Motherhood is beautiful . . . it’s also the hardest job in the world! And, while rewarding at times, it’s an endeavor designed to make even the most devoted, intelligent, hardworking, committed, efficient mom bone tired . . . so tired that as soon as she gets up from a nap, she could go right back to sleep. She’s not just physically tired. Her soul is weary. She’s emotionally spent and her spirit feels dry and brittle.
Can you identify with “the worn out mom”?
Men, are you married to a woman who has become so tired, so worn out that she feels she will never get on top of things again and her joy in life is ebbing away? I remember the season of raising young children when Lisa got near to this place. It was discouraging for her to continually give her best efforts, only to feel she was slipping further and further behind.
Communicating that you care is important but, there is so much a husband can do . . . so much he must do . . . to reach into his wife’s heart and rejuvenate her spirit. This isn’t a time merely for kind words. Don’t be passive. This is a time to take action . . . to go head-to-head with this joy-robbing, soul-draining season. What can a mom do? What should a husband do?
Join Lisa and me on Faithful Life podcast for the latest episode: “Encouragement for the Worn Out Wife & Mom and How Men can be a blessing to their wives.” There are many practical steps you both can take to make a massive, positive difference in your hearts and home. Could you use some encouragement? Join us, today! Perhaps you know a mom who could use the encouragement, too. This would be a great episode to share with her!
Matt Jacobson is a biblical marriage coach and founder of FaithfulMan.com a biblical marriage, parenting, and discipleship ministry providing written and audio teaching, as well as couples marriage coaching. He is the co-host (with his wife, Lisa) of Faithful Life Podcast and is author of the bestseller, 100 Ways to Love Your Wife. Matt is pastor of Tumalo Bible Fellowship and is married to Lisa, founder of Club31Women.com (they have 8 kids!).