Item description for Return to Eden: Exposing the Lies that are Destroying the Family by MaryEllen Smith...
Overview The values, stated by evangelicals, do not match the reality of their lifestyle. Research shows that even the evangelical market is searching for answers. Barna Research indicates that 85% of evangelical parents believe it is their responsibility to provide the spiritual training for their children, and 96% believe they are responsible for teaching values to the children. 93% say that their relationship with God is top priority, followed by relationships with spouses and then the children. Yet, 75% send their children to the nations failing public schools. Only 20% regularly attend weekly church services, volunteer at the church, or acknowledge having a quiet time of their own. Well over 50% report being too busy and stressed out. 44% report they are searching for the meaning and purpose of life. At the root of the discrepancies are the lies that we have been sold, and that we believe. Lies that we have been told: 1. Women can be Supermoms and "have it all" with no consequences 2. Women are created equal to men 3. There is always tomorrow 4. More is better 5. It takes a village to raise a child 6. If it feels good, it is ok to do it 7. Public education is not harmful 8. He who dies with the most toys, wins 9. You NEED two incomes in the home 10. It is your life; you deserve to do as you want with it These lies promote and produce a rat race, frenzied lifestyle that does not allow for us to "walk our talk." At stake are 75 million of our nation's children, many of whom will become parents themselves over the next 20 years, and will be the product of the training up that they have had. It is time to expose the lies and tell the truth about raising children. This book is intended to cause the reader to stop, think, evaluate, and to be honest about the lifestyle of her family. It presents Biblical truths, research data and personal experiences. It is intended to cause her to look ahead, see what the consequences of today's choices will be and to re prioritize where need be. "Return to Eden" is about reclaiming the life of days gone by; understanding that the simplicity we yearn for here in the western world is one that is still possible today. It is about reconciling the desire for simplicity with the desire for modern opportunities, and finding the balance. We have to purpose in our hearts to set aside good activities and make room the best ones. "Return to Eden" exposes the lies that prevent us from creating the families that we want.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher VMI PUBLISHERS LLC
ISBN 1933204443 ISBN13 9781933204444
Availability 0 units.
More About MaryEllen Smith
RD Riccoboni, Randy to his friends, is an innovative, self-taught artist who began painting at age four when he got into his mothers paint-by-numbers kit. Happy colors are the trademark of this California Artist, who not only boldly paints spectacular landmarks in an exciting impressionistic style, but has also created astounding results in his career. The artist credits encouragement by family and teachers for his drive and inspiration, which has led the way to his success as a best-selling author, speaker and inspirational visionary. In 2007, RD moved his popular Beacon Artworks Gallery into the beautiful Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town's San Diego State Historic Park.