As an almost always overwhelmed mom, I wanted to share Bible study topics for moms who may be in the same boat. Let’s be honest here… motherhood isn’t always easy and there are quite a few things that are never talked about – at least openly.
In this post, I want to shine the light on some of those not-talked-about-so-much topics and also leave you with a few Bible study topics you can journal about to help make this journey a little less… overwhelming.
The Realities of Motherhood
There’s really no preparing you for what’s to come.
Sure, there are countless new-mom and parenting books, courses, groups, and the like out there. But I don’t think any of them can really prepare you for what motherhood will be like until you become one. It doesn’t matter if you’ve birthed children naturally, adopted, fostered, or whatever. Motherhood comes in all shapes, forms, and fashions.
I believe the best preparation starts the moment you become a mom and start the actual journey. It’s in the moments of being thrown into the fire that you begin to build experiences that will then become stories to share with others. And that’s okay.
Motherhood is not always easy, fun, or a field of flowers.
I typically get the side eye when I talk about motherhood being or feeling anything less than a blessing. I mean I know it is a blessing and there are people who are having a hard time becoming a mom, but that doesn’t negate the fact that it’s not always easy. It’s not always fun. And it surely is not always a field of flowers.
There are times when you want to pull your hair out (and theirs). Other times you want to scream, throw an adult fit, or even walk away. And that’s okay, too.
It does NOT get easier as they get older.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the saying, “It gets easier as they get older.” This has not been the case for me. Granted, I have six children and five of them are 8 years old and younger. Our oldest is a teen boy who is close to adulthood so you can imagine how that’s going…
Perhaps it will get easier… but right now, it’s not – and that’s okay.
There can be very hard days, weeks, months, even years.
Having a teen boy has shown me the reality of hard days, week, months, and years. And having five more children who are significantly younger and so close in age that they’ll all be teens together… well… let’s just say I’m preparing like it’s going to be WW3 AND 4 (LOL)!
Personally, I think the reason why hard days turn into weeks, those weeks turn into months, and sometimes the months seem to turn into years is because of how much we love our children. I’ve come to understand that it’s embedded in how much we love, care, and want what’s best for them.
The Amazing Side of Motherhood
Of course I can’t just leave you with a bunch of negative, no matter how true it is. While there are negative realities, there are also positive ones to being a mom.
Motherhood can show you what you are capable of.
If you had a conversation with me about 25 years ago that involved kids and marriage, I would have laughed in your face and snapped back with, “I’m not getting married or having kids! I’m going to travel the world!” I wanted no part in sharing, let alone being responsible for taking care of someone else other than myself.
And then I became a mom. Suddenly, everything I once thought I wanted started being replaced with what I needed. And it showed me what I was capable of. I was capable of being self-less to not terminate the pregnancy, capable of carrying a healthy baby despite the poor lifestyle choices I made at the time. I was able to survive labor and emergency delivery. And I’m still capable of getting through what this journey throws at me… and you are too.
Being a mom deepens your relationship with Heavenly Father.
Whether you are a mom or a dad, if you are a believer in the Most High, then you’ve probably already had a deep profound wakeup call that opened the windows of more understanding about the Father’s love toward us. My focus had not always been there but when I my epiphany kind of moment, my eyes were opened wider than ever!
The Father gave us His only begotten Son… to die for us… to save us… to redeem us… because He loves us. Wow. Just. Wow. And to think I spent so much time trying “mom” without including Him when He is the Parent of ALL parents. Whew.
Motherhood is truly a blessing.
This goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyways because it’s true. Being a mom is a blessing. There are days when I go to bed feeling like a total failure of a mom or feel like I’ve messed my kids up in some way; but, they remind me that they love me so much. And they don’t see what I see.
They see a mom who gets to be with them everyday. A woman works to help provide the lifestyle we live. And the gal who doesn’t have it all together but won’t give up.
7 Bible Study Topics for Moms
To say I’ve gotten this far on my own would be a travesty, because the truth of the matter is, Yahweh has carried me to, through, and beyond my mess – and still does. Even in the times where I’ve ignored Him, tried to live life my way, or have made a complete mess of things – He was still there.
This is why I ended up creating a Bible study journal. There were many times when I would go to Scripture needing answers or I’d go to Him in prayer needing direction. And I know I’m not the only one. So, I created a Bible Study Journal for Moms that you can snag for free below.
But first, I wanted to highlight my top seven favorite Bible study topics for Moms:
Most moms would agree that our identities are one of the first things out the window when we become a parent. Wrapped up in our “new identity” are all of these expectations and thoughts of how we should be. But what ends up happening is many of us get lost in what all of it really means. So, a Bible study on identity was one of the first places I started. I needed to reclaim my Yahweh-given identity.
Depression seems to hit differently in motherhood. There is pre-natal depression, depression while pregnant, and then the postpartum depression. Oh, and dare I mention the depression that tried to creep in during different times of motherhood? Having Scriptures on hand and a better understanding of this is lifechanging.
Being content is an ongoing thing for me. It’s easy to look at other families and instantly covet what we think they have. In reality, we have no idea what they are going through or how life really is for them. Studying out contentment showed me that when I am focused on growing in my own spiritual walk, I will not have time to compare my life to others.
As moms, we can get caught up in the mundane of daily living. From taking care of the children, cleaning the home, cooking, homeschooling, etc., daily living can be less than pleasant. However, a changed perspective will help you see that daily living as a mom is a ministry of love.
There are many temptations moms can encounter and unless they are given an eviction notice, they only grow to become real problems in thought, word, and deed. And I’m not talking about temptations of infidelity, although that is very real for some. I’m talking about temptations in being a parent.
This is a Bible study topic that can drastically change your motherhood journey. Once I understood the spiritual implications of things seen in the natural, I realized that a lot of my issues were spiritual things. There is an ongoing war for the souls of man, women, and children and it is part of our duty to fight back in spirit and in truth (and lots of prayer).
Communication is one of those things that are usually talked about in terms of marriage and it’s one of the top three as to why couples divorce. From a parenting perspective, how we communicate with our children is just as important as how we communicate with our spouse. Studying this and having go-to Scriptures is a game changer.
I could list many more topics but instead, I included a list of 65 Bible Study Topics in the journal resource! That should give you plenty of things to study for the months and years to come.
Free Bible Study Journal for Moms
This Bible Study Journal for Moms was created to help you focus on biblical topics that will grow your faith. It features several no-nonsense templates along with fun coloring pages. Whether you’re a new or seasoned moms, you’ll love the ease of downloading, printing, and adding these pages to your journal, binder, or folder.
The journal includes the following printable pages:
- 65 topics to study list
- 2 styles of topic trackers
- topic study intro
- key verses
- memory verses
- vocabulary to study
You will also have templates like:
- REAP layout
- 2 styles of blank scripture cards
- 5 styles of coloring pages (with blank scripture box)
Study any topic of your choice or use the pre-made list for ideas. The topics on the list have been carefully selected as they pertain to motherhood, being a wife, and being a woman in general.
In the meantime…
I’d love to hear from you. What are some of your favorite go-to Scriptures and Bible study topics for moms? Share them in the comments to help encourage other moms who may read this post.