Evangelicals have the highest regard for the calling of motherhood. After all, Jesus came into the world not as a fully grown adult, but as a helpless baby, formed in the womb of his mother Mary, and dependent upon her for care and nourishment. Evangelicals have found themselves on both sides of the “Mommy Wars,” with many defending the combination of motherhood and career pursuits, while others promote stay-at-home motherhood as the best option for mothers and children alike.
Mother's Day Worship?
Leaders weigh in on whether churches should celebrate Mother’s Day in worship services.
A Mother's Day Meditation
Billy Graham's mother examines her role as parent.
When Mother's Day Is Hard
Taking solace in Scripture's difficult and unsentimental image of motherhood.
- God Chose Moms to Carry Out His PlansThe Scriptures are full of stories spotlighting the vital role of motherhood in God’s mission.
- The Church Is Your MomMaybe not a perfect mother, but a mother worth celebrating nonetheless.
- The Market Value of a Proverbs 31 MotherScripture attests that the contributions of motherhood to our society extend far beyond the home.
- The Universal Call to ‘Mothering Like Christ’Childbirth illustrates the life-giving sacrifice of body, mind, and soul that applies to us all.
- The Myth of the Perfect ParentWhy the best parenting techniques don't produce Christian children.
- Are Women Really Saved through Childbearing?Mother's Day, infertility, and redemption.
- There’s No Substitute for Presence. So I Uprooted My Family.How the conviction to honor my aging parents convinced me to move home.
- Mom, We Salute YouMother's Day and Memorial Day were meant to go together
- Why Happy Christian Moms Still Feel GuiltyPew Research found that evangelical mothers score high for balance and satisfaction in parenting. So why do they keep facing so much pressure?
- These Moms Won’t Miss the Pandemic. But Their Quarantine Habits Are Keepers.Ten writers on the discipleship practices that shaped their families this year.