Helping women realize their God-given calling and purpose as moms

Don’t Try to be Someone Else Be the Mom that God called you to be!

Don’t Try to be Someone Else Be the Mom that God called you to be!

God has Designed you Uniquely!

From the beginning of time, God fashioned you and designed you to be one of a kind!

Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s masterpiece.

He has created us anew in Christ

Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

If you are a mother, it is no accident!  This is part of God’s plan for you. But you don’t have to try to be someone else.

Be yourself!

Talk To Us!

Talk To Us!

Talk To Us!

Be open and honest with your daily struggles. You can be real and vulnerable and still be a Christian Mom who loves her kids. Talk to us!

If you have a prayer request, question, or an idea you can email info@suedetweiler.com and we will get in touch with you!

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If you have read any of Sue’s blogs or if you have read her book 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom, you will know that Sue is open and honest with you. You can talk to anyone on the Christian Mom Talk Team about your needs and we will pray with you and for you!

There are no Perfect Families, but we Serve a Perfect God!

There are no Perfect Families, but we Serve a Perfect God!

Don’t Worry if your Family is not Perfect…

If you feel like your family doesn’t measure up to being “picture perfect”… relax, no family is perfect.  Everyone of us fall short of all that God has for us to be as a family. Every parent sins, every child sins, every sibling sins.  Without Jesus, every family would be in shambles.  But Jesus is a redeemer. He is able to take the broken pieces of family mistakes and wounded relationships and bring healing and restoration.  Our God is perfect and He makes all things new.  He brings help to the helpless, and hope to the hopeless. He is the one who puts the lonely in families.

Trust God today to help you, heal you, and give you hope!

 

Be the Best Mom you can Be with God's Help!

Be the Best Mom you can Be with God's Help!

We all need help!

You may feel like the worst mom in the world.  You may feel like you have blown your temper too many times, or are hanging on by your finger nails.  Or you could feel pretty confident that you are a good mom, but you want to be the best mom you can be.

The Key is being joined to Jesus.

“I am the Vine, you are the branches.

When you’re joined with me and I with you,

the relation intimate and organic,

the harvest is sure to be abundant.

Separated, you can’t produce a thing”

John 15:5 The Message.

Without God  you can do nothing. No matter how many self-help books you read, you can’t impart to your child all that God has for him or her without God’s help.  Face it! You are dependent! You are completely desperate for God’s grace on a daily basis to help you be the best mom in the world for your child.

Begin today by becoming intimate with Jesus.

Is He your best friend?  Do you talk to Him about everything.  Do you stop and listen to hear His voice instructing you even on the intimate details of your life. Yes, He cares and He wants to help you. He wants to give you a harvest in life that is abundant.

 

 

Be a Mom on Mission!

Be a Mom on Mission!

You have a mission!

Being a mom places you on a unique mission field!  You have a first hand calling to parent your child in the ways of God.  You are called, established and equipped by God to be the best mom in the world, WITH HIS HELP. Along with fathers, you are called to raise your children “in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesias 6:4b). You are to teach them to fear and love God.  You have the opportunity to walk in the fruit of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis, teaching them God’s word, His will, and His ways.

If you feel like you are failing as a mom… there is help!

God is the helper that comes into your nursery and helps you to parent your child.  He has given the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, instruct, and comfort you as the mom.  He also gives a community of other mom’s who have struggled with some of the same things and have learned to turned to Jesus to help them keep focused on their mission as a mom.  The Christian MomTalk community is being formed to grant you a safe place for you to find help.

His Needs, Her Needs

His Needs, Her Needs

by Wayne and Sue Detweiler

Although Companionship is a universal need, love, fulfillment and satisfaction in marriage does not just happen. Many marriages begin with great hope and expectation, but come to a screeching halt through an affair or just sheer boredom. What does it take to have a thriving marriage that lasts a life time?

The phrase His Needs, Her Needs(1994) was coined by Willard Harley who listed out the top needs for men and the top needs for women.

The Husband’s Five Most Basic Needs
1. Sexual fulfillment
2. Recreational companionship
3. An attractive spouse
4. Domestic support
5. Admiration

The Wife’s Five Most Basic Needs
1. Affection
2 . Conversation
3. Honesty and openness
4. Financial Support
5. Family Commitment

Overcoming Postpartum Depression

Overcoming Postpartum Depression

by Christa Ashworth

I was really looking forward to being a mom.  I had my first baby when I was 27 years old, and I felt like I could conquer the world.  I had been able to do almost everything I had put my mind to up until this point in my life, so when I experienced struggle after struggle with my newborn, I started to fall apart.  A few weeks after my daughter was born, I could feel myself slipping into some cloud of darkness.  I was experiencing all the new mom things like not sleeping, not showering and not having a moment to call my own – but also an underweight infant who had breastfeeding problems.  And my hormones must have been in total revolt against me.  I wanted to curl up into a ball on my bathroom floor and never see the world again.

Adoption Story

Adoption Story

Adoption is not for Cowards. Adoption is difficult and draining. Adoption is costly. Yet God is the Father to the Fatherless. He calls us to place the lonely in families.

It is unusual to see such a large family in today’s American culture.  You may be asking, “Did you plan on having such a large family when you got married?”

The answer would be “NO!” 

In fact after having our oldest biological daughter, Rachel, I wasn’t sure I wanted to have any more children. I felt overwhelmed by raising a toddler.  When our daughter Rachel was one-year-old she was kicked out of “Mother’s Day Out” for biting another baby and drawing blood.  I was distressed at having so little help.

At a retreat, I prayed with another pastor. He kindly said, “Open your heart, God wants to give you more children.”

At first I was mad. Then we prayed together and sensed God’s call to open our heart to having a larger family. A month later we were pregnant with Angela and then had 4 beautiful daughters in a row.

We felt that our family was complete. Then God surprised us.

On three different occasions, Wayne heard about God’s heart for adoption in group settings. Each speaker communicated with passion how the early church was known for adoption.  During these evil days, the Roman society was known to throw unwanted babies into the trash heap or throw them into the river.  Members of the early church would watch and wait for babies to be thrown away, then they would watch the river and the dump for unwanted infants and nurse them back to health and adopt them into families.

Wayne was quietly moved by these stories, but did not share what he began to feel as a prompting until the third time he heard this call of adoption.  On the third time, I was in the same room.  My face went white as I began to weep.  I pictured myself being before the throne of God and hearing Him say “Well done, but I had more children for you.”  When there was a break in the meeting, I whispered to Wayne, “We need to talk.”  He knew what the conversation was going to be about.

Wayne was having his own conversations with God about the potential of adopting.  One day he was mowing the lawn, arguing with God in his mind.  “God, is it fair to bring children into our home, when I am getting older in life?”  Wayne had an impression of God saying “Isn’t it better for sons to have an older dad, than no dad?”

We sought counsel of our senior pastor who encouraged us to ask God the big question of whether they were called to adopt and then also to ask the specific questions of who they were to adopt.

We went away alone to pray.  When our family joined us we shared our sense that God was calling us to adopt to boys from Brazil. The girls began to weep and affirm their willingness to embrace God’s call to adopt.

When we mentioned the nation of Brazil, my mom Donna began to cry as well.  “Sue, do you realize that this is a fulfillment of my prayers?”  Over forty years earlier, my mom and dad were planning to go to Brazil as missionaries, until my mom became pregnant with me.  Fearing, that it would be too difficult to take children on the mission field, my dad chose not to go.  My, feeling a sense of unfulfilled calling began to pray over the child in her womb from Jeremiah 1, believing that her call to the nation of Brazil would be fulfilled one day. Now the day had come.

9 months later Alexandre Joel (Dre) and Ezequiel Paul (Zeke) were added to our family!

 

Information on Podcast

Information on Podcast

Daily Podcast: You need encouragement every day.

This short podcast will encourage and strengthen you. It will help equip you to embrace your call as a mom.  Take a moment today to focus on God and receive His empowerment to be the best mom in the world for you kids — with God’s help!

Daily Encouragement Each day you will be encouraged by Sue Detweiler’s genuine, honest, and transparent Biblical view of how to walk out daily life focused on the Word of God and walking in your calling as a mom.  These short meditations will empower you to remain purposeful in your intimate walk with God and your family.

Focus:Each daily podcast is anchored on a biblical text.

      • April 30 – June 8 2012 – Colossians: Keep Christ first in your life.
      • June11 – July 2012 – Ephesians: Know who you are in Christ.
      • August 2012 – Philippians: Find real joy in your life.

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Weekend Podcast

Join Sue each weekend as she interviews women with real life issues. You will enjoy Sue’s candid style as she talks with women who have walked through trials and have found help for every issue of their lives by following Jesus on a daily basis and living in vital Christian community. Don’t walk things out alone, you can walk with others who care, understand and encourage you in your journey.  This weekend edition of Christian MomTalk is 30 minutes long so putting on your headset and your gym shoes and take a weekend walk as you listen to these stories of overcoming moms.

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