Self-care for moms means bubble baths, boxes of fancy chocolate, and even getaways with friends. Is that Biblical? Should Christian moms practice self-care?
I think it’s much more accurate to call these things self-care.
- Time with God through prayer
- Time with God through reading his Word
- Nutritious food
- Giving ourselves plenty of hydration
- Relational closeness with our husband
- Getting enough sleep
Bubble baths, wine, chocolate, or even a weekend getaway with friends will not lead to true peace. Only resting in Christ will give you the self-care you need.
“Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
Rest in Jesus. That’s the best self-care. From that wellspring of life, you are filled up to serve others and speak life into the lives of your husband, children, and friends.
If that means taking a weekend getaway to refresh your soul with prayer, do it. If that means asking your husband for a spa day to refresh your body, do it. Jesus loves and cherishes you. You are a mouthpiece for His love to others in your life. You are a temple of the Holy Spirit. Treat your body with dignity and rest, just as Christ did.