Heidi St. John: Get Off The Bench, Busy Christian Moms!

by | Feb 17, 2020 | American Church, Christian Growth, Education, Podcast | 0 comments

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Our great grandparents would be stunned if they saw what today’s Christian parents have to deal with: the removal of God, the Bible, and prayer from government-controlled public schools, teaching evolution and accommodating anti-Christian religions, the battles over parental rights, radical sex education, promiscuity and perversity, and now, gender identity.

If you add Hollywood, the Internet, the progressive media, gaming industry, music industry, Planned Parenthood, the ignorance of American history and the increasing acceptance of socialism, where do we start when it comes to combating this immorality? On or knees, of course. But what else can Christian parents and concerned citizens do? 

TODAY’S GUEST is popular author and speaker, Heidi St. John. She has been speaking on marriage, family and cultural issues for over 15 years, and her passion is to encourage moms to boldly become who God has created them to be. Heidi has been married to her college sweetheart since 1989, and their family now includes seven children and two grandsons!  Jay and Heidi reside just outside of beautiful Vancouver, Washington, where they have homeschooled some of their kids all the way through high school and are still finishing up with a few at home.

Heidi is the author of seven books.  Her most recent book, Bible Promises for Moms, released in March of 2019 and is the latest in the MomStrong collection. She has also recently released Prayers for the Battlefield: Staying MomStrong in the Fight for Your Family and Your Faith; and Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight With All That’s In You For Your Family and Your Faith. 

“Have you noticed that culture is struggling today? Look around you. Where are the answers to the difficult questions we are facing? Where are God’s people?  …In a world that desperately needs Christians who will speak about their faith, we have become timid. And as the church has lost its voice, the world has lost its way. Jesus knew this would happen. …It’s time for God’s people to find their voice. The hope we have in Jesus is the hope of the whole world:  an uncomplicated reconciling gospel that proclaims one thing: the healing work of the cross is still healing today.” -Heidi St. John

From Heidi’s book page on Amazon, Bible Promises For Moms,

Begin every day with an encouraging promise from God.
God understands the heart of a mom, as well as the daily cares and worries that can weigh you down. No matter where you are in your mothering journey, God’s mercies and promises are for you.

This pocket-size book of Scriptures provides hundreds of Bible promises that are relevant to the needs of every mother, interweaving them with personal reflections from popular author Heidi St. John. Arranged topically for easy use, Bible Promises for Moms will give you verses to guide you:

  • when you need to hear that God is pleased when you hang in there;
  • when your mother’s heart needs to remember what God can do;
  • when you need to model true forgiveness for your children;
  • and many more.

We need the wisdom of God as we bring up our precious children. Lean into God’s promises today, trusting His Word as your ultimate source for guidance, hope, strength, and encouragement.

Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord (Psalm 27:13-14).

…that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. Ephesians 6:19-20

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 6:10


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MomStrong International, an online ministry where thousands of women come together for weekly Bible Studies, etc.

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Also Mentioned: David’s 2015 book, The Cost of Our Silence