Parents of teens today face overwhelming challenges. Whether a model child out in a dangerous world or a rebellious maverick who's breaking mom and dad's hearts, every teen needs prayer. But where do parents start? Susan Yates offers parents a clear-cut and simple plan for praying for their teens. 31 Days of Prayer for My Teen helps parents focus on the needs of their teens and pray effectively for things like o moody, unloveable, or rebellious teens o friends and role models o temptation and decision making o sibling rivalry and anger o self-centeredness and doubt o and much more. Each prayer includes Scripture readings and journal questions for more in-depth study.
Between sibling rivalry, keeping children safe, and teaching their kids about Jesus, sometimes parents just want to scream for help! Well, help is here. Authors Susan Alexander Yates and daughter, Allison Yates Gaskins, are mothers themselves and know firsthand the worrisome responsibilities of child-rearing. As parents, they also know the importance of praying for and with their children, whether or not they know how or where to begin. With all this in mind, Yates and Gaskins have creatively written a simple book that guides parents through thirty-one prayers about down-to-earth issues they face with their children. Organized by day or topic, this book makes it easy for parents to tell God how they're feeling and to ask for his guidance in their lives and the lives of their children.
Strong, firm character does not develop automatically. This book assists families in setting and achieving the goals necessary for developing eight essential character traits: integrity, faith, a teachable spirit, a servant's heart, self-discipline, joy, compassion, and courage. With refreshing honesty, John and Susan Yates share how parents and children can grow together in these qualities.
Susan Alexander Yates is an author who has truly "been there." When her twin daughters were born, they joined siblings ages two, four, and seven. Through the challenges of raising those five young children, Susan realized the need for an honest, practical book that helps parents through that time of life. This new edition of the best-selling And Then I Had Kids contains guidance for dealing with common struggles such as discipline, priorities, and fatigue. Susan is honest about the frustrations of parenting, yet encourages parents through her own experiences. She offers a biblical perspective on family life, inspiring mothers (and fathers!) to create a loving atmosphere, find good role models, and shape a Christian home.
Seven years ago Cindy Dagnan and her husband made the decision for her to leave a teaching position and stay home with their girls. To this day, she is thankful for the sacrifice they made and is filled with advice and encouragement to help other moms handle the identity transition from career mother to at-home mom streamline meals and at-home projects and enjoy the saved time connect with others to create a vital network of friends This gathering of inspiration and practical steps will lead at-home moms--and those considering the decision--to transcend the daily grind and draw closer to the One who shaped the concept of home in their hearts.
Discover How to Pray God's Purpose for Their Lives
Author: Jodie Berndt
It’s never been tougher to be a teenager—or the parent of one. Thankfully, from your teen’s first date to the next time he or she borrows the car keys, you can take your concerns to God through prayer. Drawing on God’s Word, Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenager offers palpable help to pray about the stormy issues your teen faces: Relationships Depression Rejection Sexuality Eating disorders ... and much more. This book also guides you in praying about everything from your teen’s character and safety to the purposes and plans that God has for his or her life. Filled with historical, biblical, and contemporary illustrations, Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenager shows how to make the Bible your source for prayers that can powerfully influence your teen’s life. With humor and a warm, personal style, author Jodie Berndt encourages you that, in this sometimes daunting new world, “when you pray the Scriptures, you tap into the same power that has kept teenagers safe for generations.”