Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood
5 pastors honor the women who nurtured them for ministry.
Inspiring Tales of Spiritual Motherhood. Their stories reveal the immeasurable impact of spiritual motherhood on the leadership of the church. Jonathan Brooks.
Why Happy Christian Moms Still Feel Guilty
Pew Research found that evangelical mothers score high for balance and satisfaction in parenting. So why do they keep facing so much pressure?
In some church circles, moms feel like they're encouraged to stay home, homeschool, or joyfully embrace motherhood as their sole priority—even though these days, both mom and dad
God Understands Hard, Thankless Parenting
Mother’s Day is difficult for many. But Scripture portrays a Father who knows our plight.
otherness. However, for those of us who feel undone by the various losses of motherhood, we take comfort in a God who grieves with us and for us. Scripture
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
‘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.
Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
Sacrifice is often the takeaway from both attachment teaching as well as some faith-based instruction on motherhood. Certainly, sacrifice is a crucial part of God's call to mothers.
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.
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.
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.
Mother Mary Is a Sanctuary—and So Are We
Annunciation Day invites us to be vessels of Christ in the world.
A later mystic-activist of the 20th century, Dorothy Day, felt such a deep connection to the mother of God that her own experience of motherhood was what “finally brought me into the
6 Ways to Survive the Grief of Childlessness
In a time of loss and lament, here’s how I found spiritual solace.
be. Women who can't bear children often choose redemptive alternatives— fostering, adoption, godparenting, and other modes of motherhood. Even
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
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
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.