mamas, You should read this
I cannot overstate the value and utility of this book. Abbie speaks boldly into a mother culture that at best has grown weary in it’s labors- and at worst has become utterly disenchanted with the role altogether. She bravely descends into the trenches of the human heart to dispel the fatalist maternal perspective that has so readily been embraced and applauded in this generation of mothers. But to those who with aching hearts cling to the hope that we are capable of more, Abbie is the faithful friend, the lady wisdom we all need.
Beginning in Chapter one of M is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood, Abbie challenges her readers to find common ground in Christ rather than in their struggles. Sure, every mom understands the temptations to anger, short temperedness, and escapism. We’re all tempted to mediocrity! But the challenge from Abbie is to acknowledge the ways in which we sin against our children and lean whole-heartedly on Christ to be our strength.
The chapters following are no less helpful. This one is meant to end up worn and tattered on your bookshelf with highlighter and ink on every page. Like so many others have written, I’m sad that I didn’t have this book sooner in my parenting journey. But I’m so glad to have it now.
Learn more about M is for mama
You can visit the M is for Mama website to learn more about Abbie, her husband, ten children, and beautiful custom built home.