Julie Barnhill knows moms. In her vast speaking experience, she has heard it all when it comes to the frustrations of motherhood, and she knows what moms want. Just as she did in One Tough Mother, Barnhill meets moms where they are and offers them hope and encouragement in the tough times. Each of these compact, giftable books is filled with personal stories, Scripture, advice, and humor that will help moms cope and even laugh out loud in the face of mothering challenges. Specially designed for busy moms, these little lifesavers are the perfect gift for any mom with any age kids.
Moms get a lot of advice from TV shows, magazines, friends, their own mothers, and more. But all of this well-meaning counsel tends to paralyze moms. They worry about their children's self-esteem, their health, and whether or not their children like them. They even agonize over scrapbooking every moment of development. Julie Barnhill says, "Enough already!" Unapologetically raucous, slightly irreverent, and refreshingly relevant, One Tough Mother exposes the mind-numbing, brain-draining, confidence-depleting minutia moms get stuck in. With humor and a sharp wit, Julie offers moms a dose of reality and a way to calm their fears about raising children. She encourages moms to straighten up, take back the control from their children, and stand firm on the nonnegotiables. With her help, any mom can become one tough mother.
Author: Dr. Tim Clinton
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Women have unique needs and unique problems that require understanding, empathy, and direction from their pastors and counselors. For anyone who is called to counsel women, The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women will be a welcome guide to bring hope, life, and freedom to women in need. This A-Z guide gives pastors, professional counselors, and lay helpers the information they need to help female church members, clients, and friends work through their spiritual and emotional issues. The many topics addressed include: healthy relationships conflict and stress sexuality, pregnancy, and infertility emotional and physical abuse roles of women Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies typical symptoms and patterns, definitions and key thoughts, questions to ask, directions for the conversation, action steps, biblical insights, prayer starters, and recommended resources. "The most comprehensive, cutting-edge resource to date on addressing the real issues women face."--Stormie Omartian, author of the bestselling The Power of Praying® books "I'm so grateful for this resource. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Women will assist you in working with women on their healing journey."--Jennifer Rothschild, Jennifer Rothschild Ministries "Whether you work in women's ministry, lay counseling, or professional counseling, you'll want to have this book on hand. It will become one of your most often-used resources."--Carol Kent, speaker and author of Between a Rock and a Grace Place Tim Clinton (EdD, The College of William and Mary) is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies, professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a licensed professional counselor. Diane Langberg (PhD, Temple University) is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes thirty-five years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She is the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, and an adjunct professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.
Author: Teresa Bell Kindred
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-15
This simple, six-step course will equip mothers to be the Positive Home Directors God intended them to be. Most moms don't think of themselves as leaders. But in reality, moms are the most important leaders in the world.
Author: Silvia C.
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
The Special Mommy Chronicles is a column written by Silvia C., the mom of a Special Need child (son suffers from the Recessive Dystrophic form of Epidermolysis Bullosa) which offers insights, stories and struggles that go along in raising special kids.
Author: Robin Chaddock
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Going beyond the usual advice for busy moms, life coach Robin Chaddock helps readers experience more joy, create order, and accomplish goals. In creative and fun steps, women explore their positions as God's children, women, wives, and mothers to uncover their God-given gifts and life directions. From there they will discover 12 key decisions that will help them-- make the best choices for them and their families plan great activities that promote family goals know when to say yes and when to say no handle the daily challenges of child-rearing create stronger relationships learn how to listen and how to be heard by their kids allow themselves to play "12 Great Choices Smart Moms Make" teaches women how to be all God created them to be and how to stay connected to the source of wisdom and strength--Jesus Christ. Formerly "Mom Overboard."
Author: Kimberly Quinn Smith
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Striving for the Purple Heart is a book that every mother should read, whether you are a young mother, a mother of teenagers, or a mother with an empty nest trying to let go after a long and wonderful journey through motherhood. In her book, Kimberly Quinn Smith explores how mothers are "wired" and why they often feel overwhelmed, guilty, and question whether they are good enough moms. She uses heart-felt humor to convey her message that these feelings are universal to all mothers, whether they work inside the home or out, whether they are single or married, and whether their children are adopted or have special needs. She defines supermom, and offers strategies to enhance the enjoyment of motherhood.
Author: Lindsey O'Connor
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Family & Relationships
With all that women have to do and the many "hats" they wear, it's easy for them to feel like they are "going south" physically, emotionally, or spiritually. And yet, others are depending on them and being influenced by them. So for those women who are running on empty, feeling lonely or weary, Lindsey O'Connor offers an invigorating dose of hope. If Mama Goes South, We're All Goin' with Her looks at five biblical principles from Galatians for overcoming the problems that weigh women down and dilute their influence on others. What does it really look like to "not grow weary in well doing"? Am I really making a difference? Why do I feel alone? These questions, and more, are touched upon with splashes of humor and plenty of personal depth. O'Connor includes a chapter about the delivery of her fifth child, an event that forced her into a ten-week coma, from which she is currently and miraculously recovering.
Even as a "good" parent, you may become discouraged if you don't understand why your child behaves as he or she does. But don't give up. You can nurture a richer, more satisfying parent/child relationship. Laurie Winslow Sargent will help you identify and appreciate your child's unique, God-given temperament and abilities.