mothers . . . . young & vulnerable mothers. . . .
I became a mom at 29. I remember how I was at 18, so impressionable, so wanting to find some cause, some weird thing to cling to and believe other than simply following Christ. I was earnest about following Christ. But i was open to getting into really weird ideas, too. . . . So at 29, new wife, new motherhood . . . I read a lot, felt guilty a lot, wrote lists and lists of how I was going to change myself and who I needed to be and what I needed to do . . .
I’m a reader, it’s how I learn, communicate, etc. And after a while, I realized that even good Christians (or famous, popular writers) could be wrong. That I had to read with discernment, not buy into the whole program but glean and ponder and evaluate and judge and compare to Scripture. To be honest and discerning about letting Scripture guide me. Discernment can be learned! And in the information age, we need a heap of it.
Anyway, I’m saying all that so say that Karen Campbell has a great series for us moms; she has such a good perspective. It’s easy for us to be swayed by “good looking” information, methods, etc. But get your microscope out. She applies this to homeschooling conventions, but it can apply to any motherhood/wifehood area.