Motherhood Is Kingdom Work

I hear it from the mouths of mothers every day in stores, parks, at moms’ groups and church. Sometimes even from my own.

This kind of “woe-is-me” sentiment that undermines the joy of motherhood is peppered in our chats during playdates and fellowship times.

And Satan just loves that.

He has a special hatred for women because they are life-givers. Mothering represents laying down your life for another, which represents the Gospel.

Any aversion to self-sacrifice will serve his purposes beautifully.

He hates when you teach your kids about God and His Word. So he makes motherhood something to be tolerated, instead of savored. Something to “get through,” instead of a purposeful mission.

Marisa Boonstra
Marisa Boonstra
Marisa is a homeschooling mom of two and author of Bucking The System: Reclaiming Our Children’s Minds For Christ, published in January 2016. She writes to encourage women to find purpose and joy in their God-given calling as mothers, helping them raise children with a biblical worldview. She relies on Jesus and coffee to get her through the day, and loves marveling at the cultural differences between New Jersey where she grew up and Oklahoma where her family has been transplanted! You can find more of her writings over at

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