Christian Working Mom Interview for
Online Bible Study
We have so many CWM’s from all
over the world. So, welcome to everyone. I can’t
wait to meet you one day, if not here on this earth
then in heaven. Over 1400 women have filled out the
CWM Survey; again I’m amazed and overwhelmed
how God continues to grow our community. If you have
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Online Bible Study
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I appreciate Beth so much for taking
the time to be interviewed this month. Beth is a married,
30 year old CWM who lives in the United States. She
has a 10 month old girl. Beth is the Youth Minister
in her church.
Beth shares the following joys of being
a CWM: I love that I get to be with my daughter all
day long and work, too. I am so blessed to be able
to stay at home and still work full-time. Being a
Youth Minister is a different kind of career with
very flexible hours. It’s more of a lifestyle
than a job! It’s amazing to be able to watch
my little one grow up by being around teens and other
Christian adults and learning to be social in a safe
Beth shares the following difficulties
in being a CWM: Sometimes working at home makes it
hard to separate job work from house work. Often the
house is the last thing to be taken care of. Good
thing my husband doesn’t care much about that!
Thank you, Lord! I am supported by my husband, my
church staff, students and their families, which is
great. It is still sometimes hard because I feel divided.
When I am with students and my daughter is there,
I can’t focus on my students’ needs first.
It’s actually really benefited the ministry
because my volunteer staff has had to step up and
lead, which is good for all of us! I’ve been
at this church for almost 7 years, so it’s been
an interesting transition time.
Her favorite Bible Verse is: Philippians
4:13 I can do all things THROUGH HIM who gives me
strength. (I know I can’t do anything on my
own, but with Him ALL things are possible!)
God has been teaching Beth: Humility
in service. When I try to do ministry as a one woman
show, students slip through the cracks, my husband
and daughter don’t get the time they need with
me, and I end up worshipping the machine “I’ve
created.” It’s not about me. It’s
about Him and the relationships He’s called
me to not the programs I run or the house I live in.
Beth offers these words of Encouragement for other
Christian Working Moms: When your day’s been
non-stop drama, you feel like your time wasn’t
productive, and you are discouraged, go to sleep.
Sleeping is a wonderful way to put your trust and
control back into God’s hands. Start fresh the
next morning when His love and compassion are new
(Lamentations 3:22-23). You don’t have to keep
the world spinning; Someone else has that job already!
Beth also wants to share: Remember to
balance your priorities or the tight rope will snap.
God first, husband second, children third and everything
else fourth. If you don’t have time to pray
and hang with God, your day will void of divine influence,
no eternal influence will come from you. What else
Beth thanks so much for reminding us
how important prayer is in our daily life. Spending
time with God is a necessity. May God continue to
use you to influence teenagers and their families.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain
Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is
the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage
and Family Therapist. She is the author of 2 ebooks
and an online Bible study. You can find more information
For a free, initial coaching session send an email