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Consumerism Keeps Us Fed and Starving

Gloria Furman
Consumerism Keeps Us Fed and Starving

With each visit to the United States, we can never quite predict what will stand out to us. It’s been different things over the last seven years. I remember one time when I was intrigued by the mysterious new section…

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Good

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith

This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.

Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in

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Designed for Joy

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
Designed for Joy

It’s one of the most important — and controversial — topics of our time.

God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone…

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Husbands, Address Her Inner Chaos

Gloria Furman
Husbands, Address Her Inner Chaos
In less than two minutes, Gloria Furman encourages husbands to lovingly address the chaos that comes from inside their wives. By doing this, husbands help their wives examine root issues, exposing sin that suppresses lasting joy.
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A Mother’s Greatest Enemy

Gloria Furman
A Mother’s Greatest Enemy

Those who suffer the fallout of “the mommy wars” will be relieved to hear that their suspicions have been confirmed. There are forces at work in this world that are hell-bent against them. But this devilish letter, intercepted by the…

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Mom Enough

Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, Christine Hoover, Rachel Jankovic, Rachel Pieh Jones, Carolyn McCulley, and Trillia Newbell

Are you mom enough?

The cover of Time Magazine asked this haunting question in bold red letters that hung over the startling image of a young mother breastfeeding her four-year-old. When the issue hit newsstands it re-ignited a longstanding mommy…

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Soul Food for Mom

Gloria Furman
Soul Food for Mom

Is it normal to wander into the kitchen and open the refrigerator multiple times while you are standing there? (I’m asking for a friend.)

It’s a mindless, yet hopeful habit. Who knows? Maybe something new to eat will appear when…

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Missional Motherhood

Gloria Furman
Missional Motherhood

Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback.

The clarion call to repent and believe the gospel message reverberates all over the world. Evangelism is happening…

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Our Holy, Stubborn Song

Gloria Furman
Our Holy, Stubborn Song

There’s something stubborn about singing praise to God.

We live in a fallen world. Things are not as they ought to be. How can our mouths be filled with praise in the midst of so much darkness?

Yet we sing.

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Kissing the Wave

Gloria Furman

Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback.

“How long, O Lord?” is a familiar cry to those who experience suffering and despair. In my own…

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Jesus Is with Me to the End of the Age (and the Week’s Ironing)

Gloria Furman

There is no shortage of sympathizing authenticity available to help moms absorb the impact of life in the trenches. Strangers, friends, blogs, and books freely offer their candid encouragements. I remember one occasion years ago when I was buying a…

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Gospel Stability for a Life in Spin Cycle

Gloria Furman

Around the time our first child was born it felt like the physics of my well-ordered life had been tossed into a salad spinner. The centrifugal force of my circumstances made me feel out of control in my day-to-day work…

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What to Do When You Can’t See Straight

Gloria Furman

Some mornings when I wake up I can’t see straight. This doesn’t have anything to do with my glasses or contact lens.

I yawn, stretch, and shuffle into the kitchen for some coffee. By the time my bare feet hit…

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Future Grace, Baby!

Gloria Furman

When I was pregnant with our first child it seemed like all of my related worries were shrouded in the mystery of the unknown. And now with our fourth child on the way, even in the midst of exuberant joy…

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A Wife’s Submission in the Cosmic Plan of Christ

Gloria Furman

“I believe wives should be submissive to their husbands. And so do you. See? We’re the same.”

My neighbor was mistaken.

Her argument is quite common. Living overseas, we often hear people drawing the same conclusion when they compare the…

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What Every Husband Should Know About Stay-at-Home Moms

Gloria Furman

A leadership guru aired his podcast online on how to increase productivity in your work.

He said that one of the keys to productivity is to know when to stop working. He said that if you’re working more than 55…

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Kids, We Eat Food, Not Crayons, Not Boogers

Gloria Furman

One of my kids picks her nose. I don’t want to write her name here because I don’t want this information to live on the Internet forever and ruin her chances of getting into a good university.

I have another…

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A Pregnant Woman’s Defense Against the Schemes of the Devil

Gloria Furman

Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback.

If you are a pregnant mom, perhaps with your first baby, you may be reading these articles about…

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Mommy Wars in the Local Church: A Parable

Gloria Furman

Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback.

This parable* was told to some mothers who engaged in Mommy Wars and trusted in themselves that they…

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A Celebration of Biblical Masculinity

Gloria Furman

I live in a culture that admires a man’s earning power, and his fertility, and his ability to rule his domain with an iron fist.

While Scripture certainly calls for a Christ-like masculinity that provides for and protects his family…

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God Made the Maternal Instinct to Magnify Himself

Gloria Furman

“She’s eating her baby!” my 5-year-old shrieked as we were watching an episode on Animal Planet. The narrator coolly explained that when threatened, the mothers in this species of the animal kingdom eat their young.

I comforted my daughter…

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“Kids, You Know Better!”

Gloria Furman

“You know better.”

Sometimes I say this when my kids do something totally bizarre. “What are you doing coloring your earlobes with a marker? You know better.”

Sometimes I say this when I rebuke them. “We don’t snatch toys from…

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Treasuring God with One Finger in the Cookie Dough

Gloria Furman

If you want to have consistent accountability for something then just tell a preschooler what you’re planning to do and make sure it contains the word “always.”

Mom, you said you weren’t going to eat any more cookie dough because

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How Eternity Shapes Our Mundane

Gloria Furman

Note: This article now appears in Desiring God’s free ebook Mom Enough, available in three electronic formats, as well as paperback.

The other day our baby played his first prank.

I was holding him on my hip as I…

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