a mom of 4 looking for friendships with other christian moms

Claudia - posted on 12/12/2009 ( 51 moms have responded )

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hi my name is claudia i am a mom to four lovies and i have been married for 7 years (just about). i joined this site in hopes of finding other moms with the same believes. as of now i have one best friend that i would consider my family. we just see things in a different light when it comes to god. i have a few other friends that i am getting to know. i have never really saught out a friendship with other moms.but as i cont. in my journey to learn more about me god and being christian i would lovve to have others to talk to about it. all the things i was told growing up i have found to be told to me wrong and have found many answers. i would love to see the veiw points of others and to have moms to talk to that understand the values that i am trying to install.
look forward to getting to know you all

ps... i really dont take time to spell( i promise i spell better then i type :-/ )

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Carla - posted on 02/04/2013

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Nikki--just an fyi--putting your e-mail address out on a public forum is probably not a good idea. A lot of people not members of our community troll these forums and, well, it just isn't safe.

God bless

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Hey there!! I just seen your post! I'd like to talk about the bible with you! My email is coleyco55@hotmail.com. Hope to hear from ya!! God bless you!! Nikki :-)

Carla - posted on 02/02/2013

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Very good, Agatha. We each learn differently. My husband has to hear the words out loud, I have to actually see the words, and some have to have both. When children are learning to read, they are so focused on pronouncing the words right that they haven't got a clue as to what the story line is. This will remedy itself as she gets more adept at reading. My grandson has a hard time focusing--he's like a flea on a hot griddle ;) So we have been saying 'focus', and he stops immediately and thinks, then usually gets it. Last night he was supposed to be getting his coat on to go home. He was being silly and carrying on, and I said 'Grant, focus! What did I just tell you?' And he thought a minute and said 'zip my coat'. So he heard it, it just hadn't worked it's way from his ears to his fingers ;)

Teaching children is sometimes nerve-wracking and frustrating, but it is TRAINING. You have to have the patience of a saint and the fortitude of a lion in order to get them raised. I think if I could go back in time and tell my younger self one word while I was raising the kids, it would be 'patience'. Repetition, consistency and patience.

God bless, guys, you CAN do this!

Agatha - posted on 02/01/2013

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hello tina. i remember that i was the same way with reading. i had to be in a quiet, undisturbed area with no one bugging me to be able to absorb what i was reading. often times, i would be focused on reading every single word correctly that i didn't pay enough attention to the actual words. other times, i would be stuck re reading the same sentence ten times before i finally got it. for me, the key was to be able to read it out loud on my own pace. that way i was hearing myself. try to allow her to go to her own room for reading and tape herself so that perhaps she can play it back and start to absorb the words instead of just reading them.

Tina - posted on 02/01/2013

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she is haveing truble with reading she will read a book and wont be abl to tell about it the teacher said thatshe is a good girl but its just she cant remeber whta she is reading but she is really good at the game memory i dont get it

Tina - posted on 02/01/2013

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hi my name tinai have been married for 2 years but othether for 10 alltogether i have 2 girls and not many friends but would like someone other then my hubby to talk to about our kids or life in genaril i just found out that my youngst is havein trouble in school and dont know whatto do
my spelling is just plan bad.

Joylyn - posted on 01/18/2010

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hi claudia,

my name is joylyn, i have a wonderful lil boy now is 10 months old now...

will see you around...

:)

Lianna - posted on 01/18/2010

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Hi Claudia!
I am Lianna. I also live in Vegas. I have been happily married to my hubby of 8 years and have 2 (3) children. (Jocelyn Marie who would have been 8, she was still-born in 2002). Micheal Vincent who will be 4 in March and Malia Jocelyn who will be 3 in April. :) I LOVE GOD, am very family oriented, and enjoy meeting new people and making new friends.
Oh, I lead a small group that meets Wednesday nights and I attend Canyon Ridge Christian Church. Love it! Look forward to chattin' with ya. God's many blessings to you and your family.
In Him,
Lianna

Tracy - posted on 01/17/2010

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I'm new to this community as well as circle of moms..looking to make friends as well .to chat with and compare notes of having a 13 13 8 6 year old!! I ve been married for 14 years. Thank you and God BLess!!

Rhonda - posted on 01/17/2010

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I'm a mom of 2 daughters; 13 and 15. They are godly girls who love to go to church and who thankfully have made good choices in friends. I have a great relationship with them and have found lots of great Christian teen reading material at Christian bookstores. There is so much available now to Christian mothers to help teach their children to live godly lives. Welcome to the group!

Agatha - posted on 01/14/2010

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You are surely not alone! I too am always looking for someone who I can confide in and feel comfortable talking too. It seems really hard to find someone with the same morals and beliefs as yourself.
If you ever want or need to talk I'm here and i'll answer as best I can.

Shannon - posted on 01/14/2010

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Hi! My name is Shannon and I have a 15 yr. old daughter and a 14 yr. old son. I have been married for 17 years. I am a christian and would like to share what I believe with you. Welcome!

Crystal - posted on 01/13/2010

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I agreewith you very much, this is one of the reasons I started the jounior Bible study program at my church. These kids really need to know about the wonderful things God has done and understand what he can and is doing in there life today.

Sheri - posted on 01/12/2010

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Well, it looks like from all the posts, that Claudia has probably found a few Christian friends. I, too, like others posting here, would love to connect to a Christiam mommy or two on here. I have three little boys and have been struggling to make close friendships with another Christian mom or two in my local area.
I want to offer a few ideas for you Claudia or anyone else reading this who want ideas for teaching the Bible to their children. At Christianbook.com or any other Christian literature website, you can get lots of ideas for childrens' devotionals. I bought the Ergermeirers Bible and read to the boys out of that. Sometimes the boys like to act out the story while I read it. For Christmas, our whole family acted out the Christmas story on Christmas Eve. Daddy dressed up as Joseph, me Mary, our 7 month old was baby Jesus (with a binky) and the two older boys were wise men. We made good memories and the boys learned more than they would have just from reading I think.

I believe that the more senses you have your kids use when teaching them, the more they'll remember it. Even if you just simply read out of the Bible, try using different voices for the different characters or see if they can answer questions at the end - like a game.

I also personally think you might want to focus on Bible stories first, rather than just memory verses. There are many people who can throw out scriptures for different topics like fear, or money, etc... but less people can go to the Bible and look up a story where God worked in a specific situation similar to their own. Does that make sense? I think it's so valuable to learn about God by teaching children how he worked in peoples lives through history. That's what Bible stories do. They give the verses a context, a setting, a story so the verses actually make sense.

Sorry for the long post - just a few ideas from someone who has worked with not only my own children as I try to instill values, but also with many children in Sunday schools through the years.

Crystal - posted on 01/12/2010

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I am the mom to one 11 yr. old boy, I too am trying to instill christian values taught to me into my son. I am also a Sunday School teacher follower inmy Grandmothers footsteps as well a a youth Bile study teacher.
Looking forward to hearing some of the other moms veiw points.

Tina - posted on 01/05/2010

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Hi Claudia, you haven't posted in a few weeks so, I don't know if you are still searching for Christian friends or if God has answered your cry. If you are my name is Tina. I am the mother of 4, 2 girls( 20 & 18) and 2 boys(16-14). I've been married for 20 years. I asked God in my heart at 15 but, I did not start studing his word until my oldest was 2years old. I felt she and my children to come needed what was not consistent in my childhood.

As to teaching my children; I liked to read the Bible then read a children's bible. I believe Gods word is strong, and that he wants us to understand his word and teach it to those who do not know it.



*spelling: I'm terrible! I try but, I always mis-spell something.

Genelyn - posted on 01/02/2010

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hi there! my name is genelyn and im happy to be one of your friends..if you really want to..hehe..just to start with may i know where are you from?

KIMBERLY - posted on 01/01/2010

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HI CLAUDIA....I AM THE MOTHER OF 3.1 BOY AND 2 GIRLS. 10, 7, 3 I AM NEW HERE TO SO YOU CAN EMAIL ME ANYTHIME......

Erica - posted on 01/01/2010

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Hi Claudia-My name is Erica and I am a mother of 2 children, one is 6 and the other is going to be 3 on the 12th. My 2 children have Cystic Fibrosis and I homeschool as well. Without the Lord, I know I would have a hard time making it day to day. The Lord is my rock. I would very much like to connect with you because I find it very hard myself to talk to and confide in women I can truly trust and is a Christian as well. I am on here looking for more moms that are christians to connect with. Welcome to the group and hope to chatting soon!!

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I wish you lived near me--I have 4 kids as well. I would guess my kids are a little older though. We've been married 13.5 years and our kids are 9m to 11y. I don't seem to have any close friends either--at least none that are available to "pal around with." I have fairly conservative values as well which most of my friends don't (even those at church).



BTW, there's a good group of Christian mothers at Christian Sisters Playgroup on iVillage. I'm a member there too (Glenda306).

Carla - posted on 12/29/2009

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I answered Claudia's post w/out looking at all the responses first (shame on me!). I was so happy to see everyone coming forward offering love and support! I am on the far side of 50 :( and have 3 children, 43,41 and 35, grandchildren ranging from 14-2 (10 so far), and been married 37 years, 43 combining 1st and 2nd marriages, live in cold, cold Michigan. Love to chat and share with other women, especially those who are struggling, as that is really my heart. I wish I would have had something this wonderful to resort to when I was raising my children. My e-mail is Carlaallaire@yahoo.com if anyone wants a side chat. God bless you all, have a wonderful day!

Carla - posted on 12/29/2009

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Here I am, Claudia! I am a little older than most of you guys, but a mom and grama who loves to talk to other Christian women. We have an obligation to each other, to lift hands when they are weak, hold each other up when our legs won't hold us any longer, and to dry each other's tears when we can't take it any longer. Being a wife and mom is tough--don't let anyone tell you otherwise! It is, however, one of the most rewarding roles you will ever play. Watching your grown children and grandchildren stand beside you in church praising God is a magnificent sight and one well worth the tears and sacrifice you will ever go through! Hold on, girlfriend, together we will make it ;)

Tracey - posted on 12/28/2009

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Hi there! I am a mom of six ranging from 19 down to 9. I am looking for the same as you...friendship with a Christian base. I would love to get to know you.

Rebecca - posted on 12/23/2009

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I am 36 years old. My kids are boy-18, boy-17, boy-16, boy-15, girl-14, girl-13 and girl-10,,, also I am going to be a grandmother in May of a beautiful baby boy.

Yvetta - posted on 12/23/2009

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You didn't give your age, but I am sure you are much younger than I. But if you want a grandmother for a friend, I am here, I am grandmother to eight and greatgrandmother.to a little 2 1/2 yr old sweet and precious little boy. Yvetta

Darlene - posted on 12/17/2009

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Hi Rebecca,I am Darlene.. I love Jesus and have been trying to follow Him for over 25 yrs.
I keep learning and trying. I am a mother of 5 all frown children. I now care for two grandsons 13, 10. Both Diagnosed with ADHD, Bipolor, ODD. It is very challenging and rewardng.. I agree with yo on the Bible reading and discussions. Children are an oen book. The ask many questions and need many right answers. Since the schools are getting involved with the religious part of our children's lives, we need good answers. Where else could we go but to God and His Word. Amen! I am very anxious to meet new Christians and be able to have a Bible study online. Who better than Mothers with Children. God bless you and email me any time. I always use the King James Version. I find it closes to the orginal 1611 print.

Rebecca - posted on 12/16/2009

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I have found as far as having devotions for my children the best way is to start reading straight from the Bible we pick a book and just start reading then discuss a verse or 2 depending on where we are reading, I have bought devotion books that were made for their ages and i have found it isnt as rewarding as just reading from the Bible and discussing what Christ is teaching us. The kids seem to get more involved and ask more questions.

Rebecca - posted on 12/16/2009

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Hi Claudia my name is Rebecca I have 7 children and have been marrid for just over 15 years. I would love to become friends and discuss beliefs I also was taught things as a child that I have found to be wrong. I am learning cotinually and would love to share beliefs and quite possibly learn from each other.

Darlene - posted on 12/16/2009

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It seems you already have some very good advice Claudia. If yu don't know about it or have not read one of "Our Daily Bread" is a very good devotional book. Small with stories and scripturers. It is free and you can go online to receive it at your home and find more Bible study advice. God to . You can donate to them that is how they keep up the good work they do. Another place to go is They will end you a Discovery Series Catalog to reveive at home. These can get you a start. You get a new one each month. I love to read them to my grandsons. They really are good to study. God bless you.

Kristie - posted on 12/16/2009

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I'm Kristie I sent you a message last night. If you didn't get it...here are four good websites..wayofthemaster.com...crosswalk.com....christianet.com...lightsource.com

Darlene - posted on 12/15/2009

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Hello Claudia, My name is Darlene Edwards, nickname DeeDee, they call me both. I am the mother of 5- (4 guys and one doll). 6 grands. I am 63 and I understand where you are coming from. Being a MOM is a difficult job. I think it is the hardest job God gave to a woman. But it is the most rewarding and you get more memories than from anything else in life. I would love to be your friend. I have been a Chritian for 25 yrs. I have studied Bible for that long also. I am still learning and I would love to help you learn what God has for you to know. I think God is forever teaching us what we are to do to please HIm. He has a plan and a purpose for each of us.Please feel free to ask me anything you might want to know. I too have problem with my fingers typing what I am saying. I look forward to getting to know you. I love people and the internet is a great place to make good friends. God has given me many in the past 10 yrs. I firmly believe God will bring people into your life to help you and encourage you and be there for you when you don't have close friends in your life. I have found some keeprs in the past ten yrs. I feel as if they are part of my family.I would love to have another sister.
Please tell me about your beliefs. My email is dee_dee54@hotmail.com. Write to me anytime. I will be looking forward to being friends.Love and prayer, Darlene

Heather - posted on 12/15/2009

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Quoting claudia:

i want to empliment devotion time as a family with all of us (my dh is game for any ideas i come up with) but i am not sure how to go about it. at the moment we do not attend church due to the fact i am at a cross roads with there teaching of xmas(nothing bad just for me not the truth) and until xmas is over i would also like to have a daily teaching out of theyre play and learn bible. but i am not sure how to go about teaching them the story. they love learning new verses and i hope to do well with this. any ideas ?


I always start by reading the scriptures to them, then I go back through and cover what that means and why it's important. I also like finding related scriptures so that they can see the whole Bible works together. I normally type out my lessons, but haven't written down a Christmas one yet. We have just been reading the story and discussing it's importance.

Bettye - posted on 12/15/2009

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Claudia, I found a church in Las Vegas that has a wonderful service Sunday at 3:00 and the Pastor said Santa won't be there but Jesus will and you're very welcome to go. It's Praise Tabernacle, 7570 Peace Way, Pastor Randy P. Blizzard, Ph. 702-435-6099. Hope this will help you and have a wonderful ending. God Bless

Bettye - posted on 12/15/2009

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Was Kelley talking about my background or Claudia's??? I was a sharecroppers daughter from West Tenn. My Dad started teaching me Bible Verses when I was pretty young, probably 5 years old. I was Church of God at first then I got Baptized in Jesus Name and what a difference. I felt like I had been scrubbed inside and out when I came up after being baptized in the Name of Jesus.

Melissa - posted on 12/15/2009

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Hi Claudia I'm a mother of three and have been married for 3 years but with my spouse almost seven. I look forward to seeing you around as well

Kelley - posted on 12/15/2009

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I have to agree with Bettye, it's steadfast in it's aplication. If you're wanting to seek another wording to maybe bring something out clearer that isn't quite as well understood, then sometimes I will look at another version, but when I'm studying the word or memorizing, I stick with the King James version.

Bettye - posted on 12/14/2009

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The best Bible is the King James Version. I've been reading and memorizing it for about 68 years and the Word says not to change it. I fear for those who have changed it. Read it and tell the good stories out of the Bible and Pray with your children. More later.

Julie - posted on 12/14/2009

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Quoting Bettye:

Hi I'm Bettye. My husband and I raised 5 wonderful children who are still in Church. Ask me some questions if you'd like. Other close friends and family I know with small children.


Hello Bettye !



 



 I'm 38 years young and a Grandmother. My own daughter showed me this " the  Circle of Moms". It was so nice to see someone else who has raised their children already. My daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter are living with me ( and I couldn't be happier) Like you, I feel I have far too much knowledge in this department to let it just go to the wayside. God bless you and have a great day.



Julie

Claudia - posted on 12/14/2009

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i want to empliment devotion time as a family with all of us (my dh is game for any ideas i come up with) but i am not sure how to go about it. at the moment we do not attend church due to the fact i am at a cross roads with there teaching of xmas(nothing bad just for me not the truth) and until xmas is over i would also like to have a daily teaching out of theyre play and learn bible. but i am not sure how to go about teaching them the story. they love learning new verses and i hope to do well with this. any ideas ?

Bettye - posted on 12/14/2009

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Hi I'm Bettye. My husband and I raised 5 wonderful children who are still in Church. Ask me some questions if you'd like. Other close friends and family I know with small children.

Lupe - posted on 12/14/2009

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Hi my name is lupe I also have 4 loves! And I also Know Jesus.....I know him as my savior, best friend and my father. id love to get to know you .

Claudia - posted on 12/13/2009

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i feel so silly i forgot to mention the age of my little ones.. my oldest(daddys twin) April is 5 ... then my mini me Havana is 4... my other mini me Tatiana is 16 months and my youngest the man of the house :O) Cristofer is almost 6 months

Hollie - posted on 12/13/2009

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Hi Claudia, my name is Hollie. I live in Illinois and have 3 children and have been married for 7 years almost. I was not raised Christian but since having my children I have begun to see things in a different light. I have also started to slowly change my circle of friends as my view of life and the Lord have changed. Feel free to message me anytime. I love to meet other Christian moms. Making new friends and expanding my circle is what life is all about.

Claudia - posted on 12/13/2009

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morning everyone. thank you for such warm welcoming. i am here in las vegas, snow soon i hope! its nice to oknow i have a few ladies that i can speak to. i will most deff. have fun here in this com. of wonderful ladies. i will be updating my profile and answering the 20 question as soon as i get done with all of the family things we plan on doing today. have a bless day and i willbe chatting more soon.

Amberly - posted on 12/12/2009

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Hello Claudia! My name is Amberly and I am a stay at home mom to 2 wonderful boys ( 4 yrs and 14months). If you need someone to talk to I am here! Send me a message anytime, like you I do not have many Christian friends and it can be hard! I am in Phoenix, Arizona where are you?

Amy - posted on 12/12/2009

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Hi Claudia, My name is Amy Brown and I have one son who is 8. We live in West Reading PA. I am always looking for good christian friends. Where do you live? You can email me here on COM anytime. God bless you.

Heather - posted on 12/12/2009

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Hi Claudia! My name is Heather, and I am also a mom of four. We are glad you are here. I look forward to seeing you around!

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