A Letter to the Woman Who Thinks Spiritual Motherhood is a Consolation Prize

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Does your heart know the pains of motherhood that doesn't quite look like what you thought it would?

Has Christ called you to marriage, but not introduced the second part of that vocational equation into your life yet? Is your little saint in Heaven, too? Does the experience of infertility weigh heavy on your heart? Does physical motherhood not quite look like what you had dreamed of? Is Christ calling you to be His bride alone, asking you to sacrifice physical motherhood in a vocation to consecrated life? 

If any of these situations are close to your heart, it may feel like the call to spiritual motherhood is a second-rate motherhood. But that couldn't be further from the truth. 

In this episode, I sit down with Danielle Bean and we talk about why the universal call to motherhood applies to all women, how “mother” is a verb, and why you’re made for maternity as a woman, even if you don’t feel maternal.

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Topics we talked about in this episode:

  • The universal call to motherhood

  • What to do if you don’t see yourself being a mom

  • Mother as a verb

  • Why spiritual maternity is not second rate motherhood

  • How to embrace a call to maternity, even when it doesn’t look like you had planned

  • Concrete ways to explore your own call to spiritual maternity

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