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Motherhood is hard. In a world of five-step lists and silver-bullet solutions to become perfect parents, mothers are burdened with mixed messages about who they are and what choices they should make. If you feel pulled between high-fives and hard words, with culture’s solutions only raising more questions, you’re not alone.
But there is hope.
You might think that Scripture doesn’t have much to say about the food you make for breakfast, how you view your postpartum body, or what school choice you make for your children, but a deeper look reveals that the Bible provides the framework for finding answers to your specific questions about modern motherhood.
Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help you understand and apply the gospel to common issues moms face so you can connect your Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum.
Discover how closely the gospel connects with today’s motherhood. Join Emily and Laura as they walk through the redemptive story and reveal how the gospel applies to your everyday life, bringing hope, freedom, and joy in every area of motherhood.
“Parenting is often the crucible in which we learn what we can and cannot control. Laura and Emily remind us that while we cannot control people or circumstances, we can control our perspective. They offer us a framework for motherhood that transcends time and culture but that also faithfully addresses us in the here and now. I'm thankful for this hope-filled book.” —Jen Wilkin,director of classes and curriculum, The Village Church, and author ofWomen of the Word,None like Him,andIn His Image
“ReadingRisen Motherhoodis like enjoying a long conversation with two girlfriends who will make you laugh out loud, comfort your tears, and faithfully speak life-giving words of truth to your soul. With wisdom and insight, Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help moms connect the story line of Scripture to the daily realities of motherhood. This book is one every mom should read—I can’t wait to share it with others!” —Melissa Kruger, director of women’s content for The Gospel Coalition and the author ofWalking with God in the Season of Motherhood
“Emily and Laura are the best friends I wish I'd had during the difficult days of early motherhood, when my patience wore thin, my boredom loomed large, and my sense of worth and purpose became muddled. The wisdom they have to offer in the pages of this book is seasoned and scriptural.” —Nancy Guthrie, author, Bible teacher, and ongoing pursuer of risen motherhood
“Emily and Laura want you to know the gospel so intimately that it sinks deep into your mind and heart and transforms every tiny corner of your life. These two moms are wonderful traveling companions—they know the heat of the moment, the temptations that come with deep trials, and the unexpected pain of Legos underfoot. Let their life-giving words point you to Christ and remind you that the light of the Son has dawned and that you walk in the warmth of a risen motherhood.” —Abigail Dodds, author of (A)Typical Woman, blogger and regular contributor at Desiring God
“Admittedly, I am not exactly the core audience forRisen Motherhood—the ministry or the book. That said, I always keep my ear to the ground for ministries I can grow to trust and then recommend to others. I’m delighted to say that for as long as I’ve followed Emily’s and Laura’s work I have benefitted from it. Even better, I have seen many Christian moms I know and love read their website, listen to their podcast, and grow through it. I’m thankful they’ve now added this book to the many channels through which they serve God by serving his people.” —Tim Challies, bestselling author and popular blogger and book reviewer
“If you are looking for practical tips on mothering and how-tos, this is not the book for you. But if you need to be refreshed and reminded that what Jesus accomplished on the cross and the grace available to us is sufficient for our daily mothering needs, you’ve come to the right place.Risen Motherhoodwill inspire you toward Bible reading, rest in the Savior, and joy—shored up by gospel truth—for the little years. —Trillia Newbell, author ofSacred Endurance, If God Is For Us,andGod’s Very Good Idea
“WithRisen Motherhood, Emily and Laura offer us practical and theological insights on the nature of a mother’s work and soul. This gem of a book explores how God is using sippy cups and play dates for His greater purposes. So come, read, and learn—not just how to rock the cradle but how to trust the One who rules the world.” —Hannah Anderson, author ofHumble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul
“How does a Christian mom carry out her labors in raising children? By grace through faith in her crucified and risen Savior. The goal of Risen Motherhood ministry is to boldly announce and clearly explain the gospel of Jesus Christ—there's no better news for moms than this. I'm praying this book will strengthen weary hearts and fuel joyful worship of our risen Lord as moms flip through its pages.” —Gloria Furman, author ofMissional MotherhoodandTreasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full