Mom On Purpose

Mom On Purpose
By Jess Connell
About this podcast
Mom On Purpose is a podcast to encourage and re-energize moms. Join Jess Connell as she interviews intentional, Christian moms about the real-life challenges they've faced, and the practical solutions and biblical wisdom they've found to go the distance.

Regain your focus on the long-range purpose of motherhood, and be the intentional Christian mom YOUR kids need.
Latest episodes
April 19, 2017
As Christian wives, sexual intimacy can be a challenging issue. Worldly influences, shame, sin, and the busyness of life all make it difficult to embrace the beauty and goodness of God's design for sex in marriage.  Listen in as Jess talks with author & speaker Linda Dillow about: if being sexy, and enjoying sex, is OK for a Christian wife how to overcome real world challenges and busyness  why it's important to make sex a priority in our marriages, and how we can have God's perspective about intimacy with our husbands.
April 12, 2017
Listen in as Jess talks with Linda Dillow (wife, missionary, author, speaker) about: Why Christian wives SHOULD talk and think about sex What misconceptions and lies Christian women believe How forgiveness and acceptance in Christ can sink down deeper than our heads, into our hearts
April 5, 2017
Many moms feel overpowered by anger, and find it difficult to be consistent in discipline. "If you do that ONE more time..." "Do you want to get in trouble?" "I can't take it anymore!" Listen as Jess talks with Wendy about: giving consistent discipline practical ways to fight mommy anger how to discern whether a parenting resource is biblical
March 29, 2017
The influences of culture and modern ideas about parenting bring a continual barrage of attacks against biblical parenting. As women we often face discouragement and fears that come from culture, a lack of role models, our own upbringing, and more. Let's dig in to discover the dangers of giving in, and how we can press through challenging moments in our quest to give consistent, loving, biblical discipline to our children. Listen in as Jess continues talks her friend Wendy, about: the fears moms face about disciplining our children common challenges that tempt us to give in and give up the attitudes and truth we need to push through fear and walk in faith
March 22, 2017
Time-outs? Spankings? Loss of privileges? What constitutes "discipline?" Even self-described "Christian" sources can disagree on what godly parents should do to discipline their children. That's why believers need to look to God's Word for our understanding of biblical parenting.  Listen in as Jess talks with her friend Wendy about: How God's Word defines "discipline" Biblical principles for parents in Hebrews 12  Understanding our roles and responsibilities
March 15, 2017
Listen in to part 2 of this conversation where Jess talks with Bethany Weatherby about: What spiritual principles relate to our kids' public behavior How to retrain your kids if they aren't behaving appropriately What it looks like to communicate clear expectations
March 8, 2017
Every mom knows the struggle of the grocery store run... WITH kids in tow. Listen in as Jess talks with Bethany Weathersby, a mom of 4, about: what expectations are reasonable for kids' behavior, practical ways to train your kids, realistic ideas to include kids in your shopping, and the benefits of training kids for public outings.
March 1, 2017
Doesn't cooking with kids take MORE time? Well... maybe... but maybe that extra time is worth it, so that our kids can learn an essential skill for life. Listen in as Jess talks with Tracy Grossman about: Why not just be "June Cleaver" and do it all yourself? Practical ideas for including kids in your meal preparation Why it's good for our kids to learn to cook
Feb. 22, 2017
The messy kitchen. Recipes. Allergies. Calories. Food groups. Grocery store sales. Sometimes mealtime feels like a puzzle, and at other times it just feels a mundane, relentless task. Do you have trouble seeing mealtime as a ministry? Listen in as Jess talks with Tracy Grossman about: finding sanity in the relentless train of hunger and meals how to have motivation in this culturally-devalued area of daily life what attitude can change meal preparation from mundane to ministry
Feb. 15, 2017
Ever felt like you're just not a very good mom? Do you have trouble embracing the "24-hourness" of life as a mom? Listen in as Jess talks with Katie LaPierre (her real life friend & fellow-Pastor's-wife) about: the real challenges today's moms face how to overcome feelings of deficiency what it means to accept the work of motherhood how to pour your gifts into your home