Becoming a mom affects your relationships with everyone--your spouse, your parents, your friends, and even God. During this time of life, you need to feel nurtured and loved by solid connections you can trust. But in the chaos of raising children, cultivating relationships can take a backseat to just getting the kids fed and to school on time.
Author Lisa T. Bergren helps busy moms like you prioritize your relationships with others and offers practical ideas to enhance your six key relationships: with self, spouse, friends, family of origin, community, and God. With in-depth research, heartfelt personal experience, and expert advice, Bergren shows you how to keep vital relationships during the parenting years.
Whether you have just brought home a new baby or you're still trying to find your footing raising young children, you will benefit from the wisdom found in this book.
"Lisa Bergren gets it! Navigating the joys and challenges of motherhood takes heart, prayer, and a few good laughs, which Lisa provides. She's encouraged me to look beyond my role of mom and stepmom and actually see myself again. Wow, what an epiphany!"--Carolyn Castleberry, cohost of CBN's Living the Life on ABC Family Channel and author of It's About Time!
"Lisa Bergren put to words what I'd always felt as a mom but was not always able to verbalize. This book makes me feel as if I belong to a special club. It also makes me understand why relationships are so needed in day-to-day life on this planet. Good stuff!"--Tricia Goyer, author of Blue Like Play Dough and Generation NeXt Parenting
Lisa T. Bergren is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including God Gave Us You. She is a freelance editor, cofounder of www.FamilyTripster.com, and a blogger on www.BusyMomsDevo.com. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Tim, and their three children.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.66(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.51(d)|
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Table of Contents
1 Well, Enough about Me. What Do You Think about Me? How Becoming a Mom Changes You 15
2 Who Are You Again? Oh Yeah, the Guy I Married How Becoming a Mom Changes a Marriage 41
3 My Family Tree is Suddenly a Forest How Becoming a Mom Changes Your Relationship with Your Family of Origin 69
4 The Club No One Talks about-but Should! How Motherhood Changes Friendships 93
5 Globa-Mama How Becoming a Mom Changes Your Relationship with the World 121
6 A Father's Love How Becoming a Mom Changes Your Relationship with God 151
Conclusion A Final Word...I Know, I Know, Enough Already! 177
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Im a mom and when I get mad I read this and boy do I feel better SO ALL IM TRYING TO SAY IS THIS BOOK IS FOR MOMS ONLY BUT IM TRYING TO SAY IT IN THE NICE WAY U KNOW WHAT I MEAN