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October 9, 2019
Moms are no strangers to worry. We daily consider the possibility of danger, hurt feelings, or stressful situations. We turn hypothetical situations around in our heads, trying to find solutions, but it feels like everything is just beyond our control. And so we worry. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss how the gospel changes our worry. As moms in a broken world, we know we’re going to ask ourselves, “What if?” and, “What then?” But what do we do when we start to dwell on those questions? We train our minds with the promises of God found in Christ. As our trust in God’s care deepens, our worry can become worship. Oh and ps: We’re having our fall fundraiser through Friday! Instead of ordering pizza for dinner this week, consider giving $25 to help 19 women hear the gospel. We’re grateful to Harvest House for making this week’s show possible. Looking for a new resource for your kiddos? Check out the Baby Believer board books, Love Made, or Bible Infographics for Kids! View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
October 2, 2019
It’s easy to think of things that are more fun than doing dishes or putting shoes back where they belong. But serving in motherhood often means sacrificing what we want in order to care for those around us in service to Christ. We know we’re called to be living sacrifices, but what are we supposed to do when the “sacrifice” part is uncomfortable? In this episode, Emily and Laura examine another angle of being a living sacrifice: service. Working hard to serve others isn’t an obstacle to fun or freedom. It’s the pathway to joy in Christ. We’re grateful to Dwell for making this week’s show possible. Visit https://dwellapp.io/risenmotherhood to learn how they keep scripture in your ears and on your heart. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
September 25, 2019
Sometimes we serve ourselves into exhaustion, and sometimes we avoid serving to keep ourselves comfortable. Neither extreme is good. Many of us have heard that we’re called to be a living sacrifice, but what does that mean? In this episode, Emily and Laura examine one angle of being a living sacrifice: burnout. While not every mom experiences full burnout, many of us believe our work proves our worth or the world depends on us. If these lies motivate us, we’ll live as though we’re limitless until we’re unable to do anything well. But a heart abiding in Christ knows we can work faithfully and restfully within our limitations, which are for God’s glory and our good. We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Consider grabbing a copy of Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word to learn how to study God’s word with your heart and mind. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
September 18, 2019
We see each other every week at church, but our relationships can grow into more than just a quick wave in the lobby while a toddler hangs from our knee. We’re supposed to the church body, supporting and caring for one another by God’s grace as we grow together in Christ. In this episode, the Risen Motherhood team shares how their local church communities have helped them in various seasons. The church plays a vital role in the Christian’s life, and while it’s not perfect, God uses the church to help us grow in wisdom and maturity. We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Consider grabbing a copy of Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word to learn how to study God’s word with your heart and mind. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE  
September 11, 2019
Most of us have our favorite “experts” or “gurus”—the voices we turn to for tips, tricks, and how-tos. We love the ability to learn something quickly by scrolling through our social media feeds. But should Christians solely depend on the “experts” of our culture to learn how to live a faithful life? In this episode, Emily and Laura examine why we like our gurus so much. While they are often be helpful, we’re called to unconditionally follow only one expert: Jesus. In Christ, God gives us the Holy Spirit to teach and train us in wisdom according to God’s word. We can still enjoy the gurus, but we know the source of all wisdom is God alone. We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Consider grabbing a copy of Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word to learn how to study God’s word with your heart and mind. View Transcript Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
September 4, 2019
Why does marriage feel so hard in the little years? After pouring your energy and brain power out for your kiddos, it’s easy to offer your spouse the leftovers. In this episode, Emily and Laura invite some very special guests on the show to talk about marriage with little ones: their husbands, Brad Jensen and Mike Wifler! Dates may look different, conversations may constantly be interrupted, and serving one another may look mundane, but the gospel can breathe new life into marriage. The gospel story reminds  us of God’s faithfulness as he works in our hearts—and the joy of partnering with others in the process. We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Consider grabbing a copy of Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word to learn how to study God’s word with your heart and mind. View Transcript Order the Risen Motherhood Book  Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
August 28, 2019
The show is back! After a summer break, we’re kicking off the season by flipping the microphone and putting Emily and Laura in the interviewee seats to discuss being women in process. In Christ we’re growing, but we’re not perfect yet. So while we truly want to obey God, we still put our hope in other things. But even in the tension, Christ offers all we need as we learn to live lives of faithful obedience. No matter where we are in the process, the gospel meets us there. We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Expecting a baby? Grab a copy of Gloria Furman’s Labor with Hope to remember our only boast and hope in childbirth is Christ. View Transcript Pre-order the Risen Motherhood Book    Get the Bonus Chapters Pre-order the book before 9/3 and receive TWO bonus chapters. Submit your information by pressing the link above. Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
May 15, 2019
At the beginning of June, you reveal your summer bucket list, which makes your children cheer with anticipation. By July, you can’t find your list and by August, you’re tempted to check out until a new season starts. It’s no surprise we need the gospel to shape every expectation we have as we think about our summer plans. In this episode, Emily and Laura look towards the next three months and offer challenges to help us keep the right perspective as we plan, hope, and dream for summertime. We’re living for something much bigger than our summer plans, and God’s grace will sustain us as we persevere in motherhood—and to September.   VIEW TRANSCRIPT Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
May 8, 2019
Everything seems pressing in the early years of motherhood. The baby’s diaper, the promised game of tag, and the dirty upstairs bathroom repeatedly demand our attention. It can be easy to feel bogged down by the everyday and lose sight of the bigger picture. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth about building habits of faithfulness in every season of life. Nancy has impacted millions of women worldwide through her ministries, Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement. She’s a prolific writer, speaker, radio host; and she’s wife to Robert. It may be hard to see past the early years of motherhood in the moment, but when we’re 40, 50, or 60 years old, we’ll see the spiritual impact of the daily choices we make right now. If we want to breathe the gospel in and out, we need a steady habit of seeking God through his word. VIEW TRANSCRIPT Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
May 1, 2019
We all wonder if we meet the “good mom” standard. Do I feed them enough vegetables? Should I be the one reading the bedtime story? Do my kids behave? In this special episode, Emily and Laura ask the mother of all motherhood questions in front of a live audience: How do I know if I’m a good mom? Deep down, we all know we’re not good enough on our own. But the good news of the gospel is that we have Christ’s perfect record as our own, and God sees us as good in Jesus. So instead of looking at ourselves, let’s look at Christ and ask the better question: Do I know and love the One who makes me good? VIEW TRANSCRIPT Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
April 24, 2019
Motherhood is a gift from God. We never want to forget that. But while we’re down here in the trenches, we can’t ignore real annoyances—like who left this sock behind and why are there crumbs everywhere? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss why moms get annoyed and how the gospel shapes our responses. They even discuss some practical tips. Every mom is going to face annoying things, so we can sigh and roll our eyes or turn back in dependence to God who supplies for our every need. Christ came to save us—annoyances and all—so we could learn to love others even when we’re annoyed. VIEW TRANSCRIPT Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
April 17, 2019
Historians won’t record that we prayed with ours kids before school, dropped off meals to neighbors, or hosted Bible study. But God’s greater story uses the everyday work of women to spread the gospel around the world. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Dr. Michael Kruger about women in the second century church. Michael is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and professor of New Testament and Early Christianity; and an author, husband, and father. Church history teaches us that God is faithful to his Church through his people. From the second century to now, God uses ordinary women serving in sacrificial ways to change the world with the gospel of Christ. VIEW TRANSCRIPT Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE  
April 10, 2019
Going to Bible study in the early years of motherhood can feel like an Olympic feat. In our minds, getting everyone ready requires some gymnastics, enough snacks to feed a sumo wrestler, and the ability to marathon your way across a parking lot. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss common struggles that keep moms from being involved in women’s ministry and reasons to get yourself out the door. While podcasts, websites, and books are great gifts of encouragement, God specifically gives the local church to train, equip, and nourish his children. Getting there will be worth it. VIEW TRANSCRIPT Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Find all of the links & related resources from the show HERE
April 3, 2019
Sometimes it feels like we can’t finish a thought before a child needs us to grab more water, tie a shoe, or change a diaper. When mom’s brain power is consistently going to urgent things, adding scripture memory into the routine can seem too hard. Who really has time for flashcards? In this episode, Emily and Laura show how memorizing scripture gives us the wisdom we’re craving for the everyday. God’s word renews our minds and transform our lives, which helps us in the carpool line, the kitchen, and every moment of motherhood. God gave us his word as a gift; let’s enjoy it.    VIEW TRANSCRIPT     GIVE TO RISEN MOTHERHOOD MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief, John M. Frame Ep. 104, What Does It Mean to Find Your Identity in Christ?: An Interview with Jackie Hill Perry Romans Road (Memory tool for the gospel) RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Related R|M resources: R|M Abide Method Ep. 63, Jen Wilkin: Growing in God’s Word as a Mom of Little Ones Ep. 87, What Does It Mean to “Preach the Gospel to Yourself?” “What Should I Teach My Children About the Bible?” Emily Jensen Around the web: An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture, Dr. Andrew Davis (Here’s a free PDF from Dr. Davis with similar content.) Habits of Grace, David Matthis Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney "He’s Memorized 42 Books of the Bible and You Can Too" Don Whitney “Scripture Memory Made Easy” Tabor Laughlin “The Importance of Scripture Memory” Radu Gheorghita “You Can Memorize Scripture this Year” Andy Naselli Help Me Teach the Bible: Nancy Guthrie and Andy Davis on Scripture Memory Simply Charlotte Mason Memory System [Video] Fighter Verses pack Songs for Saplings (can also be streamed online for free) Hidden in My Heart (can also be streamed online for free) R|M APPLY QUESTIONS: Scripture memory can be hard for moms, so let’s take a personal inventory on Bible memory and the challenges in our lives. Do you currently memorize scripture? Have you ever had a rhythm for scripture memory? What are 2-3 reasons why you don’t memorize scripture (ie. uninterested, too tired, overwhelmed—and seriously no need to get stuck in guilt here. This is just a starting point!)? We believe the Bible is in the infallible Word of God, and it holds the power to judge the intentions of our hearts and renew our minds. Why is it important for Christians to know what the Bible says? Look up Psalm 119. List some of the benefits of knowing God’s word. Do you think you can experience these gifts apart from knowing God’s word and how he desires for us to live? We mentioned a lot of helpful tips and resources to start Bible memory in your home. Choose one or two that sound like a good fit for your learning style and family rhythm. How can you incorporate them into your week? How can you include your kids in the fun? Remember, we don’t earn our right standing before God by reciting Bible verses. He doesn’t love, bless, or help us more because we’ve proven ourselves worthy. Instead, he gifts us his word so we can better know him and how to live in a way that leads to joy. Consider an area in your life where you struggle to remember God’s love for you. What verses can you memorize to help you trust in God’s faithfulness to you? FOR MORE: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
March 27, 2019
Whenever we ask the R|M community for questions, they range from lighthearted and practical to thought-provoking and theological, which makes the AUA show something special. In this one-hour episode, Emily and Laura answer listeners’ questions from how they handle the work of the ministry and how they manage their personal screen time, to how they’ve changed as mothers and how they intentionally connect with their husbands. We hope as you listen, you’ll see how the gospel applies to everything and how we have freedom in Christ to serve our families in unique ways.  VIEW TRANSCRIPT Questions (Time-Stamped): [1:51] What podcasts do you listen to? [4:28] How do you potty train little boys? [6:39] Do you guys hang out a lot outside of podcast/book stuff? [8:37] Do you consider yourselves stay-at-home moms? [11:17] How do you do the ministry of R|M and motherhood? [18:20] What advice would you give to those wanting to grow in their writing? [22:34] Do you ever struggle with comparing yourselves to each other? How do you deal with this? [29:14] Do you have limits or personal policies that you use to limit or guard yourself from too  much social media intake? [31:56] How are you a different mom now than in the first year or two of mothering? [37:23] How do you practically handle being real about your emotions with your kids (anger, sadness, crying) while still giving them the stability they need from their mom? [44:41] What are some of your go-to questions to ask your husband to help connect? [45:36] What are some of your most common prayers throughout any given day? [46:45] Are there rules for prayer? [49:47] Do you have any friends whom you disagree with theologically? How do you navigate this? MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: R|M FAQs Nonprofit Ally (Mentioned by Laura) Help Me Teach the Bible: Covenant Theology vs. Dispensationalism (Mentioned by Emily) Masterpiece Podcast (Mentioned by Emily) Ep. 6, The enCourage Podcast: Body Image (Mentioned by Emily) What Every Child Should Know About Prayer, Nancy Guthrie Conscience: What It Is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ, Naselli & Crowley Quote by Milton Vincent: “You already know the worst thing about me, I nailed Christ to the cross.” (As read in this post.) Marriage questions: How can I love you better this week? How can I love you in intimacy this week? What’s coming in the week ahead? What’s one way I can serve you this week? RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Related R|M resources: Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments (the book!) R|M on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter R|M Recommended Resources AUA FAQ Round-Up: Fall 2018 Edition Ep. 54, Ask Us Anything! Spring 2017 Edition Ep. 77, Ask Us Anything! Fall 2017 Edition Ep. 100, Ask Us Anything! Spring 2018 Edition Ep. 109, Ask Us Anything! Fall 2018 Edition Ep. 18, Freedom to Be the Mother God Created You to Be: Why Comparison Doesn’t Work Ep. 35, Putting Your Marriage First: Giving Him More Than the Leftovers Ep. 40, To-Do Lists & How-Tos: Finding Practical Help in Motherhood Ep. 61, Prayer & Motherhood: An Interview with Valerie Woerner Ep. 69, Loving the Difficult Mom in Your Life Ep. 120, When Mom & Dad Can’t Make Date Night Happen Ep. 123, Motherhood is Ministry: How to See and Serve Your Kids “Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents” Quina Aragon “Technology and the Root of Discontentment” Aubrie Drayer “What Does It Mean for a Mom to Have Freedom in Christ?” Nana Dolce “When You Don’t Measure Up” Laura Hardin” “5 Reasons God Made You a Mother” Abigail Dodds “Angry Dad or Loving Father” Jessica Thompson “What if Motherhood was Meant to be Hard” Lauren Weir “Mommas, We Speak From the Overflow of Our Hearts” Katie Blackburn “Remedies for the Mom Who Keeps Blowing It” Amy DiMarcangelo “What God Wants for You to Pray for Your Kids” Melissa Kruger Writing Resources: Home Row Podcast Hemingway App Jonathan Rogers (newsletter and Field Notes) On Writing Well, Wiliam Zinsser Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott R|M APPLY QUESTIONS: All moms are ministers of the gospel of Christ. Some may serve in official capacities like in a church or nonprofit, but all serve in their homes and local communities. How is motherhood a ministry? How does God instruct believers to serve others out of their love for Christ? How do you share the gospel in your words and actions in everyday life? By God’s grace, we’re able to grow in our ability to mother. We may learn a new trick like prepping lunch before heading out to church or learn a spiritual discipline like being patient amidst the demands for snacks every afternoon. How have you grown as a mother? How are those examples—practical or spiritual—signposts of God’s faithfulness to you? There’s a form of godly comparison that encourages you towards godliness and thankfulness. What would this look like? Can you think of a friend whose love of God and others causes you to praise God and press into the work before you? Consider sharing with your friend how her joy in the Lord shines for others. Connecting with your husband in the little years can take a little creativity and a lot of intentionality. (That’s probably why every AUA has a question about marriage!) What makes your husband feel known, respected, and cared for? How can you build some of those things into your weekly rhythm? God’s word offers what we need for godly living and encouragement. Podcasts, articles, and books are extra gifts but not the source of wisdom. Are you searching the scriptures for wisdom or looking around for second-hand information? How can you become a better student of God’s word?    FOR MORE: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
March 20, 2019
“Mommy, what happens when someone dies?” When our kids ask us about death, answering can feel intimidating and even sad. How much should we share? What can they understand? Will we scare them? In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Tim Challies about how to talk to our kids about death. Tim is a husband, father of teenagers, pastor, and writer who encourages us to bring the conversation about death back to our children’s hearts and the hope they have in Jesus. We don’t need to worry so much about what to say to our kids. God gave us what we need in his word to teach our kids the victory of the gospel in the face of death. VIEW TRANSCRIPT MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Devoted: Godly Men and Their Godly Moms, Tim Challies Challies.com Tim Challies on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Related R|M resources: Kids Abide Cards for Bible Study R|M Abide Method for Bible Study Around the web: “A Christian Perspective on Grief” CCEF On the Go “5 Ways to Talk to Your Children About Death” - Jeff Robinson “How Being Honest About Death Brings Hope” - Matthew McCullough “How to Explain the Gospel to Children” - John MacArthur “#blessed” - Trillia Newbell Goodbye to Goodbyes, - Lauren Chandler Holding Onto Hope, - Nancy Guthrie “Do Pets Go to Heaven?” - Ask Pastor John R|M APPLY QUESTIONS: Our kids will ask big theological questions. How do you feel when one is lobbed your way? Have your kids asked about death? After listening to the interview, how would you describe a theology of death to your kids? Any conversation around death will eventually end with God’s judgment or grace, which makes it a launchpad for talking about your child’s heart. How can you explain the need for Jesus? What specific examples in your child’s life can you use to show their need for a Savior? When children press to know if pets (or neighbors or friends) will be in heaven, it’s often because they equate “forever happiness” with being with the things and people they love. What are some specific people, pets, or things your child may expect to be in heaven? How can you point them to the true joy that will be waiting for believers in heaven? What examples can you give them to make them most excited to be with Christ? We all feel pressure to have perfect theological answers, because we fear misleading our children or misrepresenting God. But it rests on God to change our children’s hearts. How can we be faithful in sharing scripture’s truths with our children without fear of “messing up”? There are hundreds of resources for how to teach your children, which is a gift from God. But the even greater gift is the gift of his own words in the Bible to train us in godliness and biblical knowledge. We have what we need for gospel-centered motherhood through his word and his Church. How can you invest more time in Bible study? Is there an older woman in your church you could reach out to for counsel? FOR MORE: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
March 13, 2019
It’s vacation time! We can see ourselves sleeping in, sipping hot coffee, and diving into a good book. But it’s more likely someone will get sick, the traffic will be terrible, and the diaper bag will be left at the house. In this episode, Emily and Laura offer a “Mom Heart Check” to help find the root of difficulty in family trips. When we travel, it’s not about being served but about serving others. We can prep our hearts before, during, and after a trip by rethinking our expectations and remembering the servant love of Christ. VIEW TRANSCRIPT RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Mentioned on the show: R|M Newsletter Sign-Up R|M-related: Ep. 19, A Bad Moment Doesn't Have To Make A Bad Day: Redeem Your Day Ep. 21, Idols of a Mom’s Heart Ep. 47, Facing the Cold and Flu Season with Grace Ep. 49, When Momma Gets Mad, Part 1: What's Under the Surface? Ep. 123, Motherhood is Ministry: How to See and Serve Your Kids “See Needs and Meet Them” Laura Wifler “The Kingdom of Mom” Maggie Combs “A Mother’s Hope” Christina Fox “A God Who Serves Mothers” Amanda Criss Around the web: “Your Child is Your Neighbor” Jen Wilkin “Summer Vacation and the Gospel” The Gospel-Centered Woman “Summer Vacation is No Sabbath” Kathryn Butler “You Are Responsible for Your Own Actions” Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth “When God Interrupts Your Plans” Christina Fox R|M Apply: Consider your heart motivations when planning and prepping for a trip. How do you view vacations for your family? A chance to get away? The highlight of the year? A time for you to clock out? No matter how well we plan, we’ll be met with interruptions, surprises, and challenges when we travel. What difficulties have you experienced on trips? Were your responses honoring to God and your family? If not, what would have been a godly response in that situation? When things are difficult we often blame everyone around us. While it may not be anyone’s fault, our responses reveal our trust in things other than God. Do you believe God is in control of your trip? How does this truth stop blame-shifting and enable us to extend grace in all things? After kids, “vacation” doesn’t mean the same thing it once did. There are needs to meet for our families no matter where we are, so we need a right understanding of service. How does God serve you as you serve your family—even on vacation? Are you ever without his help or grace? It helps to set your mind and heart on the right things before a trip begins. Consider the sin issues that pop up when you travel. Think of past examples of common challenges that may happen again. How can you respond kindly and graciously? How can you help your kids understand how to love God and others while traveling? How can you communicate the gospel to your family before, during, and after vacation? FOR MORE: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
March 6, 2019
Changing dirty diapers. Providing nourishing meals. Having conversations about patience and self-control. It doesn’t look like an official outreach or job position, but ministering to our kiddos is one way we serve God. In this episode, Emily and Laura share how moms can see and serve their kids. Our individual circumstances are different, but we can all look to Jesus as our perfect example for ministry in everyday life. He worked, traveled, taught, and ate with his disciples to show them what it looks like to obey and love God in all things. Mamas, let’s live a life of ministry too.   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Related R|M resources: Faithful Motherhood Series Ep. 107, Grace in Discipline: An Interview on Faithful Motherhood with Elyse Fitzpatrick Ep. 113, Trusting God with Our Children: An Interview on Faithful Motherhood with Nancy Guthrie Ep. 116, Leaning into Grace: An Interview on Faithful Motherhood with Debbie Martens Discipleship and Teaching “Gospel Thinking” Ep. 04, Teaching Our Children About Jesus Ep. 12, Is Your Child’s Faith Your Responsibility? Ep. 29, Using Life-Giving Words With Your Children Ep. 51, Family Devotions in the Season of Young Children Ep. 57, How Discipline Helps Us Communicate the Gospel Ep. 76, Sally Clarkson: Nourishing & Training Up Your Children at the Table Ep. 82, Using Stories to Pass Along the Gospel to Your Children Ep. 89, Trillia Newbell: Helping Our Kids Celebrate God’s Beautifully Diverse Design Ep. 108, How Do I Disciple My Children? Ep. 111, Seasons and Rhythms: Incorporating Gospel Reminders Into Your Year “What Should I Teach My Children About the Bible?” Emily Jensen “Kitchen Table Discipleship,” Stacy Reaoch “Gospel Thinking: How Do We Decide Our Family Traditions?” Eric Schumacher “Raising Treasure Hunters,” Stephanie Grayum “Helping Children See Christ in Scripture,” Nana Dolce “Passing Along Our Heritage: Teaching the Gospel in All of Life,” Autumn Kern Encouragement in the Ministry of Motherhood Ep. 18, Freedom to be the Mother God Created You to Be Ep. 19, A Bad Moment Doesn’t Have to Make a Bad Day: Redeem Your Day Ep. 30, Why You Don’t Have to Live with Mom Guilt Ep. 37, Working Hard at Home: Emily’s Story Ep. 40, To-Do Lists & How-Tos: Finding Practical Help in Motherhood Ep. 43, Serving Others Right Where You’re At Ep. 44, Raising More Than Just “Good” Kids Ep. 61, Prayer & Motherhood: An Interview with Valerie Woerner Ep. 66, Hannah Anderson: How Humility Nourishes a Weary Mom’s Soul Ep. 73, Ruth Chou Simons: Faithfulness & Work in the Season of Young Children Ep. 87, What It Means to “Preach the Gospel to Yourself” Ep. 105, When Motherhood Feels Too Hard Ep. 110, Creativity and Motherhood: An Interview with Quina Aragon “Five Reasons God Made You a Mother,” Abigail Dodds “What if Motherhood was Meant to be Hard?” Lauren Weir “The Kingdom of Mom,” Maggie Combs “A God Who Serves Mothers,” Amanda Criss “Gospel Hope When You Feel Like You’re Not Enough,” Christina Kposowa “To Mom Well is to Know Christ Well,” Dianne Jago Intentional Motherhood Ep. 27, Intentional Motherhood: It’s the Little Things Ep. 33, Intentional Motherhood Starts at Day One Ep. 32, Gloria Furman: Missional Motherhood Ep. 46, Intentional Motherhood: Communicating Your Family’s Mission “Seize the Phase,” Kay Fuller “Where Are We Going? Leading Your Family with a Gospel-Centered Vision,” Shelly Wildman “Tending Your Garden,” Colleen Searcy “Five Ways My Mom Invested the Gospel in Me,” Jaquelle Crowe Bible Literacy Ep. 15, When Quiet Times Aren’t Quiet: How Moms Make Time to Study God’s Word Ep. 63, Jen Wilkin: Growing in God’s Word as a Mom of Little Ones Ep. 79, She Reads Truth: God’s Word Everyday, In Every Season R|M Abide Method for Bible study Husbands as Ministry Partners Ep. 28, On the Same Team: Getting on the Same Page as Parents Ep. 90, Unified with Your Husband: Different Styles, Same Mission Around the Internet: Missional Motherhood, Gloria Furman The Life Giving Parent, Clay and Sally Clarkson Christ in the Chaos: How the Gospel Changes Motherhood, Kimm Crandall Parenting, Paul David Tripp Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp Give Them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson Glory in the Ordinary, Courtney Reissig Mom Enough, Desiring God RM APPLY QUESTIONS Now that we see our work in motherhood as a ministry to our children, let’s talk about how to see and serve them well. You’ll find there are a million ways to do this with a scroll on social media, a simple Google search, or even a look at the R|M website. But ministry isn’t a thing of guilt, it’s a thing of grace. God graciously invites us into his work to spread his gospel and make disciples, even in our homes. Our ministry will look different than the mom next to us, but our goal is the same: to raise children up in the ways of the Lord. When you hear the word “ministry,” what comes to mind? Who ministers? What does ministry look like? Ministry simply means serving God by serving others in our spheres of influence—which for a mom includes her family. How would you describe your ministry in motherhood? The first thing we need to do ministry is a relationship with God. This is how we’re equipped to serve our kiddos and how we learn to obey God. How do you grow in your relationship with God? How do you grow in godliness and gospel thinking? We have hundreds of moments in a day in motherhood to decide to submit in obedience to God or to chase our own selfish desires. Can you think of an example of a moment like this in your home? What would it look to serve God in that moment? We minister in two main ways: in the physical and in the spiritual. What are some practical needs you meet for your children? How does that work communicate the gospel to them? What are some specific hearts needs in your children right now? How can you communicate the gospel to them for those issues? Resources are everywhere, which is a wonderful thing. But it can also leave us feeling overwhelmed by the options or guilty for not doing all of them. How does the gospel free us from “mom guilt” and allow us to use resources with joy? FOR MORE: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
February 27, 2019
Sometimes it feels like “mom world” is another planet. A nursing shield? An all-terrain stroller? Funny-shaped food? It seems easier to build friendships with women in our season of life, but the gospel gives us a bigger picture of community. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Elizabeth Woodson about building flourishing friendships with women in other seasons of life—particularly singles. Elizabeth is a Bible teacher who writes, teaches, and helps to develop leaders at The Village Church and serves as the Director of Resources for the Sparrow Conference. Christian moms and singles can have the most important thing in common: our faith in Christ. So press in a little deeper with a woman in a different season and enjoy God’s gift of community.   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Elizabeth Woodson’s website Elizabeth on Instagram & Twitter The Village Church Sparrow Conference 2019 RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Related R|M resources: “God’s Grace Beyond our ‘Mom Tribes,’" - Abby Hummel, Risen Motherhood “The Gospel Comes with a House Key,” - Rosaria Butterfield, Risen Motherhood “When We’re Offended: The Cost of Being a Peacemaker,” - Lauren Weir, Risen Motherhood “Members, Not Measures: A Call to Own One Another’s Joys and Sorrows,” Abbey Wedgeworth, Risen Motherhood “Moms Make Peace Through Christ,” - Emily Jensen, Risen Motherhood Ep. 38, Friendship & Motherhood - Risen Motherhood Ep. 43, Serving Others Right Where You’re At - Risen Motherhood Ep. 55, Hospitality in the Little Years - Risen Motherhood Ep. 65, Finding Your Tribe: Momma, Who is Your Primary Community? - Risen Motherhood Around the internet: Messy Beautiful Friendships: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships, - Christine Hoover Life Together, - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community, - Brett McCracken “6 Costs of Real Friendship,” - Jen Thorn, Christianity Today “Loneliness, Friendship, and the Goodness of God,” - Melissa Kruger, TGC “Woman Enough for Friendship,” - Jasmine Holmes, Fathom Magazine Ep. 17, By Faith with Christine Hoover: On Friendships for Moms with Emily & Laura - By Faith RM APPLY QUESTIONS It’s great to have a close group of mom friends, but God also designed Christian community to include a variety of ages, experiences, and gifts. Women in different seasons of life can have flourishing friendships if we’re willing to find common interests, have honest conversations, and build on our shared love of Christ. We’re made to be in community and to encourage our sisters-in-Christ, and that happens across every season of life. Do you have friendships with women who are in different seasons of life than you? If so, how can you further invest in these friendships? If not, can you think of any women who share similar interests with you in other areas? Consider inviting one of them to join you for coffee, bread baking, running, etc. There are common threads in all our lives. We all experience pain, loss, and difficulty; and we all experience joy, thankfulness, and hope. The gospel meets us where we are in our different situations and enables us to mourn and rejoice with one another. How is a shared love of Christ the foundation for friendship? How does it connect you to other sisters-in-Christ who may be experiencing different life events than you? Moms and singles can be tempted to run away from hard relationships, but God calls us to consider one another as more important than ourselves. What would it look like to approach a difficult friend with grace? How can you find out how to love that person well? If we want to be true friends, we have to open up our lives to others—which means opening our homes too. What are your expectations for the “right conditions” to be hospitable? Are these biblical requirements or heart idols? How can you open up space this week to invite a single woman over? All women are told to have spiritual children in the faith regardless of our life seasons. We’re to steward the information God gives us by pouring into a younger sister-in-Christ. Is discipleship a regular part of your life? How can you make time for it and who might you “do life” with? FOR MORE: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
February 20, 2019
Want to start a business? Wondering if you should start traveling for your job or pick up an extra shift? Trying to bend and stretch your schedule to make all your opportunities work? Being able to consider new work responsibilities, ministry roles, or creative endeavors isn’t the norm for everyone, but when we have a choice, it’s a huge privilege to steward. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss how to evaluate new or changing career or ministry opportunities. We’re made to work and use our gifts to pass on the legacy of faith in all we do. By tuning our thoughts to God’s word, we can pursue holiness, count the cost of each decision, and lay down our lives for others. RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Leave an iTunes Review & Tutorial on How to Leave an iTunes Review Ep. 83: Nikki Daniels: Finding Freedom in Christ as a Working Mom - Risen Motherhood Ep. 118: Gray Areas: Personal Conscience in Motherhood - Risen Motherhood “When You Don’t Measure Up” - Laura Hardin, Risen Motherhood “Every Woman’s Call to Work” - Abigail Dodds, Desiring God “Women, Work, and Faith: Five Common Themes” - Bethany Jenkins, TGC “The Counter-Cultural Woman: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31” - Revive Our Hearts Series “Women, Work, and Our Crisis of Identity” - Carolyn McCulley, Desiring God “Women’s Roles and the Great Commission” - Allyson Todd, For the Church “The Wonder of Work” Melissa Kruger, TGC “When You’re Stuck in a Season You Don’t Want” - Lauren Weir, Words Worth Noting “Let Me Be A Woman: A Discussion on Biblical Femininity” - Nana Dolce, Aimee Byrd, Brooke Ventura FOR MORE: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!    
February 13, 2019
Regular date nights are a joy. We love getting out of the house and away from the kids!  But does a flourishing God-honoring marriage require this regular habit? If you and your husband are in an overwhelming season and you’re not “succeeding” at date night, this one’s for you. In this episode, Emily and Laura dig into a different perspective on the “modern date night.” Instead of putting our hope in a single night out with our husbands, God teaches us to cherish and serve one another daily. Date nights aren’t a guarantee, but God’s covenant-keeping grace is, and he can sustain our marriage, even when we don’t get a date night.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT     MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Ep. 109, Ask Us Anything!: Fall 2018 Edition - Risen Motherhood Journeywomen Podcast with Hunter Beless Journeywomen on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Hunter Beless on Instagram Hudson Taylor: Gospel Pioneer to China - Vance Christie *Laura’s book recommendation Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: “Don’t Put Your Hope in Date Night” Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler, TGC - Featured article written in conjunction with this week’s show Ep. 05, Marriage & Motherhood - Risen Motherhood Ep. 35, Putting Your Marriage First: Give Him More Than the Leftovers - Risen Motherhood Ep. 62, When Your Husband Works Long Hours - Risen Motherhood “Our Greatest Ally: God’s Grace for Marital Intimacy” - Laura Hardin, Risen Motherhood “Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents” - Quina Aragon, Risen Motherhood “Tell Your Husband You Love Him” - Laura Wifler, Risen Motherhood “Practical Ways to Love Your Husband Who Works Long Hours” - Risen Motherhood “When Littles Make You Want to Check Out in Marriage” - Risen Motherhood The Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller “On Disappointment in Marriage” Trillia Newbell [Video], For The Church “Susannah Spurgeon Lived for Christ Without Leaving Her Home” Christine Hoover “10 Ways to Grow Your Marriage While Having Young Kids” Gavin Ortlund, TGC “Lay Down Your Life for a Lasting Marriage” Jen Oshman “The Purpose and Privileges of Marriage” Garrett Kell, For The Church FOR MORE: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
February 6, 2019
Am I an Enneagram 3? A Princess Belle? An INFP? Wait, what are you?! It doesn’t matter if it takes 10 minutes and 100 pop-ups, we’ll click through to learn something new about our personalities. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk about why we love learning about ourselves and what role personality profiles should play in our mothering. Digging into who we are can be useful, but our personalities aren’t the full definition of who we are in Christ. God is making all things new, changing and transforming every part of us—personalities included—into the image of Jesus.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter “Personality Assessments and the Wondrous Knowledge of Being Known” Lore Ferguson Wilbert, Lifeway “I’m Not an Expert on Myself” Jen Wilkin, Family Life “Personality Tests and Abiding in Love” Liz Wann, Morning By Morning “Personality Tests: Knowing God Through Knowing Ourselves” Nate Claiborne, Christian Pop Culture “What God Thinks About You” John Rinehart, Desiring God “Stop Using Your Personality Test as a Crutch” Michael Kelley, For The Church “The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About the Enneagram” Joe Carter, TGC “What the Bible Says About Our Identities in Christ” Melissa Kruger, Megan Hill, Jen Pollock Michel [Video], TGC For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
January 30, 2019
It’s our first episode of 2019, and we’re talking about the little voice in your head. The one that pipes up when you feel guilt over letting your kids eat too many cookies or sets off an alarm bell when you watch something questionable. All of us have one, but it’s not the Holy Spirit. What is it exactly? In this episode, Emily and Laura start the conversation on personal conscience. God gave each of us a conscience to help discern what’s right and wrong in the everyday “gray” areas of life. While it can be dulled by sin, God recalibrates our consciences through the study of his word and fellowship with believers, so we can do all things in faith with love. RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Risen Motherhood’s Board of Directors Conscience: What it is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ, Naselli & Crowley That Little Voice in Your Head: Learning About Your Conscience, Naselli (Kids version) RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT: Ep. 13, Breastfeeding & Bottle Feeding: How the Gospel Changes the Conversation - Risen Motherhood Ep. 56, Feeding Our Families & the Gospel - Risen Motherhood Ep. 63, Jen Wilkin: Growing in God’s Word as a Mom of Little Ones - Risen Motherhood Ep. 83, Finding Freedom in Christ as a Working Mom: An Interview with Nikki Daniels - Risen Motherhood Ep. 85, Same Grace, Unique Circumstances: Every Mom is Your Neighbor - Risen Motherhood Ep. 92, Learning, Growing, & Changing Our Minds: How the Gospel Frees Us to Do Something Different - Risen Motherhood Ep. 93, How Should We Educate Our Children? The Case for Freedom, Part 1 - Risen Motherhood Ep. 103, When Snack Time is Scary - Risen Motherhood Ep. 117, “Mommy, Can I Watch a Show?”: Screen Time & the Gospel - Risen Motherhood “What Does It Mean for a Mom to Have Freedom in Christ?” Nana Dolce - Risen Motherhood “Bridges of Grace: Dealing with the Different Mama” Emily Guyer - Risen Motherhood “Loving the Mom Who is Different From Me” Amanda Criss - Risen Motherhood “Unity Rather Than Uniformity” Christine Hoover - Risen Motherhood “Gods’ Grace Beyond Our ‘Mom Tribes’” Abby Hummel - Risen Motherhood “What is Conscience?” - Joe Carter, TGC “Always Let Your Bible Be Your Guide” Dawn Wilson, Revive Our Hearts “Don’t Always Follow Your Conscience” Andy Naselli, Desiring God The Art of Turning, Kevin DeYoung For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!    
December 19, 2018
Screen time can be a hot topic. We wonder, “Is there a formula for the right amount of TV time?” “Is 30 minutes or 45 minutes holier?” “Do you think my kids will be quiet if I put on a show and hide in the kitchen?” But what we need to ask is, “What’s going on in my heart?” In this episode, Emily and Laura share gospel hope for two issues in many moms’ hearts: guilt and fear. Whether you’ve used screen time to avoid the craziness of the day or created a system of rules to guarantee a particular outcome, the gospel meets you there with wisdom and hope.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter “Wisely Using Technology” Tony Reinke on Journeywomen “ERLC Panel discussion: Screen time and family time” Trillia Newbell, Jason Thacker, Ben Stuart, Jamie Ivey, Tim Blackmon The Tech-Wise Family, Andy Crouch This is Our Time, Trevin Wax “The Tension of Technology: Hope and Fear in the Digital Age” Jason Thacker 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, Tony Reinke “Are We Worrying Too Much About Kids on Their Phones?” Trevin Wax “Give Your Children All of Your Attention. Some of the Time.” Harriet Connor For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
December 12, 2018
Moms have a lot of work to do and the exhaustion of our responsibilities in the home, the church, and the community, often leave us wanting to lean into despair and defeat... But God uses the work before us to show us his sufficiency and unending love in our weakness so we can lean into grace. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Debbie Martens about God’s faithfulness and grace in motherhood. Debbie is a wife, mom of seven, and grandmother of six who is actively involved in her local church and community. We’re called to be faithful to God in the work before us, but even when we fail, God is faithful to teach and sustain us in every season of motherhood.   RM APPLY   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter R|M Abide Method Ep. 49, When Mama Gets Mad, Part 1: What’s Under the Surface? Ep. 50, When Mama Gets Mad, Part 2: Practical Ways to Stay Calm Ep. 55, Hospitality in the Little Years “Six Tips for Getting in God’s Word as a Young Mom” - Laura Wifler “Your Child is Your Neighbor” - Jen Wilkin “Preach the Gospel to Yourself” - Paul David Tripp “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit: Gospel Hope for the Moments We Look More like Miss Trunchbull than Miss Honey” - Abbey Wedgeworth “The Heart of Hospitality” (Series) - Revive Our Hearts “You Can Be Hospitable, Even with Little” - Trillia Newbell “Parents, Your Tiredness is an Opportunity” - Kristen Wetherell The Heart of Anger, - Lou Priolo Between Walden and the Whirlwind, - Jean Fleming Give Them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
December 5, 2018
We experience daily hardships in motherhood that weigh on us—difficult decisions, potty training, sleeplessness, and more. But sometimes we experience deeper, more profound suffering that makes us cry out, “Why God?” In this episode, Emily and Laura offer gospel encouragement for those in the midst of deep suffering. Suffering is different for everyone, but scripture offers unshakeable hope in every situation. Since God didn’t excuse himself from suffering, one day—through Christ—our suffering will give way to joy. RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT Articles, Resources and Related Content: Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter R|M RSS Feed R|M Resources on Suffering Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation “When Suffering Falls on Our Children” - Sarah Walton “Seeing Beyond the Suffering” - Trevin Wax “8 Reasons to Cling to Scripture in Suffering” - Kristen Wetherell “Why You’re Suffering” - Charles Spurgeon “Suffering in Community” - Wendy Alsup God’s Grace in Your Suffering - David Powlison Suffering - Paul David Tripp Holding Onto Hope - Nancy Guthrie A Path Through Suffering - Elisabeth Elliot The Problem of Pain - C.S. Lewis A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis When the Darkness Will Not Lift - John Piper The Scars That Have Shaped Me - Vaneetha Rendall Risner Hope When It Hurts - Kristen Wetherell & Sarah Walton Sing a New Song - Lydia Brownback The Valley of Vision: Puritan Prayers “How Can God Be Sovereign and Good and Allow Suffering?” - John Piper “Though You Slay Me” - Shane & Shane “Psalm 126” - Bifrost Arts & Molly Parden “Satisfied in You” - The Sing Team “How Firm a Foundation” - Norton Hall Band For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD MAKE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
November 28, 2018
You crafted the perfect Christmas list for your kids—a blend of beautiful, educational, practical, and personal. All will be well when they open their pre-approved number of acceptable gifts. That is, until the gift-giver enters the scene and breaks all the rules. In this episode, Emily and Laura flip the gift-giving conversation to ask, “Mama, what’s going on in your heart?” When we remember God’s love to us through Christ, we can see the gift-giver through the lens of grace as we consider our response. Let the richness of Jesus's birth set a tone of gratefulness in your home this gift-giving season.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: R|M Advent 2018 Ep. 74, “Grandparents and the Gospel: Why Do Grandma & Grandpa Get Under Your Skin?” Ep. 75, “Grandparents and the Gospel: Give Them Grace” “Gospel Thinking: How Do We Decide Our Family Traditions?” - Eric Schumacher “FAQ: Should I Curtail Grandparent Gift-Giving” - Jen Wilkin “Gentle Leading Advent: The Gifts of God” - Trish Shank “X-Ray Questions” - David Powlison “Christmas: It’s All About the Gifts” - Melissa Kruger “The Guilt and Grace of Christmas Giving” - Leslie Schmucker Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, - Kristen Welch For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD MAKE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
November 14, 2018
Every moment in motherhood is an opportunity to trust God. Through suffering, hardships, and difficulties, we have to answer the question, “Is the gospel really true?” In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Nancy Guthrie about faithfulness and hope in motherhood. Nancy is a wife, mom, author, and Bible teacher who experienced deep suffering when she lost two children. We can fret, strategize, and lose sleep over many worries in motherhood, but when we trust God is sovereign and faithful, we’ll see the gospel meets us in every situation. RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Holding onto Hope - Nancy Guthrie Seeing Jesus in Genesis - Nancy Guthrie Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books - Nancy Guthrie Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books - Nancy Guthrie The One Year of Praying Through the Bible for your Kids - Nancy Guthrie Even Better Than Eden - Nancy Guthrie What Every Child Should Know About Prayer - Nancy Guthrie Help Me Teach the Bible (podcast) - The Gospel Coalition & Nancy Guthrie “God Will Sustain You One Day at a Time” - Vaneetha Rendall Risner “God Knows What You Don’t Have” - Abigail Dodds “‘Should Be,’ ‘Would Be,’ and The Hope of What ‘Will Be’” - Abbey Wedgeworth “Who Do You Trust?” - Charles Spurgeon God’s Grace in Your Suffering - David Powlison For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!   HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD MAKE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!    
November 7, 2018
Strollers, music lessons, school clothes, and summer trips—motherhood can be expensive. But the way we spend money can often reveal what we value and desire. In this episode, Emily and Laura scratch the surface of spending in motherhood, digging down to the roots: what’s in our hearts. By God’s grace, the gospel reshapes our hearts to love what God loves, enabling us to use the resources he’s entrusted to us for his glory. No matter our financial situation, Christ is our greatest treasure and our hearts will only be satisfied by him.      RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: “King Lemuel’s Mother: Raising Sons of Privilege” - Chelsea Stanley “How You Honor Your Maker with Your Wallet” - Ivan Mesa “In the Image of Christ or Instagram” - Whitney Aguirre “The Gospel and Your Money” - Jason K. Allen “Four Questions to Keep Close to Your Wallet” - Marshall Segal “Emerald Green with Envy” - Abigail Dodds “Your Choice: Gumball-Machine Happiness or Lasting Joy” - Melissa Kruger Stewardship: Grace Made Visible - The Village Church (video) For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD MAKE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
October 31, 2018
Our daily schedules are busy, so it’s no wonder we’re surprised when all of a sudden it’s a new season. If we don’t intentionally stop to think about them, they pass us by! In this episode, Emily and Laura share how incorporating gospel reminders into your year can help your family remember God’s sovereignty and story of redemption. It’s not another burden or thing to check off a list, but rather a chance to bring joy into your home as you remember Christ in every season.  RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: R|M Newsletter Sign Up Ep. 42, Making Christmas Traditions Matter Ep. 81, Celebrating Advent with Little Ones Ep. 82, Using Stories to Pass Along the Gospel to Your Children The Church History ABCs: Augustine and 25 Other Heroes of the Faith - Stephen J. Nichols Reformation ABCs: The People, Places, and Things of the Reformation - Stephen J. Nichols Love Came Down at Christmas: Daily Readings for Advent - Sinclair Ferguson Come Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional - Paul David Tripp The Village Church Seasons Book (church calendar/seasons) The Pilgrim’s Progress - John Bunyan Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress (for kids) - Oliver Hunkin The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
October 24, 2018
Whether you’re the crafty mom who can beautify anything, the mom who is always coming up with fun new adventures, or the mom who feels caught in the doldrums of daily life  God’s word teaches that we’re all creative. We’re all image bearers of the Creator. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Quina Aragon—a wife, mom, and artist—on creativity and the gospel. As God’s ambassadors, we’re called to cultivate the earth in order to proclaim his name. Whether we make a delicious meal, comb a child’s hair, or help paint watercolor masterpieces, our creativity fills our homes and communities with the knowledge of the glory of God. RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Quina Aragon’s Website Love Made - Quina’s New Book Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents - Quina Aragon for RM “Listen & Live” Spoken Word for TGC - by Quina Aragon, shot by Light Foster, & produced by The Gospel Coalition “Are You Suffocating Your Creativity?” - Erik Raymond “Creativity as Worship” - Kelly Wolfe “Made in His Likeness” - Jeanie Layne “The Foolishness of Creativity” - Tresta Payne   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!     R|M Apply: Every person bears the image of God, and as believers, we also bear the image of Christ. No matter how we fail—including in creative endeavors—our righteousness before God doesn’t change. We’re secure in God’s love through Christ forever. Let’s consider how this reality frees us to be more creative as we live out the mission to spread God’s authority to all the earth, making known his glory. God created mankind in his image to serve as ambassadors, acting on his behalf, to fill the earth with the knowledge of his glory. What does it mean for you to be an ambassador of God in this mission? How does your family pursue this mission? God told Adam and Eve to cultivate the earth for his glory. Jesus taught us to pray for God’s kingdom—which is full of his glory—to come to earth. Jesus gave us the Great Commission to go and make more disciples to fill the earth spreading the news of God’s glory. This mission is throughout scripture! How do creativity and cultivation propel this mission? We’ll never be perfect ambassadors in this mission, which is why we need Christ. Jesus was the only perfect ambassador, and through his perfect record, we have his righteousness as our own. How does knowing God’s love for us in Christ free us to try new, creative things? Being creative isn’t confined to a particular artistic style, but rather we see creativity as we take what God has made and cultivate it into something beautiful—from a bouquet of flowers delivered to a friend to an organized filing system implemented for your church. What are some ways you are gifted creatively? How can you use your creativity to serve your family, church, and/or community to spread God’s glory? Part of motherhood is nurturing our children, including nurturing their creativity. What are some ways your children image God’s creativity? How can you help them use their creativity to serve others? What are some ways your family can serve together?
October 17, 2018
Whenever we ask the R|M community for questions, they range from lighthearted and practical to thought-provoking and theological, which makes the AUA show something special. In this one-hour episode, Emily and Laura answer listeners’ questions from thoughts about date nights and what kind of cars they drive, to how they encourage their children to pray and  how their families handle Santa. We hope as you listen, you’ll see how the gospel applies to everything and how we have freedom in Christ to serve our families in unique ways. RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Questions (Time-Stamped): [3:37] “What kind of car do you each drive?” [7:25] “What’s it like living with your parents, Laura? Any tips on clashing with parents?” [11:40] “Do you guys use essential oils?” [12:54] “What do you think about forcing your children to hug grandparents/family/strangers?” [15:19] “What’s your enneagram number?” [23:54] “How have your husbands been a part of R|M?” [27:06] “Do you wrestle with the influence you have and how has the Lord guided you in this?” [33:14] “How do you do date night? How do you strengthen your marriage in the busyness of littles?” [38:34] “How do you introduce or encourage a toddler to pray?” [40:41] “How you explain image bearers to young kids?” [45:50] “I’m using catechisms with my 18-month-old and feeling frustrated. Am I having too high of expectations?” [48:07] “How do you approach Santa and other non-advent type Christmas traditions? Is this how you handle the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy…” Articles, Resources and Related Content: Ep. 33: Intentional Motherhood Starts at Day One Ep. 74: Grandparents & the Gospel: Why Do They Get Under Your Skin? Ep. 75: Grandparents & the Gospel: Approach Them With Grace Ep. 77: AUA Fall 2017 Ep. 81: Celebrating Advent with Little Ones Ep. 89: Trillia Newbell: Helping Our Kids Celebrate God's Beautifully Diverse Design Ep. 90: Unified With Your Husband: Different Styles, Same Mission Ep. 92: Learning, Growing, & Changing Our Minds: How the Gospel Frees us to Do Something Different Ep. 100: AUA Spring 2018 AUA 2018 Spring Edition FAQs “Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents” - Quina Aragon “Our Greatest Ally: God’s Grace for Marital Intimacy” - Laura Hardin “Passing Along /our Heritage: Teaching the Gospel in All of Life” - Autumn Kern “What Does It Mean to Remember the Gospel?” - Emily Jensen “What Does It Mean for a Mom to Have Freedom in Christ?” - Nana Dolce “Five Ways My Mom Invested the Gospel in Me” - Jaquelle Crowe “Raising Treasure Hunters” - Stephanie Grayum “Personality Assessments and the Wondrous Knowledge of Being Known” - Lore Ferguson Wilbert The Enneacast - Love Thy Neighborhood For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
October 10, 2018
Discipleship can be an intimidating task, but it isn’t out of reach for the everyday mom. It’s living out the gospel in front of our kids, teaching and inviting them to follow Jesus with us. In this episode, Emily and Laura dive into how we disciple our kids, asking, “What is it? How do we do it? And why does it seem so difficult?” We get to faithfully teach our kids to love God and share their faith by showing them how we do it. We won’t disciple them perfectly, but we can trust the Holy Spirit to equip us for the task and change our children’s hearts.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources, and Related Content: How to leave a review!   R|M Resources: “Five Ways My Mom Invested the Gospel In Me” - Jaquelle Crowe “Raising Treasure Hunters” - Stephanie Grayum “Where Are We Going? Leading Your Family with a Gospel-Centered Vision” - Shelly Wildman “Gospel Hope When You Feel Like You’re Not Enough” - Christina Kposowa “Helping Children See Christ in Scripture” - Nana Dolce “Helping Our Kids to Celebrate God’s Beautiful Diverse Creation” - Trillia Newbell “Passing Along Our Heritage: Teaching the Gospel in All of Life” - Autumn Kern “What Should I Teach My Children About the Bible?” - Emily Jensen “Ten Opportunities to Talk to Your Child About God in Everyday Life” - Laura Wifler R|M Recommended Resources for Training Children “Four Marks of Discipleship” - Trevin Wax “Mom as Unsung Disciple-Maker” - Sam Bierig “Leading Your Kids Beyond ‘Praying the Prayer’” - Mike Phay “How to Raise an Alien Child” - Jen Wilkin “What is a Disciple?” - JT English “Teaching Children Theological Vocabulary” - Emily Jensen   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
October 3, 2018
There’s no formula for raising godly children. Instead, we follow the Christ’s example by offering our kids God’s expectations and grace as we disciple them. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Elyse Fitzpatrick about faithfulness in the early years of motherhood. Elyse is a wife, mom, and prolific author of many books that apply gospel truths to daily life. While we’re called to faithfully nurture, train, and discipline our children according to God’s word, only Jesus can transform their hearts and teach them to love his design. Let’s give our kids the greatest example of faith by being sinners who run to Jesus with them.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Elyse’s Work: Give Them Grace (co-authored with Jessica Thompson) Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions (co-authored with Jessica Thompson) Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation Front porch with the Fitzes Podcast www.elysefitzpatrick.com Other: “He’s Been Through It All” - Elyse at R|M Ep. 44 | Raising More Than Just “Good” Kids “X-Ray Questions” - David Powlison “Parenting is a Process, Not an Event” - Paul David Tripp (Video) “Parenting a Difficult Child” - Julie Lowe “Discipline that Connects with Our Children’s Hearts” - Jim & Lynne Jackson Parenting - Paul David Tripp Shepherding a Child’s Heart - Ted Tripp For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
September 26, 2018
Tired, overwhelmed, hurting, and lonely. Every mom struggles in different ways, but there are some moms whose experiences make them vulnerable in society. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss how the gospel changes us at the heart level so we can see and serve others with humility. Our challenges are different, but our common dependence on Christ encourages us as we love the vulnerable women in our communities.    RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: When Helping Hurts - Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands - Paul David Tripp Toxic Charity - Robert D. Lupton Is the Bible Good for Women? - Wendy Alsup “Justice Needs a Face” - Bethany Jenkins “Wrapping Around Foster and Adoptive Families” - Jason Johnson “Women with a Past with Dr. Sandra Glahn” - Journeywomen “How You Can Resolve to Help the Vulnerable this Year” - Christy Britton “21 Places Women Emerge Front and Center in Scripture’s Storyline” - Eric Schumacher MLK50: Ministry on the Margins: Immigration, Refugees, and Ministry to the Vulnerable “Is God a Misogynist?” - Mary Willson Love Thy Neighborhood Podcast For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
September 19, 2018
There's a reason our podcast opens with, "Motherhood is hard." Because it is! From sleepless nights and potty training accidents to constant discipline and raising adolescents, motherhood can leave us crying in the bathroom and eating from the secret chocolate stash. In this episode, Emily and Laura consider how the gospel breathes hope into the moments of motherhood that leave us feeling undone. The good news of Jesus means that God calls, equips, and sustains us in the work he's prepared for us to do—including requests for snacks, sibling squabbles, boo-boo kisses, and the fifth reading of their favorite book. We were never meant to mother in our own strength, and by the kindness of God, we don’t have to.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: R|M Ep. 87: What It Means to "Preach the Gospel to Yourself" "Motherhood is a Gift" - Gloria Furman "Motherhood Feels Like Death" - Courtney Reissig "Gospel Hope When You Feel Like You're Not Enough" - Christina Kposowa "Millennial Motherhood" - Abigail Dodds "The Father's Love in Motherhood" - Jasmine Holmes "Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood" - (Audio) Melissa Kruger Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Life Stuff - Jeff Vanderstelt Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full - Gloria Furman For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
September 12, 2018
It’s a phrase we share over coffee, in a text, or at the park, “Find your identity in Christ!” But do we really know what it means? In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Jackie Hill Perry. Since coming to know Christ at the age of 19, amidst struggles like gender confusion and same-sex attraction, Jackie has been compelled to share the light of gospel truth through teaching, writing, poetry. Today she’s a wife to Preston and mom to Eden and Autumn and just like the rest of us, sometimes she still struggles to remember her identity in Christ in motherhood. Whether you listen to this one while cleaning the dishes or driving to the office, know that God created us as his image bearers, which means every aspect of our lives is lived for his glory. RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Gay Girl, Good God - Jackie Hill Perry Jackie’s Website Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Our Identity in Christ - edited by Melissa Kruger In His Image, - Jen Wilkin “What Does It Mean to Remember My Identity in Christ?” - Emily Jensen, RM “Finding Your Identity in Christ,” - David Powlison “Who Am I?” - Ed Welch “Identity in Success for the Christian,” - Liz Wann “Finding Your Identity in Christ Looks Like Death,” - (Video) Trillia Newbell, Blair Linne, Rosaria Butterfield For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
September 5, 2018
Summer break is over, and the weekly show is back! In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss how the gospel applies to snack time. It may seem like a “lighter” topic, but our opinions, preferences, and rules about snack time reveal a lot about our hearts. Whether you’re guilt-ridden about “giving in” or glued to your snack standards, the gospel reminds us to identify with Christ as we love our littlest neighbors.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Resources: Ep. 56: Feeding Our Families and the Gospel Ep. 69: Loving the Difficult Mom in Your Life Ep. 74: Grandparents and the Gospel: Why Do Grandma and Grandpa Get Under Your Skin? Ep. 75: Grandparents and the Gospel: Approach Them with Grace "The Gospel is Our Guide to Guilt-Free Eating" Abby Hummel “My Struggle to Smash My Food Idol” Lindsey Carlson “You Become What You Eat” Jon Bloom “Do We Give Food Too Much Glory?” Kelly Needham “Eating to Make God Happy” Becky Wilson “When You Can’t Afford to be a ‘Good’ Mom” Hannah Anderson For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS!  
May 9, 2018
Most of us know evangelism is an important part of the Christian life—so why does it feel so overwhelming and awkward? Maybe you worry you’ll say the wrong thing or offend someone, but when you think about it, is there anything better or more beautiful than sharing Christ’s love? In this episode, Laura and Emily discuss some common pitfalls we experience in evangelism and the gospel hope which drives us to try again. From the people in our home to those we see in our communities, we can share the greatest news of Christ’s resurrection by simply sharing what he did and how the gospel impacts our own lives!   RM APPLY   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Resources: Ep. 43, "Serving Others Right Where You're At" Ep. 55, "Hospitality in the Little Years" “Five Ways to Involve Young Children in Hospitality” “Why Every Young Mom Should Make Time for Ministry” RM Flyer “Everyday Evangelism” - Sarah Scott Pape “Can You Explain the Gospel in 3 Words?” - Russell Moore “Simplified Evangelism” - Erik Raymond “One Question to Unlock Your Evangelism” - J.A. Medders The Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life - Donald Whitney (Evangelism Chapter) For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!   HELP RISEN MOTHERHOOD CREATE MORE CONTENT LIKE THIS! DONATE ON PATREON  
May 2, 2018
Books, podcasts, Bible studies, conferences, articles, and social media—oh my! With so many resources and so little time, how should a mom choose the best resources for her spiritual growth? In this episode, Emily and Laura share how wise use of time on the best resources is a stewardship issue. Our hearts can chase the wrong sources of wisdom and false gods too easily, but through the study of God’s word and the work of the Holy Spirit, we can all grow in wisdom and discernment as we choose excellent resources to fill our time!   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Resources: Ep. 53: Discerning Truth in a World of Mom Advice  RM Abide Method The Practice of Godliness - Jerry Bridges “The 3-5 Method: Engaging God’s Word When Time and Mental Energy are Scant” - Abbey Wedgeworth “A Tree Planted By Streams of Water: A Busy Mom’s Unhurried Time with God” - Nana Dolce “The Devastation of Idolatry” - Shameka Tyler “The Instagram Bible” - Jen Wilkin “How to Be Rich in Christ” - Liz Wann “Pure Doctrine Makes Us Good Servants of Christ” - Jackie Hill Perry (Video) “Living a Gospel-Centered Life with Lexy Sauvé” - Journeywomen Podcast For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!   LOOKING TO SUPPORT RISEN MOTHERHOOD TO SEE MORE RESOURCES LIKE THIS? DONATE ON PATREON  
April 25, 2018
When we ask for questions from the RM community, they range from the super practical to the thought-provoking and theological, which makes the AUA show something really special. In this one-hour episode, Laura and Emily answer listeners’ questions from what they cook for dinner and their daily routines, to short anecdotal examples of how they approach discipline and what they value about their friendship. They even touch on one of our most frequently asked questions: how do you approach intimacy in the little years? We hope that as you listen in, you’ll see that the gospel truly does impact every aspect of motherhood, and we’re all learning with you.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Newly Designed Kid's Abide Card Open Blog Submissions Related Podcast Episodes Ep. 01: Motherhood & the Gospel Ep. 02: Motherhood & Self-Care Ep. 19: A Bad Moment Doesn’t Have to Make a Bad Day: Redeem Your Day Ep. 54: Ask Us Anything! Spring 2017 Edition Ep. 57: How Discipline Helps Us Communicate the Gospel Ep. 86: Self-Care in the Busyness of Motherhood Ep. 87: What It Means to “Preach the Gospel to Yourself” Ep. 88: Momma Needs Her Sleep: Gospel Hope for the Tired Mom Ep. 91: Coffee, Wine, & Social Media: Momma, What’s Your Crutch? Related Blog Posts “Our Greatest Ally: God’s Grace for Marital Intimacy” RM, Laura T. Hardin “Passing Along Our Heritage: Teaching the Gospel in All of Life” RM, Autumn Kern “To Mom Well is to Know Christ Well” RM, Dianne Jago “For the Mom Who Feels Helpless” RM, Christina Fox “Kindness (Even When You’re Sleep Deprived)” RM, Abigail Dodds “The Gospel is our Guide to Guilt-Free Eating” RM, Abby Hummel “Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents” RM, Quina Aragon “Momma, Jesus Invites You to Come and Rest” RM, Liz Wann “Mothering a Rebellious Heart” RM, Courtney Reissig Laura’s Favorite Recipes “Crockpot Carnitas,” A Pinch of Yum “Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes,” My Recipes For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
April 18, 2018
God’s heart is for the broken, wounded, and forgotten. So what does that mean for how we care for the vulnerable children in our midst? One way is by opening your home to care for a child for a season. In this episode, Laura and Emily discuss the gospel’s impact on foster care with foster parents, Andrew and Chrissy Wolgemuth. While living out the gospel can be costly—requiring our time, resources, and hearts—God’s grace is sufficient in every circumstance for every family—whether we’re fostering or supporting those who are.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Fostering and Adopting in Faith Podcast Project 1.27—A bridge between the church and kids who need fostering Adopted for Life - Russell Moore “Race and the Family: Marriage, Fatherlessness, Adoption, Foster Care” - MLK50 Panel “Fighting for Faith in a Fostering Family” - T.J. and Jenn Menn “Foster Children Need the Church” - Brittany Lind “Being a Pro-Life Church is Messier Than You Think” - Daniel Darling “How to Address America’s Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village”  - Kelly Rosati “Foster Care as the Way of Christ” - Darren Carlson “Don’t Adopt!” - Russell Moore For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
April 11, 2018
There is just something about music that helps us remember things we’ve learned in a way that other methods can’t match! In this episode, Laura and Emily celebrate our opportunity to worship God through song. No matter what our singing voices sound like, we can all benefit from remembering God’s goodness and faithfulness through shared songs in the Christian faith. By inviting these moments of worship into our homes, we’re able to experience the joy of knowing God and resting in his promises as a whole family.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: How to Leave an iTunes Review Sign up for First Friday Newsletter Norton Hall Band, Southern Seminary, Hymn Playlist Journeywomen Jams—Kids’ Playlist  “The Universal Power of Music: Connecting It to Child Development” - The Great Kids, Inc. “When Trials Come: Resurrection Songs for a World of Suffering” - The Gospel Coalition “Songs for the Suffering” Playlist, - Caroline Cobb “Water in the Wildnerness” Playlist - Emily Guyer of Words Worth Noting “Singing From the Same Songbook: Ideas to Try” - Rebecca Parlakian and Claire Lerner, Zero to Three “The Role of Singing in the Life of the Church” - Rob Smith, The Gospel Coalition  “Worship Songs” - Eric Schumacher https://www.risenmotherhood.com/children (see music section) Songs for Saplings For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
April 4, 2018
You’re not the first mom to wonder, “How often should I bathe my kid?” or “How do you teach a stubborn child to obey?” Since other moms have asked these same questions, there may be someone with the biblical insight you need in your season of motherhood. In this episode, Laura and Emily remind us that looking to and learning from a mom who is in a season ahead of us can be a helpful way to apply biblical truth to the difficult situations in our lives! Despite our different life circumstances, we can learn from and teach one another because of our common status as believers in Christ. From one momma to another, let’s pass on God’s wisdom.  RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Ep. 85: Same Grace, Unique Circumstances: Every Mom is Your Neighbor Ep. 92: Learning, Growing, & Changing our Minds: How the Gospel Frees Us to Do Something Different Revive Our Hearts Series: God’s Beautiful Design for Women—Living Out Titus 2:1-5 - Revive Our Hearts Missional Motherhood - Gloria Furman Closer Than a Sister - Christina Fox Spiritual Mothering: The Titus 2 Model for Women Mentoring Women - Susan Hunt Women’s Ministry in the Local Church - Susan Hunt and Ligon Duncan Word-Filled Women’s Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church - Gloria Furman and Kathleen Nielson The Journeywomen Podcast - Hunter Beless “Finding Friendship Covered in Flour” - Amanda Wells “The Desperate Need for Mature Feminine Mentorship” - Christina Fox “Real Reality: Finding Freedom in Friendship” - Sarah Scott Pape “3 Minutes on How to Disciple Younger Women” - Gloria Furman (Video) “Make Room for Different Kinds of Discipleship” - Stacy Reoach “Mentoring: A Call to Spiritual Growth” - Melissa Kruger “Do We Need One Another in the Christian Life?” - Ed Welch (Video) “Praying Together as Mentorship and Discipleship” - Megan Hill For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
March 28, 2018
Deciding how to educate your child can be overwhelming, but momma, there is freedom—because of the gospel— in our education methods. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Jen Wilkin, a wife, mom, author, and Bible teacher, on her family’s decision to educate their children through the public school system. We all have unique situations when it comes to schooling, but our ultimate consideration is how to honor Christ as we care for our families (and our communities) in the decision making process.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: We have a special place to find our collection of education resources this month! Here you’ll find links to all of the interviews, resources and tools we’ve found helpful, and the RM questionnaire to serve as a springboard of things to think about as you and your family consider the decision of how to educate your child. Below, you’ll find some episode-specific resources: The Beginning of Wisdom (Jen’s blog) Jen’s instagram Jen’s twitter For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
March 21, 2018
Deciding how to educate your child can be overwhelming, but momma, there is freedom—because of the gospel—in our education methods. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk to Irene Sun, a pastor’s wife, mom, and author, about her experience as a mom who homeschools. Because our identities are found in Christ alone, we have nothing to prove to ourselves or anyone else. This should cause us all to breathe a sigh of relief. The lives of our children are safe in the hands of God.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: We have a special place to find our collection of education resources this month! Here you’ll find links to all of the interviews, resources and tools we’ve found helpful, and the RM questionnaire to serve as a springboard of things to think about as you and your family consider the decision of how to educate your child. Below, you’ll find some episode-specific resources: By the Waters (Irene’s blog) For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
March 14, 2018
Deciding how to educate your child can be overwhelming, but momma, there is freedom—because of the gospel— in our education methods. In this episode, Laura and Emily interview Melissa Kruger, a wife, mom, and writer, on her family’s decision to educate their children through the private system. No matter where we school our children, our responsibility remains to create a gospel-culture in our homes and to trust God’s good work in our children’s lives. School is important, but we are the biggest influencers in our children’s education.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: We have a special place to find our collection of education resources this month! Here you’ll find links to all of the interviews, resources and tools we’ve found helpful, and the RM questionnaire to serve as a springboard of things to think about as you and your family consider the decision of how to educate your child. Below, you’ll find some episode-specific resources: Wit’s End (Melissa’ blog) Melissa’s Instagram Melissa’s Twitter For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
March 7, 2018
Deciding how to educate your child can be overwhelming, but momma, there is freedom—because of the gospel—in our education methods. In this episode, Emily and Laura kickoff our RM month of education with the first of four podcast shows on schooling choices! Deciding how to educate your child reveals a lot of options, opinions, and pressures from both inside and outside of your home. We hope you’ll join us over the next month while we talk about private, public, and homeschooling, and how the gospel gives us freedom to choose, in the context of our own situation, for the glory of God.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: We have a special place to find our collection of education resources this month! Here you’ll find links to all of the interviews, resources and tools we’ve found helpful, and the RM questionnaire to serve as a springboard of things to think about as you and your family consider the decision of how to educate your child. Below, you’ll find some episode-specific resources: Deuteronomy 6:4-9: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Ephesians 6:4: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ep. 56: Feeding Our Families & the Gospel For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
February 28, 2018
From diaper choices and sleep methods to snack options and schooling methods, we make many decisions throughout our years of mothering. We research, we pray, we talk with our husbands, and we come to what feels like our “final” decision. But what about when we need to or want to change? In this episode, Emily and Laura talk about changing our minds on the little things and the big things. While we will never be perfect in decision-making, we serve a God who is wise, all-knowing, and in perfect control of all things. Momma, let’s be faithful in our limitations while trusting our limitless God to bring all things to fruition for his glory and our good.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Sign up for our First Friday Newsletter “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” - Prov. 16:9 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Rom. 12:2 Ep. 19: A Bad Moment Doesn’t Have to Make a Bad Day: Redeem Your Day - Risen Motherhood  Ep. 41: Adoption and the Gospel - Risen Motherhood  Humble Roots - Hannah Anderson “When the Detour Becomes the Road” - Vaneetha Rendall Risner “God’s Grace in Our Fears” - Christina Fox “Memorize the Mind of God” - David Mathis “Always Something: Embracing the Ever Changing Challenges of Motherhood” - Abbey Wedgeworth “You Can Trust God with Your Kids” - Christel Humfrey For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
February 21, 2018
Scroll through Pinterest or eavesdrop in a coffee shop and you might see or hear something along the lines of, “All I need is a whole lotta of Jesus and a little bit of coffee/tacos/Netflix/sleep.” While it’s usually said in jest, we all have little crutches that we rely on when we feel like we’re survival mode. In this episode, Laura and Emily talk about the potential crutches in motherhood like wine, shopping, or social media. While they may make us feel a little good for a little while, only Christ is the source of our greatest joy for the longest time. So momma, let’s go back to the cross and fix our eyes on the only one able to sustain, encourage, grow, and help us in every situation – Jesus.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: “This presence of inconsolable things reminds us that healing is not the same as heaven. Miracles are real and powerful, but they do not remove the inconsolable things.” - Zack Eswine, Sayable Ep. 62: When Your Husband Works Long Hours - Risen Motherhood “Come Ye Sinners” Hymn - Norton Hall Band “You Can Abide Too, Tired Mama” - Laura T. Hardin “When Life Rocks Your Boat” - Christina Kposowa-Doyu, This Joyous Home “Cherishing Christ vs. Treasuring Trinkets” - Sarah Scott Pape “Heart to Heart Series: The Devastation of Idolatry” - Shameka Tyler, Tastes of Goodness “Changed Before Her First Birthday” - Lauren Weir, Words Worth Noting For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
February 14, 2018
Parenting alongside your husband can sometimes feel overwhelming. We want to be intentional, but it can seem like we have wildly different plans than our spouses! In this episode, Emily and Laura give a nod to Valentine’s Day by diving into a marriage topic: unity with our husbands. Even though we have differences, God has joined us in marriage for his mission in our homes and has equipped us to do it together. Through Christ’s perfect record, we can humbly forgive one another, refocus on our mission, and live in unity with our husbands every day. RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Ep. 28: On the Same Team: Getting on the Same Page as Parents - Risen Motherhood Ep. 46: Intentional Motherhood: Communicating Your Family’s Mission - Risen Motherhood  Ep. 68: How Can Mom Support Dad Spiritually?: An Interview with Jerrad Lopes - Risen Motherhood Deuteronomy 6 “When You Want to Change Your Husband” - Jen Wilkin, Nancy Guthrie, & Jackie Hill Perry, The Gospel Coalition “How to Stay Focused On Your Family’s Ministry and Giftings” - RM Blog “God’s Plan for Marriage and How Culture Has Missed the Mark” - Darin Smith, For the Church “The Cascade of Trinitarian Love Fills Our Homes” - Matthew Sims, CBMW.org For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
February 7, 2018
Kids say the darndest things sometimes, don’t they? Maybe it’s a comment about someone’s hair while you’re in line at the grocery store or they ask a question about someone’s dialect when you have a neighbor over for dinner, but no matter where it happens, it’s normal for children to show curiosity about God’s diverse design. In this episode, Trillia Newbell joins Emily and Laura to share practical ways we can explain God’s very good idea to our children, exposing them to different people with joy and transparency. The gospel speaks a better word than our culture — affirming that all people are made in the image of God and deserve to be loved as such.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Trillia Newbell's Website Follow Trillia on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts - Trillia Newbell  God's Very Good Idea: A True Story of God's Delightfully Different Family - Trillia Newbell  United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity - Trillia Newbell Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves - Trillia Newbell ERLC Podcast hosted by Trillia Newbell United? We Pray Podcast - Isaac Adams & Trillia Newbell For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!  
January 31, 2018
As moms, we spend a lot of time thinking about sleep, like, “Will I get to have it?” and “I can’t sleep – I have too much to do!” From tiny baby bellies to late-night toddler questions, we sacrifice our sleep out of love and service to Christ through caring for our families. In this episode, Laura and Emily discuss how the gospel gives hope to the weary, sleepy mom (most of us, right?). In light of God’s promises to us, we no longer worship sleep as an idol or ignore our need for rest. Instead, Christ has freed us from either extreme, offering us true rest and hope in himself. We may be tired, but we can trust him with our needs.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Momma, Jesus Invites You to Come and Rest - Liz Wann, RM Blog The Sovereign Hand of Sleeplessness - Kristin Tabb, Desiring God 3 Truths for the Tired Mom - Elisha Galotti, Revive Our Hearts I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead - Mary C. Wiley, Everyday Theology  Self-Care in the Busyness of Motherhood | Ep. 86 - RM Podcast “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.” -Psalm 127:2 “Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” -Psalm 121:4 "Humble yourselves, therefore,under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." -I Peter 5:6-7 “God gave us sleep to remind us we are not him.” –Charles Spurgeon For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
January 24, 2018
As mommas, we all fall short of the glory of God. What we need when that happens is to preach the gospel to ourselves again and again. But how do we actually do that? In this episode, Emily and Laura share how reminding yourself of the gospel is an important part of the Christian walk – but it requires some practice. To preach the gospel, we have to know the gospel. It’s the only thing that keeps us from being defined by the time we yelled in the car or hid in the pantry stress-eating dark chocolate. Momma, your true identity is secure in Christ – offering peace, hope, and joy in every moment. RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1) As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:12) “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. (Isaiah 1:18) For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more. (Hebrews 8:12) A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God's Love - Milton Vincent Show Them Jesus - Jack Klumpenhower CrossTalk: Where Life & Scripture Meet - Michael Emlet Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts - Trillia Newbell Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life  - Jeff Vanderstelt “Faith Hacking: Preaching the Gospel to Yourself” - Tim Challies “Preach the Gospel to Yourself” - David Mathis “How to Preach the Gospel to Yourself” - An interview with Jerry Bridges For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
January 17, 2018
We were created to work and to rest, but sometimes it feels like our to-do list never ends. But we were not created to carry the burdens of “doing it all” or to indulge in copious amounts of “me time.” So, when and how are we supposed to rest amidst the busyness of motherhood? In this episode, Laura and Emily get to the heart of self-care for mommas. While we do need practical things like sleep, food, and a shower, what our hearts most desperately need is the refreshing truth of the gospel. We weren’t made to be limitless, so our limitations are actually a gift that draws us into the rest offered by Christ in every situation.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: RM | Equipping Ep. 2: Motherhood & Self-Care Ep. 66: Hannah Anderson: How Humility Nourishes a Weary Mom’s Soul  Refresh: Embracing a Grace-Paced Life in a World of Endless Demands - Shona & David Murray Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul - Hannah Anderson “Five Truths on Rest – Lessons from a Newborn” - Lauren Weir, Words Worth Noting “Self-Care and Self-Denial” - Amie Patrick, The Gospel Coalition “Returning to Rest”  - Lexy Sauvé, Deeply Rooted Magazine “Come, All Who Are Weary” - Jon Bloom, Desiring God For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
January 10, 2018
We’re excited to be back and set the course for our 2018 theme: unity in the gospel! While moms may look and act differently than one another, we find common ground in being followers of Christ. In this episode, Laura and Emily share the heartbeat behind this year’s theme by looking at the letter to the Ephesians. Much like Paul’s audience of Jews and Gentiles, we’re moms of different races, backgrounds, giftings, and more. But being heirs of Christ gives us all the same foundation. So let’s spend the year learning what it means to be united as the body of Christ as we seek to glorify God in our lives. We’re grateful to journey together with you! _______ Also in this episode, Emily and Laura share about a new endeavor RM is embarking on, and you can be apart of it! Find out the details at the beginning of this show! RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Risen Motherhood on Patreon GRACE: A Bible Study for Women on Ephesians - Keri Folmar “What is Christian Unity?” - John Piper, Desiring God  “Unity and Underground Churches” - K.A. Ellis, United? We Pray “Toward a Theology of Unity” - Kevin DeYoung, The Gospel Coalition “Women in the Church and the Differences that Divide Us” - Laura Elliott, Revive Our Hearts “The Priceless Gift of Christian Unity” - John Piper, Desiring God  “5 Reasons Unity is Worth Fighting For” - Erin Davis, Revive Our Hearts “A Powerful Vision for Praying Women” - Vonette Bright, Revive Our Hearts Life Together - Dietrich Bonhoeffer “When Leaders Unite Across Generation Gaps” - Linda Green, Revive Our Hearts “Boomers, Millennials, and the Growing Tension” - David Mathis, Desiring God  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.  
December 13, 2017
What a year 2017 has been – God is so good! Whether you’ve been with us for awhile or just recently started listening, we’re grateful to have spent the year learning to deeply study scripture together! It takes practice to grow in biblical literacy, but our prayer is that we would all find our truest delight in knowing God through his word. In this episode, Emily and Laura wrap up the year by looking back at our 2017 theme, lessons learned, and favorite shows. We also share our 2018 theme! Let’s finish this year well mamas, and head into the next year with our feet firmly planted in the gospel as we bring grace into our homes and our children’s lives!   RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: The Abide Method RM Podcast Archives RM Resources Page Ep. 51 - Family Devotions in the Season of Young Children Ep. 53 - Discerning Truth in a World Full of Mom Advice Ep. 63 - Jen Wilkin: Growing in God’s Word as a Mom of Little Ones Ep. 65 - Finding Your Tribe: Momma, Who is Your Primary Community? Ep. 66 - Hannah Anderson: How Humility Nourishes a Weary Mom’s Soul Ep. 67 - 8 Reasons the Old Testament Should Matter to Moms Ep. 68 - Jerrad Lopes: How Can Mom Support Dad Spiritually? Ep. 70 - Is Motherhood Your Measure of Success? Ep. 71 - Mom Bods and the Gospel Ep. 73 - Ruth Chou Simons: Faithfulness & Work in the Season of Young Children Ep. 74 - Grandparents & The Gospel: Why Do Grandma & Grandpa Get Under Your Skin? Ep. 75 - Grandparents & The Gospel: Approach Them With Grace Ep. 76 - Sally Clarkson: Nourishing & Training Up Your Children at the Table Ep. 79 - She Reads Truth: God’s Word Everyday, In Every Season  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.
December 6, 2017
All moms are working moms. We’ve each been called by God to love our families, train up our children, and use our gifts and abilities to glorify him in our unique situations. For some moms, this means they work exclusively in the home. For other moms, this means they work in and out of the home. In this episode, Nikki Daniels, wife, mom of three, and Assistant Headmaster of Advancement at Monte Vista Christian School, reminds us that God values us in every role he calls us to. No matter where we spend our days, our call is to be faithful with what he’s given us. The gospel will always meet a mom where she’s at and offer her the sweet freedom of a woman – not just a mom – rooted in Christ.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Having It All at Work and Home - Nikki Daniels, TGC Every Woman’s Call to Work - Abigail Dodds, Desiring God Women, Work, and Our Crisis of Identity - Carolyn McCulley, Desiring God  Will You Still Work When the Baby Is Born? - Macy English, TGC Women, Trade Self-Worth for Awe and Wonder - Jen Wilkin, Desiring God Finding Your Identity in Christ Looks Like Death - Trillia Newbell, Rosaria Butterfield & Blair Linne, TGC Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work - Tim Keller  What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done - Matthew Aaron Perman Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will - Kevin DeYoung The Theology of Identity with Matt Lantz - Hunter Beless, Journeywomen Podcast  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!       This fall, the RM team will be experimenting with adding discussion questions to serve as a launch point for further conversation. Our hope is that these questions will encourage you to dig deep and see how the gospel transforms motherhood. Discussion Questions: Think about all of the seasons you’ve experienced as a mother. Think about the seasons of your sisters and closest friends. Are there wildly different experiences, even in your own relationships? Most likely. While everyone is living a unique life, the one thing we can all relate to is the pursuit of glorifying God by serving our families well in the season we’re in right now (Eph. 2:10). Rather than compare ourselves to one another – which leads to mutual insecurity – let’s enjoy the freedom and grace Christ offers us. Our purpose is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, and that looks different for every mom. With our access to social media, parenting books, blogs, and more, moms need a strong, gospel-centered filter to separate the truth from the falsehoods. The world will always tell us what we should be doing or what our kids really need, but we want to honor God’s standards in our parenting. How do you grow a gospel-centered filter to discern truth in a world of personal opinions? Saying no to the world’s ideas of motherhood in order to say yes to God’s design for motherhood will be costly. Thankfully, we do not need to fear man’s judgment, because we know that God’s design is always better. How does God describe a mother’s role in scripture? What matters to him? We all have to prioritize our callings or we risk overwhelming ourselves and misplacing our time and talents. The gospel should guide our to-do lists, offering us perspective and freedom. On what roles does God place a high value and importance? When you look at your list, what are your “best things” in light of scripture? The gospel applies to everyone – across history, culture, and geographic locations. Women have always served their families in different capacities. It’s encouraging to remember that God has already prepared good works for us to do in each of our roles: woman, wife, mother, worker. Everything we do is in service to him, so it all matters. How do your different roles in this season of life glorify God? The two most common phrases for moms today are “we can’t have it all” and “we can have it all.” These anthems cause intense and unnecessary comparison amongst moms. A gospel-centered perspective of motherhood will continue to bring you back to Jesus, our truest portion and prize. When moms have Christ, they have it all, even if they have nothing else. What does it mean for Jesus to be all?
November 29, 2017
Most of us know that good storytelling captures our attention and impresses lessons on our hearts. The same is true for our children! The adventures, battles, victories, and resolutions whisper biblical truths that impact our children, often without them fully understanding how or why. In this episode, Emily and Laura share how stories can help us pass along the gospel and give examples of godly character to our children. A good story represents the Great Story, and wonderful tales laced with hope invite our children to know the greatest storyteller of all–God himself.     RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Related Content: The Story of the Bible: How the Good News About Jesus Is Essential - Tim Keller, TGC Are Fairy Tales Just for Children? - Joe Rigney, Desiring God Finding the Gems Among the Rubbish: A Guide To Selecting Quality Children’s Literature, Part I - Laura Wifler: RM Co-Founder & Co-Host, Twin Cities Mom Blog Seeds of Faith, Awe and Wonder - Autumn Kern: RM Blog Editor, Rosemary & Thyme  Three Objections to Fairy Tales and C. S. Lewis's Response - Joe Rigney, Desiring God Finding Truth in Our Fairy Tales - Kristen O'Neal, Relevant Magazine How to Choose Books for Children - Christel Humfrey, TGC  How to Choose a Good Book for Children - Sally Clarkson Resources:  2017-2018 Liturgical Calendar Storyformed Podcast Sarah's List of Recommended Children's Literature - Sarah Clarkson, Whole Heart Ministries The Bible Story Handbook: A Resource for Teaching 175 Stories from the Bible - John H. Walton Honey for a Child's Heart - Gladys Hunt - A book on how and why to choose good books Orange Marmalade - Christian Book Reviews for Kids Under 12 Aslan's Library - Faith-based book reviews  On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature - C.S. Lewis Live Like a Narnian - Joe Rigney - A good book for helping draw out truths from the books “Narniandiscipleship” as he calls it. Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life - Jeff Vanderstelt More From Risen Motherhood: Ep. 33: Intentional Motherhood Starts at Day 1 Ep. 67: 8 Reasons the Old Testament Should Matter to Moms For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!    
November 15, 2017
One of the most exciting things we can teach our children is that Jesus came to earth as a tiny baby and that he’s coming back as the King. This past-and-future perspective is at the heart of the Advent season as we celebrate what has happened and wait expectantly for what is to come. On this episode, Emily and Laura explain the meaning of advent, sharing ways to celebrate, and encourage moms to find freedom in the Christmas season. Instead of running into the holidays with added pressure of one more thing, we can look to Christ and celebrate the gospel story in our homes from an overflow of joy.   RM APPLY QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Related Content: Why We Celebrate Advent - Timothy Paul Jones, TGC Celebrating Advent: Looking Back and Looking Forward - Melissa Kruger, TGC Christmas is a Mystery - Michael Douglas, TGC Jesse Tree Devotions - RCA Advent Begins Today - David Mathis, Desiring God Advent is for Adoring Jesus - Desiring God  Good News of Great Joy - John Piper, Desiring God  Three Wise Men Walk Into A Barn - Knowing Faith podcast Resources: RM|Resources for Advent (Check out all our favorite items that we use for Advent - many that we mention on the show!) Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Calendar Printable + Reading Plan - FaithGateway (This is the one the RM Team has used in years past, but for some reason, this one doesn't "open for download" until 11/22/18 - but we assume they mean 2017 ...? You can get an alternate one here, and the direct link to the pdf is here. ) SRT Advent 2017 - She Reads Truth Our Deliverer Advent Devotional - Gentle Leading Well Watered Women Journals  Crew & Co. Advent Materials Behold the Lamb of God - Russ Ramsey Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room: Daily Family Devotions for Advent - Nancy Guthrie  Jesse Tree Ornaments - Kathryn Marcellino Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional - Paul David Tripp  The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming - Sally Clarkson More From Risen Motherhood: Ep: 42 | Making Christmas Traditions Matter Ep. 76 | Nourishing and Training Up Your Child at the Table "Because We Could Not Stop for Death: Miscarriage and the Believer" - Lore Ferguson Wilbert, Risen Motherhood Blog (The blog post Emily mentioned on the show.) "Five Ways To Engage Your Young Children In Advent" - Risen Motherhood Blog For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
November 8, 2017
From the rude friend in the neighborhood to the scary show at Grandma’s house, our children will face negative influences. Even more so, their own hearts will lead them to worship the wrong things. So what do we do as moms to train our children in godliness? In this episode, Laura and Emily talk about building a gospel culture within our homes by offering grace, not guilt, to our children. By creating an environment of conversation, repentance, and joy, we can extend the welcoming attitude of Christ towards our children as they learn to live like Jesus. Our children are not the things they see or do, and we have the privilege of teaching them to look towards Jesus, again and again.     RM APPLY QUESTIONS   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Mothering a Rebellious Heart - Courtney Reissig  Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family - Paul David Tripp Parenting with a Big Gospel Picture - Mitch Chase, The Gospel Coalition  A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Todays World - John Stonestreet, ERLC 6 Truths about Parenting That Reorient Everything - Paul David Tripp, Crossway How to Raise an Alien Child - Jen Wilkin, The Gospel Coalition Offensive vs. Defensive Discipleship - Eric Geiger Jesus is God - Matt Chandler, The Village Church Resources X-ray Questions: Drawing Out the Whys and Wherefores of Human Behavior - David Powlison Loving Someone in Their Mess - Colleen Chao, Revive Our Hearts How Do We Keep Ourselves From Idol Worship - David Powlison, CCEF 12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child - Desiring God Don't Raise Good Kids - Jon Bloom, Desiring God What if I Ruin My Kids - John Piper, Desiring God Parenting Is Like Jazz - William P. Smith, The Gospel Coalition Social Media Isn't Your Teens' Biggest Problem - Kristen Hatton, The Gospel Coalition Divine Words for Desperate Parents - Nancy Guthrie, The Gospel Coalition    For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry! RM|APPLY: Questions for personal reflection or conversation with others, to dig deep and allow the transforming work of the gospel to impact every part of your motherhood While we cannot keep our children from all of the negative influences of this world, we can create a culture within our homes that continually points them to Christ (Deut. 11:18-20). Jesus modeled perfect obedience to God during his life, teaching us how to be in this world but not of it. Because of his perfect life and death on the cross, we experience deep grace every day. As you work through these questions, consider how you can draw your children to Christ through the normal rhythms in your home. Our family culture influences our children at home. What does your family value most? As a mom, you have the opportunity to live an authentic life of discipleship to Jesus in front of your children. How are you teaching your children to walk in his ways? The biggest problem our children have is inside of them. So we need to address negative influences with our children at the heart level. Consider an issue in your home right now. What does it look like to bring it back to the heart issue? We need to be praying constantly that our children will grow to love the one true God as we work to protect them. What practical things can you do to surround your children with godly influences in different settings? Ultimately, we do not change the hearts of our children, only God can do that. When we understand that God is in control of all things, we no longer have to strive to control our children. Are there are any areas of motherhood that you still try to control? How does your identity in Christ free you to trust God?  
November 1, 2017
In the years of little ones, it seems almost impossible to carve out a quiet moment to read our Bibles and pray intentionally. Most moms want to be in the word amidst the busyness, but we just need a little help. This is why founders, Raechel and Amanda, started She Reads Truth – to see women get in the word of God everyday. In this episode, Raechel and Amanda, wives, mothers, and authors, discuss how women need to be rooted in God’s word, taking the first step by just getting started. By changing our expectations of “quiet times” and studying with other women, we can find the refreshing hope of the gospel in the Bible that has relevant application in each season of life. She Reads Truth has kindly offered all Risen Motherhood listeners 10% of anything in the shop (except the auto-ship subscriptions) – from 11/1-11/8 with the code RISEN10. Go check it out! DISCUSSION QUESTIONS VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: She Reads Truth She Reads Truth Advent Study She Reads Truth Bible Women of the Word - Jen Wilkin How to Read the Bible for Yourself - John Piper, Desiring God  How to Go Deeper in Bible Study - John Piper, Desiring God  The Simple Questions to Ask Every Time you Open Your Bible - Justin Taylor, TGC How to Read The Bible - The Bible Project  Tools for Studying the Bible - Geoff Ashley, TVC Resources  More From Risen Motherhood: The Inductive Bible Study Method The Inductive Bible Study Method with Kids How to Discover Major Gospel Themes in Scripture   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
October 25, 2017
From elaborate, Pinterest-worthy birthday bashes to simple celebrations with donuts and family, birthday parties can look wildly different in every family. But for moms today, planning a birthday party can feel a little like a competition against online strangers, our friends, and even ourselves. One thing all parties do is reveal a mom’s heart. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss birthday parties and ask, “What’s our heart motivation?” Since our worth is secure with Christ, moms can stop chasing perfection, even in something like party planning. The gospel invites us to see each birthday as pause for a yearly celebration of God’s work in our children’s lives.     VIEW TRANSCRIPT   We want to recognize that birthdays can be hard for moms who have lost a child too soon, either inside or outside of the womb. Moms who have experienced miscarriage and infant loss can also glorify God as they mourn and celebrate what God did in and through that child’s life, even if it was short. Even though we don’t address this directly in the show, we’re thinking about you, and hope you will be blessed and encouraged by some of these resources: Ep. 23: Hope After Miscarriage: Two Moms Share Their Stories and Loss Ep. 39: Infertility, Miscarriage and Motherhood with Courtney Reissig RM’s Collection: Hope for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Articles, Resources and Related Content: FAQ: Should I Curtain Grandparent Gift-Giving - Jen Wilkin Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World - Kristin Welch Mom Enough - Desiring God Recovering From Perfect Mom Syndrome - Melissa Kruger, The Gospel Coalition  They Shall Know Us by Our Parties - Catherine Parks, Christianity Today  The Amazing Calling of Being "Mom''- Trillia Newbell, Desiring God  More From Risen Motherhood: Ep. 42: Making Christmas Traditions Matter Ep. 64: Making a Home: Decorating for the Glory of God Ep. 70: Is Motherhood the Most Important Thing  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.
October 18, 2017
We’ve had many questions from listeners about all things motherhood, ranging from the super practical to the thought-provoking theological. We tackled many of those last spring, but it’s time to answer a new list of frequently asked questions! In this special one-hour episode, Laura and Emily laugh and talk about lessons learned, their friendship, what they’re currently reading, personal testimonies, and so much more. We hope that as you listen in, you’ll pick up a few ideas about how the gospel impacts every aspect of motherhood! Questions & Resources Mentioned (In the order of the show):  Meet the New RM Team  About Laura & Emily and Risen Motherhood:  What are you currently reading? The Imperfect Disciple - Jared C. Wilson Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance The Wingfeather Saga - Andrew Peterson Good & Angry - David Powlison Ordinary - Michael Horton Divided by Faith: Evangilical Religion and the Problem of Race in America - Michael O. Emerson & Christian Smith Grace: A Bible Study on Ephesians for Women - Keri Folmar Alive in Him - Gloria Furman What's your ratio of Bible reading to spiritual book reading and how do you find time for both? Will you share your testimony? As sister-in-law’s, how did your friendship develop? Did your friendship come naturally and how much did you work for it in the beginning? How do you currently try to balance ministry/work life (Risen Motherhood) with everything else (home life, church ministry, etc.)?  Do you live close to each other? How do you record it together? Do you do a bunch at once or all separately? How do you choose your topics? Do you/how do you get paid for RM? Our Motherhood Journeys:  What things (good or bad) did/do you get hung up on pertaining to raising little ones? Things that you obsess over or try with all your might to control eg. sleep, food, hygiene. And more importantly, how do you give those things over to God? What's the best spiritual & most practical advice you've received during your time as a mom? How do you do more than just survive with multiple kiddos?  How to cope with little sleep: Pregnancy Insomnia, newborn stage, temporary illnesses, etc.  Ep. 60: Adding Another Little Our Marriage Journeys: How your marriages have weathered with recent health issues of your kids? What do fights and reconciliation look like? How do you avoid husband getting “leftovers” because you are so tired by the time he comes home?  Ep. 35: Putting Your Marriage First: Give Him More Than the Leftovers RM Episodes on Marriage Emily and Laura on "Dad Tired" How do you balance housework with your husband? Thoughts on Ministry & Parenting Do you keep your kids with you on Sunday or send them to nursery? How do you balance receiving from the Lord and caring for children? How much should I sacrifice my child’s needs in service to the church compared to my own growth?  Ep. 65: Finding Your Tribe: Momma, Who is Your Primary Community? Ep. 54: Ask Us Anything! : Spring 2017 Edition  Kids How do you balance housework and playing with your kids? Ep. 54: Ask Us Anything! : Spring 2017 Edition  "Pursuasion 109: The Pressure of Perfect Parenting" - Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson Do you have resources for training up toddlers or providing general discipline.  Ep. 57: How Discipline Helps Us Communicate the Gospel Future Shows! Private school, public school, homeschool? - Coming Soon How to find balance and intentionality for full-time working moms? - Coming Soon  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
October 11, 2017
The idea of eating around the table with little ones may bring to mind little tea cups in front of stuffed animal friends or fidgeting children and food-covered floors. No matter what mealtimes look like in our homes, each meal is a chance to share how God’s love impacts our children’s lives. In this episode, Sally Clarkson, wife, mother of four, and prolific author, offers her wealth of experience and insight on sharing Christ with your children around the family table. By making our times at the table something special and an opportunity for training, moms can tackle the hard work of sharing gospel truths in a natural way within the daily rhythm of mealtimes.   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: The Lifegiving Table - Sally Clarkson The Mission of Motherhood  - Sally Clarkson The Ministry of Motherhood - Sally Clarkson The Lifegiving Home - Sally Clarkson At Home with Sally Clarkson and Friends - Sally Clarkson's Podcast  Meal Time Prayers - John Piper (Desiring God) Songs from The New City Catechism - The Gospel Coalition The New City Catechism Your Child is Your Neighbor - Jen Wilkin (The Gospel Coalition)  Why we Teach our Children to be Christian - Jason Helveston (Desiring God)  Sharing the Gospel with Your Children - Jill Nelson (Children Desiring God) Help Me Teach the Bible: Marty Machowski on Teaching Theology to Kids - Nancy Guthrie (The Gospel Coalition)   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!  
October 4, 2017
Interactions with the grandparents in your life may leave you feeling thankful and energized, but they may also leave you feeling frustrated or misunderstood. One thing that all moms need in both easy and hard relationships is grace. In the second episode of our “Grandparents & The Gospel” series, Laura and Emily focus on how we can be the instruments of the gospel in our interactions with our children’s grandparents. When we understand how Jesus extends the most grace to us, we are free to offer unconditional love to some of our very closest neighbors, Grandpa and Grandma.   VIEW TRANSCRIPT   Articles, Resources and Related Content: Loving Difficult People – Stacy Reaoch (Desiring God) Organic Food, Essential Oils, and the Gospel of Grace – Stacy Reaoch (Desiring God) Loving Someone in Their Mess – Colleen Chao (Revive Our Hearts) 10 Common Mistakes in Difficult Relationships – Lina Abujamra (Revive Our Hearts) Simple Advice about Mommy Advice – Jasmine Holmes (Desiring God) FAQ: Should I Curtain Grandparent Gift-Giving – Jen Wilkin Faith: The Link Between God’s Love for Us and Ours for Others – John Piper (Desiring God) Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 1 – John Piper (Desiring God) Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 2 – John Piper (Desiring God) Audacious Grace – Diana Stone (She Reads Truth) Read Scripture: Ephesians – The Bible Project (YouTube)    For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.  
September 27, 2017
Grandparents can be some of the most loving and helpful relationships in the lives of our children, but they can also be some of the most complicated. Navigating different expectations, values, and family cultures can cause miscommunication and even estrangement. In this episode, Emily and Laura ask the question, “Why do Grandma and Grandpa get under our skin sometimes?” which is really a way of examining our own hearts in light of the gospel. What we worship determines how we respond to happy and hard relationships, and only when we reorient our eyes to Christ’s sacrifice can we approach these issues with grace.   VIEW TRANSCRIPT    Articles, Resources and Related Content:  X-Ray Questions: Drawing Out the Whys and Wherefores of Human Behavior – David Powlison Loving Difficult People – Stacy Reaoch (Desiring God) Loving Someone in Their Mess – Colleen Chao (Revive Our Hearts) 10 Common Mistakes in Difficult Relationships – Lina Abujamra (Revive Our Hearts) Simple Advice about Mommy Advice – Jasmine Holmes (Desiring God) FAQ: Should I Curtail Grandparent Gift-Giving – Jen Wilkin God’s Wisdom, Your Relationships – Paul Tripp (Desiring God) How do we Keep Ourselves from Idol Worship? - David Powlison (CCEF) When Sin is Grievous and Grace is Stunning – Tim Keller (The Gospel Coalition)  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
September 20, 2017
In the little years, it’s easy to grow weary from sowing seeds without seeing much fruit. When the discouragement bears down, we wonder, “Does this even matter? Would another investment be more worthwhile?” In this episode, Ruth Chou Simons, author, artist and founder of Gracelaced, pours out gospel-rich wisdom from her years of parenting six boys. She discusses how she manages her dreams and motherhood, how she keeps her priorities straight with a blooming business, and offers practical wisdom for a busy mom to grow in her relationship with God. Through years of humble faithfulness, a mom can hope in Christ, even when she can’t see the outcome of her story.  VIEW TRANSCRIPT Articles, Resources and Related Content: Gracelaced Book – Ruth’s new book including beautiful artwork & devotionals* Gracelaced Journal – Includes 8 pieces of art by Ruth & inviting journal to use* Gracelaced.com - Ruth Chou Simons’ website Gracelaced on Instagram – Follow Ruth on Instagram Each Person Has Their Own Story Quote - The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis When Dreams Don’t Come True, and Even When They Do – Ruth Chou Simons (Gracelaced) Dear Mom Who Refuses to Rest – Ruth Chou Simons (Gracelace) Creatives: 4 Things to Consider as You Pursue a Dream – Ruth Chou Simons (Gracelaced) Women, Work, and Our Crisis of Identity – Carolyn McCulley (Desiring God) Will You Still Work When the Baby is Born? – Macy English (The Gospel Coalition) Stay-at-Home Mom and Career Mom: You Were Made for Something Greater – Jasmine L Holmes  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
September 13, 2017
What does a mom do at the beginning of an unknown journey with a child who doesn’t seem to fit the mold? Whether it’s food allergies, therapy needs, medical concerns, hearing/vision impairments, challenging behaviors or something else; the differences can feel scary and isolating. How can a mom apply the truth of the gospel when she’s not even sure what she’s dealing with? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss their own personal experiences with kids who don’t fit the mold, and offer encouragement rooted in an unchanging hope available in Christ. In him, we can be confident that all things are for our good and God’s glory.   Articles, Resources and Related Content: No Matter What Happens- Emily Jensen (contributor at For The Church) Though You Slay Me - song by Shane and Shane Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him - Sally Clarkson Battling the Bitterness of Parenting a Disabled Child- Christine Hoover (Desiring God) Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God - free pdf download (John Piper) Hope and Stay - Abigail Dodds' blog with lots of resources on special needs More From Risen Motherhood: Interview with Abigail Dodds-Having a Child with Special Needs - Ep. 58  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
September 6, 2017
Regardless of how long it’s been since having a baby, we can easily tie too much self-worth to our external appearance. Our confidence can be sky high one morning when we see that “number we’ve been waiting for,” and drop to the ground when it we see a friend who looks better-than-before-baby. But what does the gospel say about how we should view our MomBods? In this special “welcome back” episode, newly postpartum moms Emily and Laura discuss common cultural mindsets about body image, encouraging themselves and others to believe the truths presented in scripture. God isn’t shaming our postpartum bodies, and we shouldn’t either.   Articles & Resources: Humble Roots -Hannah Anderson The Kind of Weight that Matters-Gretchen Saffles (Well Watered Women) Exercise, Body Image, and God's Truth- Trillia Newbell, True Woman  More From Risen Motherhood: Post Partum Body Image- RM Ep. 3 Interview with Hannah Anderson-How Humility Nourishes a Weary Mom's Soul -RM Ep. 66  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
June 28, 2017
When urgent needs and love for our littles abounds, it’s easy to become all-consumed by the role of motherhood. Without even realizing it, we can start to define ourselves by how we’re doing, letting our joy be found in the relative success of earthly ability instead of the secure anchor of the Savior. In this episode, Emily and Laura revisit the concept of identity and motherhood, encouraging moms to define themselves in Christ. As sinners, our success can’t be found in any earthly role or relationship, but only through our eternal hope in the Savior himself. Articles & Resources: The Westminster Shorter Catechism -online version The New City Cathecism - Kathy Keller Counterfeit Gods - Tim Keller Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family - Paul David Tripp Mom Enough - Multiple Collaborators (Desiring God) A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God's Love- Milton Vincent When Mommy Loves Jesus More- Emily Jensen (For The Church contributor) More From Risen Motherhood: Motherhood and the Gospel- RM Ep. 1 Interview with Gloria Furman: Missional Motherhood - RM Ep. 32 Interview with Jen Wilkin: Growing in God's Word as a Mom of Little Ones - RM Ep. 63 Interview with Hannah Anderson: How Humility Nourishes a Weary Mom's Soul - RM Ep. 66 Inductive Bible Study Tuturial and Printables - RM Equipping  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
June 21, 2017
It’s natural to prefer spending time with moms who share similar parenting values, lifestyle choices, and special interests with us. Conversely, most of us can instantly think of a mom we avoid, because she makes us uncomfortable with her more-extreme views in a gray-area of motherhood. These feelings beg the question, “How should we love and interact with those who do motherhood differently than us, especially when those differences breed difficulties?” In this episode, Emily and Laura bring the gospel to bear on these challenging relationships, remembering that the cross levels all of us. Because of the extravagant grace shown to us, we can now love others who are different, even when it’s hard.  Articles & Resources: Loving Difficult People || Stacy Reaoch (Desiring God) Organic Food, Essential Oils, and the Gospel of Grace || Stacy Reaoch (Desiring God) The Love that is Neither Easy or Natural || Erik Raymond (TGC) Mom vs. Mom: The War I Didn't See Coming || Jeanne Harrison (Revive our Hearts)  Loving Someone in Their Mess || Colleen Chao (Revive our Hearts)  10 Common Mistakes in Difficult Relationships || Lina Abujamra (Revive our Hearts) More From Risen Motherhood:  Free to be the Mother God Created You to Be: Why Comparison Doesn't Work || RM Ep. 18 Friendship and Motherhood || RM Ep. 38  Breastfeeding & Bottle Feeding: How the Gospel Changes the Conversation || RM Ep. 13  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!  
June 14, 2017
Moms celebrate Father’s Day with a variety of feelings. Some are incredibly grateful for their husband’s leadership, hands-on help, sacrificial love, and wisdom with child-rearing. But others feel the pain of disappointment, and aren’t sure how to reconcile their expectations with their reality. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Jerrad Lopes, host of the weekly DadTired podcast and founder of the non-profit ministry, aimed at pointing men to Jesus. Jerrad tackles some of the most frequently-asked-questions Risen Motherhood receives about supporting husbands spiritually, with “from his perspective” insights and practical ideas. Because of Christ’s example, moms are free to love and support Dad, right where he’s at. Articles & Resources: Dad Tired Website/Podcast-Jerrad Lopes  Stop Behaving: A Gospel-Centered Devotional for Men-Dad Tired When Dad Doesn't Disciple the Kids-Jen Wilkin More From Risen Motherhood: How Mom Can Help Dad Invest in the Family's Faith- RM Episode 14 Putting Your Marriage First: Give Him More than the Leftovers- RM Episode 35 When Littles Make You Want to Check Out in Marriage- RM Blog Pray Before You Speak: Tips for Lovingly Approaching Your Husband with Your Hurts- RM Blog  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
June 7, 2017
Any mom who reads to her children knows that you wouldn't start a storybook right in the middle! If you skipped the first half, your kids would miss important aspects of the plot and the character development. Instead, you would start at the very beginning and view all of the parts as a whole. But for some reason, when it comes to the bible, we often toss that concept aside and go straight for the easier-to-understand New Testament books. In this episode, Emily and Laura make a case for the Old Testament, citing eight reasons why it really matters! Processing the entire bible in light of the cross is critical for mom (and her kiddos) to rightly understand God's epic redemption story. Articles & Resources: Teaching Theology to Children - Nancy Guthrie interviews Marty Machowski on her podcast, Help Me Teach the Bible Show Them Jesus - Jack Klumpenhower Women of the Word - Jen Wilkin  A Christian's Pocket Guide to Loving the Old Testament - Alec Motyer A Peculiar Glory - John Piper  From Garden to Glory - Courtney Doctor Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament - Nancy Guthrie (this is a whole bible study / book series) God's Glory, Illustrated for Kids - Ask Pastor John The Gospel Project for Kids - A Video + Curriculum and resources  Is the Bible Too Violent for Kids? - Trevin Wax  Children's Bibles & Books: The Biggest Story - Kevin DeYoung  The Jesus Storybook Bible - Sally Lloyd Jones  The Big Picture Story Bible - David Helm The Gospel Story Bible - Marty Machowski  The Garden The Curtain and The Cross - Carl Laferton More From Risen Motherhood: Teaching Our Children About Jesus - RM Episode 4 Kid's Inductive Bible Study Card - RM | Equipping   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
May 31, 2017
We know we should be grateful for the gifts God has given us in motherhood, but instead, we find ourselves battling discontentment, anxiety, and stress over our inability to keep up with even the simplest tasks. In this interview, author Hannah Anderson, talks about her book "Humble Roots," offering an opportunity for weary moms to rest as they accept their limitations and let God be God. She applies gospel-truth to challenging topics like postpartum body image, vocational or ministry calling, and dealing with the temptation to live for our ideal version of motherhood instead of God's plan for us. This conversation is candid, challenging, and leaves much to be considered...don't miss it! More about Hannah Anderson & Her Writing: Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Our Soul   Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God's Image  Sometimes a Light - Hannah's Blog / Website Persuasion Podcast - Hosted by Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson for Christ and Pop Culture Related Articles & Resources: Trade the Toil for Rest in Motherhood - RM Blog  I Never Wanted to Become a Desperate Mom - RM Blog  Freedom to be the Mom God Created You to be: Why Comparison Doesn't Work - RM Episode 18  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
May 24, 2017
These days, it's common to hear the call for moms to find a "tribe" where they belong. While there is great benefit in connecting with women who share similar circumstances, challenges, or life passions, is this where we're supposed to find our primary source of community? In this episode, Emily and Laura address the online "tribe" trend, and challenge moms to examine God's plan for community, which is rooted in the local church. There is no online ministry or common interest group that can replace the need for deep relationships among flesh-and-blood believers.  This Month's free printable is designed by True Cotton. Download and view all printables here.  Related Articles & Resources: How to Find a Mentor in Motherhood - RM Blog  Friendship & Motherhood || Ep. 58 - RM Show Archive When You Feel Alone || Ep. 10 - RM Show Archive Community Requires Venerability - Christine Hoover You Need Gospel Community - Brad Gray  Communication & Community - Interview with Karen Loritts  The One Thing You Need to Know in Order to Make Lasting Friendships - Christine Hoover Why Women's Ministry? - Kathleen Nielson  Life Together - Dietrich Bonhoeffer   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
May 17, 2017
Instagram and Pinterest-worthy spaces may have you feeling intimidated, jealous, or proud about the look and feel of your own home. But despite the trends or the tendency to make appearances too important, there is still value in serving others by creating a beautiful space for God's glory. In this episode, Emily and Laura explain the gospel's implications for beauty in the home, touching on everything from creating a functional space to using decorating for strategic ministry opportunities. Regardless of the size of the space or the size of the budget, mom can image God by drawing her children to His loveliness in all things - even through home decor! Articles & Resources: Social Media, Comparison & Motherhood || Ep. 09 Freedom to be the Mother God Created You to Be: Why Comparison Doesn't Work || Ep. 18 Serving Others Right Where You're At || Ep. 43 Four Questions to Help Determine Your Family's Ministry - RM Blog  Stay Focused on Your Family's Ministry and Giftings - RM Blog   The Lifegiving Home - Sally & Sarah Clarkson (Sally really does a good job of communicating how we can love our families and be a reflection of Christ through storytelling, traditions, and beautiful spaces - check out her podcast to hear many examples!) The Hidden Art of Homemaking - Edith Schaeffer  I Owe My Home to Edith Schaeffer - Lauren Brooks  And for a peak into Emily and Laura's decorating philosophies, check-out some of these posts from their blog archives: Because We All Love Beautiful Things - Laura Why Decorating Your Home Seems so Incredibly Hard - Laura  Lean Living: Why One Family of 6 is Living With Less - Emily   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
May 10, 2017
Is there hope for developing a personal understanding of the bible in the season of young children? In this special interview, author and bible teacher, Jen Wilkin, shares her passion for biblical literacy, encouraging moms to stay committed to gaining a firsthand knowledge of their sacred text. Jen also gives practical examples of what this might look like, offering encouragement to set aside larger blocks of time, get involved in a structured study with accountability, and consistently consume the word whenever and wherever you can. If you haven't been sure about how an understanding of scripture impacts your spiritual life or your role as a mom, you'll be so challenged and encouraged by this interview! More From Jen Wilkin Books: Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible With Both Our Hearts and Minds None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different From Us (And Why That's a Good Thing)  Bible Studies: The Sermon on the Mount 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ Listen to Jen's Weekly Bible Study teaching at her church  Favorite Articles, Videos & Resources: Jen's Blog - lots of wonderful posts here How to Raise an Alien Child - a must watch for moms!  Find out what's on Jen's bookshelf Wondering how to organize a women's bible study that's helpful for moms of young children? Jen on "Help Me Teach the Bible" with Nancy Guthrie  How Your Quiet Time Should Change You Biblical Literacy for All: A Conversation With Jen Wilkin   Your Child is Your Neighbor  How do Busy Women Serve in Women's Ministry? Practical Tools for Studying and Teaching the Word - Jen Wilkin at Revive '15 Other: Why Your Theology Matters in Motherhood  When Quiet Times Aren't Quiet: How Moms Make Time to Study God's Word (RM Ep. 15) RM Spiritual Growth Resources  RM Tools for Bible Study  Free Resources for Inductive Bible Study For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
May 3, 2017
When Dad has to work late (again) and mom feels like she's soldiering on with the children, is there a gracious response to give? Although the long days might leave a wife stuck in cycles of comparison with other families and even anger, God hasn't left her without hope and help. In this episode, Emily interviews Laura, who shares a bit of her experience as a mom whose husband works long hours. Whether your own husband just misses the occasional dinner, or travels for months at time, you're not going to want to miss the wisdom she shares! The gospel turns "fairness" on its head, and offers wives a better way forward - where her husband (or his job) isn't the enemy, and all her needs are met in Christ. Articles & Resources: Let Your Husband Be The Best Dad He Can Be - Laura Wifler  Motherhood Is Lonely - Laura Wifler 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge - Revive Our Hearts 31 Days of Praying For Your Husband - Revive Our Hearts Scraps - Jess Connell Do Him Good - Jess Connell Trusting God To Work Through Your Husband - Revive Our Hearts 10 Ways You Might be Disrespecting Your Husband - Kimberly Wagner (many examples that Laura gave on the show regarding lessons she's learned about approaching her husband graciously) The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment With the Wisdom of God - Tim Keller w/Kathy Keller  1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ - Jen Wilkin (a great bible study to help you process identity in Christ and how that impacts your relationship w/your husband and others) Verses Laura has memorized / used to remind her of truth in hard moments (ESV): -- Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. -- Proverbs 31: 10-12 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not harm, all the days of her life. -- Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
April 26, 2017
When schedules are full and urgent needs abound, it's a struggle to run to God in prayer. We are hindered by distractions, unrealistic expectations, and even guilt, because we haven't already gone to our Father with our needs. In this episode, Valerie Woerner, joins Emily and Laura in a conversation about how moms can intentionally rely on God through prayer in each season. Valerie is a wife and mom herself, and is the founder of Val Marie Paper, which she started with a heart to provide women with practical tools for consistent prayer. If you are a mom hoping to be refreshed with gospel-truth and practical ideas for prayer, we know you'll be encouraged by this interview! More from Valerie Woerner: Val Marie Paper Women's Undated Prayer Journal (as mentioned on the show by Laura & Emily)  House Prayers + Free Printable Worksheets - Resource from Val for intentional prayer in different rooms of your house  Checkout Val's Blog Archive on the topic of Prayer for more great articles! New Morning Mercies - Paul David Tripp (Devotional mentioned by Val on the show)  E.M. Bounds on Prayer - Book mentioned by Val on the show Other Articles & Resources: Praying the Bible - Donald Whitney  Prayer - Tim Keller  10 Questions on Prayer with Tim Keller  Praying the Bible - Video Series (5 parts) with Donald Whitney  The Lord's Prayer - Audio series by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth  31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children - Free printable (could tuck in your bible or hang next to your rocking chair!) For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate - thanks for supporting this ministry!
April 19, 2017
Many moms wonder, "What is it going to be like to add another little one to our family?"...Through childbirth or adoption, the season of transition can cause everyone anxiety. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk about the way we face our limitations by looking to Christ, who ultimately fills our hearts with hope, not fear. God doesn't promise to spare us from spit-up, sleepless nights, blow-outs, or frustrated older siblings, but He does promise to use all things for our good and His glory. It's often the "out of control" seasons that remind us who's really in control. Articles & Resources: Ep. 33 || Intentional Motherhood Starts at Day One (podcast episode mentioned on today's show) A Prayer for Trusting Jesus in Our Seasons of Transition - Scotty Smith  The Seductive Song of Self-Pity - Michael Kelly  Loving the Little Years - Rachel Jankovic  Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full - Gloria Furman  The Mission Field of Motherhood Can be a Fearful Thing - Emily Jensen  Hope for the Mom With a Toddler and a Baby - Laura Wifler  Humble Roots - Hannah Anderson   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate. Thanks for supporting this ministry!
April 12, 2017
Even before walking down the aisle, questions start coming your way, "So when are you going to have children and how many do you guys want to have?!" As a couple who just wants to settle into married life first, it's natural to take the path-of-least resistance, neglecting to intentionally consider the hard questions about family planning. In this episode, Emily and Laura share the unexpected ways that God has shaped their ideas about children -- including family size, caring for orphans, and being unified with their husbands. There is no formula for a perfect Christian family plan, but we can all rest in our gospel-freedom, embracing children as the Lord does (sacrifices, messiness and all!).  Articles & Resources: How to leave a rating and review on iTunes Ask Us Anything Show || Ep. 54 Heart Questions to Ask: "How Many Children Should We Have?" Gospel-Centered Question for Family Planning - RM Blog Does the Priority of Orphan Care Mean We Should Stop Having Children? - Russell Moore Newlyweds, Be Open To God's Plan for Your Young Family - Emily Jensen  Principles for Thinking About Family Planning (as shared on the show): God loves life, and He is the ultimate giver / sustainer of life. God's glory is displayed through family relationships. God is Lord over the womb - He is sovereign over childbearing.  God thinks children are a blessing. God wants us to display the gospel as we sacrifice for the nurture of children - also, He loves the spread of the gospel from generation to generation, where parents disciple their children in the Lord.   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.
April 5, 2017
In motherhood, sometimes unexpected and even grief-filled news about your child can change all of your hopes and dreams for the future. When her son Titus was flagged for having a small cerebellum at his 20-week ultrasound, Abigail Dodds and her husband began their God-appointed journey as parents to a child with special needs. In this episode, she shares wisdom, rooted in the truth of the gospel, about everything from facing fears of the future to facing the hard chaotic "I can't do this" moments of the present. Whether you are a mom to your own child with special needs, an Aunt or Grandparent of a child with special needs, or a woman hoping to come alongside a friend as a loving support -- this episode is for you! As you'll hear Abigail share, God's promises in Christ can provide true joy and encouragement in any circumstance. Articles & Resources: Abigail's Blog || Hope & Stay (here you can find lots of her writing on the topic of special needs)   The Works of God - A blog by John Knight with a wealth of helpful material Joni and Friends - Joni Erikson Tada is always inspirational and constantly points to Jesus. Also, she has a tab "Area Ministries" that can help connect you with a church that has a disability ministry.  God's Good Design in Disability - The audio archives from a Desiring God conference on disability in 2012 Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God - Free .pdf download || resources from John Piper The Life We Never Expected: Hopeful Reflections on the Challenges of Parenting Children With Special Needs - Andrew & Rachel Wilson (foreword by Russell Moore)  The Life They Never Expected - Laura Dilly (book review / reflection)  Mix for Moms in Need of Hope - A collection of youtube songs (curated by Abigail) for grief and processing   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.
March 29, 2017
Before we've even grown comfortable in the role of motherhood, it starts...the fall-to-the-floor tantrums, the food throwing, the back-talking, the hitting, and even the selective hearing. Suddenly, we're faced with the the reality that our children are sinners, and moreso, that God has given us the authority to do something about it! With a sea of opinions and resources, it's easy to just feel paralyzed. In this episode, Emily and Laura give an overview of discipline in the early years, especially focusing on using it as a tool to communicate the gospel.  Discipline will play out differently in each family, but the goal is the same: pointing our sinful children to their desperate need for the perfect Savior. Resources: Although neither of us follow, subscribe to, or endorse one particular book or method of discipline, we still wanted to share some resources we've learned from (in different ways). Please see this not as the "perfect" list for discipline resources, but as a place to begin your own prayerful research and learning! Shepherding a Child's Heart - Tedd Tripp Give Them Grace - Elyse Fitzpatrick, Jessica Thompson  Grace Based Discipline - Karis Kimmel Murray  How Does Scripture Teach Us to Discipline Our Kids? - Roundtable TGC discussion Parenting A Difficult Child - Julie Lowe  We've both learned a lot of practical insight from Jess Connell's blog - she's so candid and gives straightforward techniques to try, so search her archives. Here are some good ones to start with: How to Handle Tantrums How to Set Your Kids Up for Obedience  Why Require Unregenerate Children to Act Like They're Good? - John Piper Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children - John Piper Why We Don't Punish Our Kids - Sara Wallace  Give Them Grace (book review) - Bob Kellemen  Helping Children Discover Heart Idols - Tedd Tripp  My Child's Greatest Need - Paul Tripp  When You Don't Know How to Discipline - Emily Jensen 10 Promises for Parents - Kevin DeYoung  Why Kids Ask Why (and How to Respond Lovingly) - Jen Wilkin  Mentioned in the Show: Defining Discipline: Hebrews 12:3-11 (ESV) Practical Takeaways for Each Section of the Gospel Mentioned: Establish clear expectations according to God's word, and train the child to respond to those expectations. Practice immediate obedience when they are young with early commands like, "Come" or "Stop" in a low-stakes environment. When children fail obey at an age-appropriate level (and they will!), provide consistent, loving discipline (not in anger or with a desire to punish/shame). This might be things like: time-out, natural consequences, loss of privilege, verbal rebuke, spanking, etc. As the Holy Spirit leads, use discipline as a teachable moment to point the child to their need for a Savior. Pray together, hug, and always remember to reconcile after discipline -- forgiving them and keeping short accounts.  Train your children in righteousness by encouraging them, practicing "doing what is right" in a low-stakes environment, and equipping them in everyday situations. See discipline in the context of disciple-making, and give your children the bigger picture: they are an image-bearer of God, created for relationship with Him for His glory. For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook, Instagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry. 
March 22, 2017
In today's culture, there is much debate about food, from the snacks on your toddler's plate to the liquid in their sippy cup. For every article that advocates for a certain diet, there is another one that says you should avoid it. Even the most research-savvy moms have a difficult time understanding how to love their family well by providing good food (without going overboard). In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss some common heart issues and gospel freedoms surrounding the issue of food. Holding to perfect food standards shouldn't be more important than the connection and fellowship we enjoy during meal times in the name of Christ.  Free Printable: By Copper Paper Co. // Download here 5x7, 8x10 Find all of our free printables here   Articles & Resources: Love to Eat, Hate to Eat - A series about idolatry and food, with Elyse Fitzpatrick   Organic Food, Essential Oils, & The Gospel of Grace - Stacy Raeoach Each One Should be Fully Convinced in His Own Mind - John Piper (on Romans 14 passage, mentioned in the show) What I Want My Daughters to Know About Food - Jenna Fleming  Enjoy - Trillia Newbell (Chapter 7, Taste & See)  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook, Instagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry.
March 15, 2017
Letting others into the imperfect mess of daily life is challenging in the easiest seasons, and holds particular stresses with little ones around. But should obstacles like disorganized toy rooms, meal planning, noise, and messes be a major deterrent to welcoming others in the name of Christ? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the biblical call to hospitality, and consider its importance, even in the season of young children. Because God welcomed us into his family when we were strangers at great personal cost to himself, we can extend that same welcome to others, even when it's not convenient. Articles & Other Resources: RM Ep. 43 || Serving Others Right Where You're At Why Hospitality Beats Entertaining - Jen Wilkin  How to Practice Biblical Hospitality - Pat Ennis  Gospel-Motivated Hospitality - (video) round table discussion w/Gloria Furman, Kathleen Neilson, Rosaria Butterfield Open Roof Hospitality - Melissa Krueger  You Can Be Hospitable, Even with Little - Trillia Newbell  Host Without Grumbling - Christina Fox  Children and Hospitality - Christina Fox   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook, Instagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry. 
March 8, 2017
Over the last year or so, we've had many questions from listeners about all things motherhood, ranging from the super practical to the thought-provoking theological. Although we've tried to keep up with answers, we thought it might also be fun to record an entire episode that was packed with frequently asked questions! In this special one-hour edition, Emily and Laura laugh and chat about coffee, maternity pants, daily routines, balancing time inside versus outside the home, and so much more. And of course, because it's still Risen Motherhood, we hope you also catch lots of ideas about how to apply the gospel to everyday life! Questions Answered (In Order) & Resources Mentioned: How many coffees do you drink each day (and when you're pregnant or nursing)? What are your go-to "momiforms," and what are your favorite places to shop for those pieces? Maternity: Gap, Old Navy, Pink Blush, Target Non-Maternity: Madewell, Nordstrom, Loft (Lou & Grey), Gap, Old Navy, Target Laura's Vans Ep. 08 || Top Knots & Leggings: What Difference Does Your Momiform Make? What are you currently doing for your quiet times? How do you choose what you’re going to do? Any you like or recommend to try? From Garden to Glory - Courtney Doctor  1 Peter: A living hope in Christ - Jen Wilkin  Grace: A bible study on Ephesians for Women - Keri Folmar Joy: A bible study on Philippians for Women - Keri Folmar The Lamb of God: Seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy - Nancy Guthrie  Articles Laura has written on this topic:  Tips For Getting In God's Word As A Young Mom See our Resources We Love Page for more bible study tools  What temperature do you keep your home in the winter months? What are your favorite resources for teaching little ones about God? See our Resources We Love  Page for ideas Browse the Show Archive Page by topic (specifically Training Children in the Gospel) to listen to all of our shows on these topics and read show notes for specific resources  What things are you involved in outside your home? What are your daily routines, and when do you do things like cook, clean, shop, workout, and play with the kids? Articles Emily has written on this topic:  Adding Structure to the Chaos: Living Intentionally With Your Littles  Heart Changes & Practical Habits for the Home Manager Articles Laura has written on this topic:  How Intentional Mornings Are Changing My Life To The Moms Who's Husbands Work Long Hours VIDEO: How to Add Structure With a Time-Blocking Calendar VIDEO: How I Meal Plan (Part I) // (Part II)  Ep. 43 || Serving Others Right Where You're At What is the balance of staying home and getting out with your kiddos and how/why have you intentionally chosen these commitments? Ep. 11 || What is Mom's Time Worth? How do you balance being involved in church things with your children's bedtime and naptime needs? How do you transition from full-time working to being a stay-at-home-mom? Articles Laura has written on this topic:  A New Mother's Fear: Finding Truth In My Changing Identity How To Make New Friends as a Stay-At-Home Mom Motherhood is Lonely Mom's So Lonely She Could Cry How do you offer discipline to your toddler? Spoiler: we're doing a whole episode on this soon!!  What's your favorite place to go on a date-night? How did you plan your family? Spoiler: we're doing a whole episode on this soon!! How do you transition from one to two, three, four or more kids? Spoiler: we're doing a whole episode on this soon!!  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook, Instagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links provided where appropriate - thanks for supporting our ministry!
March 1, 2017
With nearly-unlimited resources for motherhood, it can be difficult to figure out what's helpful and what subtly distracts from our primary mission as moms. Even in the Christian resources, there are great nuggets of truth, stirred together with potentially dangerous theology. How can we safely get the help we need for motherhood without deviating from the path of truth? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the common fears and missteps moms face as they navigate resources, and offer gospel-principles for "finding the meat and spitting out the bones". Because ultimately, when we are familiar with biblical truth we can be wise and discerning instead of scared and gullible. Helpful Questions for Discerning Resources: Check credentials / endorsements  Who is this person? Were they educated in their field, and if so, where? How are they getting their information and who else endorses it? What is their reputation? Check agenda What type of theology are they hoping the reader adopts? Is there an underlying ideology that influences their ideas? Check associations  Who do they "buddy-up" with? Are they involved in any questionable or unethical organizations, ministries or "tribes"? Check for the gospel What is their worldview? Is it gospel-centered or coming from a different perspective completely? Check for common issues of false teaching Prosperity gospel Works-based mentality  Encouraging hope in something / someone other than Christ (lifestyle, relationship, parenting method, finding the "perfect" balance, etc.) Culturally relative mentality: "whatever seems good to me or others must be right" Articles & Other Resources: True Hope for Moms: Discerning Lies You Hear Online - RM Episode 36 Can Christians Benefit From Books By Non-Believers? - Ask Pastor John 15 Discernment Diagnostics - Kevin DeYoung  For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook, Instagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.
February 22, 2017
Have you ever felt like you can't shake the baby blues? Like maybe you've recovered from childbirth physically, but emotionally, you feel like an empty shell of who you once were? It's possible that you are battling postpartum depression (PPD). In this episode, writer and speaker, Lindsey Carlson discusses her struggles with PPD, giving practical insight and gospel-hope to other moms. She answers questions like, "How do I know if this is PPD or the baby blues?" and "What's the next step if I think I might have PPD?" But most importantly, she reinforces the truth that in Christ, PPD doesn't define our identity and it definitely isn't the end of our story. Whether you are walking through this, or you have a friend or family member with questions, this is a must-listen on a sensitive topic that many moms face. Articles & Other Resources: Lindsey's Blog - Worship Rejoices  In the Valley of Postpartum Depression - Lindsey Carlson (article referenced on the show) Immediate Help for PPD or Psychosis: ​If you or someone you know may be in crisis or thinking of suicide, get help quickly. • Call your doctor. • Call 911 for emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room. • Call the toll-free 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-799-4889. Choosing a Christian Counselor - CCEF  Flee to the Cross - Rachel Pieh Jones   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry. 
February 15, 2017
Busyness, squirmy children, silly questions, and feeling insecure about talking to toddlers about Jesus are all things that hinder intentional discipleship in the season of young children. When you feel like you can't live up to that other family, or your ideal picture of family devotion time, it's tempting to do nothing. But regardless the challenges, we're still responsible for sharing God's word with our children. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss how they've altered their expectations for family worship, and share practical ideas for getting started. If the gospel is everything to us, and we are deeply grateful for God's word, we will show our children how to feast off of the bread of life.     Articles & Other Resources: Other RM episodes as mentioned in this show: Ep. 04 | Teaching our Children About Jesus  Ep. 12 | Is Your Child's Faith Your Responsibility?  Ep. 27 | Intentional Motherhood: It's the Little Things Ep. 29 | Using Life-Giving Words With Our Children Ep. 15 | When Quiet Times Aren't Quiet: How Moms Can Make Time to Study God's Word  Ep. 14 | How Mom Can Help Dad Invest in the Family's Faith Resources mentioned for family devotions: Bibles/Bible Story Books: The Jesus Storybook Bible The Biggest Story The Big Picture Story Bible Read Aloud Bible Stories (Vol. 1-5) Catechisms: New City Catechisms (app for download) // PDF Version  Songs for Saplings Teaching Biblical Concepts Leading Little Ones to God Helping Children Understand the Gospel  Big Thoughts for Little People Everything A Child Needs To Know About God  Other Foundation Verses Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim's Progress  Related Articles: Family Worship - Donald S. Whitney  The What, When, and How of Family Worship - Jason Helopoulos 5 Reasons You Should Prioritize Family Worship - Don Whitney  How Do You Do Family Devotions? - Ask Pastor John  5 Tips for Grace-Filled Family Worship - Elisha Galotti   For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry.   
February 8, 2017
When it comes to anger in motherhood, it's easy to be caught in a cycle of guilt and despair. However, the good news is that there is hope in Christ and power to fight sin in practical ways! Just like a person on a diet doesn't keep tempting foods within reach, with God's help, we can find ways to limit the temptation to sin in our anger while we process through the issues of the heart. In this show, Emily and Laura discuss common triggers for outbursts in motherhood, and share helpful hints for prevention. Because of the gospel, even a worn-out frustrated mom is under grace, with the power of the Spirit to pursue holiness from a new heart. Articles & Other Resources: Humble Roots - Hannah Anderson  "I Want to Stop Yelling at My Kids" - A collection of posts by Jess Connell  Confessions of a Bully Mom - Trillia Newbell My First Crayon in the Dryer - Barbara Bender  FAQ - How Should I Handle Anger When Disciplining? - Jen Wilkin  Your Child is Your Neighbor - Jen Wilkin Anger (Sermon) - Kevin Cawley // Redeemer Fellowship Kansas City  From Grouchy to Great: Finding Joy in the Journey of Motherhood - The Better Mom Contributor Team  What Our Anger is Telling Us - Jonathan Parnell     For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry. 
February 1, 2017
Frustration, impatience, losing our cool, having a bad day, feeling overwhelmed; we all have different ways of describing an angry heart-attitude towards our children. Although we know what it looks like when we lose self-control (and we're experts at feeling guilty about it), we rarely stop to think about why we're so upset in the first place. In this episode, Emily and Laura share their personal struggles with anger and impatience, and discuss how the good news of the gospel is transforming their hearts. At the end of the day, we are not God and we don't deserve any of the kindness he's shown to us in Christ. Shouldn't we remember that, rejoice in it, and extend that same grace to our children? Articles & Other Resources: Humble Roots - Hannah Anderson  "I Want to Stop Yelling at My Kids" - A collection of posts by Jess Connell  Confessions of a Bully Mom - Trillia Newbell My First Crayon in the Dryer - Barbara Bender  FAQ - How Should I Handle Anger When Disciplining? - Jen Wilkin  Your Child is Your Neighbor - Jen Wilkin Anger (Sermon) - Kevin Cawley // Redeemer Fellowship Kansas City  From Grouchy to Great: Finding Joy in the Journey of Motherhood - The Better Mom Contributor Team  What Our Anger is Telling Us - Jonathan Parnell     For More: To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher). Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us. Like Risen Motherhood on Facebook and follow on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and related information. Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media. Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in. *Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry. 
January 25, 2017
When it comes to balancing various roles, Gretchen Saffles has experience with many on her plate! She's a wife, a mom, an entrepreneur, and an owner of a growing business. In this episode, she shares her journey into life as a working mom, some of the challenges she's faced along the way, and how she's learning to rest in Christ through it all. Gretchen speaks to moms who wonder how they can possibly accomplish all that God has called them to do, encouraging them to pray, "Jesus, be in me all that I cannot be." Like what you hear? Visit www.risenmotherhood.com for links to additional articles and resources on this topic. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@risenmotherhood) to find more encouragement and truth on how to be an intentional mother that cares for and loves her children with eternity in mind. And if you get a chance, we'd love for you to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!
January 18, 2017
As winter presses on, so do the fevers, empty kleenex boxes, and doctor's office visits. When an illness means so much stress on the whole family, how can mom avoid bitterness, trust God and walk with grace? In this episode, Emily and Laura sympathize with the exhausting aspects of cold and flu season, while also sharing ideas about how the gospel transforms our perspective on common winter illnesses. Regardless of whether our little one has an ear infection or a bad cough, God calls us to the radical response of giving thanks for His goodness in all things. Like what you hear? Visit www.risenmotherhood.com for links to additional articles and resources on this topic. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@risenmotherhood) to find more encouragement and truth on how to be an intentional mother that cares for and loves her children with eternity in mind. And if you get a chance, we'd love for you to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!
January 11, 2017
So maybe YOU know your mission is to point your kids to Jesus, but do they? Just as God gave clear, overarching missional statements to his children, we can provide direction through the intentional act of writing a mission statement for those in our care. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the why (and how) of writing a family mission statement with your husband. Even if all you do is take time to get on the same page with your spouse, determining your family's ultimate mission helps you stay focused on what really matters in your mothering. Like what you hear? Visit www.risenmotherhood.com for links to additional articles and resources on this topic. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@risenmotherhood) to find more encouragement and truth on how to be an intentional mother that cares for and loves her children with eternity in mind. And if you get a chance, we'd love for you to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!
January 4, 2017
Even with the best intentions, we're all prone to distraction and busyness, tempting us away from time with the Lord. In 2017, it's the heartbeat of Risen Motherhood to not only discuss how to apply the gospel to everyday situations, but to encourage moms to spend more time learning the word of God. In this episode, Emily and Laura give some personal updates and set the course for another year of new podcast episodes. We're so grateful for your support, and look forward to walking this journey together in an amazing community of moms who long to glorify God!  Like what you hear? Visit www.risenmotherhood.com for links to additional articles and resources on this topic. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@risenmotherhood) to find more encouragement and truth on how to be an intentional mother that cares for and loves her children with eternity in mind. And if you get a chance, we'd love for you to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!
December 14, 2016
The world tells us to prepare our children to be athletes, successful business people, and helpful citizens; but as Christian moms, we aim for something eternally important. Our goal isn't just to have "good" kids, but to have children that know and love Jesus. We want to help our children not just do what's right on the outside, but to think through honoring God from a right heart. How can we do this well? In this episode, Emily and Laura close out the year with a reminder about our most important mission as moms. Let's finish 2016 well mamas, and go into 2017 with hearts that long to pour rich biblical truth into our children!  Like what you hear? Visit www.risenmotherhood.com for links to additional articles and resources on this topic. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@risenmotherhood) to find more encouragement and truth on how to be an intentional mother that cares for and loves her children with eternity in mind. And if you get a chance, we'd love for you to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!  
December 7, 2016
Most of us are guilty of being so caught up in our own lives, that we forget to care for the needs of others. We avoid big things like "evangelism" and "ministry" because those are for women with more time and lofty giftings. We think that serving others is going to be too burdensome or too inconvenient. But have we forgotten to just be faithful in the small opportunities God has placed right in front of us? In this episode, Emily and Laura break down the concept of ministry, making it accessible for moms. They discuss how important it is to model a life of serving for our children, and how that doesn't have to mean being a women's ministry director or a street evangelist. Momma, have you looked outside yourself lately and considered that Jesus wants your full participation in the great commission?   Like what you hear? Visit www.risenmotherhood.com for links to additional articles and resources on this topic. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@risenmotherhood) to find more encouragement and truth on how to be an intentional mother that cares for and loves her children with eternity in mind. And if you get a chance, we'd love for you to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!
November 30, 2016
Someone important has already come, and is coming again. Have you told your children? Despite the busyness and the expectations around us, Advent is a perfect time to rest the hearts of our family on the Savior. But how exactly can we do that with small children or less-than-ideal-circumstances? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the opportunity we have to point our children to Jesus during Advent. They also share practical ideas for engaging children in the Christmas story, and encourage moms who feel like they can't live up to the Pinterest-perfect standards. Ultimately, it's the most wonderful time of the year, not because of the presents or the decorations, but because of a person. Like what you hear? Visit www.risenmotherhood.com for links to additional articles and resources on this topic. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@risenmotherhood) to find more encouragement and truth on how to be an intentional mother that cares for and loves her children with eternity in mind. And if you get a chance, we'd love for you to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!  
November 16, 2016
Adoption should matter to every believer, because every believer is adopted. In this episode, Laura shares a bit about her family's journey to adopt two children from Bulgaria and why they were motivated by the beautiful picture it paints of the gospel. Even if you don't personally plan to adopt, this episode is for you too! All believers need to love orphans, supporting those on the front lines of this calling. We hope this episode plants seeds, waters seeds that God has already planted, and reminds you of the great love God displays for us through adoption! Like what you hear? Visit www.risenmotherhood.com for links to additional articles and resources on this topic. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@risenmotherhood) to find more encouragement and truth on how to be an intentional mother that cares for and loves her children with eternity in mind. And if you get a chance, we'd love for you to subscribe and/or leave a review in iTunes!
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