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Overview This Christian family-building guide for parents who were not raised in a Christian family themselves offers hard-won wisdom for those wanting to overcome the difficulties of their past and give their children a new spiritual legacy of security and strength. (Relationships)
Publishers Description You're willing to do whatever it takes to ground your children in a faith your parents never embraced. Or maybe you grew up in an outwardly religious home that lacked a foundation of Christian grace and moral values. If you're the first generation in your family to embrace a relationship with Christ but aren't sure how to give your children a foundation of faith, find guidance in "Building the Christian Family You Never Had. " Author Mary E. DeMuth understands firsthand the fears, frustrations, and anxieties of those who lack role models of faith-based parenting. In "Building the Christian Family You Never Had "she provides needed encouragement, practical tools, and crucial strategies. You'll learn how you can..." "-shield your children from the negative influence of family members who undermine your values -cope with criticism and objections to your faith-based parenting decisions -honor (and forgive) your parents without endorsing their behavior -find positive parenting mentors This inspiring, down-to-earth guide will enable you to provide a spiritual legacy of security and strength for your children as you lead the way through "Building the Christian Family You Never Had."" "
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.62" Height: 0.64" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Jan 24, 2006
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400070317 ISBN13 9781400070312
Availability 0 units.
More About Mary E. Demuth
Mary E. DeMuth is the author of Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God. Her writing also has appeared in numerous publications, including Marriage Partnership, Discipleship Journal, Dallas Theological Seminary's Kindred Spirit, and the Dallas-area Star Community Newspapers. A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Mary is a workshop speaker for Hearts at Home. She lives with her church-planter husband and their three children in Le Rouret, France.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Building the Christian Family You Never Had: A Practical Guide for Pioneer Parents?
Practical Help Jan 11, 2007
Not everyone comes into parenting with great childhood experiences to draw from. Even if you did have a safe upbringing, ALL parents are forging a new way for their children. We are all "pioneers". This book is a wealth of information, and challenges you to re-evaluate how and why you do what you do and believe what you believe. Mary DeMuth shares her personal journey of overcoming her painful past. She offers great hope & encouragement to all parents. You will glean from her writing, no matter what your story is.
For anyone with parents Sep 11, 2006
Building The Christian Family You Never Had is a must read for every couple contemplating having children, every parent who has children, and every adult who found life with their parents difficult or confusing. Not have the right role model can be frustrating--even confusing. But thanks to DeMuth's great advice we can learn to let go of the past, foster positive parenting skills, and shield our children from the negative influences others have left on our lives and continue to drill into our psyche.
This book is a MUST READ Jul 13, 2006
Mary's book is a MUST READ; not only for every parent, but also for everyone who has ever had a parent. Her insights into family dynamics are revealing and instructive. Her words bring healing and resolution. Mary's skill as a writer makes her Guide for Pioneer Parents an enjoyable, fast-moving read. But watch out - one time through will NOT be enough! You will want to keep this Guide around to read over and over.
Like Gold Jul 7, 2006
Of the three excellent books of Mary's I have been priviledged to read, this is the one that has had me most riveted to each nugget of truth. I am a quick reader, and usually don't read a book twice in a year but this one has me dipping into it almost daily. I have read and re-read the chapters, blinking in the freshness as I absorbed and processed each life altering concept. It has revolutionised my way of life, the sense of who I am, how fragile we are and how Great is Our God. It has given me a glimpse of the Father heart of God and my husband and I have turned our mistaken foundation of parenting back to the example in the Word, thanks to reading this book. I am also peeling away the 'onion layers' of my own childhood.
Mary is a highly proficient messenger of the truth. Her words fly directly from the heart of the healer in my belief and I am honoured to have walked through the pages of her journey and find my own healing in that experience.
Get this book. Even if you have the most Christian upbringing possible. Especially then.
Wonderful, healing book Jun 6, 2006
This book played a huge role in helping me make peace with my past. I'd pick it up and God never failed to use it to shed new light on something. Sometimes it was one sentence and others a whole new perspective that helped things click, like considering how our parents were parented as we struggle with forgiveness. I did just that and it led to a huge breakthrough. Mary writes with warmth and authenticity as a fellow struggler, offering wisom and insight along the way.