“What does a stay-at-home mom (sahm) do all day?” This is a question that you might ask, whether you are considering being a sahm or maybe you are a husband of one. Shot, you could be a sahm yet you feel unsure of what you should be doing or what is happening to all of your time. Maybe you want to see some articulation of the wide variety of value that a sahm brings to validate your role for yourself or for someone else questioning your efforts.
Why can’t I fully accept and commit to my role as a SAHM and homemaker? Why do I keep feeling this need to make money on the side? What so much of me really wants is to return to online business. I struggle to accept that my mothering influence on our children is enough of a contribution. Making money is such a black and white, quantitative result of work. Mom wins are easy to overlook and take too long to reach.
Do you feel like you hear the same verses on biblical womanhood over and over? I’ve certainly felt that. Ooookaaaaay, submitting is important. Not sure what that means in real life. However, when I really took some time to research the topic, instead of ignore it because it’s confusing, I found there is a LOT about women in the bible. I find it helpful to categorize verses to help see common themes and messages God confirms over multiple passages.
Whether your instinct is to say “heck yea!” or “heck no!” this header is sure to draw attention, gain clicks and go viral. I’m talking about two hundred thousand shares. This post references controversial scriptures with controversial ideas of how to respond to them. It hit a ton of points, with little explanation, empathy or encouragement for those who already find themselves with debt, not a virgin or with tattoos. It incited response videos from angry youtubers and fury over social media. The drama is on and in my response to the original blog post and these subsequent videos, I’m going to both criticize and applaud both sides of the argument to help bring unity, or at least understanding, within the Christian community.
I remember way back, middle school, maybe elementary, I would literally write out “I hate myself” over and over. I felt so powerless and so defeated. Those kinds of feelings continued to be an underlying theme in my life and I struggled with chronic depression because of the negative thoughts I believed.
There were several turning points, but with every single turning point, whether it be when I decided to go to counseling, when I committed to consistent personal development reading, when I read “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer, each of those turning points made a difference because I made a conscious decision to chose to be accept the positive messages and reject my old, but familiar negative beliefs.