Covenant Motherhood

by Stephanie Dibb Sorensen

Covenant Motherhood

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Even the most devoted mom can feel overwhelmed and discouraged in the daily trenches of family service. But she can find power in her seemingly endless and ordinary tasks when she sees how they symbolize her covenant relationship with Jesus Christ. In this insightful exploration of domestic life, Stephanie Dibb Sorensen shows how everything a mother does, from folding laundry and washing dishes to refereeing arguments and taking temperatures, is designed to bear record of the Savior’s atoning mission. Through scriptural exploration and personal experience, she illustrates how the ongoing chaos of an active home enables a mother to develop the Lord’s attributes as a creator, teacher, healer, provider, and cleanser—thus giving her the opportunity to do for her family, on a smaller scale, what Christ does for the human family.

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Changed the way I view what I do
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I devoured this book. I cried twice just during the introduction.

I have read countless books on motherhood and parenting, but this one has catapulted into my top favorite. It outlined in a clear, concise manner how "all things bear record" of the Savior. Yes, even laundry and dishes and hanging pictures on a wall.

The book is divided into fairly short, easy-to-read sections about the different roles of Jesus Christ - and how mothers take on those same roles in our everyday lives. Examples are Jesus Christ Creates, Jesus Christ Teaches, Jesus Christ Succors, and so on and so forth. Each of these roles are meant to help us become like Him - everything has a purpose! The book is replete with the author's personal experiences - most of them humorous and always down-to-earth. I never felt preached at or looked down upon or even guilty (a first while reading a parenting book!) I only felt upliftment and encouragement and inspiration to be better.

Most importantly for me, the book opened up the floodgates of furthered revelation and learning. The author presented some very simple truths that really got me thinking. I'd recommend reading it with a highlighter and a notebook.

I've already given one copy to a friend for a birthday present, and recommended it to another. Both are reading it right now and love it!

Note: The book is definitely written for an LDS audience, with "Mormon lingo" and references. But the truths contained therein are really for any Christian mother trying to do her best.

Powerful doctrine, powerfully taught.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book honestly changed the way that I interact with my children and view my role in the world. It is thoughtfully and articulately written; concise, powerful, and absolutely packed with doctrine about motherhood and how it relates to the Savior's mission and ministry. I love that the author dives right in--there is very little filler material. I found myself unable to read it without stopping to highlight and take notes. The index, itself, is an awesome resource for some of the best scriptures and sermons on motherhood ever given. My husband has read it, as well, and we have found ourselves discussing sections over and over again. It is one of those books that you will read, lend, and give as a gift. Probably my best Deseret Book purchase.

The encouragement I needed to remember the divine calling of motherhood.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is written from the heart of a mother who has been in the trenches with us all. She deftly compares the sometimes mundane day to day role of motherhood to the very real and truly divine calling of being a mother. Motherhood isn't easy, but Sorensen captures the essence of the role of the Savior in the eternally essential role of motherhood. Bravo!

About the Author

Stephanie Dibb Sorensen

Stephanie Dibb Sorensen is a mother to three children. She likes to consider them publicly charming and privately relentless. She and her husband, Matt, recently landed in Utah after spending the first decade of their marriage in the South and the Midwest. Their family enjoys camping together and taking road trips, and Stephanie loves to use all of their stories as case studies in studying, teaching, and writing about the gospel. After starting a blog several years ago, she discovered a passion for sharing real life mixed with real doctrine, and that planted a seed that grew into this book. She thinks motherhood is the hardest job in the world; therefore, it must be the most important. Second to mothering, Stephanie also teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at BYU and teaches regularly at Especially for Youth. When she's not busy with her various projects, she loves napping, eating out, reading books, taking long walks, and other activities that make no noise.

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