No human is without the need for mothering. Our life cycle is a chain of taking care of ourselves and others. What we sometimes fail to remember is that nurturing figures, such as mothers, have brokenness as well. Mothers are human like every other person needing acceptance, accountability, and grace. Today, we are discussing when motherhood needs healing.
Janet Mylin is a writer, communications specialist, and teacher who says she’s just a church bell ringing out, calling people into the spirit-filled life. She’s the mother of three children, and wife of Andy. Her latest book is called “Arrows Make Terrible Crowns: How the Holy Spirit Healed My View of Motherhood”. Janet is also the co-author of two other books, and currently works for True Girl, a ministry for daughters and moms under best-selling author Dannah Gresh.
Moms want to give the best to their kids, but sometimes they are not able to as they are flawed like every other person. Janet talks about embracing who she is and her unique strengths as a mother. She explains why motherhood is not about doing it all or doing things the same way as everyone else. Every human needs healing when it comes to nurturing others.
Listen as Janet celebrates how each mother nurtures their family in their unique way. Women sometimes “disqualify” themselves by comparing themselves to other moms, but Janet talks about how to let go of such comparisons. At the same time, Janet wants people to pay attention to how mothers and mother figures in our life impacted the way we see and understand motherhood. Motherhood is not a box to place a person in.
As a person, who you are is a place of freedom, security, and confidence apart from your kids. Listen to Janet share thoughts on embracing your mothering style, how to avoid incorrectly “using” your children, and developing a better relationship with your role as a nurturer day by day.