Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Get gospel insights on Mother’s Day, the mommy wars, miscarriage, adoption, parenting and more from Amy Whitfield, Laura Thigpen, Brittany Salmon, Walter Strickland and Nathaniel Williams.
May these articles challenge you to appreciate and encourage mothers in your life.
Should mothers stay at home with their children, or should they work in a workplace? The answer to this question continues to stir intense debate. In this powerful article, Amy Whitfield reflects on her own story to give a unique perspective to the so-called mommy wars. Here’s a preview:
Our search for identity can never stray too far from the truth that we were created in God’s image, and we were all created to be workers. Read More>>
Mothers Day is joyful for many, but it’s painful for those who have lost children by miscarriage. In this article, Laura Thigpen explains what this grief is like — and she draws a surprising line between how we think about miscarriage and abortion. She writes:
The line is subtle, faint and perhaps unnoticeable at times. It is the hairline fracture of hypocrisy. We cannot protest abortion and demand to defund Planned Parenthood if we are unwilling to honor and acknowledge the lives of precious babies destroyed by the curse in miscarriage within our own church families. Read More>>
Brittany Salmon‘s family stands out. She has three children — two blond-headed, identical twin daughters, and “a beautiful, strong black boy.” In this article, she explains how you can widen the pro-life conversation to include adoption. She writes,
For a follower of Christ, being pro-life isn’t merely a political stance; it’s a posture of love. And our love is fueled by our Savior’s greater love, a love so generous that it literally gave its life away. At the root of it all, this is what being pro-life is all about. It’s giving away our rights so that others have the right to life. Read More>>
A bit of advice: Preemptively crack open your Bibles to Proverbs 31. This weekend, this passage will be referenced in sermons, plastered on coffee mugs and printed on greeting cards all across the country. But, as Walter R. Strickland II explains, this famous passage isn’t just for women:
Her example is far more than a checklist for men to impose on a potential spouse; she is an example of wise living for men and women alike, although she takes on the particularities of femininity and motherhood. Read More>>
Some parents work outside the home; others work inside the home. Nathaniel Williams has done both. In this article, he gives five suggestions for thriving as a stay-at-home parent:
Being a stay-at-home parent taught me valuable (even spiritual) lessons — oftentimes via the school of hard knocks. If you find yourself in the same situation, here are five tips for surviving and thriving as a stay-at-home parent. Read More>>