Why Moms Make Great Apologists
by Pamela Williams
Recently, my daughter and I spent the day with my sister in-law and her two daughters. As we sat in the living room, I listened to my husband’s sister pour words of wisdom into these three young-adult women. She reminded them about God’s love for them, she gave them advice about how to deal with life’s difficulties, and finally reminded them that trusting God is better than trying to struggle with life’s burdens alone. As we listened, I noticed that she had a direct line to their hearts and minds.
When she finished, we launched into an intense conversation about God. We exchanged questions and answers about why to trust God in an age of difficulty, and we told stories of our struggles and discussed the meaning of certain Bible passages. Because we spent years building relationships with them, we could share deep and personal thoughts with them. Then it occurred to me, this is what it means to be a “Mom Apologist.”…