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Risen Motherhood

A weekly podcast for moms that comes out on Wednesdays. A space to remember we’re not alone in our experiences, to be challenged to have joy among the chaos, remember grace covers guilt, and seek the truth of the gospel above all else. This is the 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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May 15, 2019

At the beginning of June, you reveal your summer bucket list, which makes your children cheer with anticipation. By July, you can’t find your list and by August, you’re tempted to check out until a new season starts. It’s no surprise we need the gospel to shape every expectation we have as we think about our summer plans. In this episode, Emily and Laura look towards the next three months and offer challenges to help us keep the right perspective as we plan, hope, and dream for summertime. We’re living for something much bigger than our summer plans, and God’s grace will sustain us as we persevere in motherhood—and to September.  

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May 8, 2019

Everything seems pressing in the early years of motherhood. The baby’s diaper, the promised game of tag, and the dirty upstairs bathroom repeatedly demand our attention. It can be easy to feel bogged down by the everyday and lose sight of the bigger picture. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth about building habits of faithfulness in every season of life. Nancy has impacted millions of women worldwide through her ministries, Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement. She’s a prolific writer, speaker, radio host; and she’s wife to Robert. It may be hard to see past the early years of motherhood in the moment, but when we’re 40, 50, or 60 years old, we’ll see the spiritual impact of the daily choices we make right now. If we want to breathe the gospel in and out, we need a steady habit of seeking God through his word.

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May 1, 2019

We all wonder if we meet the “good mom” standard. Do I feed them enough vegetables? Should I be the one reading the bedtime story? Do my kids behave? In this special episode, Emily and Laura ask the mother of all motherhood questions in front of a live audience: How do I know if I’m a good mom? Deep down, we all know we’re not good enough on our own. But the good news of the gospel is that we have Christ’s perfect record as our own, and God sees us as good in Jesus. So instead of looking at ourselves, let’s look at Christ and ask the better question: Do I know and love the One who makes me good?

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Apr 24, 2019

Motherhood is a gift from God. We never want to forget that. But while we’re down here in the trenches, we can’t ignore real annoyances—like who left this sock behind and why are there crumbs everywhere? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss why moms get annoyed and how the gospel shapes our responses. They even discuss some practical tips. Every mom is going to face annoying things, so we can sigh and roll our eyes or turn back in dependence to God who supplies for our every need. Christ came to save us—annoyances and all—so we could learn to love others even when we’re annoyed.

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Apr 17, 2019

Historians won’t record that we prayed with ours kids before school, dropped off meals to neighbors, or hosted Bible study. But God’s greater story uses the everyday work of women to spread the gospel around the world. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Dr. Michael Kruger about women in the second century church. Michael is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and professor of New Testament and Early Christianity; and an author, husband, and father. Church history teaches us that God is faithful to his Church through his people. From the second century to now, God uses ordinary women serving in sacrificial ways to change the world with the gospel of Christ.

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Apr 10, 2019

Going to Bible study in the early years of motherhood can feel like an Olympic feat. In our minds, getting everyone ready requires some gymnastics, enough snacks to feed a sumo wrestler, and the ability to marathon your way across a parking lot. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss common struggles that keep moms from being involved in women’s ministry and reasons to get yourself out the door. While podcasts, websites, and books are great gifts of encouragement, God specifically gives the local church to train, equip, and nourish his children. Getting there will be worth it.

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Apr 3, 2019

Sometimes it feels like we can’t finish a thought before a child needs us to grab more water, tie a shoe, or change a diaper. When mom’s brain power is consistently going to urgent things, adding scripture memory into the routine can seem too hard. Who really has time for flashcards? In this episode, Emily and Laura show how memorizing scripture gives us the wisdom we’re craving for the everyday. God’s word renews our minds and transform our lives, which helps us in the carpool line, the kitchen, and every moment of motherhood. God gave us his word as a gift; let’s enjoy it.   




R|M APPLY QUESTIONS:

  1. Scripture memory can be hard for moms, so let’s take a personal inventory on Bible memory and the challenges in our lives. Do you currently memorize scripture? Have you ever had a rhythm for scripture memory? What are 2-3 reasons why you don’t memorize scripture (ie. uninterested, too tired, overwhelmed—and seriously no need to get stuck in guilt here. This is just a starting point!)?

  2. We believe the Bible is in the infallible Word of God, and it holds the power to judge the intentions of our hearts and renew our minds. Why is it important for Christians to know what the Bible says?

  3. Look up Psalm 119. List some of the benefits of knowing God’s word. Do you think you can experience these gifts apart from knowing God’s word and how he desires for us to live?

  4. We mentioned a lot of helpful tips and resources to start Bible memory in your home. Choose one or two that sound like a good fit for your learning style and family rhythm. How can you incorporate them into your week? How can you include your kids in the fun?

  5. Remember, we don’t earn our right standing before God by reciting Bible verses. He doesn’t love, bless, or help us more because we’ve proven ourselves worthy. Instead, he gifts us his word so we can better know him and how to live in a way that leads to joy. Consider an area in your life where you struggle to remember God’s love for you. What verses can you memorize to help you trust in God’s faithfulness to you?


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  • 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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Mar 27, 2019

Whenever we ask the R|M community for questions, they range from lighthearted and practical to thought-provoking and theological, which makes the AUA show something special. In this one-hour episode, Emily and Laura answer listeners’ questions from how they handle the work of the ministry and how they manage their personal screen time, to how they’ve changed as mothers and how they intentionally connect with their husbands. We hope as you listen, you’ll see how the gospel applies to everything and how we have freedom in Christ to serve our families in unique ways.

Questions (Time-Stamped):

[1:51] What podcasts do you listen to?

[4:28] How do you potty train little boys?

[6:39] Do you guys hang out a lot outside of podcast/book stuff?

[8:37] Do you consider yourselves stay-at-home moms?

[11:17] How do you do the ministry of R|M and motherhood?

[18:20] What advice would you give to those wanting to grow in their writing?

[22:34] Do you ever struggle with comparing yourselves to each other? How do you deal with this?

[29:14] Do you have limits or personal policies that you use to limit or guard yourself from too  much social media intake?

[31:56] How are you a different mom now than in the first year or two of mothering?

[37:23] How do you practically handle being real about your emotions with your kids (anger, sadness, crying) while still giving them the stability they need from their mom?

[44:41] What are some of your go-to questions to ask your husband to help connect?

[45:36] What are some of your most common prayers throughout any given day?

[46:45] Are there rules for prayer?

[49:47] Do you have any friends whom you disagree with theologically? How do you navigate this?


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Marriage questions:

  • How can I love you better this week?

  • How can I love you in intimacy this week?

  • What’s coming in the week ahead?

  • What’s one way I can serve you this week?


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R|M APPLY QUESTIONS:

  1. All moms are ministers of the gospel of Christ. Some may serve in official capacities like in a church or nonprofit, but all serve in their homes and local communities. How is motherhood a ministry? How does God instruct believers to serve others out of their love for Christ? How do you share the gospel in your words and actions in everyday life?

  2. By God’s grace, we’re able to grow in our ability to mother. We may learn a new trick like prepping lunch before heading out to church or learn a spiritual discipline like being patient amidst the demands for snacks every afternoon. How have you grown as a mother? How are those examples—practical or spiritual—signposts of God’s faithfulness to you?

  3. There’s a form of godly comparison that encourages you towards godliness and thankfulness. What would this look like? Can you think of a friend whose love of God and others causes you to praise God and press into the work before you? Consider sharing with your friend how her joy in the Lord shines for others.

  4. Connecting with your husband in the little years can take a little creativity and a lot of intentionality. (That’s probably why every AUA has a question about marriage!) What makes your husband feel known, respected, and cared for? How can you build some of those things into your weekly rhythm?

  5. God’s word offers what we need for godly living and encouragement. Podcasts, articles, and books are extra gifts but not the source of wisdom. Are you searching the scriptures for wisdom or looking around for second-hand information? How can you become a better student of God’s word?   


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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Mar 20, 2019

“Mommy, what happens when someone dies?” When our kids ask us about death, answering can feel intimidating and even sad. How much should we share? What can they understand? Will we scare them? In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Tim Challies about how to talk to our kids about death. Tim is a husband, father of teenagers, pastor, and writer who encourages us to bring the conversation about death back to our children’s hearts and the hope they have in Jesus. We don’t need to worry so much about what to say to our kids. God gave us what we need in his word to teach our kids the victory of the gospel in the face of death.


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R|M APPLY QUESTIONS:

  1. Our kids will ask big theological questions. How do you feel when one is lobbed your way? Have your kids asked about death? After listening to the interview, how would you describe a theology of death to your kids?

  2. Any conversation around death will eventually end with God’s judgment or grace, which makes it a launchpad for talking about your child’s heart. How can you explain the need for Jesus? What specific examples in your child’s life can you use to show their need for a Savior?

  3. When children press to know if pets (or neighbors or friends) will be in heaven, it’s often because they equate “forever happiness” with being with the things and people they love. What are some specific people, pets, or things your child may expect to be in heaven? How can you point them to the true joy that will be waiting for believers in heaven? What examples can you give them to make them most excited to be with Christ?

  4. We all feel pressure to have perfect theological answers, because we fear misleading our children or misrepresenting God. But it rests on God to change our children’s hearts. How can we be faithful in sharing scripture’s truths with our children without fear of “messing up”?

  5. There are hundreds of resources for how to teach your children, which is a gift from God. But the even greater gift is the gift of his own words in the Bible to train us in godliness and biblical knowledge. We have what we need for gospel-centered motherhood through his word and his Church. How can you invest more time in Bible study? Is there an older woman in your church you could reach out to for counsel?


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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Mar 13, 2019

It’s vacation time! We can see ourselves sleeping in, sipping hot coffee, and diving into a good book. But it’s more likely someone will get sick, the traffic will be terrible, and the diaper bag will be left at the house. In this episode, Emily and Laura offer a “Mom Heart Check” to help find the root of difficulty in family trips. When we travel, it’s not about being served but about serving others. We can prep our hearts before, during, and after a trip by rethinking our expectations and remembering the servant love of Christ.



R|M Apply:

  1. Consider your heart motivations when planning and prepping for a trip. How do you view vacations for your family? A chance to get away? The highlight of the year? A time for you to clock out?

  2. No matter how well we plan, we’ll be met with interruptions, surprises, and challenges when we travel. What difficulties have you experienced on trips? Were your responses honoring to God and your family? If not, what would have been a godly response in that situation?

  3. When things are difficult we often blame everyone around us. While it may not be anyone’s fault, our responses reveal our trust in things other than God. Do you believe God is in control of your trip? How does this truth stop blame-shifting and enable us to extend grace in all things?

  4. After kids, “vacation” doesn’t mean the same thing it once did. There are needs to meet for our families no matter where we are, so we need a right understanding of service. How does God serve you as you serve your family—even on vacation? Are you ever without his help or grace?

  5. It helps to set your mind and heart on the right things before a trip begins. Consider the sin issues that pop up when you travel. Think of past examples of common challenges that may happen again. How can you respond kindly and graciously? How can you help your kids understand how to love God and others while traveling? How can you communicate the gospel to your family before, during, and after vacation?


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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Mar 6, 2019

Changing dirty diapers. Providing nourishing meals. Having conversations about patience and self-control. It doesn’t look like an official outreach or job position, but ministering to our kiddos is one way we serve God. In this episode, Emily and Laura share how moms can see and serve their kids. Our individual circumstances are different, but we can all look to Jesus as our perfect example for ministry in everyday life. He worked, traveled, taught, and ate with his disciples to show them what it looks like to obey and love God in all things. Mamas, let’s live a life of ministry too.


RELATED ARTICLES, RESOURCES, AND CONTENT:

Related R|M resources:

Faithful Motherhood Series

Discipleship and Teaching “Gospel Thinking”

Encouragement in the Ministry of Motherhood

Intentional Motherhood

Bible Literacy

Husbands as Ministry Partners

Around the Internet:


RM APPLY QUESTIONS


Now that we see our work in motherhood as a ministry to our children, let’s talk about how to see and serve them well. You’ll find there are a million ways to do this with a scroll on social media, a simple Google search, or even a look at the R|M website. But ministry isn’t a thing of guilt, it’s a thing of grace. God graciously invites us into his work to spread his gospel and make disciples, even in our homes. Our ministry will look different than the mom next to us, but our goal is the same: to raise children up in the ways of the Lord.

  1. When you hear the word “ministry,” what comes to mind? Who ministers? What does ministry look like? Ministry simply means serving God by serving others in our spheres of influence—which for a mom includes her family. How would you describe your ministry in motherhood?

  2. The first thing we need to do ministry is a relationship with God. This is how we’re equipped to serve our kiddos and how we learn to obey God. How do you grow in your relationship with God? How do you grow in godliness and gospel thinking?

  3. We have hundreds of moments in a day in motherhood to decide to submit in obedience to God or to chase our own selfish desires. Can you think of an example of a moment like this in your home? What would it look to serve God in that moment?

  4. We minister in two main ways: in the physical and in the spiritual. What are some practical needs you meet for your children? How does that work communicate the gospel to them? What are some specific hearts needs in your children right now? How can you communicate the gospel to them for those issues?

  5. Resources are everywhere, which is a wonderful thing. But it can also leave us feeling overwhelmed by the options or guilty for not doing all of them. How does the gospel free us from “mom guilt” and allow us to use resources with joy?


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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Feb 27, 2019

Sometimes it feels like “mom world” is another planet. A nursing shield? An all-terrain stroller? Funny-shaped food? It seems easier to build friendships with women in our season of life, but the gospel gives us a bigger picture of community. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Elizabeth Woodson about building flourishing friendships with women in other seasons of life—particularly singles. Elizabeth is a Bible teacher who writes, teaches, and helps to develop leaders at The Village Church and serves as the Director of Resources for the Sparrow Conference. Christian moms and singles can have the most important thing in common: our faith in Christ. So press in a little deeper with a woman in a different season and enjoy God’s gift of community.

 


RM APPLY QUESTIONS

It’s great to have a close group of mom friends, but God also designed Christian community to include a variety of ages, experiences, and gifts. Women in different seasons of life can have flourishing friendships if we’re willing to find common interests, have honest conversations, and build on our shared love of Christ. We’re made to be in community and to encourage our sisters-in-Christ, and that happens across every season of life.

  1. Do you have friendships with women who are in different seasons of life than you? If so, how can you further invest in these friendships? If not, can you think of any women who share similar interests with you in other areas? Consider inviting one of them to join you for coffee, bread baking, running, etc.

  2. There are common threads in all our lives. We all experience pain, loss, and difficulty; and we all experience joy, thankfulness, and hope. The gospel meets us where we are in our different situations and enables us to mourn and rejoice with one another. How is a shared love of Christ the foundation for friendship? How does it connect you to other sisters-in-Christ who may be experiencing different life events than you?

  3. Moms and singles can be tempted to run away from hard relationships, but God calls us to consider one another as more important than ourselves. What would it look like to approach a difficult friend with grace? How can you find out how to love that person well?

  4. If we want to be true friends, we have to open up our lives to others—which means opening our homes too. What are your expectations for the “right conditions” to be hospitable? Are these biblical requirements or heart idols? How can you open up space this week to invite a single woman over?

  5. All women are told to have spiritual children in the faith regardless of our life seasons. We’re to steward the information God gives us by pouring into a younger sister-in-Christ. Is discipleship a regular part of your life? How can you make time for it and who might you “do life” with?


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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Feb 20, 2019

Want to start a business? Wondering if you should start traveling for your job or pick up an extra shift? Trying to bend and stretch your schedule to make all your opportunities work? Being able to consider new work responsibilities, ministry roles, or creative endeavors isn’t the norm for everyone, but when we have a choice, it’s a huge privilege to steward. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss how to evaluate new or changing career or ministry opportunities. We’re made to work and use our gifts to pass on the legacy of faith in all we do. By tuning our thoughts to God’s word, we can pursue holiness, count the cost of each decision, and lay down our lives for others.

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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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

 

 

Feb 13, 2019

Regular date nights are a joy. We love getting out of the house and away from the kids!  But does a flourishing God-honoring marriage require this regular habit? If you and your husband are in an overwhelming season and you’re not “succeeding” at date night, this one’s for you. In this episode, Emily and Laura dig into a different perspective on the “modern date night.” Instead of putting our hope in a single night out with our husbands, God teaches us to cherish and serve one another daily. Date nights aren’t a guarantee, but God’s covenant-keeping grace is, and he can sustain our marriage, even when we don’t get a date night.

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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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Feb 6, 2019

Am I an Enneagram 3? A Princess Belle? An INFP? Wait, what are you?!

It doesn’t matter if it takes 10 minutes and 100 pop-ups, we’ll click through to learn something new about our personalities. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk about why we love learning about ourselves and what role personality profiles should play in our mothering. Digging into who we are can be useful, but our personalities aren’t the full definition of who we are in Christ. God is making all things new, changing and transforming every part of us—personalities included—into the image of Jesus.

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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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Jan 30, 2019

It’s our first episode of 2019, and we’re talking about the little voice in your head. The one that pipes up when you feel guilt over letting your kids eat too many cookies or sets off an alarm bell when you watch something questionable. All of us have one, but it’s not the Holy Spirit. What is it exactly? In this episode, Emily and Laura start the conversation on personal conscience. God gave each of us a conscience to help discern what’s right and wrong in the everyday “gray” areas of life. While it can be dulled by sin, God recalibrates our consciences through the study of his word and fellowship with believers, so we can do all things in faith with love.


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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 Facebook and follow on Instagram and 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 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

 
 
Dec 19, 2018

Screen time can be a hot topic. We wonder, “Is there a formula for the right amount of TV time?” “Is 30 minutes or 45 minutes holier?” “Do you think my kids will be quiet if I put on a show and hide in the kitchen?” But what we need to ask is, “What’s going on in my heart?” In this episode, Emily and Laura share gospel hope for two issues in many moms’ hearts: guilt and fear. Whether you’ve used screen time to avoid the craziness of the day or created a system of rules to guarantee a particular outcome, the gospel meets you there with wisdom and hope.

Articles, Resources and Related Content:

Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

“Wisely Using Technology” Tony Reinke on Journeywomen

“ERLC Panel discussion: Screen time and family time” Trillia Newbell, Jason Thacker, Ben Stuart, Jamie Ivey, Tim Blackmon

The Tech-Wise Family, Andy Crouch

This is Our Time, Trevin Wax

“The Tension of Technology: Hope and Fear in the Digital Age” Jason Thacker

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, Tony Reinke

“Are We Worrying Too Much About Kids on Their Phones?” Trevin Wax

“Give Your Children All of Your Attention. Some of the Time.” Harriet Connor

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Dec 12, 2018

Moms have a lot of work to do and the exhaustion of our responsibilities in the home, the church, and the community, often leave us wanting to lean into despair and defeat... But God uses the work before us to show us his sufficiency and unending love in our weakness so we can lean into grace. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Debbie Martens about God’s faithfulness and grace in motherhood. Debbie is a wife, mom of seven, and grandmother of six who is actively involved in her local church and community. We’re called to be faithful to God in the work before us, but even when we fail, God is faithful to teach and sustain us in every season of motherhood.

Articles, Resources and Related Content:

Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

R|M Abide Method

Ep. 49, When Mama Gets Mad, Part 1: What’s Under the Surface?

Ep. 50, When Mama Gets Mad, Part 2: Practical Ways to Stay Calm

Ep. 55, Hospitality in the Little Years

“Six Tips for Getting in God’s Word as a Young Mom” - Laura Wifler

“Your Child is Your Neighbor” - Jen Wilkin

“Preach the Gospel to Yourself” - Paul David Tripp

“Blessed are the Poor in Spirit: Gospel Hope for the Moments We Look More like Miss Trunchbull than Miss Honey” - Abbey Wedgeworth

“The Heart of Hospitality” (Series) - Revive Our Hearts

“You Can Be Hospitable, Even with Little” - Trillia Newbell

“Parents, Your Tiredness is an Opportunity” - Kristen Wetherell

The Heart of Anger, - Lou Priolo

Between Walden and the Whirlwind, - Jean Fleming

Give Them Grace, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson

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Dec 5, 2018

We experience daily hardships in motherhood that weigh on us—difficult decisions, potty training, sleeplessness, and more. But sometimes we experience deeper, more profound suffering that makes us cry out, “Why God?” In this episode, Emily and Laura offer gospel encouragement for those in the midst of deep suffering. Suffering is different for everyone, but scripture offers unshakeable hope in every situation. Since God didn’t excuse himself from suffering, one day—through Christ—our suffering will give way to joy.

Articles, Resources and Related Content:

Risen Motherhood on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter

R|M RSS Feed

R|M Resources on Suffering

Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

“When Suffering Falls on Our Children” - Sarah Walton

“Seeing Beyond the Suffering” - Trevin Wax

“8 Reasons to Cling to Scripture in Suffering” - Kristen Wetherell

“Why You’re Suffering” - Charles Spurgeon

“Suffering in Community” - Wendy Alsup

God’s Grace in Your Suffering - David Powlison

Suffering - Paul David Tripp

Holding Onto Hope - Nancy Guthrie

A Path Through Suffering - Elisabeth Elliot

The Problem of Pain - C.S. Lewis

A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis

When the Darkness Will Not Lift - John Piper

The Scars That Have Shaped Me - Vaneetha Rendall Risner

Hope When It Hurts - Kristen Wetherell & Sarah Walton

Sing a New Song - Lydia Brownback

The Valley of Vision: Puritan Prayers

“How Can God Be Sovereign and Good and Allow Suffering?” - John Piper

“Though You Slay Me” - Shane & Shane

“Psalm 126” - Bifrost Arts & Molly Parden

“Satisfied in You” - The Sing Team

“How Firm a Foundation” - Norton Hall Band

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Nov 28, 2018

You crafted the perfect Christmas list for your kids—a blend of beautiful, educational, practical, and personal. All will be well when they open their pre-approved number of acceptable gifts. That is, until the gift-giver enters the scene and breaks all the rules. In this episode, Emily and Laura flip the gift-giving conversation to ask, “Mama, what’s going on in your heart?” When we remember God’s love to us through Christ, we can see the gift-giver through the lens of grace as we consider our response. Let the richness of Jesus's birth set a tone of gratefulness in your home this gift-giving season.

Articles, Resources and Related Content:

R|M Advent 2018

Ep. 74, “Grandparents and the Gospel: Why Do Grandma & Grandpa Get Under Your Skin?”

Ep. 75, “Grandparents and the Gospel: Give Them Grace”

“Gospel Thinking: How Do We Decide Our Family Traditions?” - Eric Schumacher

“FAQ: Should I Curtail Grandparent Gift-Giving” - Jen Wilkin

“Gentle Leading Advent: The Gifts of God” - Trish Shank

“X-Ray Questions” - David Powlison

“Christmas: It’s All About the Gifts” - Melissa Kruger

“The Guilt and Grace of Christmas Giving” - Leslie Schmucker

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, - Kristen Welch

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Nov 14, 2018

Every moment in motherhood is an opportunity to trust God. Through suffering, hardships, and difficulties, we have to answer the question, “Is the gospel really true?” In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Nancy Guthrie about faithfulness and hope in motherhood. Nancy is a wife, mom, author, and Bible teacher who experienced deep suffering when she lost two children. We can fret, strategize, and lose sleep over many worries in motherhood, but when we trust God is sovereign and faithful, we’ll see the gospel meets us in every situation.

Articles, Resources and Related Content:

Holding onto Hope - Nancy Guthrie

Seeing Jesus in Genesis - Nancy Guthrie

Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books - Nancy Guthrie

Seeing Jesus in the Historical Books - Nancy Guthrie

The One Year of Praying Through the Bible for your Kids - Nancy Guthrie

Even Better Than Eden - Nancy Guthrie

What Every Child Should Know About Prayer - Nancy Guthrie

Help Me Teach the Bible (podcast) - The Gospel Coalition & Nancy Guthrie

“God Will Sustain You One Day at a Time” - Vaneetha Rendall Risner

“God Knows What You Don’t Have” - Abigail Dodds

“‘Should Be,’ ‘Would Be,’ and The Hope of What ‘Will Be’” - Abbey Wedgeworth

“Who Do You Trust?” - Charles Spurgeon

God’s Grace in Your Suffering - David Powlison

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  • 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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Nov 7, 2018

Strollers, music lessons, school clothes, and summer trips—motherhood can be expensive. But the way we spend money can often reveal what we value and desire. In this episode, Emily and Laura scratch the surface of spending in motherhood, digging down to the roots: what’s in our hearts. By God’s grace, the gospel reshapes our hearts to love what God loves, enabling us to use the resources he’s entrusted to us for his glory. No matter our financial situation, Christ is our greatest treasure and our hearts will only be satisfied by him.   

Articles, Resources and Related Content:

“King Lemuel’s Mother: Raising Sons of Privilege” - Chelsea Stanley

“How You Honor Your Maker with Your Wallet” - Ivan Mesa

“In the Image of Christ or Instagram” - Whitney Aguirre

“The Gospel and Your Money” - Jason K. Allen

“Four Questions to Keep Close to Your Wallet” - Marshall Segal

“Emerald Green with Envy” - Abigail Dodds

“Your Choice: Gumball-Machine Happiness or Lasting Joy” - Melissa Kruger

Stewardship: Grace Made Visible - The Village Church (video)

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Oct 31, 2018

Our daily schedules are busy, so it’s no wonder we’re surprised when all of a sudden it’s a new season. If we don’t intentionally stop to think about them, they pass us by! In this episode, Emily and Laura share how incorporating gospel reminders into your year can help your family remember God’s sovereignty and story of redemption. It’s not another burden or thing to check off a list, but rather a chance to bring joy into your home as you remember Christ in every season. 

 
Articles, Resources and Related Content:

R|M Newsletter Sign Up

Ep. 42, Making Christmas Traditions Matter

Ep. 81, Celebrating Advent with Little Ones

Ep. 82, Using Stories to Pass Along the Gospel to Your Children

The Church History ABCs: Augustine and 25 Other Heroes of the Faith - Stephen J. Nichols

Reformation ABCs: The People, Places, and Things of the Reformation - Stephen J. Nichols

Love Came Down at Christmas: Daily Readings for Advent - Sinclair Ferguson

Come Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional - Paul David Tripp

The Village Church Seasons Book (church calendar/seasons)

The Pilgrim’s Progress - John Bunyan

Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress (for kids) - Oliver Hunkin

The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Oct 24, 2018

Whether you’re the crafty mom who can beautify anything, the mom who is always coming up with fun new adventures, or the mom who feels caught in the doldrums of daily life  God’s word teaches that we’re all creative. We’re all image bearers of the Creator. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Quina Aragon—a wife, mom, and artist—on creativity and the gospel. As God’s ambassadors, we’re called to cultivate the earth in order to proclaim his name. Whether we make a delicious meal, comb a child’s hair, or help paint watercolor masterpieces, our creativity fills our homes and communities with the knowledge of the glory of God.

Articles, Resources and Related Content:

Quina Aragon’s Website

Love Made - Quina’s New Book

Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents - Quina Aragon for RM

“Listen & Live” Spoken Word for TGC - by Quina Aragon, shot by Light Foster, & produced by The Gospel Coalition

“Are You Suffocating Your Creativity?” - Erik Raymond

“Creativity as Worship” - Kelly Wolfe

“Made in His Likeness” - Jeanie Layne

“The Foolishness of Creativity” - Tresta Payne

 

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R|M Apply:

Every person bears the image of God, and as believers, we also bear the image of Christ. No matter how we fail—including in creative endeavors—our righteousness before God doesn’t change. We’re secure in God’s love through Christ forever. Let’s consider how this reality frees us to be more creative as we live out the mission to spread God’s authority to all the earth, making known his glory.

  1. God created mankind in his image to serve as ambassadors, acting on his behalf, to fill the earth with the knowledge of his glory. What does it mean for you to be an ambassador of God in this mission? How does your family pursue this mission?

  2. God told Adam and Eve to cultivate the earth for his glory. Jesus taught us to pray for God’s kingdom—which is full of his glory—to come to earth. Jesus gave us the Great Commission to go and make more disciples to fill the earth spreading the news of God’s glory. This mission is throughout scripture! How do creativity and cultivation propel this mission?

  3. We’ll never be perfect ambassadors in this mission, which is why we need Christ. Jesus was the only perfect ambassador, and through his perfect record, we have his righteousness as our own. How does knowing God’s love for us in Christ free us to try new, creative things?

  4. Being creative isn’t confined to a particular artistic style, but rather we see creativity as we take what God has made and cultivate it into something beautiful—from a bouquet of flowers delivered to a friend to an organized filing system implemented for your church. What are some ways you are gifted creatively? How can you use your creativity to serve your family, church, and/or community to spread God’s glory?

  5. Part of motherhood is nurturing our children, including nurturing their creativity. What are some ways your children image God’s creativity? How can you help them use their creativity to serve others? What are some ways your family can serve together?

Oct 17, 2018

Whenever we ask the R|M community for questions, they range from lighthearted and practical to thought-provoking and theological, which makes the AUA show something special. In this one-hour episode, Emily and Laura answer listeners’ questions from thoughts about date nights and what kind of cars they drive, to how they encourage their children to pray and  how their families handle Santa. We hope as you listen, you’ll see how the gospel applies to everything and how we have freedom in Christ to serve our families in unique ways.

Questions (Time-Stamped):

[3:37] “What kind of car do you each drive?”

[7:25] “What’s it like living with your parents, Laura? Any tips on clashing with parents?”

[11:40] “Do you guys use essential oils?”

[12:54] “What do you think about forcing your children to hug grandparents/family/strangers?”

[15:19] “What’s your enneagram number?”

[23:54] “How have your husbands been a part of R|M?”

[27:06] “Do you wrestle with the influence you have and how has the Lord guided you in this?”

[33:14] “How do you do date night? How do you strengthen your marriage in the busyness of littles?”

[38:34] “How do you introduce or encourage a toddler to pray?”

[40:41] “How you explain image bearers to young kids?”

[45:50] “I’m using catechisms with my 18-month-old and feeling frustrated. Am I having too high of expectations?”

[48:07] “How do you approach Santa and other non-advent type Christmas traditions? Is this how you handle the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy…”


Articles, Resources and Related Content:

Ep. 33: Intentional Motherhood Starts at Day One

Ep. 74: Grandparents & the Gospel: Why Do They Get Under Your Skin?

Ep. 75: Grandparents & the Gospel: Approach Them With Grace

Ep. 77: AUA Fall 2017

Ep. 81: Celebrating Advent with Little Ones

Ep. 89: Trillia Newbell: Helping Our Kids Celebrate God's Beautifully Diverse Design

Ep. 90: Unified With Your Husband: Different Styles, Same Mission

Ep. 92: Learning, Growing, & Changing Our Minds: How the Gospel Frees us to Do Something Different

Ep. 100: AUA Spring 2018

AUA 2018 Spring Edition FAQs

“Cultivating a Healthy Marriage as New Parents” - Quina Aragon

“Our Greatest Ally: God’s Grace for Marital Intimacy” - Laura Hardin

“Passing Along /our Heritage: Teaching the Gospel in All of Life” - Autumn Kern

“What Does It Mean to Remember the Gospel?” - Emily Jensen

“What Does It Mean for a Mom to Have Freedom in Christ?” - Nana Dolce

“Five Ways My Mom Invested the Gospel in Me” - Jaquelle Crowe

“Raising Treasure Hunters” - Stephanie Grayum

“Personality Assessments and the Wondrous Knowledge of Being Known” - Lore Ferguson Wilbert

The Enneacast - Love Thy Neighborhood

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  • 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. Thanks for supporting this ministry!

 

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