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Mothering is messy. Our joy and hope in raising children doesn’t change the reality that being a mom can be frustrating, stressful, and tiring. But just as God is using us to shape our children, God is using our children and motherhood to shape us.  

In The Better Mom, author Ruth Schwenk, herself a mother of four children, encourages us with the good news that there is more to being a mom than the extremes of striving for perfection or simply embracing the mess. We don’t need to settle for surviving our kids’ childhood. We can grow through it.

With refreshing and heartfelt honesty Ruth emboldens moms to:

  • Find freedom and walk confidently in purpose
  • Create a God-honoring home environment 
  • Overcome unhealthy and destructive emotions such as anger, anxiety, and more
  • Avoid glorifying the mess of mom-ing or idolizing perfection
  • Cultivate life-giving friendships 

At the heart of The Better Mom is the message that Jesus calls us to live not a weary life, but a worthy life. We don’t have to settle for either being apathetic or struggling to be perfect. Both visions of motherhood go too far. Ruth offers a better option. She says, “It’s okay to come as we are, but what we’re called to do and be is far too important to stay there! The way to becoming a better mom starts not with what we are doing, but with who God is inviting us to become."

©2018 Ruth Schwenk (P)2018 Zondervan

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  • mattie walter
  • 15-12-2018

Awesome!

Fantastic!!!!! I recommend this to any mom in any season!! So encouraging to my heart!

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  • Tracey L. Bohlen
  • 18-03-2019

so good

So glad I found this book during this season. My complaint 3 yr old daughter has started to have a personality and opinions! This really opened my ryes to all the ways motherhood...is really about God working in my heart as much as it is training her up!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-2019

Refreshing audiobook for tired mommas!

Loved the narrator and the content of the book!
Reminded me to be intentional about being a mommy and how important of a job I’m doing! One with an eternal harvest :) It’s a great book to remind us that we don’t have to be perfect to be good moms and that through God we have the grace to become better moms as we go through this crazy journey that goes by really quick, even though we may not believe it now!

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