I’m currently reading Beyond Bath Time: Embracing Motherhood as a Sacred Role by Erin Davis. I’m only a few chapters in and I’m really enjoying it. Read the Amazon reviews here. The Kindle format is currently on sale for $3.24.
I’m so taken with it that I’ve been taking screen shots every few pages and emailing them to Andrea. Some of the author’s passages are just so powerful.
This is one quote she included in her book. I’m sure I’ll work it into a talk at some point. Enjoy.
Years ago, before this generation of mothers was even born, our society decided where children rank in the list of important things. When abortion was legalized, we wrote it into law. Children rank way below college. Below world travel for sure. Below the ability to go out at night at your leisure. Below honing your body at the gym. Below any job you may have or hope to get.
In fact, children rate below your desire to sit around and pick your toes, if that is what you want to do.
Children are the last thing you should ever spend your time doing. If you grew up in this culture, it is very hard to get a biblical perspective on motherhood, to think like a free Christian woman about your life, your children.
How much have we listened to partial truths and half lies? Do we believe that we want children because there is some biological urge, or the phantom “baby itch”? Are we really in this because of cute little clothes and photo opportunities? Is motherhood a rock-bottom job for those who can’t do more, or those who are satisfied with drudgery? If so, what were we thinking?