Raising a Lady in Waiting: Parent's Guide to Helping Your Daughter Avoid a Bozo
Very real and helpful
WOW!!! I am very impressed with this guide for moms. I was that teenager myself not so long ago and the teen's straggles that are brought up in this book are very real in today's world. Moms, read this guide, let it slap you in the face with truth and reality because believe me your baby isn't perfect and her friends aren't at fault. It is your fault that she isn't the lady in waiting for a perfect man that she is suppose to be. We- mothers have a great responsibilities towards our children, shelter and food don't even begin to cover all you have to provide for them. you have to give all of yourself because up in heaven God isn't going to ask you how many professional degrees you got and how many jobs you worked...all God is going to ask is - where are the children that I gave you?
teenagers are at the point in their life where everything seems upset-down, they need someone to love them and guide them. Don't rely on schools and church to do your job.
My mom was my best friend.... she lectured us as children but as we grew up that time that used to be a lecture turned into time where she wanted to know us. I always felt at ease to share all my secrets and little crashes on guys with her, because she didn't judge, she didn't go and talk behind my back, she listened and laughed with me and when needed she gave advice that I took to heart. I am blessed to have her I know-- I got my Boas, very romantic and a pillar of faith, and God sent him to me because I had a mom who thought me to wait for him.
I pray that as my children grow I will be able to be that mother for them.
I got this book because my niece turned thirteen last month and she is turning into a little rebellion but we are close and I wanted a fresh reminder how to help her. I'm very glad this book is keeping me on the right path. I am so buying the hard copy for my sister.
Blessings to you dear readers as you open this book and your heart to your teenager..take courage...its never too late to reclaim your teens heart...
Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book, from Destiny Image Publishers, through NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.
August 9, 2013
Preparing Your Daughter for God's Best in Life
By the second page of the preface Jackie Kendal had me hooked. As a father, grandfather, and an active member of a church reaching out to young families, I am always on the lookout for books and resources I can recommend to our Christian Education staff, parents of family and friends, and our church librarian. Ã¢ÂÂRaising a Lady in WaitingÃ¢ÂÂ will be high on my list of recommendations.
Each of the 10 chapters centers on Biblical principles highlighting an important characteristic of your young Ã¢ÂÂLady in WaitingÃ¢ÂÂ with guidelines for parents and profound questions for discussion. Lessons are drawn from the Biblical story of Ruth and Boaz. Jackie is passionate in her writing, entertaining, with subtle humor and an enjoyable wit, and contagious spirit. She articulates with clarity, as she expresses informed and proven principles.
I only wish that the material addressing MomÃ¢ÂÂs had been more inclusive to address parents or that specific suggestions would be made for Fathers as well. Chapter endnotes provide excellent additional resources for further consideration, study, and implementation.
Ã¢ÂÂRaising a Lady in WaitingÃ¢ÂÂ is an important guide for parents to insure that their daughters avoid the pitfalls of bad choices in their relationships while pursuing GodÃ¢ÂÂs best.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
May 26, 2013