Risen Motherhood

By Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Two sister-in-laws share what they’re learning as they work out biblical application for motherhood over a cup of coffee (that’s probably been reheated at least a few times). A space to remember we are not alone in our experiences, be challenged to have joy among the chaos, remember grace covers guilt, and seek the truth of the gospel above all else. This is a podcast for the imperfect mother, still learning, still growing and still fully recognizing she doesn’t have it all together - but comes everyday, to the base of the cross, to seek the one who does.


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EPISODES LIST

Leaning into Grace: An Interview on Faithful Motherhood with Debbie Martens | Ep. 116

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!

12.12.2018

When Motherhood Brings Deep Suffering | Ep. 115

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!  

12.05.2018

Wish List Ignored? Loving the Giver More Than the Gift | Ep. 114

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!  

11.28.2018

Trusting God with Our Children: An Interview on Faithful Motherhood with Nancy Guthrie | Ep. 113

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!    

11.14.2018

Living the Lifestyle You Want: Money, Motherhood, & The Gospel | Ep. 112

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!  

11.07.2018

Seasons and Rhythms: Incorporating Gospel Reminders Into Your Year | Ep. 111

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!  

10.31.2018

Creativity and Motherhood: An Interview with Quina Aragon | Ep. 110

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?

10.24.2018

Ask Us Anything! Fall 2018 | Ep. 109

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!  

10.17.2018
10.10.2018

How Do I Disciple My Children? | Ep. 108

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!  

10.10.2018

Grace in Discipline: An Interview on Faithful Motherhood with Elyse Fitzpatrick | Ep. 107

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!  

10.03.2018

Seeing & Serving the Vulnerable Mom | Ep. 106

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!  

09.26.2018

When Motherhood Feels Too Hard + Patreon Pledge Drive | Ep. 105

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!  

09.19.2018

Jackie Hill Perry: What Does It Mean To Find Your Identity In Christ? | Ep.104

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!  

09.12.2018

When Snack Time is Scary | Ep. 103

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!  

09.05.2018

Evangelism in the Little Years | Ep. 102

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  

05.09.2018

Resources for Growing in Grace: Good, Better, Best? | Ep. 101

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  

05.02.2018

Ask Us Anything! Spring 2018 Edition | Ep. 100

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!

04.25.2018

Foster Care & The Gospel: An Interview with Andrew and Chrissy Wolgemuth | Ep. 99

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!

04.18.2018

Motherhood & Music: Remembering the Gospel Through Song | Ep. 98

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!

04.11.2018

Locking Arms with Moms Ahead of Us | Ep. 97

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!

04.04.2018

Freedom in Education Choices: An Interview with Jen Wilkin on Public Schooling, Part 4 | Ep. 96

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!

03.28.2018

Irene Sun on Homeschool: Freedom in Education Choices, Part 3 | Ep. 95

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!

03.21.2018

Freedom in Education Choices: An Interview with Melissa Kruger on Private Schooling, Part 2 | Ep. 94

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!

03.14.2018

How Should We Educate Our Children? The Case for Freedom, Part 1 | Ep. 93

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!

03.07.2018

Learning, Growing, & Changing Our Minds: How the Gospel Frees us to Do Something Different | Ep. 92

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!

02.28.2018

Coffee, Wine, & Social Media: Momma, What's Your Crutch? | Ep. 91

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!

02.21.2018

Unified With Your Husband: Different Styles, Same Mission | Ep.90

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!

02.14.2018

Trillia Newbell: Helping Our Kids Celebrate God's Beautifully Diverse Design | Ep. 89

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!  

02.07.2018

Momma Needs Her Sleep: Gospel Hope for the Tired Mom | Ep. 88

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!

01.31.2018

What it Means to "Preach the Gospel to Yourself" | Ep. 87

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!

01.24.2018

Self-Care in the Busyness of Motherhood | Ep. 86

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!

01.17.2018

Same Grace, Unique Circumstances: Every Mom is your Neighbor | Ep. 85

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.  

01.10.2018

Abiding Together in God's Word: What We've Learned | Ep. 84

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.

12.13.2017

Nikki Daniels: Finding Freedom in Christ as a Working Mom | Ep. 83

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?

12.06.2017

Using Stories to Pass Along the Gospel to Your Children | Ep. 82

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!    

11.29.2017

Celebrating Advent with Little Ones | Ep. 81

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!

11.15.2017

Help! How Do I Deal with Bad Influences? | Ep. 80

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?  

11.08.2017

She Reads Truth: God’s Word Everyday, in Every Season | Ep. 79

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!

11.01.2017

Birthday Parties: Celebrating God's Good Work | Ep. 78

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.

10.25.2017

Ask Us Anything! Fall 2017 Edition | Ep. 77

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!

10.18.2017

Sally Clarkson: Nourishing & Training Up Your Children at the Table | Ep. 76

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!  

10.11.2017

Grandparents & The Gospel: Approach Them With Grace | Ep. 75

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.  

10.04.2017

Grandparents & The Gospel: Why Do Grandma & Grandpa Get Under Your Skin? | Ep. 74

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!

09.27.2017

Ruth Chou Simons: Faithfulness & Work in the Season of Young Children | Ep.73

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!

09.20.2017

Questions, Appointments, Evaluations and Differences: When Your Child Doesn’t Fit the Mold | Ep. 72

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!

09.13.2017

Mom Bods & The Gospel | Ep. 71

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!

09.06.2017

Is Motherhood Your Measure of Success? | Ep. 70

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!

06.28.2017

Loving the Difficult Mom in Your Life | Ep. 69

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!  

06.21.2017

How Can Mom Support Dad Spiritually?: An Interview With Jerrad Lopes | Ep. 68

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!

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