The Mom Factor

Author: Henry Cloud,John Sims Townsend

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310225590

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 255

View: 6737

Describes various styles of mothering, provides advice for adults on how to reconcile with their mothers, and discusses the conflict between nurturing and outside work

Our Mothers, Ourselves

How Understanding Your Mother's Influence Can Set You on a Path to a Better Life

Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310343550

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2568

No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your worldview, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image—your life. Our Mothers, Ourselves can help you identify areas that need reshaping, to make positive choices for personal change, and to establish a mature relationship with Mom today. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend steer you down a path of discovery and growth beyond the effects of six common mom types: The Phantom Mom The China Doll Mom The Controlling Mom The Trophy Mom The Still-the-Boss Mom The American Express Mom You'll learn how your mom affected you as a child and may still be affecting you today. And you'll find a realistic and empowering approach to filling your unmet mothering needs in healthy, life-changing ways through other people. Our Mothers, Ourselves is a biblical route to wholeness and growth, to deeper and more satisfying bonds with your family, friends, and spouse—and to a new, healthier way of relating to your mother today.

The Mom Factor Workbook

Dealing With the Mother You Had, Didn't Have, Or Still Contend With

Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780310215332

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 4338

No one has influenced you in the way your mother has. The Mom Factor Workbook helps you identify areas that need reshaping, make choices for personal change, and establish a balanced, mature relationship with your mother today.

Loving Your Mother without Losing Your Mind

Author: H. Norman Wright,Sheryl Macauley

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441212245

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 9524

Trusted counselor H. Norman Wright and his daughter, Sheryl, reveal why the mother-daughter relationship doesn't have to control your life or your future. With godly wisdom and practical insights, this book shows readers how to start building a new relationship with their mothers--today.

The Mom Factor

What Really Drives where We Shop, Eat, and Play

Author: Nora Lee

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: 9780874209440

Category: Architecture

Page: 131

View: 4058

Moms are the decision-makers when it comes to where their families will shop, eat, and go for fun. Tap into this large but often overlooked market by learning what attracts moms and keeps them and their families coming back.

12 'Christian' Beliefs That Can Drive You Crazy

Relief from False Assumptions

Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310570646

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 7657

Not everything believed a biblical truth is truly biblical. The authors debunk 12 commonly accepted beliefs that cause bondage rather than liberty. They explain how nuggets of truth become cornerstones for error when wrongly understood, and they help build solid scriptural foundations that produce emotional freedom. Now with discussion guide.

The Mother Factor

How Your Mother's Emotional Legacy Impacts Your Life

Author: Stephan B. Poulter

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615920609

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 9378

Whether we acknowledge it or not, our mothers leave an indelible impression on the persons we become. Our ability to function emotionally in relationships-both personal and professional-is based on our mothers' deep influence.In a book full of insights and wisdom based on a career of helping others, acclaimed psychologist Stephan B. Poulter shows how the mother factor can work either for or against us. The key to allowing this important legacy to work for us, says Dr. Poulter, depends on understanding our mother's pervasive influence on our life. He shows that the way we connect emotionally in adult relationships is based on the style of our mothers.Dr. Poulter defines the five major styles of mothering as:· The Perfectionist Mother-whose family must look perfect in every way· The Unpredictable Mother-whose ups and downs can create lifelong anxiety and depression in her son or daughter· The Me First Mother-whose children come second or last· The Best Friend Mother-who's now in vogue but can wreak havoc· The Complete Mother-who provides guidance and shows compassion to her child.Although most mothers are a combination of the above, many fit more into one category than others. Even though as adults, we tend to dismiss our past as the past, we do so at risk to ourselves. Only by understanding how our mother's legacy affects us today can we transcend the mysterious anger, anxiety, depression, and shame that we feel, and achieve the kind of relationships we deserve.Dr. Poulter demonstrates how the internalized rulebook we inherit from our mothers is a very powerful force. These unspoken rules govern work, relationships, emotions, separation, and independence. Unless we become aware of the rules that guide our behavior, thoughts, and beliefs, we won't have the ability to make our own choices.This enlightening book will help readers connect with their past to correct self-defeating behaviors, reach their full emotional potentials, and live happier, more fulfilling lives.Stephan B. Poulter, PhD (Los Angeles, CA), is the author of three previous books including The Father Factor, which was praised by Newsweek, Publishers Weekly, and other publications, and received widespread attention on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets. He has practiced as a clinical psychologist specializing in family relationships for twenty-four years. Dr. Poulter lectures widely and appears regularly on radio talk shows and news programs.

Raising Great Kids

A Comprehensive Guide to Parenting with Grace and Truth : Workbook for Parents of Teenagers, Ages 13-19

Author: Henry Cloud,John Sims Townsend

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310234379

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 3756

A workbook for parents of teenagers that accompanies the book Raising Great Kids. The goal of parenting, according to the authors, is to build biblical character into their children.

Boundaries

When To Say Yes, How to Say No

Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031029603X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 2966

Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.

21 Days to a Great Marriage

A Grownup Approach to Couplehood

Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend

Publisher: Integrity Pub

ISBN: 9781591454816

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

View: 5486

"Relationship principles in a powerful 21-day program designed for today's busy couples"--Provided by publisher.

Room

A Novel

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316129114

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5037

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

Know the Mother

Author: Desiree Cooper

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814341500

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 9484

While a mother can be defined as a creator, a nurturer, a protector—at the center of each mother is an individual who is attempting to manage her own fears, desires, and responsibilities in different and sometimes unexpected ways. In Know the Mother, author Desiree Cooper explores the complex archetype of the mother in all of her incarnations. In a collage of meditative stories, women—both black and white—find themselves wedged between their own yearnings and their roles as daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and wives. In this heart-wrenching collection, Cooper reveals that gender and race are often unanticipated interlopers in family life. An anxious mother reflects on her prenatal fantasies of suicide while waiting for her daughter to come home late one night. A lawyer miscarries during a conference call and must proceed as though nothing has happened. On a rare night out with her husband, a new mother tries convincing herself that everything is still the same. A politician’s wife’s thoughts turn to slavery as she contemplates her own escape: “Even Harriet Tubman had realized that freedom wasn’t worth the price of abandoning her family, so she’d come back home. She’d risked it all for love.” With her lyrical and carefully crafted prose, Cooper’s stories provide truths without sermon and invite empathy without sentimentality. Know the Mother explores the intersection of race and gender in vignettes that pull you in and then are gone in an instant. Readers of short fiction will appreciate this deeply felt collection.

God Will Make a Way

Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 141856995X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 1607

The best-selling book God Will Make a Way by Drs. Cloud and Townsend clearly illustrates the often-surprising ways God shows up and addresses our problems in ways we never dreamed possible. This new companion workbook goes even deeper to help readers thrive relationally, emotionally, and spiritually--especially in difficult times.

Surviving Mama

Overcoming Strained Mother-Daughter Relationships

Author: Pamela Everett Thompson

Publisher: Building Bridges to Better Lives

ISBN: 9780983188902

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

View: 8787

This stirring and thought-provoking self-help guide is brimming with illustrative examples and empowering life lessons geared toward women from young adulthood to mid-life. Each chapter concludes with clinical and biblical analyses of what's happening in the mother-daughter relationship in addition to reflective questions designed to heighten the readers' self-awareness and healing.

Fun Loving You

Enjoying Your Marriage in the Midst of the Grind

Author: Ted Cunningham

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434707172

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 5689

For a Good Time, Call Home Ted Cunningham has a surprising definition of marriage: a man and a woman enjoying life together. In fact, God created marriage to be a blast—even when it feels like the rest of life is going to explode. This refreshing book will help you: Laugh together again (it’s easier than you think)Make sex even more exciting than on your honeymoonDiscover how to make doing dishes together a partyFight as teammates, not opponentsFigure out how to break the routine without breaking the bankRemember why your spouse is the most likeable person you know Fun Loving You puts laughter, fun, and even spin-the-bottle back into marriage. After all, life is hard. Marriage doesn’t have to be.

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 1558743669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 4444

Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

What's Mom Still Got to Do with It?

Breathe New Life Into Your Career by Understanding Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

Author: Ilana Tolpin Levitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998410609

Category:

Page: 157

View: 9032

Are you unhappy at work? Do you wonder why you didn't get that promotion? Feeling uncertain about your career choices in general? Your relationship with your mother might be the last thing on your mind as a major contributing factor to your career woes but it shouldn't be. Exploring this connection can potentially unlock the mystery to the patterns and choices you make throughout your career. National, award-winning career counselor Ilana Tolpin Levitt brings her 26 years of experience in this groundbreaking book about the connection between women's careers and their relationships with their moms. Learn how this relationship affects your career choices, leadership style, and why you interact with bosses and coworkers the way you do.'It's everyone else, not me.' - The Ivy Daughter?Don't tell me what to do.' - The Maverick Daughter?Sometimes I feel like an imposter.' - The Butterfly Daughter?The apple doesn't fall far from the tree... Or does it? - The Copycat Daughter?I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders.' - The Bootstrap DaughterAre you ready to create lifelong change today? Your productivity will increase and you'll be open to more opportunities for success. As an added bonus, you might even gain greater respect for your mother's journey and improve your relationship with her!

Shadow Mothers

Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

Author: Cameron Lynne Macdonald

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520947819

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 5508

Shadow Mothers shines new light on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the workforce, and the complex bonds mothers forge with the "shadow mothers" they hire. Cameron Lynne Macdonald illuminates both sides of an unequal and complicated relationship. Based on in-depth interviews with professional women and childcare providers— immigrant and American-born nannies as well as European au pairs—Shadow Mothers locates the roots of individual skirmishes between mothers and their childcare providers in broader cultural and social tensions. Macdonald argues that these conflicts arise from unrealistic ideals about mothering and inflexible career paths and work schedules, as well as from the devaluation of paid care work.

Like a Mother

A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy

Author: Angela Garbes

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062662961

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 8794

A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhood Like most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves. In Like a Mother, Garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience. With the curiosity of a journalist, the perspective of a feminist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes. The result is a visceral, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-altering months, and why women deserve access to better care, support, and information. Infused with humor and born out of awe, appreciation, and understanding of the female body and its strength, Like a Mother debunks common myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.

Don't Startup

What No One Tells You about Starting Your Own Business

Author: Karthik Kumar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1644291878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 2331

No one tells you that: • Money is seldom the reason why people don’t start businesses – fear of money is. • Failures will far outnumber successes. Make failure a friend. Become familiar with it – know how to look it in the eye and find out more about it. • People do business with people they like and are familiar with. To most people, YOU are the business. • There is no good or bad investor; there are only right or wrong investors. • What makes an entrepreneur special is the bridge of intelligence between the left and the right brain, the bridge between Business and Art. Through this never-before-seen side of entrepreneurship, Karthik Kumar explores the various emotional challenges an entrepreneur faces and also tells you how to overcome them. Don’t Startup is not about giving you the knowledge and the know-hows of starting up. It is about imparting the wisdom that Karthik has gained from his journey and how that wisdom will be the strength in yours.