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Risen Motherhood

A podcast for moms. Join us as we explore how the ancient scriptures apply to modern motherhood and provide the framework for finding answers to your specific questions. As part of the greater Risen Motherhood ministry, in-depth, topical mini-series are released periodically.
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Dec 16, 2020

As moms, we all fall short of the glory of God day after day. So we need to preach the gospel to ourselves again and again. But how do we actually do that? In this episode, Emily and Laura share how reminding yourself of the gospel is an important part of the Christian walk—but it requires some practice. To preach the gospel, we have to know the gospel. It’s the only thing that keeps us from being defined by the time we yelled in the car or hid in the pantry stress-eating dark chocolate. Momma, your true identity is secure in Christ—offering peace, hope, and joy in every moment.

We’re grateful to Christian Planner for helping make this week’s show possible! Are you looking for a planner to keep you organized, while also helping you keep Christ at the center of your busy life? As a listener of the Risen Motherhood, you can get a free sticker book with a purchase of a 2021 planner through December 31, 2020, while quantities last. Just add the sticker book to your cart and enter the code RISEN at checkout on ChristianPlanner.com.

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Dec 9, 2020

There’s just something about music that helps us remember things we’ve learned in a way that other methods can’t match! In this episode, Emily and Laura celebrate our opportunity to worship God through song. No matter what our singing voices sound like, we can all benefit from remembering God’s goodness and faithfulness through shared songs in the Christian faith. By inviting these moments of worship into our homes, we’re able to experience the joy of knowing God and resting in his promises as a whole family.

We’re grateful to Christian Planner for helping make this week’s show possible! Are you looking for a planner to keep you organized, while also helping you keep Christ at the center of your busy life? From now until December 31, 2020, Risen Motherhood podcast listeners will receive a free sticker book with a purchase of a 2021 planner when you use the code RISEN at checkout on ChristianPlanner.com.

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Dec 2, 2020

Can a mom really develop a personal understanding of the Bible in the season of young children? In this episode, Emily and Laura chat with author and Bible teacher, Jen Wilkin, about her passion for biblical literacy. Jen encourages moms to pursue a firsthand knowledge of scripture and gives practical examples of what this might look like. She offers encouragement to set aside larger blocks of time, get involved in a structured study with accountability, and consistently consume the word whenever and wherever you can. If you haven't been sure how an understanding of scripture can impact your role as a mom, you'll be so challenged and encouraged by this interview!

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We’re grateful to Moody Publishers, who recently published Motherhood Without All the Rules by Maggie Combs, for helping make this week’s show possible! In this new book, Maggie invites you to find freedom from society's rules for motherhood by finding freedom in Christ through obedience to God and his word.

 

Nov 18, 2020

One of the most exciting things we can teach our children is that Jesus came to earth as a tiny baby and that he’s coming back as the King. This past-and-future perspective is at the heart of the Advent season as we celebrate what has happened and wait expectantly for what is to come. In this episode, Emily and Laura explain the meaning of Advent, share ways to celebrate, and encourage moms to find freedom in the Christmas season. Instead of running into the holidays with added pressure of one more thing, we can look to Christ and celebrate the gospel story in our homes from an overflow of joy.

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We’re grateful to Moody Publishers, publishers of the new books, Screen Kids and Grandparenting Screen Kids, for helping make this week’s show possible! These new books provide parents and grandparents with the practical tools needed to make positive changes regarding screen time.

Nov 11, 2020

It’s natural to prefer spending time with moms who share similar parenting values, lifestyle choices, and special interests with us. On the other hand, most of us can instantly think of a mom we avoid, because she makes us uncomfortable with her views in a gray-area of motherhood. These feelings beg the question, “How should we love and interact with those who do motherhood differently than us, especially when those differences breed difficulties?” In this episode, Emily and Laura apply the gospel to these challenging relationships, remembering that the cross levels all of us. Because of the extravagant grace shown to us, we can now love others who are different, even when it’s hard.

We’re grateful to Val Marie Paper, creator of prompted prayer journals, for making this week’s show possible! From now through December 31, 2020 get 10% off any non spiral bound item in their shop with the code RM10.

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Nov 4, 2020

At R|M, we love sharing great resources! In this all new episode, Emily and Laura share a Top 10 List of best products to encourage and equip us in our relationship with the Lord along with gift ideas for kids and some of their personal favorite books. As much as we love these beautiful, intentional, and creative resources, we hope they ultimately point you to Christ and his word. Resources can be helpful, but only God’s word is essential.

We’re grateful to Operation Christmas Child for helping make this week’s show possible! Operation Christmas Child provides a simple way for your family to meet practical needs of children all over the world, while also bringing the hope of the gospel. National Shoebox Collection week is November 16–23, 2020, so there’s still time to fill a shoebox with your kids. You can even fill your entire box online!

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Oct 28, 2020

Moms know that you don’t start reading a storybook in the middle! If you skip the first half, your kids miss important aspects of the plot and the character development. Instead, you start at the very beginning and view all of the parts as a whole. But for some reason, when it comes to the Bible, we often toss that concept aside and go straight for the easier-to-understand New Testament books. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss the importance of reading the Old Testament, citing eight reasons why it really matters! Processing the entire Bible in light of the cross is critical for us (and our kiddos) to rightly understand God's epic redemption story.

We’re grateful to Christian Standard Bible, a Bible translation for everyone, for making this week’s show possible. Whether reading to a child, teaching in your women’s ministry, or using for personal study, the CSB will be accurate, readable, and shareable. Find your Bible at csbible.com.

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Oct 21, 2020

We know we should be grateful for the gifts God has given us in motherhood. But instead, we may find ourselves battling discontentment, anxiety, and stress over our inability to keep up with even the simplest tasks. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk with author Hannah Anderson about her book Humble Roots. Hannah applies gospel-truth to challenging topics like postpartum body image, vocational or ministry calling, and dealing with the temptation to live for our ideal version of motherhood instead of God's plan for us. This conversation is candid, challenging, and leaves much to be considered as Hannah offers an opportunity for weary moms to rest by accepting their limitations and letting God be God.

We’re grateful to Well-Watered Women, creators of the Give Me Jesus Journal, for making this week’s show possible. From now through December 31 2020, you can use the promo code RISEN10 for 10% off anything in their shop.

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Oct 14, 2020

Evangelism is an essential part of the Christian life—so why does it feel so overwhelming and awkward? Maybe you worry you’ll say the wrong thing or offend someone. But when you think about it, is there anything better or more beautiful than sharing Christ? In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss some common pitfalls we experience in evangelism and the gospel hope that drives us to try again. From the people in our homes to those we see in our communities, we can share the greatest news of Christ’s resurrection by simply sharing what he did and how the gospel impacts our own lives!

We’re grateful to Crossway and the ESV Women’s Study Bible for making this week’s show possible. Now through November 14, Risen Motherhood listeners can pick up an ESV Women’s Study Bible for 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Head over to crossway.org/risenmotherhood to find out more!

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Oct 7, 2020

Scroll through Pinterest or eavesdrop in a coffee shop and you might see or hear something along the lines of, “All I need is a whole lotta of Jesus and a little bit of coffee/tacos/Netflix/sleep.” While it’s usually said in jest, we all have little crutches that we tend to rely on when we’re in survival mode. In this episode, Emily and Laura talk about potential crutches in motherhood like wine, shopping, or social media. While these things may make us feel good temporarily, only Christ is the source of our greatest and lasting joy. So momma, let’s go back to the cross and fix our eyes on the only one able to sustain, encourage, grow, and help us in every situation—Jesus.

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Sep 30, 2020

The daily hardships of motherhood 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.

We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Check out Crossway’s ESV Women’s Study Bible and get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid until November 14, 2020.

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Sep 23, 2020

Kids say the darndest things sometimes, don’t they? Maybe it’s a comment about someone’s hair while you’re in line at the grocery store or they ask a question about someone’s dialect when you have a neighbor over for dinner, but no matter where it happens, it’s normal for children to show curiosity about God’s diverse design. In this episode, Trillia Newbell joins Emily and Laura to share practical ways we can explain God’s very good idea about diversity to our children, exposing them to different types of people with joy and transparency. The gospel speaks a better word than our culture—affirming that all people are made in the image of God and should be loved as such.

We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Check out Crossway’s ESV Women’s Study Bible and get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid until November 14, 2020.

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Sep 16, 2020

You know that 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 internal alarm when you watch something questionable? All of us have one, but it’s not necessarily the Holy Spirit. What is it exactly? In this episode, Emily and Laura explore the topic of personal conscience. God gave 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 can recalibrate our consciences through the study of his word and fellowship with believers, so we can do all things in faith with love.

We’re grateful to singer-songwriter Janet Blair for making this week’s show possible. She is looking for inspiration for future music and wants to tell your story through song. To be considered, simply enter at songplease.com by September 30.

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Sep 9, 2020

Parenting alongside your husband can sometimes feel awkward and bumpy. We want to be intentional, but it can seem like we have wildly different styles and strategies than our spouses! In this episode, Emily and Laura dive into the topic of marital unity. Even though we have different upbringings, personalities, strengths, and weaknesses, God has joined us in marriage for his mission. He designed for us to do it together! Through Christ, we can have humility, forgive one another, refocus on our mission, and live in unity with our husbands as we parent together.

We’re grateful to singer-songwriter Janet Blair for making this week’s show possible. She is looking for inspiration for future music and wants to tell your story through song. To be considered, simply enter at songplease.com by September 30.

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Sep 2, 2020

Even when it seems like you've done everything right as a mom, inevitably, things still don't go as planned. Someone disobeys, comes down with a fever, talks back or leaves their toy on the ground for you to step on, and in no time...you blow it. Your hopes for a near-perfect day are dashed, leaving you wondering if there's even any point in trying. On today's episode, Emily and Laura talk about those bad moments and how we’re tempted to let them dominate our whole day. But we don't have to get stuck there, because our identity in Christ means we can keep pursuing holiness, even when we sin or our circumstances aren’t ideal. When we have faith that the Spirit of Christ works in us and we want to live in light of our redemption, we can press on in faithfulness. Momma, will you join us?

We’re grateful to World Vision for making this week’s show possible. World Vision is helping the world’s most vulnerable children and their communities address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit worldvision.org/rm to sponsor a child today. 

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Aug 26, 2020

Whether we’re answering a hard question, navigating a public meltdown, or wading through a sibling conflict, as moms, we’re well-acquainted with the benefits of pausing to consider the best next steps. Reflecting instead of reacting can help us keep our eyes on the gospel. In this episode, Emily and Laura reflect on five years of the podcast and share a big announcement about some exciting changes on the horizon for Risen Motherhood! But one thing that will never change is our passion for bringing gospel hope to moms for many years to come.

We’re grateful to Christian Standard Bible, a Bible translation for everyone, for making this week’s show possible. Whether reading to a child or teaching in your women’s ministry, the CSB is accurate, readable, and shareable. Find out more at csbible.com.

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May 6, 2020

As much as we may desire to live with eternal purpose and become more like Christ, some days we’re doing well just to keep the diapers changed—much less figure out how we can change. In this episode, Emily and Laura get practical about how we change into the image of Christ. Drawing from David Powlison’s book, How Does Sanctification Work?, they unpack five things that contribute to our growth in godliness. God is changing us and using our lives for something that matters as we live faithfully from one moment (or diaper change) to the next.

We’re grateful to Christian Standard Bible, a Bible translation for everyone, for making this week’s show possible. Whether reading to a child or teaching in your women’s ministry, the CSB will be accurate, readable, and shareable. Find out more at csbible.com.

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Apr 29, 2020

As you make the meals, change the diapers, settle the arguments, and fold the laundry day after day, do you ever wonder if any of it really matters? With so many immediate needs in front of us, it can be easy to lose sight of our eternal purpose. In this episode, Emily and Laura discuss some simple (yet profound) truths that help clarify our destination and goal as believers in Christ. When we remember that we’re being conformed to the image of Jesus and one day we’ll dwell with him for eternity, we can hold things loosely in this life and embrace our role as servants doing the Master’s work—even if it’s the same work day after day.

We’re grateful to Harvest House Publishers for making this week’s show possible. Check out Love Made by Quina Aragon, Bible Infographics for Kids; and Courageous World Changers by Shirley Raye Redmond at harvesthousepublishers.com. For the rest of April, you can receive free shipping and 40% off most books purchased with the code STAYHOME.

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Apr 22, 2020

Read alouds aren’t just for our little ones. We can find great encouragement and joy in having the word of God read over us and explained. So in this special episode, Emily and Laura invite John Piper to read and reflect on what he considers to be the greatest chapter in the Bible, Romans 8. As he walks us through this incredible passage, John Piper connects its themes of suffering and loss to motherhood, encouraging us that no matter how deep the waters of our suffering, God’s unshakeable love is deeper still.

We’re grateful to Harvest House Publishers for making this week’s show possible. Check out Love Made by Quina Aragon, Bible Infographics for Kids; and Courageous World Changers by Shirley Raye Redmond at harvesthousepublishers.com. For the rest of April, you can receive free shipping and 40% off most books purchased with the code STAYHOME.

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Apr 15, 2020

All moms have important work to do—work in the home, the community, and the church. But income-producing work can bring unique challenges. So, in this episode, Emily and Laura invite four women to share about what they’ve learned as they balance work and motherhood, seeking to honor God and serve faithfully in every sphere of life. No matter what kinds of work we do, we can reflect the image of God who is always at work in the world and in our lives. 

We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Check out Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie and get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid through May 14, 2020.

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Apr 8, 2020

Motherhood comes with lots of hard things—but by God’s grace, those very things can bring fruit in our lives. In this episode, Emily and Laura interview Jani Ortlund about some of the hard things she faced as a mom of young children, like fatigue, fear, and finances. Jani is a writer, speaker, and podcast host who ministers alongside her husband, Ray. She is a mother of four and grandmother of fourteen who remembers well the challenges of the little years. In the midst of the hard, she encourages us to keep seeking the Lord, trusting that he will gently lead us.

We’re grateful to Harvest House Publishers for making this week’s show possible. Harvest House offers a wide variety of books, including: DadTired and Loving It by Jerrad Lopes and Bible Infographic for Kids. Find these books and more at harvesthousepublishers.com.

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Apr 1, 2020

When we say, “The gospel changes everything,” we mean everything! Even the way we think about makeup. Whether you’re a mom who loves it or hates it, wears it or doesn't, exploring our thoughts and feelings about makeup opens a window into our beliefs about beauty and identity. Join Emily and Laura in this episode for some fun conversation and gospel application as they consider how we can rightly enjoy beauty and be good stewards of our bodies, while ultimately finding our identity in Christ.

We’re grateful to our generous donors for making this week’s show possible. Join them here, and help us bring gospel hope to moms everywhere.

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Mar 25, 2020

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 to survive motherhood without family support and how to protect children from negative influences, to how they maintain privacy for their families on social media and what their quiet time looks like. 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.

We’re grateful to Christian Standard Bible for making this week’s show possible. Whether reading to a child or teaching in your women’s ministry, the CSB will be accurate, readable, and shareable. Find out more at csbible.com.

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Mar 18, 2020

The Bible is the timeless word of God, but finding time to study it as a mom of young children can feel nearly impossible. Does it count as a quiet time if we’re surrounded by noisy children? How is it possible that no matter how early we wake up for Bible study, our children seem to wake up earlier? The little years bring real struggles for spending time in God’s word, but there’s hope! In this special bonus episode, Emily and Laura share a chapter from their book, Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments, called, “The Little Years are Not the Lost Years.” In it, they offer encouragement and practical tips for spending time in God’s word and growing in our love for the gospel, even during busy seasons of motherhood.

We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Check out Crossway’s ESV Scripture Journals and get 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid through April 17, 2020.

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Mar 11, 2020

On one hand, we may feel like we’re never alone as moms—even going to the bathroom often becomes a family activity! On the other hand, motherhood can feel lonely and isolating. Caring for our families often leaves little time and energy for nurturing our friendships. But we’re not meant to live in isolation—we need friends who point us to Christ and encourage us in our mission! In this episode, Emily and Laura invite four women to share their thoughts on navigating friendship in the busyness of motherhood. Though we may need to adjust our expectations and find creative ways to connect, we can still have meaningful friendships in the midst of motherhood.

We’re grateful to Crossway for making this week’s show possible. Get Jen Oshman's new book, Enough about Me: Finding Lasting Joy in the Age of Self, 40% off with a free Crossway+ membership. Offer valid through April 10, 2020.

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