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  1. The Better Mom

    The Better Mom

    Growing in Grace between Perfection and the Mess

    Author: Ruth Schwenk
    Narrator: Crestina Hardie
    Runtime: 5.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $20.99 Member Price: $16.79 (or 4 credits)
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    Mothering is messy. Our joy and hope in raising children doesn't change the reality that being a mom can be frustrating, stressful, and tiring. But just as God is using us to shape our children, God is using our children and motherhood to shape us.   In The Better Mom, author Ruth Schwenk, herself a mother of four children, encourages us with the good news that there is more to being a mom than the extremes of striving for perfection or simply embracing the mess. We don't need to settle for surviving our kids' childhood. We can grow through it. With refreshing and heartfelt honesty Ruth emboldens moms to: Find freedom and walk confidently in purpose Create a God-honoring home environment  Overcome unhealthy and destructive emotions such as anger, anxiety, and more Avoid glorifying the mess of mom-ing or idolizing perfection Cultivate life-giving friendships  At the heart of The Better Mom is the message that Jesus calls us to live not a weary life, but a worthy life. We don't have to settle for either being apathetic or struggling to be perfect. Both visions of motherhood go too far. Ruth offers a better option. She says, "It's okay to come as we are, but what we're called to do and be is far too important to stay there! The way to becoming a better mom starts not with what we are doing, but with who God is inviting us to become."
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  2. Mom Babble

    Mom Babble

    The Messy Truth About Motherhood

    Runtime: 3.4 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $24.99 Member Price: $19.99 (or 4 credits)
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    Hope, humor, and spiritual inspiration to families in the trenches of parenthood from the founder of Mom Babble. Mary Katherine Backstrom spends her days mending booboos, conquering the boogie man, comforting heartaches, laughing at knock-knock jokes, cooking pancakes, throwing baseballs, and mopping muddy floors. In other words she spends her days relishing in the beautiful, constant noise that is a life with children. In Mom Babble Mary Katherine (MK) Backstrom, founder and personality behind the Mom Babble online community, offers up hope, humor, and spiritual inspiration to families in the trenches of parenthood. With laughter, crying, and eye-rolls, MK's oh so real essays about raising littles will delight all the not perfect, not always holy, not completely normal, messy, honest and wonderful moms that hear them. MK's conversational approach connects with listeners like dear friends cozied up on a coffee date.
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  3. Pure Pleasure

    Pure Pleasure

    Author: Gary Thomas
    Narrator: Gary L. Thomas
    Runtime: 6.2 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Popular spiritual author Gary Thomas invites you to shake off the shackles of misunderstanding about sin and experience the liberating power of living a life of holy pleasure, a life that feeds your relationships, protects your spiritual integrity, and energizes your worship and service. Get ready to experience the freedom to feel good as you move forward in your faith.
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  4. The Blessing

    The Blessing

    Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance

    Runtime: 10 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $26.99 Member Price: $21.59 (or 5 credits)
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    Children of every age long for the gift of The Blessing, the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with their parents. This life-changing gift for Christian parents and their children, essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well-being, contains five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future, and active commitment. Offering solid, practical advice and a fresh perspective on making this gift a bigger part of our families, The Blessing powerfully communicates these biblically based elements as necessary to prepare children for positive future relationships, including their relationship with a loving God. New to this updated edition are giving The Blessing to others in your circle of influence, practical application tools and stories of how this is lived out, insight and help for those who didn't receive The Blessing, and how to create a lifestyle of blessing others.
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  5. Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens

    Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens

    Opening the Door for God's Provision in Their Lives

    Author: Jodie Berndt
    Narrator: Sarah Zimmerman
    Runtime: 7.1 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $20.99 Member Price: $16.79 (or 4 credits)
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    Prayer can be your greatest asset and source of wisdom in raising teenagers in today's world. Now expanded, this book features updated content on issues like pornography, addiction, self-harm, anxiety, rebellion, technology use, dealing with disappointment, and more. It's never been tougher to be a teen--or the parent of one. Thankfully, from your teen's first date to the next time they borrow the car keys, you can take your concerns to God through prayer. Drawing on the power of God's Word, this updated and expanded edition of Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens equips you to pray about the difficult issues your teen may face: - Relationship challenges - Doubts about their faith - Depression - Rejection - Sexual purity - Substance abuse - Eating disorders - . . . and much more This book also guides you in praying about everything from your teen's character and safety to the purposes and plans that God has for his or her future. Filled with engaging illustrations, biblical insights, and compelling prayer principles, Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens shows how to make the Bible your source for prayers that can powerfully influence your teen's life. With a grace-filled approach and a warm, personal style, author Jodie Berndt encourages you that there is not a need your teen will face that God has not already thought of, and provided for, in his Word--and that, no matter how far away our kids may be, they are never out of his reach.
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  6. Sacred Parenting

    Sacred Parenting

    How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls

    Author: Gary Thomas
    Narrator: Gary Thomas
    Runtime: 7.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting, and why caring for children is such an effective discipline in shaping our souls and forming the character of Christ within us.
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  7. Only Love Today

    Only Love Today

    Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love

    Runtime: 8.63 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $23.99 Member Price: $19.19 (or 4 credits)
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    Only Love Today is the inspirational read from best-selling author of Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Millions of Stafford’s fans from her blog and her books find hope, challenge, and inspiration through her poetic and powerful short pieces on her blog. Only Love Today brings these pieces and many new, original entries together in a beautiful book based around the four seasons. From finding daily surrender in the autumn and daily hope in the winter, to daily bloom and daily spark in the spring and summer, you will always find fresh beautiful words for your day. With a flexible, non-dated structure, Only Love Today is perfect to pick up at any time of the year and find hope and encouragement to address your current challenge or need – family, parenting, relationships, finding peace in a stressed out world. Stafford offers you strength and vision for a new and more connected way to live. This is a timeless book of inspiration to remember and live for what really matters.
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  8. Raising Great Kids

    Raising Great Kids

    A Comprehensive Guide to Parenting with Grace and Truth

    Runtime: 7.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $23.99 Member Price: $19.19 (or 4 credits)
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    What does it take to raise great kids? If you've read any books on parenting, conflicting opinions have probably left you feeling confused. Get tough! Show acceptance. Lay down the rules. Lighten up, already! There's got to be a balance--and there is. Joining their expertise with the wisdom of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you provide both the care and acceptance that make grace real to your child, and the firmness and discipline that give direction. Avoiding the twin extremes of permissiveness and over-control, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show how you can help your child cultivate six necessary character traits: attachment, responsibility, reality, competence, morality, and worship/spiritual life. At last, here is an effective middle ground for raising up children who will handle life with maturity and wisdom. Raising Great Kids will help you equip your son or daughter to accept life's responsibilities, grow from its challenges, and freely and fully explore all that it has to offer.
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  9. The Good Dad

    The Good Dad

    Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be

    Author: Jim Daly
    Narrator: Jim Daly
    Runtime: 5.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $20.99 Member Price: $20.99 (or 5 credits)
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    It's never too late to be a better father Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood---in part because his own 'fathers' failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic. His stepfather deserted him. His foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. All were out of Jim's life by the time he turned 13. Isn't it odd---and reminiscent of the hand of God---that the director of the leading organization on family turned out to be a guy whose own background as a kid and son were pretty messed up? Or could it be that successful parenting is discovered not in the perfect, peaceful household but in the midst of battles and messy situations, where God must constantly be called to the scene?
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  10. Raising Humans in a Digital World

    Raising Humans in a Digital World

    Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology

    Author: Diana Graber
    Runtime: 7.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $23.99 Member Price: $19.19 (or 4 credits)
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    Digital literacy advocate Diana Graber demystifies the complicated digital landscape facing today’s kids and provides answers for parents and teachers eager to show them how to use technology as an empowering force in their lives and in their role as future leaders.
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  11. Love Her Well

    Love Her Well

    10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

    Narrator: Kari Kampakis
    Runtime: 6.0 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Moms are eager for tips and wisdom to help them build strong relationships with their daughters, and Kari Kampakis’s Love Her Well gives them ten practical ways to do so, not by changing their daughters but by changing their own thoughts, actions, and mind-set. For many women, having a baby girl is a dream come true. Yet as girls grow up, the narrative of innocence and joy changes to gloom and doom as moms are told, “Just wait until she’s a teenager!” and handed a disheartening script that treats a teenage girl’s final years at home as solely a season to survive. Author and blogger Kari Kampakis suggests it’s time to change the narrative and mind-set that lead moms to parent teen girls with a spirit of defeat, not strength. By improving the foundation, habits, and dynamics of the relationship, mothers can connect with their teen daughters and earn a voice in their lives that allows moms to offer guidance, love, wisdom, and emotional support. As a mom of four daughters (three of whom are teenagers), Kari has learned the hard way that as girls grow up, mothers must grow up too. In Love Her Well, Kari shares ten ways that moms can better connect with their daughters in a challenging season, including: - choosing their words and timing carefully, - listening and empathizing with her teen’s world, - seeing the good and loving her for who she is, - taking care of themselves and having a support system, and more. This audiobook isn’t a guide to help mothers “fix” their daughters or make them behave. Rather, it’s about a mom’s journey, doing the heart work and legwork necessary to love a teenager while still being a strong, steady parent. Kari explores how every relationship consists of two imperfect sinners, and teenagers gain more respect for their parents when they admit (and learn from) their mistakes, apologize, listen, give grace, and try to understand their teens’ point of view. Yes, teenagers need rules and consequences, but without a connected relationship, parents may never gain a significant voice in their lives or be a safe place they long to return to. By admitting her personal failures and prideful mistakes that have hurt her relationships with her teenage daughters, Kari gives mothers hope and reminds them all things are possible through God. By leaning on him, mothers gain the wisdom, guidance, protection, and clarity they need to grow strong relationships with their daughters at every age, especially during the critical teen years. Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.
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  12. Dancing with Max

    Dancing with Max

    Runtime: 6.6 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    This is the true story of Emily Colson, a single mother who has faced life’s toughest obstacles. This is also the story of her nineteen-year-old autistic son, Max, a young man who struggles to speak, who some professionals deemed a waste of time. But a young man with a gift. Journey with Emily through this unabridged audio download as she shows how Max unraveled the thinking of those who tried to teach him and help him, a lesson that seemingly weak people can be more powerful than the strong--including strong people like Max’s own grandfather, Chuck Colson.
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  13. With All Due Respect

    With All Due Respect

    40 Days to a More Fulfilling Relationship With Your Teens and Tweens

    Narrator: Kristin James
    Runtime: 6.35 - Unabridged
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    With All Due Respect is a handbook for parents navigating the difficulties of the tween and teen years. Roesner and Hitchcock help parents identify what successful relationships look like and give easy-to-follow lessons in enforcing rules, communicating lovingly, resetting relationships, overcoming fears and exhaustion, and handling rebellion. Each day features a story every mom can relate to, down-to-earth questions to think about, and a prayer to launch an action plan. As a result, the reader gains new skills and perspective, greater strength, and an ability to live out faith daily as never before. With All Due Respect is for all parents seeking not only to connect more deeply with and positively impact their teens and tweens, but also to grow more deeply in faith through the process.
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  14. I Love You to God and Back

    I Love You to God and Back

    A Mother and Child Can Find Faith and Love Through Bedtime Prayers

    Author: Amanda Lamb
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
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    Whimisical. Simple. Thankful. Profound.One day at a time, one prayer at a time, a busy working mother and playful six-year-old daughter transformed their bedtime prayers. They started rushed and tired. Distracted, 'It's late. Let's go.' And then, gradually, something happened. A thank you here. A vulnerable moment there. The perfunctory prayers became . . . opportunities. 'What did you do today? What did you learn? Anything else?' Like a window into their relationship their prayers and reflections let us witness the growth, enjoy the childlikeness, and learn from their winsome faith. Discover how you and your child can find connection, humor, and a deeper understanding of God in the quiet last few minutes of each day.
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  15. The New Strong-Willed Child

    The New Strong-Willed Child

    Narrator: John Fuller
    Runtime: 6.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
    Regular Price: $26.99 Member Price: $21.59 (or 5 credits)
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    America's most trusted parenting expert Dr. Dobson has completely rewritten and updated his classic bestseller, The Strong-Willed Child, for a new generation of parents and teachers.
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