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.
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.
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.
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
‘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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Called to More than Motherhood
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 Interruption
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
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