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Risen Motherhood

A weekly podcast for moms. A space to remember we are not alone in our experiences, be challenged to have joy among the chaos, remember grace covers guilt, and seek the truth of the gospel above all else. This is a podcast for the imperfect mother, still learning, still growing and still fully recognizing she doesn’t have it all together - but comes everyday, to the base of the cross, to seek the one who does.
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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

Before we've even grown comfortable in the role of motherhood, it starts...the fall-to-the-floor tantrums, the food throwing, the back-talking, the hitting, and even the selective hearing. Suddenly, we're faced with the the reality that our children are sinners, and moreso, that God has given us the authority to do something about it! With a sea of opinions and resources, it's easy to just feel paralyzed. In this episode, Emily and Laura give an overview of discipline in the early years, especially focusing on using it as a tool to communicate the gospel.  Discipline will play out differently in each family, but the goal is the same: pointing our sinful children to their desperate need for the perfect Savior.

Resources:

Although neither of us follow, subscribe to, or endorse one particular book or method of discipline, we still wanted to share some resources we've learned from (in different ways). Please see this not as the "perfect" list for discipline resources, but as a place to begin your own prayerful research and learning!

Mentioned in the Show:
  • Defining Discipline: Hebrews 12:3-11 (ESV)
  • Practical Takeaways for Each Section of the Gospel Mentioned:
    • Establish clear expectations according to God's word, and train the child to respond to those expectations. Practice immediate obedience when they are young with early commands like, "Come" or "Stop" in a low-stakes environment.
    • When children fail obey at an age-appropriate level (and they will!), provide consistent, loving discipline (not in anger or with a desire to punish/shame). This might be things like: time-out, natural consequences, loss of privilege, verbal rebuke, spanking, etc.
    • As the Holy Spirit leads, use discipline as a teachable moment to point the child to their need for a Savior. Pray together, hug, and always remember to reconcile after discipline -- forgiving them and keeping short accounts. 
    • Train your children in righteousness by encouraging them, practicing "doing what is right" in a low-stakes environment, and equipping them in everyday situations. See discipline in the context of disciple-making, and give your children the bigger picture: they are an image-bearer of God, created for relationship with Him for His glory.

For More:

  • To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher).
  • Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us.
  • Like Risen Motherhood on FacebookInstagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information.
  • Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media.
  • Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.

*Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry. 

Mar 22, 2017

In today's culture, there is much debate about food, from the snacks on your toddler's plate to the liquid in their sippy cup. For every article that advocates for a certain diet, there is another one that says you should avoid it. Even the most research-savvy moms have a difficult time understanding how to love their family well by providing good food (without going overboard). In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss some common heart issues and gospel freedoms surrounding the issue of food. Holding to perfect food standards shouldn't be more important than the connection and fellowship we enjoy during meal times in the name of Christ. 

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For More:

  • To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher).
  • Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us.
  • Like Risen Motherhood on FacebookInstagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information.
  • Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media.
  • Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.

*Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry.

Mar 15, 2017

Letting others into the imperfect mess of daily life is challenging in the easiest seasons, and holds particular stresses with little ones around. But should obstacles like disorganized toy rooms, meal planning, noise, and messes be a major deterrent to welcoming others in the name of Christ? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the biblical call to hospitality, and consider its importance, even in the season of young children. Because God welcomed us into his family when we were strangers at great personal cost to himself, we can extend that same welcome to others, even when it's not convenient.

Articles & Other Resources:

 For More:

  • To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher).
  • Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us.
  • Like Risen Motherhood on FacebookInstagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information.
  • Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media.
  • Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.

*Affiliate links used where appropriate to support this ministry. 

Mar 8, 2017

Over the last year or so, we've had many questions from listeners about all things motherhood, ranging from the super practical to the thought-provoking theological. Although we've tried to keep up with answers, we thought it might also be fun to record an entire episode that was packed with frequently asked questions! In this special one-hour edition, Emily and Laura laugh and chat about coffee, maternity pants, daily routines, balancing time inside versus outside the home, and so much more. And of course, because it's still Risen Motherhood, we hope you also catch lots of ideas about how to apply the gospel to everyday life!

Questions Answered (In Order) & Resources Mentioned:

 For More:

  • To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher).
  • Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us.
  • Like Risen Motherhood on FacebookInstagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information.
  • Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media.
  • Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.
*Affiliate links provided where appropriate - thanks for supporting our ministry!
Mar 1, 2017

With nearly-unlimited resources for motherhood, it can be difficult to figure out what's helpful and what subtly distracts from our primary mission as moms. Even in the Christian resources, there are great nuggets of truth, stirred together with potentially dangerous theology. How can we safely get the help we need for motherhood without deviating from the path of truth? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the common fears and missteps moms face as they navigate resources, and offer gospel-principles for "finding the meat and spitting out the bones". Because ultimately, when we are familiar with biblical truth we can be wise and discerning instead of scared and gullible.

Helpful Questions for Discerning Resources:

  • Check credentials / endorsements 
  • Who is this person? Were they educated in their field, and if so, where? How are they getting their information and who else endorses it? What is their reputation?
  • Check agenda
  • What type of theology are they hoping the reader adopts? Is there an underlying ideology that influences their ideas?
  • Check associations 
  • Who do they "buddy-up" with? Are they involved in any questionable or unethical organizations, ministries or "tribes"?
  • Check for the gospel
  • What is their worldview? Is it gospel-centered or coming from a different perspective completely?
  • Check for common issues of false teaching
  • Prosperity gospel
  • Works-based mentality 
  • Encouraging hope in something / someone other than Christ (lifestyle, relationship, parenting method, finding the "perfect" balance, etc.)
  • Culturally relative mentality: "whatever seems good to me or others must be right"

Articles & Other Resources:

 For More:

  • To subscribe: on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. On Android, click this podcast RSS feed link and select your podcast app. You may need to copy the link into your favorite podcast app (like Overcast or Stitcher).
  • Leave an iTunes review. These are huge for us! The more reviews, the greater chance another mother will find us.
  • Like Risen Motherhood on FacebookInstagram and follow on Twitter for the latest updates and related information.
  • Let us know your thoughts! We'd love to hear more about the conversations you're having. Shoot us an email, or find us on on social media.
  • Tell others. We truly hope this podcast fosters conversations and deeper discussions between mothers to seek the gospel in their daily activities - we'd be honored if you shared and encouraged others to listen in.

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