Resources by Topic: Motherhood

Seasonal Obsessive Disorder

Seasonal Obsessive Disorder

Gloria Furman says we can suffer from seasonal obsessive disorder. See what she means. It will help you to embrace whatever you’re going through with joy! Read or Listen →

What Is Your Top Priority?

What Is Your Top Priority?

Gloria Furman is busy as a pastor’s wife in the fast-growing city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. But her number one passion is to stay close to Jesus. Read or Listen →

Parenting in the Real World

Parenting in the Real World

The book of Job shows us that walking with God doesn’t mean we’re exempt from walking through trials. Still, we often question why we must experience suffering. Read or Listen →

Why Are Children a Blessing?

Why Are Children a Blessing?

Most people used to have small homes and big families. Now they have large homes and small families. Consider how the Bible displays the blessing of children. Read or Listen →

A High and Holy Calling

A High and Holy Calling

God has equipped women to nurture life. Nancy says this manifests itself in various ways. Consider the ways God wants you to nurture life. Read or Listen →

A Legacy of Dedication

A Legacy of Dedication

At some point, all parents need to hand control of their children over to God. But that doesn’t mean they don’t continue loving and training them. Read or Listen →

Missional Mothering, Day 4

Missional Mothering, Day 4

Grandparents have a unique opportunity to invest in the next generation. Jani Ortlund shows how to provide the kind of involvement your family needs. Read or Listen →

Missional Mothering, Day 1

Missional Mothering, Day 1

When little ones are at home, it’s easy to let them become the number one priority. Jani Ortlund talks about how to keep a close relationship with your husband. Read or Listen →

Pitchin’ a Fit, Day 3

Pitchin’ a Fit, Day 3

How does anger escalate in a family? Brook and Israel Wayne help you identify signals to let you know when you’re parenting out of anger. Read or Listen →

Pitchin’ a Fit, Day 2

Pitchin’ a Fit, Day 2

Israel was in front of his younger sisters holding a shotgun ready to pull the trigger if the door opened. Find out how the Lord can redeem a childhood. Read or Listen →

Pitchin’ a Fit, Day 1

Pitchin’ a Fit, Day 1

Angry. Tense. Stressed out. Does that describe your parenting? Discover how God can help you set new direction in your parenting. Learn to parent out of love. Read or Listen →

Crazy Busy, Day 4

Crazy Busy, Day 4

You’re always teaching your kids—through your words and your example. Find out why living out an authentic faith makes a difference to the next generation. Read or Listen →

Crazy Busy, Day 3

Crazy Busy, Day 3

Do you feel pressure to raise your children perfectly? Kevin DeYoung helps parents take a deep breath and relax. Read or Listen →

Healthy Rhythms in a Family

Healthy Rhythms in a Family

You’re always teaching your kids—through your words and your example. Find out why living out an authentic faith makes a difference to the next generation. Read or Listen →

Crazy Busy, Day 3

Crazy Busy, Day 3

Do you feel pressure to raise your children perfectly? Kevin DeYoung helps parents take a deep breath and relax. Read or Listen →

Your Family's Influence

Your Family's Influence

When you commit to reading the Bible as a family, it will affect your children for many years to come. It also affects those around you. Read or Listen →

Motherhood Under Attack

Motherhood Under Attack

For a long time Erin Davis choose not to have children because she felt like it would hold back her ministry. Now she sees her family as her ministry. Read or Listen →

Sacred Motherhood

Sacred Motherhood

Are you facing discouragement as a mom? Gain a vision for sacred motherhood with guest Janet Lynn Salomon. Read or Listen →

Making Tough Choices

Making Tough Choices

Janet Lynn was a world-class athlete with opportunities to compete all over the world. Then she was faced with a choice that many young moms have to make. Read or Listen →

Equipped for Battle

Equipped for Battle

As a parent, when you act with courage, your children are watching. Learn how to lean on the Lord for His courage and affect the next generation for God. Read or Listen →

A White-Hot Core

A White-Hot Core

Parents have a unique role in helping their kids recognize and develop those gifts. You’re preparing to launch kids who will affect the world for the gospel. Read or Listen →

Hope for Imperfect Moms

Hope for Imperfect Moms

If you feel like an imperfect mom, congratulations! It means you’re normal. Nancy gives encouragement and practical advice on being a mom. Read or Listen →

Give Them Grace

Give Them Grace

You can raise obedient, compliant, good kids who don’t understand the gospel. This would be a tragedy. Read or Listen →

I Wish I Had Known

I Wish I Had Known

Do you ever wish you could go back and live your life over, acting on the lessons you’ve learned along the way? Of course you can’t do that. Read or Listen →

Guiding Your Child's Heart

Guiding Your Child's Heart

Betsy Corning says you can’t control every aspect of your child’s environment forever. You need to prepare their hearts for whatever temptations lie ahead. Read or Listen →

No Greater Ministry

No Greater Ministry

Talk show host Janet Parshall went through a time of searching in her life. Would she place a higher value on a career or on motherhood? Read or Listen →

The Seeds of Faith

The Seeds of Faith

When parents teach God’s Word to their kids, it can feel like the material is going in one ear and out the other. But it may pay off more than you realize. Read or Listen →

One Mom's Idea

One Mom's Idea

Walk through any store and you’ll get a picture of the low opinion our culture has about purity. Learn how to raise daughters with a heart for purity. Read or Listen →

Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future

Young people are bombarded with false promises. Get some hope and some practical advice on engaging with young people over important topics. Read or Listen →

A Heart for Purity

A Heart for Purity

Women are afraid that past sin disqualifies them from teaching purity to their children. But it doesn't. Invest in the next generation, no matter your past. Read or Listen →

Guard Your Heart

Guard Your Heart

The things you display on the outside—your words and actions—reflect what’s on the inside. Join Nancy and learn how to guard your heart. Read or Listen →

Trust and Obey

Trust and Obey

Sovereignty. It sounds like a big, complicated word. But our approach to God’s sovereignty influences the way we approach situations every single day. Read or Listen →

Start Your Day with God

Start Your Day with God

How do you spend the first part of your day? Do you turn on the weather channel for that updated forecast or glance through the newspaper? Read or Listen →

Buy Some Stamps

Buy Some Stamps

In a world of email, instant messaging, and phone texts, how can you deliver a message that will really cut through the clutter? Read or Listen →

Giving to God First

Giving to God First

Mark DeMoss says the best time to read the Bible and pray is early in the morning. He says waiting until later in the day leaves room for more distractions. Read or Listen →

Number Your Days

Number Your Days

When Mark DeMoss was a young man, he observed people in the last stages of life. Most of those people had the exact same regrets. Find out why, today. Read or Listen →

More Than a List

More Than a List

Don't start with a list. Start with the principles of God's Word. Teach your children, beginning at the earliest ages, what God thinks when it comes to modesty. Read or Listen →

Reflecting God's Glory

Reflecting God's Glory

Your outward appearance can reveal the inward desire of your heart. Learn to make wise clothing choices that reflect God’s glory. Read or Listen →

The Rope of Boundaries

The Rope of Boundaries

If you set no boundaries for your children, you are not showing them love. Denise Glenn helps you give a gift to your children. She calls it discipline. Read or Listen →

Wisdom for Parents

Wisdom for Parents

What are you desperate for? What are you willing to do just about anything to get? Nancy will address these questions. Read or Listen →

The Baton of Faith

The Baton of Faith

Great books and literature are about much more than recreation and casual entertainment; they also play an important role in passing the baton of faith. Read or Listen →

The Value of Great Books

The Value of Great Books

Mark Hamby was humiliated. A public speaker brought him up on stage to ask what books he’d been reading. Mark was embarrassed because he hadn't read any. Read or Listen →

Grace to Grow Up

Grace to Grow Up

When you first left home, you still had some growing up to do. So will your kids when they leave home. How do you offer help and guidance? Read or Listen →

Dedication

Dedication

If a friend lent you a priceless treasure, you would treat it carefully. Our children are treasures on loan from God. Are you taking good care of them. Read or Listen →

A Legacy of Dedication

A Legacy of Dedication

At some point, all parents need to hand control of their children over to God. But that doesn’t mean they don’t continue loving and training them. Read or Listen →

Better Than Television

Better Than Television

Are your children constantly plugged in to an electronic device? Nancy and Joshua Harris offer some wise counsel on raising children in a media generation. Read or Listen →

Your Children's Friendships

Your Children's Friendships

Do you ever struggle just to get through the day? Nancy and Joshua Harris remind you that wise parents don’t just survive until their kids are grown. Read or Listen →

Real-World Families

Real-World Families

Clothing. Music. TV. It seems like parents and children have been disagreeing about these topics for generations. Learn how to tackle subjects like these. Read or Listen →

Shooting the Arrows

Shooting the Arrows

When you hear about war and terrorism, do you find yourself wanting to pull your family close, and stay inside until the world is safer? Read or Listen →

Your Child's Heart

Your Child's Heart

Your kids probably know the list of rules they have to follow in your home, but do they understand the deeper moral issues behind those rules. Read or Listen →

Hope for Imperfect Parents

Hope for Imperfect Parents

Wouldn’t it be nice for parents if they had a recipe for perfect kids? Instead of following a list of steps, however, parents need to cry out to God. Read or Listen →

A Godly Legacy

A Godly Legacy

It’s easy to think of the Proverbs 31 woman as a wife, but our kids and their friends are watching too. What kind of memories are we making. Read or Listen →

No Mundane Tasks

No Mundane Tasks

What will your sons and daughters say about you in twenty or thirty years? What do you say about your mom? Read or Listen →

Straight Talk to Teens

Straight Talk to Teens

So your daughter turns 13. Now what? A teenager can learn to cultivate a heart of modesty and, in the process, bypass a lot of hurt and heartache. Read or Listen →

A High Calling

A High Calling

When someone compliments your work, it makes you want to do even better. When's the last time you complimented your kids? Read or Listen →

Financial Choices

Financial Choices

Can you afford to stay home and raise your children? Nancy DeMoss and Jill Savage talk about the hard decisions that families have to make. Read or Listen →

Tiny Clothes

All mothers know the significance of tiny clothes. They are precious reminders of how small our babies once were. …

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Vampire Craze

I can't help but wonder if fascination with the dark, dangerous, bad boys featured in Twilight and vampire shows is fitting for girls who love Jesus. …

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What's a Single Mom to Do?

I don’t recall a more physically exhausting, worry-filled, second-guessing, constant-struggle time in my life than those years I spent as a single mom. …

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Kids Laugh a Lot

I’m so glad children laugh a lot, reminding us of the joy that comes from complete trust. May our faith be like a child’s. …

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Am I a Good Mom?

Sometimes in quiet moments, a nagging question arises in my heart: Am I good mom? I so badly want to be one. Yet, if there is an area I feel most inadequate in, it's this. …

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Christ in the Chaos

We feel the squeeze from parenting books and advice from friends. They tell us we must do more and try harder. What if there's another way? …

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Don't Touch the Nativity!

Every day I hear myself telling my toddlers, "Put Mary down. Put the wise man back with his friends. That sheep is not for riding. DON'T TOUCH THE NATIVITY!" …

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Go Build Your Wall

What if parenting isn't just about raising good kids, but about winning a war? What if you aren't just building a family, but you're building a kingdom? …

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God Uses All Kinds of Moms

God is enlarging my heart to love these girls as I would love my own. The more my mama-bear instincts are aroused, the more I want to rush to their aid!   …

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I'm the One Holding the Strings

I see myself as the anchor for my kids; the one holding the kite strings. But the wind is often unpredictable, pulling them from my hands and tossing them to and fro. God, what should I do? …

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Just One of Those Days

Today was just one of those days. You know, when you get up extra early to pack lunches for school and jump in the car only for it to break down on the way. …

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Keep Praying, Moms!

What would it be like to raise a child to know God's truth and then watch her choose rebellion? Would I persevere to keep praying? …

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Managing Multi-Media

Managing the influence of multi-media in your child’s life is one of the biggest parenting challenges of our day. Here are just a few suggestions . . . …

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Meal Magic

Has your home become little more than a place for everyone to shower and sleep? Jani encourages us to rediscover the rewards of daily connecting as a family. …

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Mommas Who Leave

I was feeling a little under the weather the other day, so my sweet husband decided to take my boys out for breakfast to give me a break. . . …

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No More Mommy Meltdowns

Do you struggle with emotional ups and downs during the daily challenges of motherhood? Here are some practical insights on growing in godly self-control. …

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Powerful Women

In the history of feminism, much of the rhetoric centers around women's sense of powerlessness or the perception that they have less "power" than men. …

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Re-thinking Mother's Day

You try it all. You circle Mother’s Day on your husband’s calendar with red ink. You leave a note with the URL for your favorite florist on the bathroom sink. …

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Redefining Motherhood

Rizzuto planned to leave her husband and two sons for a 6-month research opportunity in Japan, but while there she made the choice to leave her family for good. …

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Seven Great Biblical Dads

To help us better grasp what all a Father can be, God sprinkles His word with real life examples of dads. I'd like to share examples of 7 great biblical dads. …

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She Was Staring at Us

I looked up to see a young woman holding onto a cart with a baby in a car seat perched on the front and a toddler riding in the basket. She was staring at us. …

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Sunday Dinners

Discouraged about your family. Karen encourages you to persevere by recounting what God has done in her own family. …

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Sunday Morning Chaos

Your child smeared oatmeal on the only outfit that seemed to fit you this morning. You go back to change and realize there’s a run in your pantyhose . . . …

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Susanna's House Rules

By all accounts, Susanna Wesley was a strict mother. But for Susanna, the proof that her house rules worked is in the pudding. …

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Guilt, Grace, and Guidance—Three Keys to Help Your ...

Many young women have asked Ray and Jani how they raised their four children to love and serve Jesus. Jani has been thinking about how best to help young moms connect their kids with Christ. Come learn how best to study your child, understanding his or her individual bent.

Jani Ortlund Jani Ortlund Jani has been thinking about how to help young moms connect their kids to Christ. Learn how best to study your child, understanding his or her individual bent.  Continue Reading →

The World-Changing Impact of a Christ-Centered Home

What would happen in this nation and worldwide if every Christian family began to live out God's purposes for their home? Join Bill and Holly Elliff as they challenge us with biblical truth and steps of practical wisdom to pursue God's incredible agenda for our homes.

Bill Elliff Bill Elliff Holly Elliff Holly Elliff What would happen in this nation and worldwide if every Christian family began to live out God's purposes for their home?  Continue Reading →

What Children Need to Become Pure, Holy Adults: ...

Dannah will share practical advice that any mom can use to guide her children to become wise and godly, through the transforming power of the gospel and the Spirit of God. Moms will leave with prayer guides to focus their conversations with God in six strategic areas as they believe God to give their children pure hearts.

Dannah Gresh Dannah Gresh Dannah will share practical advice that any mom can use to guide her children to become wise and godly, through the gospel and the Spirit of God.  Continue Reading →

Embracing God's Perspective on Motherhood

Do you ever wonder if being a mom is worth the effort? Come to this session and discover God's "big picture" perspective on this question. Learn how Scripture reveals that His answer is a profound YES!

Holly Elliff Holly Elliff Do you ever wonder if being a mom is worth the effort? Come to this session and discover God's "big picture" perspective on this question.  Continue Reading →

A Battle Plan for Moral Purity

It's hard raising children in a culture that promotes messages that are so contrary to God's way of thinking. So, how do we as moms, grandmothers, and mentors sow seeds of purity into young hearts? Discover biblical truths and practical tools, and hear inspiring testimonies that will equip you to proactively lead your child (ages 0-13) toward a future of ...

Susan Henson Discover biblical truths and practical tools that will equip you to proactively lead your child toward a future of courageous faith and purity.  Continue Reading →

A Battle Plan for Moral Purity

It's hard raising children in a culture that promotes messages that are so contrary to God's way of thinking. So, how do we as moms, grandmothers, and mentors sow seeds of purity into young hearts? Discover biblical truths and practical tools, and hear inspiring testimonies that will equip you to proactively lead your child (ages 0-13) toward a future of ...

Susan Henson Discover biblical truths and practical tools that will equip you to proactively lead your child toward a future of courageous faith and purity.  Continue Reading →

Embracing God's Perspective on Motherhood

Do you ever wonder if being a mom is worth the effort? Come to this session and discover God's "big picture" perspective on this question. Learn how Scripture reveals that His answer is a profound YES!

Holly Elliff Holly Elliff Do you ever wonder if being a mom is worth the effort? Come to this session and discover God's "big picture" perspective on this question.  Continue Reading →

Embracing God's Perspective on Motherhood

Do you ever wonder if being a mom is worth the effort? Come to this session and discover God's "big picture" perspective on this question. Learn how Scripture reveals that His answer is a profound YES!

Holly Elliff Holly Elliff Do you ever wonder if being a mom is worth the effort? Come to this session and discover God's "big picture" perspective on this question.  Continue Reading →

A Battle Plan for Moral Purity

It's hard raising children in a culture that promotes messages that are so contrary to God's way of thinking. So, how do we as moms, grandmothers, and mentors sow seeds of purity into young hearts? Discover biblical truths and practical tools, and hear inspiring testimonies that will equip you to proactively lead your child (ages 0-13) toward a future of ...

Susan Henson Discover biblical truths and practical tools that will equip you to proactively lead your child toward a future of courageous faith and purity.  Continue Reading →

Turning the Tide

Discover what could happen if you began to view the call to mothering through the lens of God's perspective. Is it possible to be part of turning the tide of current culture and glorifying God in the process?

Holly Elliff Holly Elliff Discover what could happen if you began to view the call to mothering through the lens of God's perspective.  Continue Reading →

Planting Seeds of Purity

Discover biblical truths and practical tools and hear inspiring testimonies that will equip you to proactively lead your child (ages 0-13) toward a future of courageous faith and purity.

Susan Henson Discover biblical truths and practical tools that will equip you to proactively lead your child (ages 0-13) toward a future of courageous faith and purity.  Continue Reading →

Holly’s Life . . . Eight Kids Later ...

If you'd asked 20-year-old Holly Elliff what she was going to do with her life, her answer would've been quite different than the way her life actually turned out. Catch a glimpse of Holly's life; you'll be inspired to believe right things about God, and to leave a legacy for others.

Holly Elliff Holly Elliff If you'd asked 20 YO Holly Elliff what she was going to do with her life, her answer would've been quite different than the way her life actually turned out.  Continue Reading →

Holly’s Life . . . Eight Kids Later ...

If you'd asked 20-year-old Holly Elliff what she was going to do with her life, her answer would've been quite different than the way her life actually turned out. Catch a glimpse of Holly's life; you'll be inspired to believe right things about God, and to leave a legacy for others.

Holly Elliff Holly Elliff If you'd asked 20-year-old Holly what she was going to do with her life, her answer would've been quite different than the way her life actually turned out.  Continue Reading →

Holly’s Life . . . Eight Kids Later ...

If you'd asked 20-year-old Holly Elliff what she was going to do with her life, her answer would've been quite different than the way her life actually turned out. Catch a glimpse of Holly's life; you'll be inspired to believe right things about God, and to leave a legacy for others.

Holly Elliff Holly Elliff If you'd asked 20 YO Holly Elliff what she was going to do with her life, her answer would've been quite different than the way her life actually turned out.  Continue Reading →

Message 13: Life-Givers in Training

Do you view children as a burden or a blessing? Robyn shows from Psalm 127 that children are delightful gifts from God—as well as valuable assets. Be inspired by this mom of ten to enjoy children as God does, and to know that your investment in them is worth every minute.

Robyn McKelvy Robyn McKelvy This mom of ten offers an inspiring message from Psalm 127 reminding us that children are valuable assets and delightful gifts from God.  Continue Reading →

Message 8: The Truth About Children

It’s easy to assume raising children is all about you as a parent. But Robyn McKelvy suggests that God has a plan for parents and children that goes beyond you and your immediate family.

Robyn McKelvy Robyn McKelvy It’s easy to assume raising children is all about you as a parent. Robyn McKelvy suggests that God has a plan for parents and children that goes beyond you.  Continue Reading →