My guest this week is Bethany McDonald, wife and mom of two girls. Bethany recently wrote a post on Facebook that went “viral.” She titled her post, “You can pour from an empty cup.” This post caused quite the stir amongst fellow mamas.
Our culture highly encourages mothers to “pour” into themselves first, so that then they will be able to “pour” into their families. However, when we search God’s Word, we find that this mentality is a slippery slope. In fact, self-care can quickly turn into selfishness.
As 2 Corinthians 12:9 states, “but He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me”.
Pour another cup of coffee or tea and be encouraged for the next 30 minutes. The resources mentioned in this podcast can be found below.
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This podcast covers:
- Bethany explains what it means to pour from an empty cup.
- She shares why she thinks that the idea of “putting yourself first, so you can be there for your children,” is so prevalent today.
- Bethany shares what a typical day in her life looks like… (spoiler alert, it’s not for the faint of heart) and how she is able to continue to “pour from an empty cup.”
- She offers advice to the mom who believes that since she is so busy taking care of others, that if she doesn’t take time for herself, she’s afraid her physical and mental health may fail.
- Bethany shares her thoughts on the idea that getting away by yourself for a while, will then make you a better mom.
- Bethany answers what to do when we do feel empty.
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