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Overview This title tells of finding a way to love, honor, and connect with one's mother.
Publishers Description Many women can identify with the sentiment, "I love my mom, BUT . . ." A Daughter's Journey Home pinpoints commonly faced issues with moms and daughters while giving practical insight on how to make connections with Mom that will stand the test of time.
From Publishers Weekly From her perspective as a Christian therapist with more than 20 years of
experience in private practice, Mintle (Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage, etc.)
examines the difficulties inherent in the mother-daughter relationship as
conventionally defined within U.S. culture. Addressed to women of all ages who
want to forge a more intimate connection with their female parent, the author
provides useful tools for coping with emotions and situations (beyond anger at
obviously dysfunctional parenting) that prevent closeness, including a
daughter's extreme need for approval or an inability to detach emotionally
from her mother (leading either to very distant or excessively close
connections). Mintle's practical advice is always alloyed by spiritual
guidance. Anger-management techniques, for example, such as avoiding
"nonessential triggers," talking problems over with friends and learning how
to be assertive are presented along with appropriate verses drawn from the
Bible. In addition to more active strategies, Mintle consistently recommends
prayer and acceptance as the road to deepening a mother-daughter bond. She is
convinced that the spiritual act of forgiveness, for even the most abusive or
dysfunctional mothers, is a worthy and se lf-healing goal for daughters. The
book will be of most help to those who share the author's deep religious
commitment, which fans of her books on marriage, eating disorders and
infertility will recognize. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business
Citations And Professional Reviews A Daughter's Journey Home: Finding a Way to Love, Honor and Connect with Your Mother by Linda Mintle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/19/2004 page 66
CBA Retailers - 02/01/2004 page 54
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Studio: Integrity Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.31" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.99" Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1591451000 ISBN13 9781591451006
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Mintle
Dr. Linda Mintle is a licensed clinical social worker. Having taught at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Regent University, Dr. Mintle is currently adjunct faculty at Wheaton College's Graduate Psychology Program. She writes a monthly column in Charisma magazine, contributes to SpiritLed Woman and New Man magazines and speaks nationally at conferences, on television and radio.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Daughter's Journey Home: Finding a Way to Love, Honor and Connect with Your Mother?
Great go-to handbook for mother/daughter issues! Jan 23, 2008
As one of three sisters, I am the oldest. I also have a teenage daughter myself. This book has helped be immensely in understanding the complicities of the mother & daughter relationship. I read the book, and then renewed it to go through it again. I now am purchasing a copy to have on hand as an invaluable reference tool! I highly reccomend Dr. Mintle's book for anyone seeking a better understanding of this very important relationship. It was a true eye opener for me!!
Thought-provoking, life-changing, excellent! Jun 8, 2005
This book will change the way you look at your mother no matter what your particular circumstance. Dr. Mintle has an excellent way of addressing the intimate bond between mother and daughter, whether you only have the occastional miscommunication and argument, whether you come from a situation where your mother was abusive, and everything in between. It is different from other books in that its main focus is what YOU can do with the situation, how YOU can be proactive in improving your relationship with your mother, and how powerful forgiveness can be. It is also written with a Christian perspective, and I found that as I read the book, I could apply the principles not just to my relationship with my mother, but also to other relationships in my life. You will not be disappointed with this book!
This book made a difference ! Feb 19, 2004
Love the cover and then I read the statement, "I love my mother but..." I just said those words to a friend. My mom is great but we have our "issues". This book really helped me gain perspective and work through the problem-spots. The advice is very practical and easy to apply. Dr. Linda has obviously made the journey with her own mom because she is so in tune with the mother-daughter relationship. I highly recommened this book to anyone who wants to improve her relationship with her mom.