Becky Carter and her tall, dashing husband are raising their five children in Northwest Arkansas. Becky is a Catholic revert, freelance writer, and podcaster who is passionate about Jesus, Scripture, and hosting a good party. Life with the Carter Clan isn’t always easy, but it’s always a blessing. She is pursuing joy in the trenches of motherhood.
With your host, Becky Carter, you will hear stories of real people with real purpose all for a God who loves with a real love. The trenches, where life isn’t always easy, but it is a place for women to be encouraged and equipped to uniquely and universally serve Christ in their feminine vocations. It’s a place to go deeper in faith in God, his Church, and in friendships. You are welcome here.
Welcome Back! Host, Becky Carter, relaunches the podcast by sharing how God led her back to the microphone and how she plans to continue on with the original mission of encouraging women to serve Christ in their feminine vocation. Check out the new look and the new sound!
Do you wrestle with the hot topic issues in our culture? Do have a hard time wrapping your own mind around them? Are you looking for ways to start having these conversations with your children of any age? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is an episode we hope you will find very helpful. Leila Miller, our guest, considers this day and time an age of unreason. Far too many issues of the day are looked at and judged using human feelings in the name of mercy. We need to use our reason and most importantly, we need to teach our children to use theirs. The understanding of the objective truths in today’s tough moral issues will keep us rooted in Christ, our Catholic faith, and freed from the yoke of secular slavery.
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Co-author of Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues (with Trent Horn), Leila Miller worked in advertising before becoming a wife and stay-at-home mom. From home, she wrote a regular editorial column for The Arizona Republic before starting her blogs, Little Catholic Bubble and LeilaMiller.net. Leila is active on facebook and has been featured on Catholic television, radio, and in print. Her previous two books, Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak and Raising Chaste Catholic Men, address in simple terms the Church’s timeless teachings on marriage, family, and the moral education of children. She and her husband Dean have eight children and several grandchildren.
Call to Action –
Let us start educating ourselves and forming our reason so that we will be able to tackle the issues of our current day. Then, we will be to start forming our children (according to their age) so that they might stand firm against the thoughts of the world.
“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:1-2
Saint Quote –
“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” – St. Pope John Paul ii
Becoming a parent typically takes one on a bit of a roller coaster ride. This journey of being a parent has many ups and downs and even some sharp turns and stomach losing drops that can really take us off guard. Motherhood has brought innumerable lessons to many of us including a few surprising twists. Raising our children is not just about them growing in faith but also our sanctification. Lindsay Schlegel shares some of the points from her new book that have begun to shape her as a mother and a child of God. The conversation was a very sweet opportunity to encourage all of us in our individual vocations.