ERIC Number: EJ1117827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Young Adult Women and the Pilgrimage of Motherhood
Lipperini, Patricia T.
Religious Education, v111 n5 p521-536 2016
Motherhood is a complex experience that can be transformative, offering women opportunities for personal enrichment and spiritual development. Because the largest incidence of births occurs to women in the Millennial or late Generation X generations, this complex, potentially transformative experience occurs at a critical time in young adult women's identity development, making it both the content and context of their quest to live a meaningful and integrated life. A richly re-imagined religious education can fashion a context in which young adult women might perceive their experiences of motherhood as an invitation to spiritual growth.
Descriptors: Mothers, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Birth, Young Adults, Self Concept, Figurative Language
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