For our third girl-to-girl talk interview, we are delighted to welcome Mary Mohler. Mary is the wife of Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the mother of their two children. She is also serves as the Director of Seminary Wives Institute at Southern Seminary. Mary, as you know, we here at girltalk are big fans of your husband’s ministry, and we are also big fans of you!—and so it is a real privilege for us to have this opportunity to introduce you to our readers.
You probably know me as: Al’s wife.
I’ve been married for: 24 years
My children are: Katie, 18, a freshman at Union University; Christopher, 15, a freshman in high school
I was born in: Detroit, Michigan.
The best “spiritual” book I’ve ever read (besides the Bible) is: It’s really hard to choose a superlative here but one of the best would be Fearlessly Feminine by Jani Ortlund.
Right now I am reading: several excellent books about anxiety for a presentation I am preparing on that topic: Anxious for Nothing by John MacArthur; Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety by Elyse Fitzpatrick; Damsels in Distress by Martha Peace; Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow.
The movie I’ve watched more times than any other: What About Bob?
The music you’re most likely to find me listening to: choral anthems or upbeat Christian music
My favorite food: bread, especially yeast rolls
In the morning I drink: skim milk but switch to Diet Coke at midday
If I have free time, you’ll most likely find me: checking favorite websites or shopping
My favorite place in the world: any quiet place with my family
A Bible verse I return to often: Habakkuk 3:18-19—“yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.”
Woman I most want to be like: The Proverbs 31 Woman because she was a godly woman who achieved balance.