|Preparing My Heart For Motherhood|
Motherhood: What a significant yet daunting role. Where do we find inspiration for the long journey of parenting from infancy to adulthood? In Preparing My Heart for Motherhood Ann Stewart, author of two other Bible studies and mother of two preteen daughters, directs us to answers from God’s Word.
As research for this Bible study, Stewart asked dozens of mothers, “What do you wish you had known before you became a parent?” She combined their practical insights with truths from God’s Word to write this study, which will strengthen marriages and encourage moms.
Each day of this five-week study begins with a heart-stirring story of an experienced mother who shares her struggles and victories. The moms featured are ordinary, but they have been tested in the trenches of motherhood and have learned to depend on God. They come from different seasons and circumstances of parenting. So whether you’re an expectant mom, a single mom, stepmom, foster mom, an adoptive mom, a mom of teens, or even a grandmother, you’ll find wisdom for your stage of parenting. You’ll also learn from moms with serious illnesses and a mom who lost a child.
With the variety of topics, this study includes something for every mom. Do you desire to feel God’s love for you in a deeper way or to grow in your love for your husband or children? Are you struggling to forgive someone, or do you want to pray more effectively for your children? Would a motherhood mission statement assist you to focus on your important task of mothering? Stewart offers help in these areas and many more.
The Bible passages are printed in the study guide along with thought-provoking questions called “heartwork.” And you don’t need to be a biblical scholar to answer them.
Just as mothers nurture their children, so this Bible study will nurture your soul. Although our children grow up, we never outgrow our title of “mother” or our need to grow spiritually. To help you mature in your faith, consider this warm, practical study that affirms the role of mothers. Filled with Scripture to treasure, it is suitable for individual or group use. Consider it as a gift for mothers you know or as a study for women in your church or community.
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About Lydia Harris
Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."