Is “Me Time” Biblical?

The world tells women that they need and deserve to find time for themselves, yet as a Christian mother I find myself a bit hesitant to pursue it.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’d love some me time.  As a mother of little ones, I rarely have a moment of uninterrupted thought.  My hesitation comes as I consider the idea of spending time solely on myself, rather than on serving the needs of my family.  It just seems contrary to what I think I ought to be doing as a Christian mom.


As I look at the heart of the world’s advice, it seems women are being told they must find the time to escape from their normal reality and re-energize by focusing on themselves for a while. This might include being pampered by a massage or facial. Or, it could be a night out with friends. The main idea, though, is for women to relax and treat themselves to activities that make them happy and refuel them for their everyday lives.

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