In her new book, The High Calling of Motherhood, Chimene Shipley Dupler shows that social media and societal expectations have turned motherhood into a struggle to pursue perfection, a fight against feelings of inadequacy and a lost sense of purpose, and a battle to overcome the constant guilt for not doing more.
The High Calling of Motherhood is a refreshing reminder, informing women that becoming a mother is a gift from God and a way to impact the next generation.
Dupler writes,“There is an unspoken rule that we should somehow be able to have it all as a mom—and make it look easy.” Dupler uses biblical principles to remind readers that motherhood should not be defined by the times, but instead should be defined by God’s
Word and His ability to create life and appoint and equip every mother. We must shift our worldview on motherhood to a Biblical worldview as our standard.
The book also focuses on what could happen if mothers saw the importance and blessing in the role which God has given them. Dupler writes,“If we can reach the mother, we can reach the family; and if we reach the family . . . we can change the world.”
The High Calling of Motherhood shows that mothers are world changers and difference- makers. Dupler tells women how they can take hold of this role which God has given them, take back their family, and find fulfillment in their purpose. Ultimately, Dupler seeks to show through her book that “motherhood is an honor. It is a responsibility. It is a gift. Motherhood is a high calling from God!”