100 episodes

Mama Bear Apologetics is a podcast for mothers of biological, adopted, or spiritual children who want to learn about how to defend the Christian faith, help give their children reasons for faith, and understand the worldviews that challenge Christian faith in the first place.

Mama Bear Apologetics Hillary Morgan Ferrer & Amy Davison

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

Mama Bear Apologetics is a podcast for mothers of biological, adopted, or spiritual children who want to learn about how to defend the Christian faith, help give their children reasons for faith, and understand the worldviews that challenge Christian faith in the first place.

    Episode 101. What Bible Translation Should I Use?

    Episode 101. What Bible Translation Should I Use?

    In this episode of Mama Bear Apologetics, we discuss all things bible translations — Formal, Functional, and Optimal

    • 49 min
    Episode 100. New Book: Honest Prayers for Mama Bears

    Episode 100. New Book: Honest Prayers for Mama Bears

    SummaryEvery mother's prayer journey is unique, yet bound by a common thread of seeking God's guidance through the chaos and beauty of raising children. Julie and Hillary, walk through the pages of "Honest Prayers for Mama Bears," a new book birthed from the depths of maternal hearts and a collaboration that spans the nation. We reveal the sometimes raw, unpolished dialogues with God that range from the humorous pleas of wanting to use the bathroom in peace to the heartfelt petitions of a mother facing a miscarriage.
    Hillary and Julie, alongside voices from the Mama Bear community, crafted a tapestry of prayers that we hope speaks to the soul of motherhood. Our conversation takes you behind the scenes of this unique creative process, emphasizing the importance of authenticity as we addressed delicate subjects like addiction and family dynamics. Poring over every word, we ensured that our prayers resonated with truth and relevance, offering a lifeline of hope and solidarity for mothers everywhere.
    As we share personal insights and practical tips for integrating prayer into the daily grind, "Honest Prayers for Mama Bears" is more than just a book—it's a spiritual companion for every season of motherhood. From fill-in-the-blank prompts to theological expertise, we've poured into this project with a shared goal: to empower mothers to foster honest, heartfelt communication with God, and to support one another as we navigate this transformative journey called motherhood. We hope it blesses you!
    Pre-order the book now at mamabearapologetics.com/book
    Main Points CoveredWhy did we write this book?The difference between Honest and Shallow prayers.Creating a collective voice from momsPrayer book creation processHow to use this bookHonest journalingOur favorite, most convicting and hardest to write prayersPeople and Resources Mentioned
    Every Moment Holy - Douglas McKelvieHonest Prayers for Mama BearsThanks to Our Sponsors
    This episode is made possible in part by the support of Summit Ministries. Our hope, like yours, is that your children will grow up to develop an unshakeable faith, to be followers of Jesus Christ and live out His call on their lives in a way that brings God’s glory and flourishing. That's one of the reasons we love Summit. Summit takes biblical worldview training and makes it seriously fun. If you have a child between the ages of sixteen to twenty-two, send them to a two week conference in Colorado or Georgia this summer. Learn more at summit.org/roar/. Save $200 when you use the code ROAR24–and another $200 if you register before March 31st. Register today at summit.org/roar/
    Quotable Quotes
    “I think sometimes learning how to do honest prayers often starts with shallow prayers. And so I just want to give mom's permission to pray the shallow prayers, if that's where you are starting." - Hillary Morgan Ferrer
    "We made it. We're not saying it's perfect, but... our heart's desire was to make sure that these prayers were Theologically sound." - Hillary Morgan Ferrer
    "I know I thought back on what were some of the times that really drove me to prayer, maybe as a younger mom, as a mom of a teenager, and then even now. I had some opportunities to write some prayers that maybe approach more being a mom of an adult child too, because that's a whole other season there." - Julie Loos

    • 38 min
    Episode 99: How Christianity Changed the World for the Better.

    Episode 99: How Christianity Changed the World for the Better.

    Summary Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with Dr. Jeff Myers of Summit Ministries, as we explore the vital connection between a biblical worldview and the flourishing of science, justice, and compassion in society. Listen in as we tackle the myth that Christianity is at odds with scientific progress and uncover how faith has been […]

    • 43 min
    Episode 98: Crash Course in the Enneagram

    Episode 98: Crash Course in the Enneagram

    Summary In this episode, Amy Davison and Alexa Cramer examine the Enneagram’s influence on faith and family. They question the Enneagram’s purported ability to peel back layers to our ‘true self’ and the implications it has on how we interpret Scripture, raise our children, and understand our own identities. They explore how it stands apart […]

    • 38 min
    Episode 97: The Four Types of Love and Why Our Kids Need to Understand Them

    Episode 97: The Four Types of Love and Why Our Kids Need to Understand Them

    Summary In this episode, Hillary and Amy address four different types of love in-depth — Agape (unconditional, self-sacrificial love), Storge (familial love), Phileo (strong friendship love), and Eros (sexual attraction). They stress how each type of love is different from the other and should not be confused. Hillary and Amy also discuss how today’s culture […]

    • 35 min
    Episode 96. How to Discuss Pro-Life Arguments with Friends and Family

    Episode 96. How to Discuss Pro-Life Arguments with Friends and Family

    Summary The hardest conversations to have often aren’t with strangers, but with our own family, especially when it comes to hot-button issues like a woman’s right to an elective abortion. In this podcast, mama bear Jennifer DeFrates chats with host Amy Davison on how to speak with truth and grace on the subject of abortion […]

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

JoJoLIT ,

Love this family!

I found your page through my sister in law and I love your family content! Bethany encourages me to be a better wife and mom! Thank you for being so transparent and for reassuring us moms that God is in the details of our lives!

MamaBearErikaX3 ,

The Word of God is Living and Active

I feel so encouraged as a momma. I recently started reading the book and craved hearing more about apologetics. For myself and my little “babies”. This podcast is so helpful! I have appreciated the diversity in topics, the various speakers, but what really stood out is the women took time to pray at the end of each episode… don’t ever drop that! May God continue to supply and strengthen you with wisdom to the world in need of salt and light! -Mama Bear Erika

KSommersF ,

Encouraging in a confusing world

I am so grateful for this ministry and resource! I continue to come back here again and again as my children grow and come home with new questions. Mama Bear helps me organize the thoughts and knowledge of the Truth I already believe so that I can share it thoughtfully, lovingly, and coherently with my kids.

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