In , Brooke shares how our entire approach to motherhood shifts when we stop chasing our vision of a perfect family and start full-out pursuing God. With a vulnerability that is both refreshing and instructive, Brooke encourages moms to embrace the idea that what we believe always influences what we do.
Since becoming a mom, I have struggled with finding my purpose and coming to terms with the idea that I was called to be "just a mom" even if only for this season of life. Add to that struggle other life struggles and the fact that my husband and I have been blessed with 2 strong-willed boys and there are days and even weeks when I just want to give up.
As I have begun to delve deeper into my study of scripture, I have found more solace and strength for this difficult journey but hadn't figured out a way to really apply what I had learned to everyday life. It was a situation where I would feel comforted and inspired while I was doing my daily Bible reading but not long after the kids got up for the day I'd find myself just as frustrated and at a loss about what to do about it.
Then along came this opportunity, to read and be a part of the book launch tour for Gospel Centered Mom by Brooke McGlothlin. I have read some of her articles before and found them inspiring so I jumped at the chance, especially after reading the book description.
I hadn't even finished the first chapter when I decided this was a book I would be reading several times to really let the knowledge sink in. As I hit chapter 9 I found myself highlighting multiple sentences on each page. My boys are strong willed and I know that will serve them well later in life but it can make for a frustrating parenting experience, and Brooke understands that as she has a strong willed boy herself. Her advice is spot on, learn to fight with them and for them rather than against them.
I can't even begin to describe how helpful this book has been and I imagine it would be helpful to all parents, not just parents of boys or strong willed children. It helps you to realign your thinking to an eternal perspective rather than focusing solely on the here and now. It's so easy to get lost in the day in and day out of motherhood and lose sight of the end goals, this book inspires and challenges moms to look up and see the bigger picture.
I'm still processing all the wonderful insights in this book and will be reading it again over the next few weeks more slowly to glean every bit I can from it. I would highly recommend it to every mom!
As you learn to anchor your life in the Gospel, you’ll find increased freedom, purpose, and joy in motherhood. Get Brooke McGlothlin’s new book at Gospel Centered Mom Book