The Tenderhearted Mom: Balancing Gentleness and Toughness

The Tenderhearted Mom: Balancing Gentleness and Toughness


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The Tenderhearted Mom: Balancing Gentleness and Toughness by Jan Stoop

God equips all mothers with a tenderness that is essential to the healthy development of their children. Yet as moms rear their kids, they all face a dilemma: how to balance their intrinsic gentleness with the toughness they sometimes must use to discipline and set boundaries for their children. In this insightful and helpful book, author and counselor Jan Stoop shows women how to exercise their motherhood with just the right blend of tenderness and toughness

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569552605
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Publication date: 01/02/2002
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1The Tenderhearted Mom's Dilemma13
1.The Gift of the Tender Heart15
2.But Love Requires Toughness, Too35
Part 2Why It's Difficult for a Tenderhearted Mom to Get Tough51
3.Our Personality Bent May Lean Toward Being Tender53
4.The Influence of Our Mothering Heritage71
Part 3What We Needed From Our Own Moms85
5.Our First Lesson in Tenderness87
6.We Longed for Mom's Presence103
7.We Needed Mom's Tender Response121
8.We Needed Mom's Acceptance With Limits139
Part 4Finding Strength in the Tender Heart159
9.God's Provision for What We Needed161
10.Making Peace With What We Received175
11.Meeting the Challenge: Loving Enough to Get Tough193

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