Being a God-honoring mother isn’t for wimpy women. I know because I’m married to one. Coming off the heels of watching my wife give birth to our third child the realization is even more graphic in my mind (no need to describe further!). When Jackson was born we jointly made the decision that she was going to stay home with our children.

This decision has caused us to limit our lifestyle choices so that we would be the primary influencers of our children’s education and growth. It is one we have never looked back on with regret. Yet motherhood is a grind and Johanna has her up and down days. That is reality.

There are days when the dishes are piled high and the patience is running thin. Yet I know that through God’s grace her efforts are making a huge impact in the lives of our children. I came across a video and an audio piece that reminded me of that this past week.

This video shows real life motherhood. It is real. It is raw. It is what being a mom is all about.

The second is an Ask Pastor John episode in which John Piper answers the question of whether mom’s should work outside the home.

Both of these pieces reminded me to give my wife high praise and honor for doing what she does, not as an end in itself, but as an end to the glory of God.


About justicetheline

Above all I am a Christian Hedonist pursuing my ultimate satisfaction and joy in God. This blog contains postings about what God is teaching me through his Word, is an outlet for some of my photography, and will occasionally include stories about my experiences as a deputy sheriff on patrol. View all posts by justicetheline

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