I write most of my articles in one sitting.
My husband and I currently share a laptop. My old computer gave up the ghost soon after I quit teaching full-time to stay at home with our son. Since we are a one-income family in a two-income economy, we share. And because we share, I try to write efficiently. But this article has been impossible to write in one sitting. Given the title, should not come as a shock.
Stay-at-home motherhood is a hotly debated topic, one rife with minefields, and blog readers want an article that is going to speak for them. One tribe wants a blogger to write that stay at home motherhood is a noble calling that every mother should pursue and our culture wrongfully undervalues and ridicules it.
On the other hand, though, the other tribe wants me to hammer home the fact that stay at home motherhood isn’t the only option for a mom who loves Jesus, and that the mom guilt over this topic has gotten ridiculous.
Simply telling hurting people “the Gospel is enough” is antithetical to our duty to live out the implications of the Gospel.
I’m sure many could recommend diet and exercise. I’m also sure many can remind you not to give in to vanity. But I only want to offer you encouragement.
As I’ve started writing more, many people have asked how they can support this work. Here’s how you can become a partner.
The timing of our suffering is known by the Lord but often hidden from us. We are left here to trust him as he works all things together for his purposes.
My journey towards embracing my natural hair has taught me a lot about myself, and about what it means to be a good steward of the body the Lord has given me. NRGK’s black shampoo has become a staple ingredient on this journey.
Even as a married woman, I still find myself looking back and wishing that my white friends knew some of the unique struggles I had to face and that I still watch so many of my sisters in Christ face every day.