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Revised and updated, The Blessing by Drs. John Trent and Gary Smalley explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being. A foudational parenting tool, "the Blessing" consists of five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment. If you've missed out on the approval of your parents, the final chapters are for you. They include help for those who grew up without their own parent's blessing and ideas for blessing events.
|Title: The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance|
By: John Trent, Gary Smalley, Kari Trent Stageberg
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 9 ounces
Stock No: WW229056
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Children of every age long for the gift of The Blessingthe 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
- an 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 didnt receive The Blessing,
- and how to create a lifestyle of blessing others.
John Trent, PhD, a noted speaker and author, is president of StrongFamilies.com. He and Gary Smalley have won Gold Medallion writing awards for their books The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love. Dr. Trent has also written several childrens books, including Id Choose You! based on The Blessing and the Gold Medallion award-winning book on childrens personalities, The Treasure Tree. Learn more about creating the Blessing culture and lifestyle at TheBlessing.com.
Gary Smalley was one of the countrys best-known authors and speakers on family relationships. In addition to writing The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love with John Trent, their book The Language of Love (newly revised and updated) won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life. His national infomercial, Hidden Keys to Loving Relationships, has been viewed by television audiences all over the world.
Kari Trent Stageberg is the CEO of StrongFamilies, her dream job since her dad, John Trent, started the ministry in 1998. More than twenty years later, after personal faith and relationship struggles, Kari was restored and healed through the power of the Blessing. Today she is a speaker, cohosts the StrongFamilies and Live Blessed, Girl podcasts, helps nonprofits through her partnership with the Nonprofit Consulting Shop, speaks, and pursues writing through her blog, MyBelovedDaughter.com. She lives in Tacoma, Washington with her amazing husband, Joey.