Unraveled: Hope for the Mom at the End of Her Rope

Unraveled: Hope for the Mom at the End of Her Rope

Unraveled: Hope for the Mom at the End of Her Rope

Unraveled: Hope for the Mom at the End of Her Rope


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For Every Mom Who’s Weary, Tired, and Waving the White Flag

Being a mom is challenging no matter how long you’ve been doing it. You want to give your best to your family but pouring yourself out each day can leave you exhausted, overwhelmed, and feeling like you have nothing left to offer.

In Unraveled, authors and fellow moms Stacey Thacker and Brooke McGlothlin encourage you to start finding strength and peace in the One who loves you most. You’ll encounter the God who comforts you with truth and hope as He walks at your side. Get ready to…
  • invite God to work His wonders within your life’s messiness
  • embrace His heart and purpose for you and your family
  • experience the joy and freedom of navigating life’s trials at His side 

Amidst the everyday chaos of motherhood, let the power of God’s grace transform your weaknesses and shortcomings into a beautiful portrait of His glory. Join Stacey and Brooke on the road from weariness to hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736984645
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2022
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Brooke McGlothlin is cofounder of Raising Boys Ministries, where parents are encouraged and equipped to raise godly men. You can find her writing about fighting for the hearts of her sons at the Mothers of Boys Society blog or living a life in pursuit of messy grace at www.brookemcglothlin.com.

Stacey Thacker is a wife and the mother of four girls. The author of five books, she is a Bible teacher with a passion to connect with women and encourage them in their walks with God. You can find her blogging at staceythacker.com and hanging out on Instagram and Twitter @staceythacker—usually with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. A USA Today bestselling author, Tricia has published over 60 books and has written more than 500 articles. She's well-known for her Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Amish series. For more information visit Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Tricia Goyer 7

Introduction 11

1 When Your Weakness Is All You Can See 13

2 When You're Caught in What You're Not 25

3 Confronting Carol 43

4 The Marathon of Mothering 55

5 Redeeming Mommy Guilt 69

6 When Gentle Words Won't Come 81

7 When You Want to Run and Hide 97

8 When Life Hurts Too Much 109

9 When the World Presses In 127

10 Moving from Weariness to Worship 141

11 When You Need HOPE Now 155

12 10 Things We Love About Hope 167

Afterword: Gospel Truths for Weary Moms 177

Kitchen Table Talks: Small Group Study Guide 183

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

You’d think that because I’ve written a few books for parents and, oh, about a gazillion parenting articles and blogs, I’d have this mothering thing down. I’ve been a mom for a while, so that should help too. The truth is, at the time I’m writing this my kids are ages 24, 21, 19, 6, 3, and 3. And I’m weary. Weary.

I get a lot of responses when I tell people that I’m a mom of six children. And then when I tell their ages people really get confused. After raising our three oldest children almost to adulthood, God led John and me to adopt three more. We adopted Alyssa (one of the three-year-olds) at birth, and just last year we adopted Bella (six), and Casey (three) from the foster care system.

I thought it would be easier the second time around. I learned how to set priorities and to focus on what’s truly important while not trying to compare myself to others. After raising three kids—the feeding and fretting, bathing and battling, caring and correcting—you’d think I’d have this mom thing figured out. (Or at least that’s what I thought.) Wrong!

I do have a few more tricks up my sleeve, and I’ve taken a major chill pill (or maybe it’s just softening with age), but parenting is still hard. There are times I’m trying to bathe a cranky preschooler or discipline two children who are at each other’s throats, and I wonder, Why did I sign up for this again? There are moments when I hear “Mommy!” from the other room and I’d rather pull the covers over my head than get up and make a sausage biscuit. (I’m pretty sure my three-year-old boy eats sausage for breakfast every morning. “Sausage” was his first word!)

I get weary of power struggles, of putting my needs last, of trying to remember important things like making healthy meals, keeping electrical outlets plugged, and reading Bible stories in order to plant God’s Word in my kids’ hearts. And it’s not that I’ve stopped my mothering role with the bigger ones either. They need advice, clean laundry, and college essays previewed, but mostly they need a listening ear. They need someone to be outraged about their unrealistic Western Civilizations professor as much as they are. They need someone to ask, “What’s wrong?” when it’s obvious that something is. And as my oldest has become a parent himself, he needs advice on his parenting—which I only try to give when I’m asked!

Parenting is more work than I ever dreamed of. With kids on both ends of the spectrum I realize this afresh on a daily basis. Thankfully, I have God to turn to. He is my strength, my wisdom, and my hope. Thankfully, there are books like Unraveled that remind me I’m not alone; that point me in the right direction…  but mostly point me back to God.

Feeling frazzled, overwhelmed, unappreciated, and downright weary? Well, you’ve come to the right book. Brooke and Stacey are moms who are walking this road as well and who are here to stretch their invisible arms through these pages to offer you a hug of understanding…  and some pretty amazing advice too!

I know these women, and I know their hearts for moms. These pages have been bathed in prayer even as they’ve been filled with God’s Truth. Know that you, reader, have been prayed for. Know that you aren’t alone. Know that there is Someone who will be there for you during your weary moments. And be encouraged as Brooke and Stacey share their own journey to finding strength and peace from the One who loves them most—the One, Jesus, who loves you most too.

Walking the weary (but joyful) road with you,
—Tricia Goyer

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