Item description for Guilt-Free Motherhood: Parenting with Godly Wisdom by Julianna Slattery...
Overview The fear of inadequacy that comes attendant with motherhood is natural and can be quelled with help from the Bible, as shown in a guide to turning guilt into positive parenting, complete with a daily action plan for dealing with common challenges. Original. 50,000 first printing.
A refreshing new "blueprint for motherhood" based on the wisdom of Scripture combined with the expertise of a psychologist and mother of three.
No mother has experienced the joys of parenting without also feeling the nagging doubt that she is inadequate for the task of raising her children. With every imperfection and every small failure, guilt is her accuser.
Dr. Slattery argues that this guilt is the natural product of a mother's God-given influence over her children-a blessed reminder of her stewardship. While this is a tremendous responsibility, God would not let mothers face it alone. Using the wisdom of the Bible and her own experience as a psychologist and mother, Slattery shows how this guilt can be turned to positive parenting.
Mothers are shown how to create a personal "blueprint for motherhood." This is both a broad understanding of their own personal approaches and beliefs and a daily action plan for dealing with common obstacles-from being too busy, to saying the wrong thing, to helping children through the inevitable rough patches in their lives.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
ISBN 0757302262 ISBN13 9780757302268
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More About Julianna Slattery
Julianna Slattery's articles appear in Christian magazines like Marriage Partnership and Today's Christian Woman. A teacher and speaker on psychological issues affecting families and children, Dr. Slattery lectures frequently at churches, organizations, schools and conferences. She is a regular guest on local and national Christian radio shows, including Moody Broadcasting Network's Midday Connection. Dr. Slattery and her husband are the parents of three young boys and live in Ohio.
Julianna Slattery currently resides in Akron, in the state of Ohio. Julianna Slattery was born in 1969.
Reviews - What do customers think about Guilt Free Motherhood?
A different kind of parenting book Jun 25, 2006
I loved this book so much. Actually I caught a clip of Julianna on Focus on the Family and I am so glad that I did, upon hearing her I just knew this was something I'd never heard before. I have tried to read so many advice-type parenting books and as good as they may be, they didn't touch me to the core like this one! This gets to the ROOT of some problems that we face as parents, but lack understanding on how to get from point A to point B. I was really stuck in my parenting life - and truly wondering if I was ever meant to be a parent-(obviously I was), but this book really helped unlock my potential and gave me hope, desire and motivation to get back in there and parent for the Lord. I highly recommend this book!!!
Enhanced with questions and a 12-week study guide Feb 3, 2005
Parenting Without Guilt: How Mothers Can Break Free From Feelings Of Inadequacy by Christian psychologist, public speaker, wife and mother Julianna Slattery directly addresses the all to common pangs of guilt that plague even the most conscientious mother when it comes to raising children in today's secular values dominated culture -- including the necessity for most mothers to be out of the home earning wages from employment. Julianna Slattery believes that guilt is a natural produce of a mother's God-given influence over her children -- a kind of gentle reminder of her stewardship responsibility over the well-being of her children. Guilt-Free Motherhood offers the whole picture of godly wisdom arising from a significantly different approach to motherhood. With sound experienced-based advice, Julianna Slattery will help mothers to keep their faithfulness and focus on the modern challenges of motherhood, and offers practical, applicable tools for replacing guilt with positive action. Enhanced with questions for personal reflection and a 12-week study guide, Guilt-Free Motherhood is especially recommended to the attention of single mothers, working mothers, mothers of children with a physical or mental handicap, mothers having to cope with the illness or even death of a child, and mothers with concerns for their adult children.
A Must Read!!! Jan 11, 2005
Guilt Free Motherhood is not just another book on how to be a good mother. This book is filled with practical information that can be applied at any stage of parenting. Dr. Slattery points the reader to God and scriptures for wisdom. She gently guides mothers through the parenting maze, past the daily squabbles, in order to get greater perspective on their parenting. This book will challenge you as a mother to choose a parenting philosophy that will allow you to raise up children who will grow to be both godly and productive members of society. In a day and age of indulgence and child centered homes this book is desperately needed. It is the book I will give my daughters when they become mothers.
Refreshing Nov 1, 2004
Dr. Slattery has put into words what many of us feel throughout a day of parenting (doubt, feelings of inadequacy and guilt) and has given practical and helpful ideas to making the task more of a joyful experience and with purpose. I think her emphasis on seeking Biblical wisdom is especially encouraging and inspiring. The book is easy to read and yet is very insighful and gives a depth of understanding to this role we are called to fulfill. I would highly recommend it to moms in any stage of their parenting. It will inspire you!
This book is a MUST read! Oct 28, 2004
Wonderful book! I would highly recommend it to all mothers. It is very enjoyable reading and easy to understand. The author highlights the book with stories from both her own everyday experience and the experience of others, which all moms will be able to relate to. The book is based on sound Biblical principals and helps a mom to understand not only the importance of her influence in her child's life, but also gives her the tools to make the most of that influence through her own search for Godly wisdom. It's uplifting message is that we are not perfect, and as mom's we may make mistakes, but with God's help and wisdom, we can still be a very positive influence for good in our child's life. This would make a wonderful gift for Mother's Day, Christmas, birthday or for an expectant mother.