Contact: Heidi Daehlin, 612-849-8358
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new book for moms unabashedly tackles the taboo topics of parenting and aims to unite women and change the way mothers look at themselves and each other.
MotherBear: The Raging Mom Within! addresses issues like rebellious kids, feeling judged, facing obsessive insecurities, and the difficult task of entrusting God with one's children.
Author Heidi Daehlin, a pastor and artistic director of a production company, traveled domestically and abroad and saw the Church was missing environments that nurtured authenticity among mothers or gave a place to talk about their insecurities without being judged. She found competition among women in the Church and often petty and shallow relationships.
"When insecurity within us is not healed in our motherhood, we lose that God-given power and authority He reserves for mothers...we are like the animal mother bear, weary with watching our backs and 'cubs' from daily threats and attacks. We are always on the defense."
-- Heidi Daehlin, MotherBear: The Raging Mom Within!
Daehlin says God showed her a vision for women of unity and support, of enacting change, nurture, influence, and might over their surroundings. Women unite when they are healed in their souls so their identity and approval is found in God alone, she says, because when that is true, no threat remains.
"Women shouldn't be jealous, competitive gossipers, but an army of unified sisters who have each others backs and are raising up history makers," Daehlin says. "We need each other. We women are sometimes the only form of sister or mother that other women will ever know on this earth."
She founded Mother Bear Ministries and wrote MotherBear to help build up women into a unified army, supporting each other in order to be "the hand that rocks the cradle and rules the world for Christ," she says. She is also producing The Insecure MotherBear Manual - a handbook for the insecure issues of motherhood, including the problem of pornography addiction among husbands.
About the Author:
Heidi Daehlin is co-pastor of The Edge Church of God, Lakeville Minn.; artistic director of Transformation Productions, and founder of Mother Bear Ministries. She is married with three cubs of her own, Alissa, 18; Josiah, 8; and Faith, 6. See her promo video online.