A Note from Chris Adams: Wouldn’t it be easy for moms and for leaders of moms if it really were a piece of cake? But that is not the case. Today, Dr. Deb Douglas, First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA shares a bit of what is ahead for this mom’s series on our site.
Every mom is unique. All moms face challenges. Being a mom is hard.
If you have been following the weekly articles on ministering to moms, you know we’ve looked at overwhelmed moms, moms with children with special needs, moms of prodigal children, step moms, grandmothers, busy moms, and a variety of other moms. Here’s what we have learned so far:
- Being a mom in today’s world is challenging. All moms face challenges.
- Social media reminds moms of their failures. Failure is part of being a mom, and probably not as bad as we perceive it to be.
- Moms have a desire to be a part of women’s ministry but have little time and must pick and choose how to participate.
- Comparison to other moms is one of the hardest temptations for moms to resist.
- The solution for problems moms face is prayer. Reminding women to pray for each other encourages moms.
In the coming weeks, we’ll look more closely at mom failure, runaway moms, and we’ll dive into a series of posts on specific problems facing moms. What started out to be a few posts has continued for a year, and there’s still more to talk about when it comes to moms. Keep reading!
Dr. Deb Douglas has served in women’s ministry for over 37 years. Now she spends her time working with Purchased Ministry, a ministry to women in the sex trade industry. Deb is also the Director of Biblical Counseling at First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA. She was the first to graduate from New Orleans Baptist Theological seminary with a Masters degree focusing on women’s ministry and has earned a Doctor of Education in Ministry degree from NOBTS. She is “Pearl” to 3 sweet grand babies, “Mom” to Jared Douglas and Katie Chavis, and wife/sweetheart to Paul Douglas.