Christian Disciplines

Encouragement during childbirth

Mar 2, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Encouragement during childbirth

The single most important ingredient for a woman planning to have a natural birth is encouragement. When she thinks she can’t go on, just hearing someone else tell her that she is doing great can quickly change her mood. It is not always easy to come up with the right words during labor. To increaseRead more …

Christian meditation for childbirth

Feb 28, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Christian meditation for childbirth

Meditation is a tool that God refers to in the Bible for gaining wisdom and understanding. Meditating on God’s word can help us to become mature Christians. Joshua 1:8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to doRead more …

Annointing with oil for childbirth

Feb 26, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Annointing with oil for childbirth

James 5:14-15 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. While I would be the firstRead more …

Laying on hands during labor

Feb 23, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Laying on hands during labor

When you step back from the mystical healing available from the laying on of hands,what you see is no more and no less than physical touch. One person touching the skin of another person. Touch is powerful. It can stimulate nerves and circulation. It can relax muscles and calm fear. It can also stimulate productionRead more …

Praise and Worship during Labor

Feb 21, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Praise and Worship during Labor

We all know that music helps us to establish a mood. Music can help us relax, give us energy and help us shut out external distractions. Music is allowed at most birthing places around the country, so why stop at relaxing music? Bring in some praise and worship to fill your birth place with theRead more …

Reading Scripture in Labor

Feb 19, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Reading Scripture in Labor

There are several ways you can incorporate the use of scripture reading into your birth. You can read the Bible yourself. You can have a coach or other assistant read the Bible to you. You can quote scripture you have memorized. You can have your coach or assistant repeat a few verses that have beenRead more …

Faith in God during Labor

Dec 19, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Faith in God during Labor

Here is an essay I wrote many years ago about the intersection of fear and faith — and how it may play a role in pregnancy and childbirth. Have you ever thought about how humans feel emotions? Have you ever considered why it is that certain emotions cause expected responses from your body? For example,Read more …

Examples of wise counsel in pregnancy

Dec 16, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Examples of wise counsel in pregnancy

We are given many examples and proverbs in the Bible dealing with getting advice from others. When seeking God’s will, having a brother or sister in Christ confirm what you believe you understand can be helpful. Likewise, the wise advice of a mature Christian can help you see something you might have overlooked. However theRead more …

Confession of Sins

Dec 8, 2016 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | Comments Off on Confession of Sins

As a comfort measure during labor, the uses of confession are limited. But what if confession of sins can affect your labor? One of the fundamental concepts in natural childbirth is that excess tension in the muscles of the body causes excess pain during contractions. Most theories cite this tension is caused by fear of theRead more …