one with another” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, 2016).  I highly recommend reading the rest of this chapter.

The education of the heart and the spirit is the education of the whole person and cannot be neglected.  Imagine if more people had such a balanced education and could reason more from their conscience and humanity, than on intellect alone.

While this episode is simply an introduction to Marlene’s work, I hope you will take the time to check out the resources she has created over the course of her work.

Where to find Marlene:

Motherofinfluence.org – the Delphian Course
Well-Educated Heart Facebook Group
On Pinterest


Marlene’s episode on heart education

Marlene’s episode on Delphian Course

Mentioned in this episode:

Sharon Eubank’s Talk

Sally Clarkson (Afflink)

About the author, Jodi

I live in Richmond, Virginia with my husband, Michael, and our four young kids. We homeschool, and work remotely, so I guess we may take this on the road some day! I have a bachelor's degree from George Mason University in Health Promotion Studies, but I attended five different universities before finally finishing while I was expecting my third baby! I'm a returned missionary from the Hawaii Honolulu Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm sort of a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none, but I do enjoy reading personal development and parenting books, finding new ways to enjoy exercising, and learning more about being an entrepreneur.

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