Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Mommy Wars: A Design of the Devil

I think the "mommy wars" are a design of the devil.

Really why are we bothered about how other people gave birth? Or whether another mom's baby was breastfed or bottle-fed? Moms who earn a paycheck vs. moms who stay home. Moms seem to spend a lot of time comparing themselves to other moms and feeling guilty and inadequate or perhaps self-righteous. I really do think this is the work of Satan.

Yes, I believe in an actual devil who operates in the world. causing discord and keeping us from God. For those who don't believe in a personal devil, perhaps we can agree that the mommy wars are an evil.

What better way to bring discord and pain than to separate women who should be supporting each others' journeys than to get them fighting over minor differences. What matters, is that every child is loved and cared for.

If we see a child who is truly neglected or abused, we intervene on their behalf. Otherwise, being with other moms is a wonderful opportunity to give and receive encouragement. We can let each other know we are not alone. We all feel inadequate. We all feel guilty at times. We all struggle with juggling schedules, providing good meals, and teaching good social skills. We all need a break sometimes.

 So, let's quit worrying about whose doing "better" than who. Let's listen to each other, enjoy each other, be on the same team. Let's raise the next generation together.

I think that'll give the devil a kick in the shins.

James 4: What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight....Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.

This post was inspired by a cousin's Facebook status and The Rift Between Moms by Lisa-Jo Baker in Thriving Family Magazine. It is my 28th post for the April 2015 Ultimate Blog Challenge.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the devil loves to cause division and disunity, especially among the Body of Christ. We need to replace a critical spirit, a comparing spirit, a complaining spirit, and a controlling spirit with compassion, contentment, cheerfulness, and charity.