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.
Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.
5 things I've learned from an early American vision of the household.
Hannah Nation. Image: Wikicommons. 0; tweet; link; email; print. In the context of 21st-century motherhood, the language of the “mommy wars” often seems outdated.
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.
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.
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.
Babies Need Their Moms. But Moms Need Paid Leave.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher.
Komisar spoke with CT editor at large Katelyn Beaty about these and other themes found in her book, Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, as well
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.
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.
America’s Surrogacy Bump: Is Fertility a Blessing to Be Shared?
Pro-life carriers and Christian bioethicists navigate the patchy landscape for assisted reproduction.
of the dignity of the child and of marriage, and because of the uniqueness of the mother-child relationship, participation in contracts or arrangements for surrogate motherhood is not
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
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.
We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through.
Like a shark following the scent of blood, the Enemy pursued my thoughts and whispered lies about my motherhood, my role as a wife, and my femininity as a whole: You're not ready to
Should Churches Handle Sexual Abuse Allegations Internally?
The Andy Savage case should lead us to question the way many churches are handling the issue.
undergraduate ethics online for UCLA and Concordia University Irvine. She writes about faith and doubt, meaning, morality, and motherhood at jenzamzow.com.
Dishes, Diapers, and a Deeper Faith
Discover the hidden spiritual opportunities in motherhood.
Opinion | Family. Dishes, Diapers, and a Deeper Faith. Discover the hidden spiritual opportunities in motherhood. Kelli B. Trujillo Kelli B. Trujillo. Bio @kbtrujillo
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
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 Motherhood
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.
Our Silence Is Music to God’s Ears
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