Here at Miss Teacher Mom we recognize the great privilege and responsibility that we have as parents to educate our children. Beyond math and phonics, this also includes building their characters, molding their hearts and reaching their souls- a burden too big to carry on our own! We sense the call to missional motherhood but we could use some help from those who have more experience and wisdom than us. So we're calling upon some wonderful godly women and men to encourage and equip us as we seek to raise our kids with eternity in mind.
Women Who Surpass Them All
On this week's episode, the final episode of the Miss Teacher Mom podcast, our host Katlynne Mirabal shares how the Lord has used the podcast over this past year to shape her understanding of what it means to be a Christian mom. She reminds us that the call of the Christian is to take up our cross and follow Christ. For a mother, that may not look like martyrdom for God's Kingdom but rather a thousand deaths for His Glory and the good of her children. She exhorts us to be the best mothers we can be and gives practical examples of Christ's sanctifying work in her own life as a mom. She closes by sharing her desire for sister-moms, to surpass many excellent women by fearing God, loving your husband and children, and taking care of your home. This is missional motherhood.
Missional Motherhood in a Post-Christian Culture with Dr. Al Mohler
On this week's episode of the Miss Teacher Mom podcast Dr. Mohler sheds light on the fight that we're in for the souls of our children. He portrays our culture as a cloud that we're living in and describes its unprecedented influence on our generation and all of those who will come after us. But there is hope for the Christian mother! Dr. Mohler describes the purpose behind our calling to nurture and admonish our children in the Lord. He shares lessons from his own childhood, his wife, children, and grandchildren, and even his mother's recent passing. Dr. Mohler reminds us that God has thoughtfully tasked us with the most important job in the world and he blesses us for our unwavering commitment to raise our children with eternity in mind.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He also hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and “Thinking in Public,” a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. He is married to Mary, and they have two children and three grandchildren.
Loving the Skin They're in
On this week's episode I get to talk to Aimee Gould about training our children to love who and how the Lord has made them. It's so important that we intentionally raise children to love the skin they're in before they enter a world that will tear them down, cast them out, and make them question God's good design.
Aimee graciously shares wisdom from over two decades of parenting and shows us how we can point our kids to God's Word to help them fight envy and pride while celebrating their strengths, recognizing their weaknesses and rejoicing in how the Lord has made them and others.
In this episode you'll be encouraged and equipped to think through what it looks like to truly love the skin you're in even as you teach your children to do the same.
Aimee Gould is the mother of four amazing (young adult) children and wife of a hardworking man. She loves to teach and this final year of homeschooling is certainly bittersweet. On the horizon is an encore year of directing Challenge III with Classical Conversations and looking forward to how God will continue to guide her steps.
Entrusting Your Children to the Lord
The temptation to control every aspect of our children’s lives is strong especially when it comes to their salvation. We long for nothing more than that they would begin walking with God at a young age and mature in their faith from that day forward, but the path is not always that smooth. So, how do we entrust them to the Lord despite our fears?
My guest today, Pastor Robert Krumrey, offers us the sweet reassurance that saving sinners is what our God is most concerned with! Robert’s own children, one of whom was especially resistant and skeptical, came to faith at different times and in different ways and he will share how to avoid comparison with other parents as well as how to resist the temptations to either give up on a child or clamp down with more control. I know you’ll be encouraged by Robert’s reminder that God is working on multiple fronts in parenting - the child’s heart and our own.
Robert has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary and is the church planter and pastor of MERCYhouse in Amherst, MA. He has been married to his wife Melanie for twenty-eight years and they have three grown kids: Kory, Cooper, and Kayla.
Getting the Gospel Right
Growing up, my church taught me all about God’s love and mercy, but neglected to teach me about the sin that separated me from God and which required Jesus’s death on my behalf. It resulted in me falsely believing I was a Christian while actively engaging in sin at age 19. I’m so thankful for my best friend who helped me understand the true gospel which includes the bad news of our sin that separates us from a holy God and the good news of Jesus’s forgiveness.
My guest this week, Joanne Parks, will help us get the gospel right as we seek to share it with our kids. In this episode, Joanne will share the gospel beautifully and honestly as well as caution us against four potentially harmful tendencies as we shape our children’s lives toward God.
Joanne Parks is married to Brian, who serves as senior pastor of Covenant Hope Church in Dubai. She and her family have enjoyed living in the Middle East for the last 19 years. Joanne has four daughters, four great sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Cultivating a Heart for the Nations in Your Children
Jesus, in his Great Commission, tells us to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20) Making disciples of our own kids is our first priority, of course, but how do we raise them with a vision for making disciples of others? How do we cultivate an understanding of God's missionary heart into the hearts of our children?
My guest this week, Betsy Baglow, has a great love for and devotion to the Great Commision. Sharing the gospel with people near and far has been her life-long passion - instilled in her heart by the Lord as a young woman, and currently overflowing into the lives of her five adult children. I hope you'll be inspired as you listen to the practical ways Betsy cultivated a love for the nations in her children. From helpful books and prayer guides, to the encouragement to courageously load up your young kids to help out with local mission opportunities, Betsy has so much wisdom and insight to share.
Operation World Website
Operation World Book
Missionary Biographies for Kids
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I’m encouraged every single week. I’m not even a mom yet but I’m learning so much.
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I love the Miss Teacher Mom podcast! I find myself looking forward to listening each week, and I’m always so encouraged by the excellent content. Even though my kids are all grown and out of the house, I learn new things from each guest’s godly wisdom on a certain topic and also enjoy passing along certain episodes to younger moms. I highly recommend Miss Teacher Mom!
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