Every Friday, right here, I’ll be hosting a devotional for Working Moms. But before I jump in – before we launch – I’d like to answer a few basic questions.
Who, What, Where, When, and Why.
This answer is easy. You!
You don’t have to be a mom, a woman, or even a Christian to join us. That being said, most of my Friday posts will wrestle with the balance of work, home, and faith – hot topics for most Christian working mothers.
Doesn’t interest you? No problem. I’ll continue to blog about work (Mondays) and home (Wednesdays) and a variety of other topics in between. Please consider forwarding Friday posts to a Christian working mom who needs some encouragement, laughter, and spiritual connection in her daily grind.
This is a work in progress. The Working Mom’s Devotional will be a faith-based discussion of the everyday issues impacting working moms, often with a personal story and an application. I’ll likely reference the Bible on Fridays – something I rarely do other days of the week.
Here’s what we’re NOT going to discuss. If you’re looking for a place to debate whether mothers should be working outside the home, please move on. I have no interest in putting up walls between stay-at-home moms and “working” mothers. I fully recognize that all mothers work, and mothers of faith need to support each other regardless of our career paths.
Where and When?
Every Friday, right here. I’ll also be posting the Working Mom’s Devotional on Facebook every Friday.
This is my favorite question. But before I answer it, I’d like to ask you a favor. Google “Christian Working Mom.” Tell me, what do you find? Not many resources, huh? In fact, the last I checked it pulled up a mixed bad of articles and blogs – including articles discussing why Christian women shouldn’t work outside the home.
[If you’re not convinced this is still an issue in the church, check out the recent debate at Christianity Today’s blog, Hermaneutics, including spirited comments from over 100 readers.]
Back to the question. The reality is most women – including 75% of mothers with school-aged children – are working outside the home in some capacity. Some of these mothers want to work, some of them have to work, and lots of these women are spiritually disconnected. Ready to get connected?
Here’s our January line-up:
January 13: Do Working Moms Have More Guilt?
January 20: Why Do You Work, Mom?
January 27: Do Working Moms Feel Alone?
See you next Friday! And please chime in if you have a topic you’d like to cover.