Why Motherhood Matters by September McCarthy

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"When I see your arms empty, I mourn and pray with you. When I watch your heart relentlessly pulled in another direction, I cheer for motherhood to capture your eye and fill you with life. When I know of your deep struggle at home or with your children, I feel the pain. I know it to be real, and I kneel and ask God to give you the forever grace to hold on to this dream, even when the daily effort gets hard. When I meet you and see your juggling act, I lend you my hand and tell you it is okay to let something go. And when we gather together, I will champion you in every way possible." (September McCarthy, Why Motherhood Matters)

Sweet heavens did I need this book in my life right now. I am in the trenches of early terrible twos. In fact, today was mortifying in the local Hobby Lobby because Tiny decided to throw her biggest tantrum yet--over candy. And I became a yelling mom once at home because I was done. So. Very. Done.

And Why Motherhood Matters checked me hard. It is in the exact vein of encouragement and reproach needed for a young mother from an experienced mother. It is a balm reminding me of the grace extended to me. And I couldn't imagine reading another Bible Study more accurately done for motherhood. 

Keep in mind, this study is for all mothers: those craving to become mothers, those that have lost their children at any point, those in the early stages, and those with children grown.  I have gathered a list of all the incredible mothers I know in my own life to make sure I tell them to pre-order this book now.

If you're wondering if this might be geared toward you, it is. There will be chapters that aren't yet, and that's okay. I firmly believe this is one of those things you get, sit it next to your Bible, and pull it out when you're at a loss because the chapters that aren't applicable now will become so.

Do your Christian mothering heart a favor: pre-order this book.  You will not regret the beauty, grace, and determination it will introduce to your life. 

The only reason this study is not 5 stars is because it felt odd to read on my own and like the author took completed individual lessons and decided to make them a whole book.

Thank you to NetGalley, September McCarthy, and Harvest House Publishing for providing me with this free ARC in exchange for an honest review. 



Comments

  1. Oh man, have I been there and done that. Hugs to you mama. I'm glad this book helped you. It sounds like it would help a lot of people.

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    1. Thank you! I think it's like a mini hug in book form. Maybe more of a balm. It is wonderful and has actually been picked up by my small group study.

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  2. Sounds interesting. I might check it out if I ever become a mom

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    1. Fun thing about this book is it is also designed for women that are "heart moms." So anyone wanting to become a mom can get a lot out of it, too!

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  3. This definitely sounds like a great book for those in the Christian faith that are mothers.

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    1. It really is. It isn't marketed to mothers in general and is focused more on Christian small groups.

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