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Risen Motherhood

Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler

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A podcast for moms. Join us as we explore how the ancient scriptures apply to modern motherhood and provide the framework for finding answers to your specific questions. As part of the greater Risen Motherhood ministry, in-depth, topical mini-series are released periodically.
 
Kids have the most beautiful insights into the Catholic faith, but sometimes their questions are difficult to answer. On Raising Saints, we are a priest and a mom who are eager to do our best to answer kids’ questions on God, the Church, the faith, and more! Alexandra Sullivan is a wife and mother of three. Fr. Michael Connolly is the Parochial Vicar of the Church of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
 
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The dishes pile up. The kids run circles around the house. The to-do list is a mile long. Motherhood is full, but too often, we fill our time hunching over our phones, giving our best self to social media instead of looking up at the work in front of us. When we don’t know where to begin, social media feels like a welcome distraction. But when our …
 
It’s easy to pick on social media, but for all of its challenges, we also believe it can be used for good. In this special bonus episode, Emily and Laura provide four quick ways we can use social media redemptively. When we use our social platforms to obviously or subtly point to Christ, we provide an opportunity for someone to encounter the beauty…
 
As proud moms, most of us can’t resist sharenting. (Yep, that term is real! If you haven’t heard it before: it just means sharing pictures of our kids online.) Whether we have a small, private account for friends and family or share lifestyle content for thousands of eyes to see, let’s at least ask the question—why are we posting this? What are the…
 
“Mom influencers.” How does that term hit? Some of us love them. Some of us roll our eyes at them. Sometimes we do both. But either way, we might not realize how influencers shape our motherhood—the pans we buy, the parenting methods we use, and the pacifiers we purchase. Whether you’re on social media or not, you’ve been influenced! In this specia…
 
Let’s get real: we all want to be liked. No matter where we are on the social media spectrum, from a professional content creator on Instagram to an occasional poster for the sake of the grandparents, God’s principles for the way we share content remain the same. In this episode, Emily and Laura walk through questions to consider as we seek to hono…
 
We’ve all been there. We’re innocently scrolling through social media and then we feel a tinge of guilt, anger, or sadness. We get on social media to relax or escape from the world, and find ourselves feeling worse than ever. Cancel culture. Shame. Outrage. Judgement. Where does this all come from? How do we deal with it? In this episode of the pod…
 
Whether we recognize it or not, social media is changing us. It changes how we interact with people. It even changes our motherhood—what we buy, what strategies we use, and where we go for hope and help. In the first episode of our social media mini-series, Laura and Emily invite us to wake-up to the impact of social media on our lives. If we want …
 
_Surprise! We have an extra show for you! Don’t worry, you didn’t get the day wrong. It’s not a Wednesday, but we loved talking about prayer so we just kept going. Maybe you’re left wondering “how do I actually get started with prayer?” Or you’ve started the habit countless times before, but always end up fizzling out. Emily jumped back behind the …
 
What do you do when you don’t feel like praying? Like the disciples in the garden with Jesus, you want to do the right thing, but you just can’t stay awake. Or you have the invite to the prayer meeting, but you would rather stay home to watch TV. In the final episode of the Prayer mini-series, Laura and Emily talk about the elephant in the room—som…
 
We believe prayer is important—even necessary—but where do we even begin? Listen in as Laura chats with a seasoned mom of six boys (yes, six!). You may know Ruth Chou Simons as the founder of Gracelaced and from her award-winning books. But we’re also thankful for her as one of the Risen Motherhood Board Members, so we’re excited to share her mothe…
 
Prayer is not a box to check during nap time. It’s something the whole family can get involved in, even when nap time is non-existent! In today’s episode, listen in as two moms, Laura and her friend Hunter Beless (whom you may know from the The Journeywomen Podcast!) share practical tips for praying as a family. They remind us that while it’s good …
 
When it comes to prayer, kids have all the questions. Why do we say “amen?” Do I need to close my eyes? But moms have lots of questions about prayer too. Do I pray to God or can I pray to Jesus? How do I teach my kids reverence in prayer? In today’s episode, Laura and Emily tackle some frequently asked questions with biblical answers and personal a…
 
Why is it so hard to pray? We know prayer is essential, but like the discipline of healthy eating, we turn to the chips instead of the veggies. We choose the quick fix, rather than the thing that sustains. In the first episode of our mini-series on prayer, Emily and Laura talk about our common struggles with prayer, the benefits of this essential h…
 
Today we have a real treat for you! In our final episode in the Obedience series we’re bringing you a talk from Elisabeth Elliot—a message to challenge and encourage all of us. She asks questions like “whose agenda are you following?” and “how do I respond when I feel like God isn’t supplying my needs?” If you wonder if God has forgotten you, withh…
 
Maybe you’ve gotten this far into the conversation about obedience and you’re still wondering if it’s all about restrictions? Or maybe you want to obey but keep finding yourself in a pattern of sin? Maybe you’re skeptical about God’s demand for perfection and you’re not sure who can really measure up? Come behind the scenes in this episode, as Laur…
 
Obedience is hard when the sun is shining and life is good, but what about when the storm clouds come? When you get a scary diagnosis, or your business goes bankrupt, or your friend rejects you for your faith—this is when obedience feels costly, even like death. The Bible might tell us to expect suffering, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy when it co…
 
When it comes to obedience, we’re all prone to errors. Maybe we say “freedom in Christ!” to justify our actions instead of doing what we know is right, or maybe we live with a constant stream of condemning thoughts instead of resting in the righteousness of Christ. Some of us put off obedience until tomorrow, and some of us are locked in a cycle of…
 
Deep down, we want to know we’re doing motherhood right. That we’re not failing or heading down the wrong path in life. This is true for our everyday choices about meals, screens, activities, and the way we spend our time. But it’s also true for how we work through tough relationships, respond to our kid’s hard questions, and make life-changing dec…
 
Obedience. That’s an outdated word, right? But really, our questions in motherhood about where to send our kids to school, what to feed them, and even how we spend our time and money, boils down to this. We don’t want to fail, so we wonder what to obey, how to obey, and how to keep going when we stumble. Essentially, we want to know what it looks l…
 
We are leading listeners through Lectio Divina, a prayerful reading and reflection, of the Road to Emmaus story in Luke's Gospel. Listen as we read the Gospel story and then take some time imagining the scene, prompting thoughts, questions and conversation with God through the story. This is part 1, to be continued in our next episode.…
 
Today we’re getting practical. If you’ve ever wondered how to battle fear in everyday life, this episode is for you! In our final show of the mini-series, Laura and Emily give tools to help moms through fear. Whether you choose one step or all of them, we hope this episode encourages you to action in your battle with fear. Let’s be moms who fear Go…
 
When you’re afraid, it’s so helpful to rehearse God’s word. But it can be hard to find a quiet place, or even time, to read and think about what God’s promises mean for your situation. Moms have a lot of demands on their time, so we’ve put together an entire episode designed to help you meditate on God’s word. In this episode, Emily reads a collect…
 
A question from Alexandra's son, John, age 8. He is curious about St. Thomas the Apostle. Why didn't he believe it when the other Apostles told him that Jesus had risen from the dead? This question led us to a discussion about the gift of faith. Also, we introduced the idea of leading Lectio Divina for our listeners for the whole family to listen t…
 
What would happen if we were prepared for the storms of life? What would it look like to cultivate faith that can weather a job loss, or a child’s illness, or our friends rejecting us for our faith? In this episode, we have a special treat—a message from Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth on being a woman who trusts the Lord in the face of fear. Teaching from …
 
Do you feel alone in your fears? Do you look around at your friends and neighbors and wonder if there is anyone who understands what you’re facing? Fear can be so isolating, but the good news is, we aren’t alone! In this episode, Laura and Emily introduce us to moms who’ve gone before us. They remind us that God gave us the gift of other believers—…
 
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