As a chronicle of her own family's experience from the initial shock to a new level of love, maturity and spiritual commitment the author shares her own story and the expertise of professionals. For families in crisis, deep insight, hope and empathy are offered to all who need God's love and grace.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: NavPress Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 1576834824 ISBN-13: 9781576834824 Availability: In Stock
Advice and encouragement for the families of unwed moms and dads Mom, Dad . . . Im Pregnant. These are words you never want to hear from your unmarried daughter. In an instant, your dreams and hopes for your daughter or son permanently change. You feel battered by an array of conflicting emotions. What you and your family need now more than ever is compassion, understanding, and direction. Jayne Schooler, a long-time educator, writer, and speaker on family life issues, offers a comprehensive guide to the challenges faced by parents of children who experience unplanned pregnancies. As a mother and grandmother, Jayne also chronicles her own familys experiencefrom the initial heartbreak and shock upon hearing her daughters news to a new level of love, maturity, and spiritual commitment. By sharing her own story and those of other parents, as well as the expertise of a broad range of professionals, Jayne offers deep insight and hope to those who need to know that Gods love and grace is readily available for all.
Jayne E. Schooler is the author of four other books, including the award-winning T elling the Truth to Your Adopted or Foster Child , with Betsy Keefer. A nationally known educator, writer, and speaker on family life issues, Jayne regularly conducts workshops and brings insight and empathy to audiences of both families and professionals. She holds a master's degree in life issues counseling from the Master's Graduate School of Divinity. Jayne and her husband, David, live in Dayton, Ohio.
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4 Stars Out Of 5
Not exactly what I was looking for
December 4, 2012
I was looking for a book that addressed teen pregnancy from the parents view. This book really didn't address what it means to be under 18, in high school and pregnant. The teen in this book was in college. Not exactly the same scenario. It did have some useful points but I found most of the book did not apply to my situation.
This book was very helpful, addressing lots of tertiary issues I never even considered. It was realistic, but the main theme was hope. It kept bringing me back to the goodness and sovereignty of God, which is where we all need to be when going through something as challenging as this situation in our family.