In this post I will be sharing with you 5 books that make me a better mom. As well as, some thoughts on Christian motherhood and what that looks like for me.
5 Books that Make Me a Better Mom
Let’s first start off by saying, I am a pretty new mama with a two and a half year old and an almost one year old. I don’t have it all together and most of the time I question everything I’m doing. Which is why I’ve picked up reading books on Christian motherhood, and what that looks like. As well as, give me some encouragement and inspiration on how to better myself as a young mother who needs confidence in this area. So here we are with 5 books that make me a better mom. I hope you will love them as much as I have!
All The Way Home by Mary Pride
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Mary Pride was introduced to me by a dear friend who counseled me when my husband and I first got married. She has several amazing books like The Way Home which is a really good one too. All The Way Home is such an encouraging book for figuring out systems and ideas for your family to run and function in the best way possible. She shares how her large family does certain things to bring in extra income, or keep the house clean and organized, etc… If you have a lot of children or lots of littles and needing some great values and ideas, this is your book. Just like the title says Power For Your Family To Be Its Best.
The Mission Of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
I recently just finished reading this amazing and beautiful book: The Mission Of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. Sally has a creative way in which she shares her heart as a mother to encourage other mothers along the way. This book honestly changed many ways I mother my boys. It has given me a renewed perspective on why I am a mother and who is the mother God is calling me to be. She explains beautifully, the unique and wonderful calling of being a mother and homemaker. Also, giving ideas and encouragment to have a servants heart as a mother, to find the joy and beauty motherhood brings. If you are feeling burdended my motherhood and needing some encouragement, this is your book!
For The Family’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
For The Family’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay is a book I am currently almost finished with. It is honestly one of my top favorite books on homemaking and Christian family life. It is sooo good! This book was written in the early 90’s I believe. So it has some older viewpoints which is why I love it. It’s what this generation needs to hear regarding family life and what God created that to look like, and why that is so valuable. It’s so crazy that even in the 90’s the value of family was already on a strong decline. Then you look at our generation now and it is just sad. I want to encourage any homemaker out there to read this book. It will change how you view your family and give you a renewed Christ like perspective.
For The Love Of Discipline by Sara Wallace
For The Love Of Discipline by Sara Wallace was a book I found on Amazon in desperation to learn how to discipline my strong willed toddler. Honestly, it was exactly what I needed. The top of the book reads: When the Gospel Meets Tantrums and Time Outs and that is what I was looking for. I wanted/needed a book that was Gospel centered and gave encouragement for how to deal with tantrums… and this is exactly that. Sara is a mama to FIVE boys. Yep, you read that right, five boys! When I learned that she was pretty much a pro at stong willed little boys, I knew this was the book for me. I will probably read it several times in this season of life! There is so much to take from it and so many ideas for Gospel centered discipline.
Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full by Gloria Furman
Treasuring Christ While Your Hands Are Full by Gloria Furman was one of the first Christian books on motherhood I’ve read. Gloria is such a beautiful writer with all of her books, she has become one of my favorite authors to read from. This book will give you the Godly encouragement you are needing in busy seasons of motherhood when you feel overwhelmed or like you are drowning most days. It is a very quick and light read! You can easily read a chapter or two with your daily devotions and feel encouraged for the day. Like it says at the bottom of the book: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms, if that’s you then you will find this book very helpful and inspiring.
Conclusion | 5 Books that Make Me a Better Mom
Being a mom is hard a lot of the times. Especially, with littles, it can feel very much like a broken record. Doing the same thing over and over, changing diapers, nursing/feeding a baby, washing laundry, doing dishes, wiping snotty noses, etc… But the beautiful thing is, we are not alone in this amazing calling on our lives. Jesus is here all day everyday walking with us on all those super hard days, and all those super wonderful, easy days. He is our Rock and Comfort. He is who I am constantly having to run to every single day/multiple times a day. Especially, when I feel like giving up.
If you resonate with this, I want to encourage you to find resources/books on Christian motherhood. You will not believe how much my perpective on motherhood has changed when I read about Godly Christian mothers. Ones who have gone before me, and did a pretty beautiful job. If you are blessed with a Godly mom, seek counsel from her, glean from her wisdom.
I hope this post found you well!