The Well-Connected Mother by Juli Loesch Wiley

The Well-Connected Mother

The Centrality of Motherhood Is Not Just an Idea

by Juli Loesch Wiley

We get mothering wrong sometimes. We get it wrong with sexism and with feminism. We get it wrong with sentimentality and utopianism and cruelty. And when we get it wrong, a conversation about one good mother can help us get it right again: a conversation about the Mother of God—she who is more honorable than the Cherubim and more glorious than the Seraphim, as the ancient hymn put it—as a pattern and prescription for all human motherhood.

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Juli Loesch Wiley is a freelance writer and long-time pro-life activist. She lives with her husband and two sons in ­Johnson City, Tennessee. She can be reached at jlw509@earthlink.net.

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