Anyone know of a good Bible Study for moms/wives?

Lindsey - posted on 11/07/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My husband and I have been married for a year and a half and we have a WONDERFUL 6-month-old daughter. We have a good relationship, but we're still learning what it means to be married and what it means to be parents. I am looking for some Bible-based resources, preferably a Bible study, that teaches about the scriptural responsibilities and characteristics that God expects from me. My parents divorced when I was 3, and my mom wasn't the best example for me, so I don't have much experience to pull from.



Any help is appreciated!

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AMBER - posted on 11/08/2012

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I did The Power Of A Positive Mom very helpfull and uplifting. Also i read Power Of Prayer To Change Your Marrage. It does help to learn what to look our for my husband and i have been married a year also and have a almost two year old and a 9 year old who is my stepson. But without the lord we would hever have made it this far. It has been a challenge but our relationship with the lord is growing stronger everyday. Good luck to you both.

Carla - posted on 11/08/2012

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Just reading Proverbs 31 will give you a TREMENDOUS idea of what we are supposed to be mirroring. This woman was busy! But her mind was geared to her family. They were clothed, warm, fed. She had a home business and sold her goods. She bought property. We modern women, unfortunately, have been sold a bill of goods about our needs. The entire Bible shows us we are to be a servant, putting others needs in front of our own. If we can grasp this and put the concept into practice, we will go far.



If you read the Gospels, we see that Jesus was the Ultimate Servant. He left Heaven, was born of a poor carpenter and a little teenage girl. When he was older, He walked the entire land of Israel, teaching Love. He didn't cry or get mad, except at the religious folk that wanted to worship religion, instead of God. Meditating on this concept, of servanthood and showing/spreading Love, is VERY Jesus. Paul said when we look in the mirror, we should see Jesus.



Paul and Peter's letters have bits and pieces, and they need to be put together as a whole. Galatians 5:13-26 talk about the Fruits of the Spirit, which EVERY Christian, male and female are to follow. Ephesians 5:15-33 talks about husbands and wives. People think this is Paul bashing women, but if you read this, it talks to men to love their wives as Christ loves His Church. There is HARDLY a man that does this. This is good for both spouses to read and meditate and understand what the Spirit is saying to us. Philippians is a GREAT book for just general guidelines, not focusing on any one sex. I Thessalonians 4:11 is one I read OFTEN, and even have my name written in the margins so I'll make sure to apply it to me: 'And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.' I interpret that as 'Keep your mouth shut and take care of your own business, Carla!' Hebrews 11 is called The Faith Chapter, and this always encourages me when I am down. James is a very short book, but is LOADED with good, good wisdom for us to follow. I Peter 3 talks about husbands and wives, but he's a little bolder here and says in verse 7 'Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered'. Wow! Husbands, if you have not taken the time and effort to understand your wife, honoring her, you might as well not bother praying! Don't see that preached much in churches ;) The reason it appears that Paul is putting women as a second-class citizen is that God has given men/husbands the accountability of their wives and children. He is supposed to be making sure his wife and children understand what is being preached, and, indeed, scrutinizing the Words you hear in church, to make SURE you are getting Truth. He will stand before God and make an accounting of WHY or WHY NOT his family stood or fell. When you look at it this way, I am GLAD I am not a man ;)



In actuality, going through my Bible right now looking for certain places to study, the epistles are so loaded with good stuff that it's difficult to pick out a couple, so I will advise you to start in Romans and just read. Jesus gave us the general 'Good News', but Paul and Peter gave us the 'how to's' so to speak.



I hope this helps, honey. I am not much for organized study. You get on a certain topic and miss the good stuff. If we love God, read His Word and ask for wisdom, God will reveal these Truths to us. We will NEVER be perfect, as long as we live in this flesh, but our hearts and spirits can be perfect in our pressing towards holiness and being Christ-like.



God bless, honey!

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Angela - posted on 11/13/2012

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I think you would be better following a general Bible-based resource for CHRISTIANS of all ages, both genders and universally geared to all!



This desire to pursue a guide designed for wives & mothers sort of marginalises you from other Christians, those who are male and those who may be female but aren't necessarily wives and mothers. It highlights a gender stereotype which isn't always a positive image!



I regard every human being as unique. I'm quite different to my husband and this is because we are both individuals, not because he's male & I'm female. If there are certain things in life that I like or I don't like or things that I do or I don't do, this isn't because I'm female, it's because I'm ME!! I don't want to be remembered for being a good wife or a good mother, I want to be remember for being myself, quite unlike any other person on Earth!



Of course, I recognise that you're an individual too, with a God-given free will of your own. If you would genuinely prefer the type of Bible-based resource that's aimed at wives and mothers then this is your choice and good luck to you! I hope you find something suitable.

Sandy - posted on 11/13/2012

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Family Life does "A Weekend to Remember". Check them out to see if one is in your area. They also have a study called Homebuilders. It a multiple-topic study. It starts out with marriage and goes onto other aspects of family life. Very good study for the both of you to do together.

Check out Nancy Leigh DeMoss. She has some good studies. She did one a couple of years ago on biblical womanhood.

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