Do better. Try harder. Lose weight. Eat vegan. And most of all, remember that all the pressure of your children’s spiritual well-being is on your shoulders. Because you’re the mom, and that means you’re to blame. Sound familiar? I know it does, so I sat down with Ruth Chou Simons to discuss her new book, When Strivings Cease. The work of God’s grace does not end once we are saved. God’s grace helps us through all our lives, especially motherhood. Be encouraged to be the mom God has made you to be and give the reigns over to Him. You don’t have to try so hard. Your striving can cease. You can learn to mother and live in God’s amazing grace.
Ruth Chou Simons is the best-selling and award-winning author of several books, including When Strivings Cease. She is an artist, entrepreneur, and speaker. Through her online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her social media community, Ruth shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and art. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure.