Ep. 15: When Motherhood Doesn’t Come Naturally

Ever felt like you’re just not a very good mom? Do you have trouble embracing the “24-hourness” of life as a mom?

Listen in as Jess talks with Katie LaPierre (her real life friend & fellow-Pastor’s-wife) about:

  • the real challenges today’s moms face
  • how to overcome feelings of deficiency
  • what it means to accept the work of motherhood
  • how to pour your gifts into your home

This episode’s Quick Mom Verse:

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” ~James 1:5

Connect with Katie:

Other references, resources, & ideas from this episode:

  • Acts 17:26- “…he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place…”
  • “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” ~US Supreme Court Associate Justice William Brennan
  • 1 Corinthians 6:20- “you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
  • “There is no such thing as a private life, or a place to hide in this world, for a man or woman who is intimately aware of and shares in the sufferings of Jesus Christ. God divides the private life of His saints and makes it a highway for the world on one hand and for Himself on the other. No human being can stand that unless he is identified with Jesus Christ. We are not sanctified for ourselves. We are called into intimacy with the gospel, and things happen that appear to have nothing to do with us. But God is getting us into fellowship with Himself. Let Him have His way. If you refuse, you will be of no value to God in His redemptive work in the world, but will be a hindrance and a stumbling block.” ~Oswald Chambers
  • Jess’s site: JessConnell.com
  • site for cleaning/organizing help: FlyLady
  • BOOK: Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising A Large Family- by Mary Ostyn
  • BOOK: Homemaking– by JR Miller
  • BOOK: Large Family Logistics– by Kim Brenneman

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