Monday, September 21, 2009

mommies unite

I was having lunch with a friend from church today. She has three small children and was excitedly discussing all of my pregnancy symptoms and giving me advice on the exciting journey ahead. It made me realize how little Christians and the church have taken the opportunity to be involved in this process, from infertility to getting pregnant to the pregnancy itself.

For most women this is one of the most exciting and overwhelming time in their life, filled with questions and concerns, the need for advice from other women about the practice of getting pregnant, dealing with emotions and symptoms during pregnant, celebrating a life growing inside you, preparing for the birth of your baby, and the actual birthing process. But there is very little advice or forums out there for these thoughts and for Christian women to bond together.

When you are getting married, there are 500 books about preparing for a Christian marriage, curriculum for pre-marital counseling, and Christian articles about the wedding itself and being a Godly wife. However, there is no real Christian magazine, book, curriculum, etc. for experiencing the joy and wonder of pregnancy through God's eyes. All of the pregnancy journals, websites, magazines, etc. have completely cut the spiritual side out of this process.

I wish I was able to hear more amazing stories and advice like those of my friend Jennifer; I think all young Christian mommies-to-be would feel amazing support from bringing God into this process. Any of my mommy readers, feel free to comment and share your best pregnancy advice.

Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder,
and I sit here in the middle of it all
and wonder who you will turn out to be.
~Carrie Fisher

1 comment:

Joey&Casey said...

I think you have a very good point there. There is a Christian parenting today magazine but, not much for new moms etc. Probably because the market doesn't make enough money to produce but, still I wish it was available too! We need to start a website!!