How we parent comes from who we are. The way we treat our children and the ways we respond in the joyful and the challenging aspects of being mothers are a reflection of our faith and our discipleship in the Lord Jesus. These studies will help us let God use the context of motherhood to form and shape us into the women he has created us to be, deepening who we are as people, as followers of Jesus and as parents.
Patty Pell (M.A., Old Testament Studies, Denver Seminary) is pastor of community impact at Christ Community Church in Greeley, Colorado, where she lives with her husband, Scott, and their three children. She is the author of Esther in the LifeBuilder Bible Study series and a coauthor of Small Group Leaders' Handbook.
Getting the Most Out of Motherhood 1 The Secure Mother: Finding Our Identity in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-14) 2 The Healing Mother: Acknowledging Our Own Issues (Mark 5:21-43) 3 The Trusting Mother: Depending on God (Matthew 6:25-34) 4 The Wonder-Filled Mother: Gaining Perspective (Psalm 139:1-18) 5 The Growing Mother: Nurturing Ourselves (Romans 12:1-8) 6 The Free Mother: Letting Go of Expectations (Psalm 131) 7 The Humble Mother: Walking in Grace (Luke 18:9-14) 8 The Connected Mother: Finding Community (Colossians 3:1-17) 9 The Influencing Mother: Leaving a Legacy (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12) 10 The Joyful Mother: Living in Gratitude (Philippians 4:4-9) Leader's Notes