“I’m a stay-at-home mom,” you explain. “Oh,” replies the other person with a touch of pity and the slightest hint of disdain. Working moms. Single moms. Name just about any possible variety of Christian mom and most likely she has experienced being made to feel less than by others.
Personally, I feel your children are an amazing Christian legacy for you to give the world. But sometimes, we believe that’s not enough. Or maybe, we believe we aren’t worth anything other than as the mother of our children.
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If you have been baptized by immersion, Acts tells us you have received a precious gift. It’s the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit serves quite a few functions in our Christian lives – all of which are especially helpful as you attempt to parent your kids towards God.
Unfortunately, we tend to be a bit muddled when it comes to the Holy Spirit. We know some of his functions, but the Bible isn’t always exactly clear about how those happen. Often Christians are even a bit fearful of sharing how they believe the Holy Spirit has worked in their lives because of the mixed reactions they may get to their story.
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Men are getting as many mixed messages from society as women.Ungodly behaviors from many men have caused women to have a wide range of reactions. Some men and women have even called for an end to the idea of any sort of “masculine” behaviors, in favor of more “gender neutral” behaviors and even classifications.
Did God make a mistake when He created men? God doesn’t make mistakes, so what is a godly man supposed to look like? What are God’s expectations for a man’s behaviors? Is it possible to separate godly masculinity from ungodly masculinity?
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With the rise of the opioid addiction problem, yet another drug is claiming a generation of addicts. But it’s not just opioids. Yesterday, another study came out of the UK about the harmful effects of alcohol – any alcohol – on the body. Not to mention the obvious issues with screen addiction.
So how can Christian families handle addiction? How do you even know if the things you or a loved one enjoys have morphed into an addiction? Is there hope in the seemingly endless cycle of sobriety and addictive behaviors?
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Probably not a shocking headline if you live in our world today. In fact, you may have even thought, “Yeah, that’s me. And…?” Part of the reason we are so overwhelmed is that we somehow feel the need to meet this mysterious “society’s” view of what we and our kids should be. How we should look. How we should act. How we should think.
Sadly, we often struggle to conform to this unknown tyrant without even considering if any of those are values God has for our lives. So I was interested when offered the chance to review the book Not the Boss of Us: Putting Overwhelmed in Its Place In A Do-All, Be-All World by Kay Wills Wyma.
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