ANCHOR + WAVES

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Motherhood Part.7 | Jennifer Cislaghi and How Motherhood Impacts Your Heart

by Sharon Sands | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • The genesis of Jennifer’s story intro Motherhood | 2:01
  • Lessons and takeaways from the initial step into parenting | 5:08
  • Another addition to the family changes everything | Growing Up | 9:56
  • A joy-filled home, not a dust-free house | 17:25
  • A different “look” and routine for every mom | 21:09
  • Marriage + Motherhood | 24:49
  • “Soul-Burning” Wisdom to share | 29:39

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | SELFISHNESS

Jennifer talks about her coming to terms with selfishness, which we think a lot of new moms face. We’re accustomed to getting our own way on our own timetables, and that completely goes out the window with kids. There’s give and take with a spouse, but with kids, it’s their needs above everything. And that’s good! There’s a beauty in dying to yourself that you can pass along.

2 | FORGIVENESS

The best way to teach a behavior to the next generation, is to emulate it. To teach forgiveness is to forgive (just as He has forgiven us). When we are quick to ask for forgiveness from our children and to forgive them in grace, it’s teaching them to ask for it. And to come to you quickly to ask for it, in humility. 

3 | Each Family is it’s own casserole

It’s really easy to look at the strengths in others, and covet what they’re doing well. Whether it’s organization, cooking, behavioral correction, scheduling, really anything. But that’s not being true to yourself, the creation that God loves, or the relationships that he has blessed us with. Instead of focusing on the strengths and relationships of those parents around you, focus on what you do well as a mother and take pride in excelling with those talents that your Creator has gifted you. 

SHOW NOTES

Welcome back to Anchor + Waves for another episode in our Motherhood Series! We have had some incredible stories in this series so far, and we can’t wait to bring you this one. Today’s episode is for the every-day mom. This is for the moms that aren’t necessarily in a tragic place, or in a place of grief. We want to honor those moms that are grinding every day to provide a better life for their kids and teach them how to become like Jesus and join Him on mission. Join us today as Sharon and Jennifer talk about how motherhood impacts your hearts as women, what it reveals to you as women, and how it can play into marriage. Don’t miss this amazing conversation!

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