School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD)
Mollie Evans Boyd
Patriarchal Worldviews, Religious Teachings, Gender Roles, Feminism, Motherhood, Women’s Support
Christianity | Counseling
Neavitt, Holly Amber, "A Phenomenological Study on The Experiences of Christian Mothers Navigating Through Societal Worldviews and Social Movements" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4044.
This study will investigate the lived experiences of Christian mothers as they navigate through various societal worldviews and influences. By examining the available studies on the misuse of Christian doctrine that facilitate the patriarchal worldview and the feminist movement to abolish faith-based gender assignment, the need to investigate the experiences of Christian mothers will be identified. Moreover, the burden of social conformity will be examined. Motherhood can feel like unfamiliar territory as mothers take on their role of motherhood. Investigating these influences and identifying the common experiences mothers face will help to better support Christian mothers. Investigating these lived experiences will be done through a qualitative study. This study will explore the experiences of ten mothers of the Christian faith. The experiences reported by these mothers during their interviews will be analyzed to identify common trends. The findings will focus on what trends are experienced under this societal perception to help identify the impact of these social influences.