You desire your children to walk with God. But how do you lead them to that place?
Is that only your husband's job? What if you are a single mom or functionally single mom?
What about your role as a leader in your faith community? Should women leaders be gentle and quiet?
Today's guest is Jen Wilkin, author of "None Like Him" and "Women of the Word". She debunks some myths we believe about spiritual leadership, inside and outside of the home.
Her desire is for women to be grounded in the truth of God's Word. To study with both their hearts and their minds. To know God and who He is. Then from knowing Him and His character see how He crafted us uniquely and our high worth in His eyes.
In this episode Jen and I chat about spiritual leadership. How we can expand the definition of what we think that means. How leading our children changes over the years. How her own single mom prayed fervently for her and for God to grow big in her life.
We also discuss how to be a spiritual leader in your community. How to manage that responsibility with humility and boldness. And how women need to not just see cute Instagram posts but know who God is from His Word.
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What we chat about:
- Jen's young mom journey with three kids in four years.
- The need for accountability and structure in studying the Bible as a young mom.
- How the Wilkins describe leading children spiritual--the differences over the years.
- Tips for the woman who is spiritually leading her children.
- Expanding the definition of "spiritual leader" in the home.
- Jen's journey of spiritual growth having a single mom.
- Self-reflection asking "Am I stepping on people? Limiting the contribution of others?"
- How to be a woman in spiritual leadership/ministry.
- What do you do if women think you are more "spiritual" than them.
- How to be grounded in theWord and not cute, Instagram posts.
- What does it mean that God is transcendent.
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