Hooray! We finally get to begin and I couldn't be more excited.
I have loved reading from all of you about where you're from and why you're interested in talking about this book. If you want a refresher on the meet and greet, check out this post and scroll down to the comments. If you're new here and have no idea what this Read+Chat+Live thing is, check out this post here.
If you want to join in, welcome! Go get a book here and catch up by reading the foreword, introduction, and first chapter.
A quick review: You can answer the questions on this post in the comments (especially if you don't have a blog) or you can leave a link to your blog post. Over the course of the week, answer the questions/do a post and visit a couple of other people.
If you want to respond to someone who doesn't have a blog, go ahead and do it in the comments here too. That way no one has to leave an email address out in the open for all the world to see.
And if there's a question you have and want others to answer, ask away.
Questions? Leave me a comment, or go ahead and send me an email at thesimplewife [at] aol [dot] com.
Okay, let's get started!
1. Susan Hunt defines spiritual mothering as this: "When a woman possessing faith and spiritual maturity enters into a nurturing relationship with a younger woman in order to encourage and equip her to live for God's glory." What stands out to you in this definition? Why? Does this seem different from a typical mentoring definition? Why, or why not?
2. Beginning on page 18, Hunt talks about our need for mothering. How do you see this need among women you know? In your own life?
3. What's something that you underlined, highlighted, circled, starred, or drew arrows to in this chapter? Why did it stand out to you?
Each chapter ends with a Spiritual Mothering Challenge--an opportunity for each one of us to think a little deeper about some of the ideas in the chapter.
As we go through this book together, let's each start praying for God to bring someone to us to mentor and for wisdom about who we could ask to be a mentor.