Christian Working Mom June Interview
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Interview
Welcome

As I write this both of my children are gone. This is the first time this has happened in 13 years. My daughter is on a mission trip and my son is at a Christian boys camp. So, my husband and I are going to try empty nesting. Actually, I fought back tears this morning as I left my son at camp. He will do better than me. It will be hard not to be a Mommy for a week, but I will try. Hope you are having a wonderful summer and may I give you a great big virtual hug from one CWM to another.

I need your help I have run out of Christian Working Moms to interview. If you would like to be interviewed and have not been interviewed send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com and put interview in the subject heading. I will send you an email with the questions. It is practically painless, I promise. We can learn from one another in the interviews.

CWM Blog/Online Bible Study

In the interest of my children being away, I posted a question on the CWM Blog about what do you do when your children are gone? You can find the CWM Blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com.
I recently posted Lesson 10 on the CWM Bible Study. You can find it at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com. I am not sure how many more lessons will be posted, due to the CWM Coaching Tips. I am having a difficult time finding enough time to do both. We will see.

CWM Coaching Tips

To find out how to receive a coaching tip daily in your email box, go to
http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm.

Interview

I appreciate Regina taking time out of her busy schedule to be interviewed this month. Let’s get to the interview.

Regina is a 30 year old married 11 years CWM who lives in the United States. She has a daughter who is 6 and a son who is 2 ½.
Regina is a Benefits Service Manager at a Benefits Consulting Firm.

Regina shares the following joys of being a CWM:

1. Being able to contribute financially to my family.
2. Showing my daughter what it means to be a CWM.
3. Being able to sympathize and encourage other working Moms.
4. Showing people what a woman, a mom can do!

Regina shares some of her struggles in being a CWM:

1. I sometimes worry whether or not I am contributing enough
to the growth and molding of the character of my children.
2. I worry whether or not my children see more of God in me
working or would see more of God in me not working?
3. I sometimes wonder if I’d be able to do more and contribute
more as a Christian woman, mom, not working?

Her favorite Bible verse currently is: “Micah 6:8, “He has showed
you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

God is teaching Regina to accept who He has made me to be, to
loved that woman, to enjoy that woman, and to be even better than that woman wants on her own. (Thanks for that Regina; if we would all see ourselves as God sees us we would be so much more fulfilled.)

Regina also shares if you feel God is leading you to work, don’t allow the opinions or choices/plans other people have impact your sense of whether or not you’re doing it ‘right’. God does not expect that we will all live and choose to live exactly the same way, each of us is unique and each of our contributions to His kingdom and our family is different, but NO LESS IMPORTANT!

Regina also encourages churches, women’s ministry leaders to begin to establish programs towards the working mom. It can feel very lonely to Christian moms who are working full time. I would encourage working Christian moms to be strong, be brave, be real, be Godly in all that they do. Their measure of success in life is not based on whether or not they worked in the home or outside, it’s on how they lived their life for Christ, raised their children to be Christ followers, and how they changed the lives of those that they came into contact with. Your children . . . God. . . . will love you NO LESS for having worked.

Amen, Regina on our success being about living our lives for Christ and raising our children to be Christ followers. Nothing is more important. Thanks so much for your words of wisdom.

Final Thoughts

For our readers who live in the Midwestern United States and who have experienced tornadoes and flooding my prayers go out to you.
We have truly had some difficult weather events all over the world.
May you know God is with you even in the midst of turmoil.

Till next time,

Kimberly M. Chastain

Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of 2 ebooks and an online Bible study. To find out how to receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm. You can find more information about Christian Working Moms at www.christianworkingmom.com For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.