The Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts as We Shape Our Homes

The Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts as We Shape Our Homes

by Ruth Schwenk


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As a mom, you want to give your best to your family. Motherhood is incredibly rewarding, yet its challenges can leave you feeling anxious, inadequate, and overwhelmed with mom guilt. Trusted author Ruth Schwenk of Pressing Pause and The Better Mom blog will help you learn to give yourself grace as you grow in wisdom with The Better Mom Devotional.

As a busy mom of four kids, Ruth understands the stress of raising a family and trying to do it all perfectly, but she has uncovered a secret: becoming a better mom doesn't start with what you are doing but with who God is inviting you to become.

In The Better Mom Devotional, 100 devotions filled with Scripture, prayers, and reflection questions will help you discover:

  • How God uses motherhood to change you from the inside out
  • Intentional ways to deepen your faith in any season of parenting
  • The true calling of motherhood: training, disciplining, and loving your children well
  • The life-giving impact of honest, loving friendships

This devotional is a great fit for:

  • Mothers of small children and teenagers
  • Small groups, women's Bible study groups, and personal daily reflection
  • Mother's Day, birthdays, and holiday gifting

With Ruth's encouragement, you can overcome mom guilt, stop trying to be the perfect mom, let go of the endless to-do list of motherhood, and experience the most challenging but rewarding adventure yet—becoming The Better Mom.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310095453
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 188,413
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ruth Schwenk is the founder of the popular blog The Better and co-founder, with her husband Patrick, of Forthe and the podcast Rootlike Faith. She is also the trusted author of several books with Harper Collins Christian Publishing, including The Better Mom Book and Devotional, and co-author with Karen Ehman of Pressing Pause and Settle My Soul. Ruth is a Michigan football super-fan, lover of all things HGTV, and a self-proclaimed foodie. But her greatest joy is her family. She lives with her husband and their four kids in the dreamy college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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'What mom doesn't need the life-breathing encouragement found in this beautiful devotional by Ruth Schwenk? She offers a short, but oh-so-sweet word for each day to give that godly perspective that we all crave as moms. Practical, down-to-earth, and yet inspiring too! Definitely a drink of cool water in that sometimes-thirsty land of motherhood.' — Lisa Jacobson, Club31

'Probably one of the most important survival tools for moms in the trenches is time in the Word—and encouragement. Ruth tackles both beautifully in this devotional. I love Ruth's heart for moms. You see it in her blog and here in these pages. She gets it. Mom-life is hard. Each of these 100 devotions touches on elements of life where moms often struggle and need a little inspiration. What an incredible resource and blessing for moms.' — Kristi Clover, author, speaker, and host of the Simply Joyful Podcast

'How I wish I had Ruth Schwenk's The Better Mom Devotional ten years ago when I first felt terribly alone in my mothering. She gets it. This book holds the daily mentoring I need to encourage and uplift me as I raise my four sons!' — Amber Lia, bestselling author of Triggers and Parenting Scripts

'A mother's super strength comes from a close relationship with the living God. The Better Mom Devotional will help you tap into the unlimited resources of heaven. Read it and be encouraged in your high calling of motherhood.' — Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of Parents Rising and 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom

'Whether your role as a mom finds you snuggling babies, chasing toddlers, helping a child with homework, or navigating the sometimes-trying teenage years, this encouraging devotional will help you to connect your heart straight to God's through the scriptures presented and the insight given. So step over the laundry, ignore the dirty dishes a little longer, and carve out a slice of time each day to meet with Jesus on the pages of this helpful and hopeful resource.' — Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and New York Times bestselling author

'Every mom needs to take time to pause and refresh her spirit. Ruth's The Better Mom Devotional is filled with scripture and short devotions that will encourage you to start a dialogue with God each day. No matter what your day with your children brings you, this is just the inspiration you will need.' — Sandra E. Maddox, founder of Treasured Moms Ministry at Saddleback Church, author, and blogger

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