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The Gift of Mom Guilt
Hearing God’s call in a "lean in" or "opt out" world.
It persisted into the months and years beyond. Although my own introduction to working motherhood was dramatic, the disquiet I experienced was by no means unique.
Our Silence Is Music to God’s EarsSubscriber Access Only
The most joyful noise God desires from us may be none at all.
conflicts, questions, and requests. When I first entered motherhood, I was surprised by how distressing it was to hear my newborn baby's cry. I don't know
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
Opinion | Family. When 'You're Pregnant' Feels Like Bad News. How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood? Reluctant motherhood.
Motherhood Is Physical—and So Is the Gospel
Encountering the Incarnation in birthing, breastfeeding, and bathing.
excerpt | Family. Motherhood Is Physical—and So Is the Gospel. Catherine McNiel is the author of Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline.
Making Music and Babies: Christian Singers Open Up About Motherhood
For artists like Kari Jobe and Audrey Assad, family comes first, but that doesn’t mean their careers go away.
Making Music and Babies: Christian Singers Open Up About Motherhood. Faith offers Christian artists a sense of assurance in the messy realm of balancing motherhood.
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
my favorite blog title) Mama Bear Apologetics, you will discover a recognizable pattern: (1) A celebration of womanliness (usually in the form of wifedom or motherhood), (2) Theological
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
From our special issue: How the faith group least likely to support working women can do better.
has encouraged women to seek influence outside the home, some Christian communities have more strongly emphasized the traditional family structure and the nobility of motherhood.
The Unique FOMO of Motherhood
Living in the tension between my dreams and my family’s needs.
The Unique FOMO of Motherhood. Surely God works within the particular limits, contingencies, and boundaries of our lives, including the realities of marriage and motherhood.
‘Big Little Lies’ Tells the Truth
How the new HBO murder-mystery series gets motherhood right.
Opinion | Pop Culture. 'Big Little Lies' Tells the Truth. How the new HBO murder-mystery series gets motherhood right. Single motherhood defines Jane's life rhythms and priorities.
When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
Let's reimagine ways we can honor mothers without wounding others.
Amy, who married later in life and is mom to stepchildren, told me she is weary of sermons that glorify motherhood and tending a home. Some pastors
Motherhood is Missional
Motherhood is discipleship, and it's part of the mission.
Motherhood is Missional. Motherhood is Missional. Motherhood is discipleship, and it's part of the mission. Click to download an excerpt from Missional Motherhood.
Losing Myself
Becoming “Mom” stirred up a difficult question: Who am I . . . really?
I felt subsumed by motherhood. That has never changed, no matter what job or role or responsibility I have carried, motherhood included. A Daily Choice.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Church)
Birthing a new church is not without pain.
|. Ed Stetzer. Image: PortableChurch / flickr. 0; tweet; share; email; print. Motherhood is not always easy. It is true of human relationships and is true of planting a daughter church.
Humbled By MotherhoodSubscriber Access Only
I thought starting a nonprofit was hard. Then I had a baby.
Humbled By Motherhood. I thought starting a nonprofit was hard. Then, 16 months ago, I had my first baby. As a new mom, I am starting to suspect that motherhood is much harder.
Actually, the ‘Mommy Wars’ Aren’t Universal
Most American moms, particularly women of color, don’t fit the stereotypes.
The current conversation about motherhood—centered around married, highly educated mothers who “opt out” of the workforce to stay home with their children—gives the impression
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
email; print. Motherhood is the single biggest factor contributing to the pay gap between women and men. Even in the church, where marriage and families
Called to More than MotherhoodSubscriber Access Only
Being a mom is only one part of your identity.
Called to More than Motherhood. Being a mom is only one part of your identity. The Badge of Motherhood. These days I wear the badge of motherhood proudly.
Motherhood: Transformation by InterruptionSubscriber Access Only
My life hasn’t gone according to my plans, but his.
Opinion | Family. Motherhood: Transformation by Interruption. My I see Christ increase. For me, motherhood has been the holiest disruption of all. Right
Wasting Time
in Ethiopia with a newly adopted child who cried for hours, and realized that none of my friends back home would ever understand the sweat I'd shed in just a few days of motherhood.
Becoming a First-Time Mom at Age 41Subscriber Access Only
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth.
How later-in-life motherhood renewed my youth. And as I shifted my focus to family and motherhood, I'd miss the intellectual stimulation of my professional work.
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
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