Ladies, we’re sinning. We are being pharisees about motherhood and piling all sorts of regulations on ourselves and others that the Lord didn’t ever command, while ignoring the direct commands of scripture. Every where I look lately I’m hearing women crumbling under mommy guilt, and I’m so grieved by it. I think true Mommy guilt (as opposed to genuine conviction and correction from the Lord) stems from two places: the things over which we have no control, and the things in which we have allowed society to build fences where God did not. This is not the easy yoke and light burden Jesus promised us. This is not the abundant life.
So for the next few Mondays I’m going to look at some of the mommy guilt hot spots. I’ll examine the issue, lay out what scripture actually says about it, and give a couple of ways grace can change our guilt to freedom. Let’s walk in the abundant life of the gospel.
Is there a hot button issue you’d like to talk about? Leave it in the comments.