Christian Working Mom Interview

Thanks so much for all those who were willing to be interviewed. I really appreciate all the help. Thanks Dolly for being willing to be interviewed this month. Please make sure you see the end of Dolly’s interview for another resource for you as a Christian worker.

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Interview

Dolly is a 51 year old CWM who lives in the US. She says she has been married 23 years to her soul mate and best friend. She has four children through marriage and adoption. Her children’s ages are: 35 and 27 year old sons, 25 yr. old daughter, and 6 yr. old son. She is also a Grammie to 2 boys, 4 yrs. old and 8 months old and a granddaughter age 3.

Dolly lists the following joys of being a Christian Working Mom. God has blessed me with four wonderful children through marriage and adoption; that in itself has been one of my greatest joys. As a Christian who works from home I have been to be able to be home with my children and share my beliefs with them, because of this they have come to know Christ as their personal Lord and Savior at an early age.


Dolly says the struggles of being a Christian Working Mom are dealing with people who don’t believe Christ belongs in the workplace. Time management is another struggle I face daily. Not only do I run my own business, I also home-school my youngest child, care for my disabled husband, am an active member of my church, and help run a ministry for acknowledging Christ at work.

Her favorite Bible Verse is: Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Dolly offers the following words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms: God is able to provide our every need, nothing is too hard for Him. His love for us is unconditional and His Word applies to us today just as much as it did in Biblical times.

Dolly would also like to share the following: After dealing with some negative comments about openly proclaiming to be a Christian in my business, I became frustrated and shared by frustration with another Christian Working Mom who faced the same persecution. We developed a site supporting Christians in the work force, whether it is at a job or running their own business. Here Christians will find many available resources for both men and women to help support them in their walk and encourage them to take a stand for Christ. Through the development of the site I am learning the battle is not mine, for He has already won the victory. So when trials come, I don’t have to face them alone and I don’t have to be discouraged, because I know God is always going to be with me and I know there are other Christians willing to take a stand and let their voices be heard. www.actatwork.com, Acknowledging Christ Together at Work, “Working for the Lord, not men!” Colossians 3:23

Thanks Dolly for sharing today and reminding us the God of Biblical times is the same God we serve today. I pray www.actatwork.com will be an encouragement to Christians in the workforce.

Till next time,

Kimberly Chastain

Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of 2 ebooks that can be found at www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com.