The Passionate Mom: Dare To Parent In Today's World by Susan MerrillThe Passionate Mom: Dare To Parent In Today's World by Susan Merrill

The Passionate Mom: Dare To Parent In Today's World

bySusan Merrill

Paperback | April 15, 2013

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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.

Great, buthow?

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

Susan Merrill is a wife, mother of five, director of iMOM.com, want-to-be blogger, and the very imperfect Merrill family manager. Susan lives in Tampa, Florida, with her handsome hubby, author Mark Merrill, and two or, depending on the day, up to five of her children ages 16 to 22. On those days she happily forsakes all other responsib...
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Title:The Passionate Mom: Dare To Parent In Today's WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.38 × 5.4 × 0.75 inPublished:April 15, 2013Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1595555099

ISBN - 13:9781595555090

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book for all kinds of moms I really, really enjoyed this book. It talks about how to be a good mom using ten points that are taken from the biblical store of Nehemiah. I'm not exactly Christian, but I still found that this book really spoke to me. The framework might be a biblical story, but the advice is firmly based in the real world. The ten points (Perception, Pondering, Passion, Prayer, Patience, Preparation, Purpose, Planning, Problem Solving, and Perseverance) speak to any mom, regardless of her religious beliefs (or lack there of, really). The advice, generally speaking, is about paying attention to your child, taking time to really hear them, to mentor them and guide them through life. Susan Merrill's writing style is very easy to read. She is clear and concise, and very likeable. I also appreciate the fact that she doesn't try to present herself as a perfect mom. She admits her mistakes and presents them to her readers so we can learn from them.
Date published: 2013-04-03