- Encourage you
- Help you to know that you are not alone in your struggles/fears/worries
- Help you to know that your kid is going through what other kids go through
- And basically they help to keep you sane.
I was looking for women who were Christians and dedicated to raising their children to follow Christ. Thankfully we belong to a Bible believing, Christ following church so I started simply by looking at what they already had available.
Talk to the children's ministry. There could be any number of ways you could connect with fellow moms in your church. Depending on the size of your church, most have a children's ministry. This could be a place to start. You could volunteer with the children's ministry or attend one of the holiday events that the children's ministry might host.
Connect via small groups. Most churches now-a-days have small groups that can help you connect with others. Our church has a variety of small groups, but not quite what I needed. I wanted a small group that was strictly made up of moms who could bring their babies (up to 3 years old) to the meetings. At the time, our church was actually looking for small group leaders... so I talked to the leadership and was able to start my own group (which was totally the Lord). This has been such a wonderful connection both for my daughter and for myself. We have gone through a variety of wonderful books which has helped us in our mothering voyage to focus on Christ with our children (like Wisdom for Mothers by Denise Glenn, Mom Essentials by Kasey Johnson... and we are currently reading The Passionate by Susan Merrill).
Attend church events. Many churches have events you can attend (not just church services). Even the smaller churches have ways you can connect with others. The church I used to belong to had potluck dinners on Wednesday nights, followed by a service. That church has less than 100 in attendance weekly, so it was a very small church, and they had events to attend. The church we attend now is the opposite in attendance... it is huge and often has 500+ in attendance (over the course of three services). So attending the Fall Women's Biblestudy or the Easter Egg Hunt can be a great way to connect with others.
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