You Never Walk Alone in Motherhood

Author Melissa Kruger offers a new devotional to help mothers in their journeys with God and their familiesThe time for one of the most needed handbooks in life comes when you embark on the journey of being a mother--especially when you want to raise your children according to Christian values. Oftentimes when you become a first-time mother, finding the balance of maintaining your relationship with God and being strong in the role of raising your children can be overwhelming. But don't worry—help is on the way. Melissa's Kruger 11-week devotional Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood is the answer to the prayers of a mother who is battling to maintain balance.

Kruger's devotional is extremely practical and can be used by all mothers, whether you are a full-time homemaker or a working mother with a busy schedule. This devotional will help encourage you in the area of motherhood and ensure that you are transformed each time you encounter God through the 11-week Bible study.

Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood highlights topics that are specifically aimed at addressing challenges a mother will face. No matter what season of motherhood you are in—whether a first-time mother or a veteran raising teenagers—each topic is Scripture-based and taught in a way that is sure to inspire and encourage. Kruger's practical devotional will help you reflect and deepen your relationship with God. Some of the topics covered include the following:

• Understanding and pursuing your purpose as a mother • Living out your true priorities • Entrusting your child to God • Bearing the fruit of the Spirit in your everyday interactions • Recovering from Perfect Mom Syndrome (PMS)

Kruger uses this devotional for women to encourage and inspire them to be true examples of God’s light for their children. In order to do so, she stresses the need to spend consistent time in His presence.

“If we yearn for children who take their needs to God in prayer, it is important that we increasingly become women of prayer,” Kruger said. “If we want thankful children, we begin by cultivating our own thankfulness. If we want peaceful, hopeful, kind and compassionate children, it is essential that we grow in these graces ourselves. In the beauty of God’s design, He is in the process of parenting us as we parent our children.”

Kruger’s most cherished roles include being a wife, a mother of three children and a successful author. She also serves on staff as the women's ministry coordinator at Uptown Church in Charlotte, N.C. She enjoys teaching women in her church and at conferences around the country. Her experience of motherhood shines through as she articulates her own heart-warming challenges and makes them relatable.

To find out more about Melissa Kruger, you can connect with her on her website at melissabkruger.com, on Twitter @melissabkruger or on Facebook at facebook.com/melissa.b.kruger.