Peaceful Mom: Building a Healthy Foundation with Christ as Lord

Peaceful Mom: Building a Healthy Foundation with Christ as Lord

by April Cassidy

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Overview

Too many mothers long for peace but despair that it always seems out of reach. The stress of motherhood overwhelms their attempts to be the Christlike mom they aspire to be. Now moms can take heart: no matter where they are on their parenting journey, every mom can experience the power of Christ in a personal way that will radically change their lives, their outlook, their power source, and their approach to motherhood—and every other relationship as well.

April Cassidy, author of The Peaceful Wife, returns to discuss how the peace of Christ can be found in the next stage of life. Rather than writing a how-to book on parenting, The Peaceful Mom is a guide for moms to lead by example.

She first shows readers how to have their hearts and minds right with the Lord and to experience peace with God as their new normal. Then from that place of spiritual communion, April teaches moms how this peace helps them relate to their children in healthy, godly ways. Through their own flourishing relationship with Christ, moms can model God's peace in their family dynamics even amid everyday challenges and stress. Cassidy offers tangible, detailed steps to spiritual growth that any mother can follow.

For moms who are ready to receive the healing and transformation available to them through Jesus, this book will open their eyes to see all of life—not just parenting—from a fresh, life-giving perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825444630
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,141,488
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

April Cassidy is a wife, mother of two, part-time pharmacist, and blogger in Columbia, South Carolina. She grew up in the Southern Baptist church and graduated from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. April started the PeacefulWife blog in January 2012 and the Peaceful Single Girl blog three months later. Visit her website at peacefulwife.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 God and Me

1 Examining the Throne of My Heart 17

2 Putting My Oxygen Mask On First 31

3 Correcting Skewed Beliefs 52

4 Taking Responsibility for My Character 77

5 Finding Victory over My Negative Emotions 89

Part 2 Day-to-Day Parenting

6 Modeling Respect in All Areas of Life 111

7 Loving My Children "Too Much" 134

8 Trusting God's Will for My Children 155

9 Seeing Through the Lens of Eternity 173

10 Avoiding Some Common Mistakes 190

11 Counting Trials as Joy 218

12 Living Out Forgiveness, Mercy, and Grace in Our Own Lives 236

Conclusion 257

Appendix A How to Have a Saving Relationship with Jesus Christ 259

Appendix B Some "Proofs" That I Belong to Christ and That His Spirit Is Working in My Heart 267

Appendix C Resources for Studying the Bible 271

Appendix D Modeling Healthy Relationships 273

Notes 277

About the Author 279

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