Resources by Topic: Motherhood

A Disturbing Conversation

I agreed with her that everyone should be respected, but I challenged her by asking, “If all beliefs are equal, then what was Jesus all about?" …

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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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Finding Your Child’s Life Verse

We pray this verse for Eli. We’ve painted it on the wall in Eli’s room. When he starts reading, this will be a passage I will have him practice reading often. …

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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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me, Me, ME

Just exactly how much ME time do I need before it becomes selfish and self-indulgent? …

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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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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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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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To Moms Everywhere . . .

Let's face it, moms, without you we'd all have candy for breakfast and stomach aches by lunchtime. For all you do, I salute you . . . …

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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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A Mother’s Prayer

Faithfulness in prayer for our families and for our own spiritual health has boundless power and reaches beyond our own earthly years. …

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Parents: Priests at Home

In addition to the place where you regularly worship, your home is a house church. A sanctuary. A safe place outfitted with a priest. That would be you. …

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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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3 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew

It’s likely that your child’s teacher is the most influential person in his or her life. Perhaps it’s time we invest a little more energy into understanding the people shaping our children. …

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Ministering to Moms of Prodigal Children

There are broken moms hunched in the pews of our churches. Mothers of prodigal children face an undercurrent of guilt, isolation, and grief. Leaders must understand their unique pain and fear. …

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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