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From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ.In today's world, it's easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We're flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we're choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn't include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but He does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring His life into the life of their home.In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles?heartbeats of lifegiving parenting?to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children?each with their own unique personality and gifts?Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You'll give them the life of Christ.
When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms-to-be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, "I could find clearer direction for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child."
The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from preseason (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to postseason (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home-and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.
Foreword by Meg Meeker, MD Introduction by Kirsten Watson
This inspirational book from Ruth Graham provides an intimate look at Billy Graham’s life and the impact his legacy has had on those closest to him.
Ruth Graham is the third child and youngest daughter of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham. In A Legacy of Faith, Ruth provides a rare look at the twentieth century’s most influential evangelist. Ruth offers her insight on several different subjects, including her father’s love for the world and his humility, grace, and loyalty. She concludes the book with a chapter on authenticity, written just after Dr. Graham’s final crusade. This book contains and excerpts from personal letters, as well as new content from Ruth.
Fortified with common sense and Biblical wisdom, Trumbull's straightforward guide has established its place as a classic work in the field of child rearing. Written over 100 years ago, it is completely free of modernist influence. After all, Freud had not yet developed his theories of the subconscious; Pavlov and Skinner had not yet introduced to educators their animal-training techniques known as behaviorism; Dewey's Religious (i.e. Secular) Humanism had not overtaken the public schools; and Dr. Benjamin Spock had not published his dangerous book on child training. Home schooling gurus Bill and Mary Pride write: "Each of these short chapters amazed us with its depth of practical insights: Why the Bible says we must train our children's will, not break them. Why scolding is always wrong-and what to do instead. How to train your child to be courteous, to deny himself, and not to pester. How to choose proper amusements and companions. How to nourish your child's faith. How to get willing obedience and respect from your children. This book will give you a whole new perspective on your joy as a parent-and a lot more hope!
So the question is, how do you structure your communications and activities with your children to create a positive attitude with a bright future? In The Magic of Positive Parenting, you will learn modern child-rearing techniques from doctors, psychologists, parenting experts, and bestselling authors. In this easy-to-digest program, leading professional speakers offer quick, 30-minute segments that you can listen to while in the car, working out, or relaxing at home.
This is a must-read guide for parents and grandparents who want to practically and successfully help their teenager navigate the ever-lengthening stage of adolescence, launching them into society with confidence, vision, and success.
Zombies are not just found in horror books and movies. Sometimes they're lying on your living room couch. These are undead adolescents whose psychological and social development have come to a screeching halt. Torn between their yearning for freedom and their fear of surviving the outside world, they have stalled in their maturity, motivation, and purpose in life, hijacked by feelings of helplessness and fear of responsibility. Parents often feel ill-equipped to love, support, and guide them-especially when they may be facing a midlife crisis of their own and battling some of the same issues in their own lives. Is it really possible to escape this "undead" state of being?
In My Teenage Zombie, David L. Henderson explains the teenage zombie's brain, heart, and spirit; how they got into this undead state; and how to resurrect them back to life. Using real case studies of families he has counseled, he describes both their physical and psychological characteristics and offers practical suggestions on how to deal with, and in many cases avoid, having an undead adolescent in your home. If you are the parent of an undead adolescent, there is hope for you and your child. Or maybe you have children who are not yet adolescents. It's never too early to prepare for the challenges that await you. Either way, stay calm and start resurrecting zombies!
Dirty laundry, crayon-smeared bills, smashed crackers ... and there's your Bible, buried under a pile of diapers. Bleary-eyed from a lack of sleep, without a moment of peace and quiet, you wonder if the spiritual life you crave is even possible. But God sees you. He designed this parenting journey, after all. He understands the chaos of motherhood, and he joins you in everything-whether you're scrubbing the floor, nursing a fussy newborn, or driving your kids to soccer practice.
Offering rich, soul-inspiring practices, Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment.
Hope for every mom who needs an escape-not from motherhood, but from the things stealing your joy Motherhood often looks like bottomless piles of laundry; a sink full of dishes; sleepless nights; and unshowered, nonstop, endless days. If that's all there is, then no wonder 'Grumpy Mom' sometimes sneaks into your heart and home. If you can relate, you're in good company-Valerie Woerner gets it and has experienced Grumpy Mom more often than she'd care to admit. In Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday, Valerie shares what she's learned so far about sending Grumpy Mom packing and embracing a joyful, intentional motherhood that is so much better than you thought possible. As you journey with Valerie, you'll be inspired and equipped to find energy in the most unlikely places, pursue your own dreams, be set free from mom guilt, feel content despite unfinished to-do lists, spend purposeful time with God amid the daily chaos, and discover more joyous moments of motherhood. So take a holiday from Grumpy Mom, and enjoy life as the mom God made you to be.
What does it mean to really live life? Marc Swift takes us on a tender journey of unexpected twists and turns that ends in a celebration of life, even after the death of his son. This is the awesome true story of Josh, a twenty-two-year-old man who, after two suicide attempts and a traumatic revelation, is restored to the unconditional love of his father and to the happy home he never had.In this powerful narration by the author and father of Josh, The Coolness of Josh comes to life, giving you a front-row seat to his life experience. The actual tape-recorded voice of Josh is heard for a full chapter in the audiobook, revealing his heart in a telephone conversation with his father. Hearing Josh’s voice exponentially increases the power of the story. The song “I Love the Way” is included in its entirety as a bonus track at the end of the audiobook. The music also comes to life in a clever and satisfying overdub that parallels the narration of the chapter. This book represents Marc Swift’s tribute to God’s love, grace, mercy, and healing and reflects his great love for his beloved son, Joshua David Swift.
Ingenious parenting shortcuts every mom and dad should know
Parenting can be hard work, and our lives continue to get busier and busier. Is it possible to lighten the load but still raise great kids?From his experiences as a dad and interacting with countless other parents, Jay Payleitner has gathered scores of secrets worth passing along-simple things moms and dads have learned over the years. Things as simple as passing along truths during TV commercials, or connecting with your children as you tuck them in at night, or learning how to laugh over spilled milk.Some of the ideas are old-school secrets passed from one generation to the next; others deal with issues that would have never crossed Grandma and Grandpa's minds. All are easy to implement. This book is designed for a quick, breezy reading experience, letting parents pick and choose those ideas that will make their lives easier, their kids happier, and their futures even brighter.