Parenting

Prayer: Relieve Stress From Parenthood

Dear God, You have given children as a blessing. Thank You for each and every one of those precious little blessings. We lift up parents right now. Thank You for their courage and bravery in raising children and the sacrifices they make on a daily basis. May Your grace give them power and enable them to be strong parents who teach children Your ways. Give them wisdom and help them to lead a legacy of Christians. May You relieve any stress that comes with parenting. Bring comfort and tranquility in times of need. Send encouragement to affirm parents. We also lift up those who desire to be parents or are preparing to be parents. May You fill their hearts with hope and take away any

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The Power Of Transferring Love

My daughter sat at the kitchen table finishing up her dinner. I was sitting on the couch nursing our youngest. My daughter, Olive, who is three years old, looked over my way and said in the sweetest, high-pitched, Fancy Nancy voice, Mom, when I’m done eating, I’m gonna snuggle with you and hug you and put all of my love in your heart.” My heart filled up immediately. It was as if her just saying those words transferred her love to my heart and filled it up completely. The bonus was her running up to me just a few minutes later to smother me with kisses and hugs. This got me thinking about the way love is transferred. God is love. If God is in

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Help! My Children Are Growing Up Too Fast!

Today my son Eliott turns SIX?! It feels like only yesterday that I was in labor, anxious and excited to meet my first child. Now I have four children and time doesn’t seem to be stopping or slowing down enough to savor all of the goodness. The Bible says children are a blessing. As much as I have always been fond of children, eager to babysit or enjoying my job as a preschool assistant back in the day, there is nothing quite like a house full of littles. But that right there is the problem I am having…they aren’t staying little long enough! Some days feel long, some days feel really long, and mommy needs a time out. But overall, in the grand scheme of

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An Easy Guide To Praying For Your Child

Your relationship with your child is a beautiful journey. There is no doubt that prayer has an essential and important purpose in this journey. Prayer is simply the way You communicate with God about the intricacies of your relationship with your child. As your pray for your son or daughter, you are seeking and pursuing God’s perfect will for their life. Through prayer you are faithfully going to the throne of God and petitioning for God’s goodness and faithfulness to bless and protect your child. My husband and I realized the power of prayer early on in our marriage. When our children came along, there was no way for us to embrace our roles as parents without relying on God’s strength, wisdom, and guidance. We

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The Gift Of Motherhood & My Desire To Work

I recently shared my thoughts on the gift of motherhood and my desire to work on my Instagram…which if you are not following along over there I encourage you to do so right now because you will get to know me and my family a whole lot more! Follow here: Instagram.com/unveiledwife I wanted to share with you what I wrote on Instagram because it seemed to resonate with many other wives and mothers. I hope this encourages you too! . . . One of the greatest adventures I have ever experienced and pursued with my husband is parenting. There is this tension always wound up in my heart of wanting to hold onto my children as babies hoping they stay little forever and yet celebrating

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What Your Hands Mean To Your Children

When I think of the word embrace, I think about gripping or holding onto something, a welcoming hug, acceptance, drawing closer to. When I think about embracing my role as a mom, I think about all the challenges I have and continue to accept, relying on God to strengthen me and give me wisdom to do all that motherhood requires. I also consider all of those little moments I bring my children in close to my heart to remind them that nothing will ever separate my love for them. No matter what I face as a mom, I embrace it. Not always gracefully, there are times when tears come with a little resistance in my heart, but that isn’t because I don’t want to be a

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