Each time I have the opportunity to interact with Temi it is a blessing for me. I am so proud of all she has accomplished in her life through Jesus’ strength and help. One of her accomplishments is her wonderful blog christinamommas.com. Today she shares what inspired her to write her book- A Christian Mother’s Creed.
I have read her book. Of course I will never be a mom, but I found application in replacing the word teacher for mom and the word students for children. It is an excellent book to read.
- What inspired you to write your book A Christian Mother’s Creed?
Many events inspired me to write A Christian Mother’s Creed. It began with a strong desire to have a Bible-based booklet that would serve as a guide for me and other mothers on the journey of motherhood.
After the birth of my first little one, I felt incompetent. I honestly did not know how to be a mother because my mother died in my early childhood years. I started living with my grandfather at age three and I grew up calling many female relatives, ‘mother’. I did not fully experience what it felt like to have a mother. Even worse, the death of significant people in my life was subconsciously affecting my ability to bond with my little one.
I cried out to God for help. God showed me how my military experience has prepared me for motherhood. He showed me how my career and academic pursuits were part of his divine arrangement to help my motherhood journey.
A Christian Mother’s Creed primarily captures what I learned as a soldier in the U.S. Army, how my military experience shapes and will shape my mindset as a mother. My book calls other parents to join me on the journey to becoming the kind of parent I believe God wants us all to become.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.