Dear Mama Who Is Craving Real Connection
This post was inspired by the new book Craving Connection from (in)courage and B&H publishing.
To the Mom Who Is Craving Real Connection,
Everyday is an adventure with kids. There is nothing like seeing your baby’s first smile or hearing your toddler sing her favorite song. Children bring joy to our lives and they are treasures from above.
But there are times when motherhood isn’t so joyful. It’s sometimes lonely and our hearts crave real connection. We often joke about the last time we had an adult conversation without kids interrupting. They say it takes a village to raise a child. But what if you wondering where your village is?
You are not alone. That desire you feel to connect is real. Your desire to commune with others is from God. He built us to be in relationship with Him and one another. You may feel lonely some of the time and that is okay. It’s normal to feel that way. You aren’t the only mom going through this.
Friendship…is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought no one but myself…” – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
This very day God longs to hear your voice. He wants to connect and commune with you. Call out His name. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. If you desire more purposeful connection with friends, ask God for divine appointments. Thank Him for the friends currently in your life. Ask Him to send a friend your way; a friend you can confide in, one you can laugh and cry with, one you can share life with.
Motherhood isn’t easy, but it’s better when we share it together. Be vulnerable. Share your thoughts and feelings with one another. You may be amazed to find another mom is dealing with the same things you are! And finally keep up the great work mama. Remember you are loved and you are worth it.
A Fellow Mom Who Is Craving Real Connection
Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real Life Engagement
The past few months I’ve been talking with my mom and husband about the word “connect.” I don’t think it’s coincidence God sent this new book, Craving Connections: 30 Challenges for Real-Life Engagement, my way!
The devotionals have been so encouraging and are inspiring me to create deeper relationships with those around me. Each devotional has questions for personal reflection and a connection challenge to help us move from reflection to action.
I’ve found the book to be encouraging and authentic. The authors invite you to come just as you are. It’s not a how-to, but a book where the authors come right up alongside of you and share with you what God has done in their lives. You will not be disappointed! It’s the perfect balance of encouragement and challenge to stretch you faith and your relationships with others.
Read more about the book at www.cravingconnectionbook.com. Also be sure to join the (in)courage community. A place where you can find hope, community and encouragement.
Are you craving real connection?
Disclosure: As an (in)courage ambassador I want to thank (in)courage and B&H publishing for providing me a free copy of Craving Connections to review. These opinions are 100% my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
That sounds like an amazing book! It’s brought you such joy, I bet it will help others too! Thanks for the giveaway!
Looks like an interesting book! During this season of life, staying at home with young children, my moms Bible study has been such a blessing to me. Being able to meet weekly and talk with other women, share our hearts and pray for one another, open up the Word of God and discuss it… It is a highlight of my week and the interpersonal connection is so important!
Thank you so much for sharing your story and thoughts about Craving Connection! What a beautiful post.