The Passionate Mom
Dare to Parent in Today's World
Motherhood is full of uncertainty.What do my children really need? Whyare they doing that? Is this normal? What can I do to help them? How can I knowfor certain that I am doing this right?
Thelogistics are easy. Anybody can do laundry and carpool. But what makes a motherthe best mom she can be?
It’s notbetter scheduling. Or more activities. Or less.
It ispassion—the passion to teach, protect, study, and prepare her children for thefuture.
SusanMerrill, the mother of five incredibly different children, has asked thatquestion countless times. And she has read countless answers specific to acertain child’s temperament, age, or situation. But nothing she read offered anoverall approach to parenting that would enable her to say with confidence, “I am doing this right.” She neverguessed she would find a foundational plan—a reliable, universal parentingapproach in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.In ThePassionate Mom, Susan takes you on a journey through Nehemiah and into theheart of parenting. Her stories and confessions in every chapter reveal whatshe has learned: no mom can control her child’s future, but every mom canparent well. There is a plan—a roadmap for how a passionate mom can parentalmost any child, confidently.
"...Thisbook reaches mothers like me at both the heart level and the head level,showing us how to guide our children passionately and practically..."
--Shaunti Feldhahn,social researcher, national speaker and best-selling author of "For WomenOnly"
“Being a mother is the greatest joy of my life.My friend Susan Merrill regularly inspires me in my role as a Mother. In herbook, she will inspire you!"
--Denise Jonas, Motherof Kevin, Joe, Nick and Frankie Jonas
"Every mother's goalis to see her children fully blossom. In 'The Passionate Mom' Susan Merrill not only outlines the qualities women need tobe successful moms, but also lays out a practical, biblical plan to helpdevelop those qualities. She provides sound advice to help in thedifficult task of raising children." --Lauren and Tony Dungy
- Thomas Nelson, April 2013
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