Opinion | Family
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.
excerpt | Family
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.
Reporting | Pop Culture
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.
Opinion | Family
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.
Opinion | Pop Culture
‘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.
Opinion | Church
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
Opinion | Family
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.
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
Opinion | Pop Culture
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.
Reporting | Church
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
Opinion | Family
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
Opinion | former TCW issue
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.
Opinion | former TCW issue
The Unhappiest Year of My LifeSubscriber access only
The high (and holy) cost of motherhood
The Unhappiest Year of My Life. The high (and holy) cost of motherhood. Ann Swindell. Image: PAVEL ILYUKHIN / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM. The Cost of Motherhood.
Reporting | Family
Pew: Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Paid Maternity Leave
A look into Christian views on paid leave and how the church can help new parents.
When we talk about “motherhood,” we usually are talking about that small minority: primarily white women with a spouse and a certain level of financial means.
Opinion | Sexuality
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.
Moms, Go on with Your ‘Bad’ Self
In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best.
As a mother of four, I welcome the attempt to explore the challenges of motherhood (although it should be noted that these characters are privileged, mostly white suburbanites—the
interview | Family
The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You
Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality.
But he also, clearly, gives a structure to how the priorities in our lives should be. And I can tell when I'm out of whack. If I'm neglecting my marriage or motherhood, it shows.
Opinion | Family
The Church Is Your MomSubscriber access only
Maybe not a perfect mother, but a mother worth celebrating nonetheless.
was embraced by the reformers. John Calvin quotes Cyprian and refers to the motherhood of the church throughout his Institutes. The historic symbol of
Opinion | Discipleship
Embracing Valentine’s Day Disappointment
Why a holiday of unmet expectations leads me to the Resurrection.
power working in me is the same power that toppled open the stone tomb, that makes the axe bearable, and that can strip away any bitterness from the myriad sacrifices of motherhood.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Is Motherhood a Job?Subscriber access only
100 percent of moms are working moms.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Is Motherhood a Job? By discouraging women from seeing motherhood as a job, we segment our lives into our own false categories of work and non-work.