Aug 2, 2021
Amy and Mike talk this week with authors Becky Thompson (Midnight Mom community) and Dr Mark R Pitts about the Midnight Dad Devotional & Community.
For the last 38 years, ministry has been a family affair for Dr. Mark R. Pitts, establishing and planting many churches and ministries. His wife, Susan, and daughter, Becky Thompson, co-authored the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller Midnight Mom Devotional, and co-manage the Midnight Mom Devotional online community, a space where moms can find encouragement, community, and nightly prayer, which has amassed more than 1.3 million followers. As the mom community grew, the family felt called to create a space to bring nightly prayers and encouragement to dads, and Mark took the lead. In 2019, they created the Midnight Dad Devotional online community.
In Midnight Dad Devotional: 100 Devotions and Prayers to Connect Dads Just Like You to the Father (Thomas Nelson, April 27, 2021), Thompson and Pitts encourage men in their roles as fathers by providing short, powerful devotions that allow men to see themselves in biblical examples of God as Father, and reassure them that they are exactly who God chose as ‘dad’ for their family.
“God has called you to the role of father,” write Thompson and Pitts. “And you have God Himself as a role model… We want you to see yourself in these biblical examples and believe that you have God’s love safely and securely in your heart. At the same time, we don’t want you to settle. We hope you realize there is always a better or a best to the good you already have.”
Becky Thompson is a bestselling author and the creator of the Midnight Mom Devotional community, gathering over one million moms in nightly prayer. Speaking hope into the struggle of balancing life as a wife mother, and daughter of God, Becky has become the voice of modern Christian motherhood. You can learn more about Becky’s top Christian podcast, Revived Motherhood, or find more of her work by visiting BeckyThompson.com. Becky lives near Nashville with her husband, Jared, and their three children.
Dr. Mark R. Pitts is a graduate of the University of Tulsa Law School. He is an ordained pastor and a well-known Bible teacher in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, area where he lives with his wife, Susan. They have been married for 41 years and have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. In 2019, Mark created the Midnight Dad Devotional online community with his daughter, Becky Thompson, the creator of the Midnight Mom Devotional. Mark enjoys teaching Scripture and praying for dads.