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 starts not 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
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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About the Author
Ruth Schwenk is the founder of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, Patrick, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, a mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and a dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Ruth is the coauthor of Hoodwinked and Pressing Pause. The Schwenks are the coauthors of For Better or for Kids. Ruth, Patrick, and their children live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
What People are Saying About This
'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 Women.com
'Probably one of the most important survival tools for moms in the trenches is time in the Wordand 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you’re looking to strengthen your walk with the Lord and be the mom He wants you to be, look no further than The Better Mom Devotional! I absolutely loved this 100-day devotional. Every time I opened it the words spoke right to my heart and I saw how it could apply to the very situation I was going through. Plus, I wanted to share every single devotion with someone!!
The moment I saw this book I knew I needed it. I was hungry for advice from a fellow mama “in the trenches”, who could offer guidance and some understanding. I sat down to read her short devotionals and quickly found my heart uplifted by both the Scripture and her heartfelt notes. Each day’s read is brief and to the point, but they’re delivered with kindness. The more I read, the more I looked forward to seeing what topic she covered next. The discussions seemed to pinpoint so many areas where I struggle. There was encouragement for your walk with the Lord, your marriage, your parenting, and so many life-areas in between. This book blessed many mornings for me and I can’t wait to give it away as gifts to the other moms in my world. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from BookLookBloggers. All views expressed are my honest opinion.