Reads Like a Friend You Have Over for Tea!
|by Gina Glenn|
This review is from: Parenting From the Heart (Paperback)Parenting from the Heart by Marilyn Boyer is truly a work from HER heart. Her care and concern for the Mommies out there are evident in each of the 26 short, readable chapters.
As a mom of 4 (all older now), I would've enjoyed having this book as my own children grew through the stages into adulthood. There was a time when a book was my only "friend" during the toddler years in the too-busy, pre-internet days! For the "modern" parent, this books keeps in mind how busy you are and keeps things short and encouraging without falling into the trap of becoming only a devotional. It really does read like a letter from a friend. Marilyn shares her own joys and sorrows along the way.
As a Christian it is so important to have an "older" and "wiser" woman remind me of what and Whom I am working for. Reminding me to train my children to love the Lord and serve Him. Marilyn accomplishes this without sounding preachy or judgmental.
I look forward to using this book as my own children become parents and will not hesitate to share it with my own daughters and daughters-in-law(s), when that time comes.
A quote from Marilyn to encourage you, "God wants us to be salt and light in this current generation and He has an exciting plan for your family to be involved. Anyone can be a successful parent. The only ingredient required is a heart wholly devoted to Jesus Christ in whom we place our trust for eternal salvation."