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Heather has her own podcast, the God-Centered Mom. Having four sons of her own, Heather speaks with us today about thriving in motherhood, in marriage, and in our many roles as women.
Parenting is a role we all struggle to perfect, but Heather speaks some amazing truth over the real goal of parenting. We often see the actions of our children as a reflection of who we are as parents. We put this pressure on ourselves that what we teach our children today will carry on through their lives. Heather reminds us that we must remember that we are important, but we are not essential to the larger picture of what the Lord is doing. We cannot project our child’s successes and/or failures directly on us. We steward well the roles the Lord has given us, but we must remember that we are each running our own race with the Lord, and as parents all we can do is be amazing encouragers of our children to run their race with the Lord well. Heather shares that the Lord has given us each a purpose and to celebrate the fact that each person’s role, including our spouse and children’s, is unique!
We discuss how our role as parents is a greater reflection of how Christ is with us. We talk about our responses as parents to our children, and using those moments as opportunities rather than see them as problems or inconveniences. We can daily have our own time with the Lord, even in the midst of a busy household and Heather shares some resources that have helped her carve out that time each day. Rather than waste our time comparing ourselves to others via social media, different blogs, etc., we need to steward our time well and be intentional with Christ.
Not only do we get to discuss parenthood, but we talk about some unique challenges Heather and her husband face in marriage while being parents to four children. She reminds us that a healthy partnership with our spouse better equips us to parent well. We are individuals, and we need to continue to steward our gifts outside the home to better serve those inside our home.
Please take some time and listen today- it will be a blessing to you!
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