Saturday, 27 July 2013

Mini Reviews: "Raising a Lady in Waiting Who Understands the Real Deal on Love and Men"

Raising a Lady in Waiting

Raising Daughters Who Refuse to Settle

In a culture that emphasizes finding the right pair of jeans over waiting for the right man, there is no time to sit back and hope everything just pans out. Mom, you are your daughter’s greatest influence, mentor, and relationship coach. It is time to take action!

The most important decision of your daughter’s life is who will be her Master; the second is who will be her "mister." You play a vital role in preparing her to make this choice. Bestselling author, Jackie Kendall, opens her heart and candidly shares four decades’ worth of experience with mothers who are raising daughters to navigate the challenges of relationships.

These principles help you effectively guide your daughter to: Maintain high relationship standards, guard her mind from false relationship images, and teach her the value of waiting for God’s best. 

Kids are passing school while flunking in relationships. Raising a Lady in Waiting  provides you with the keys necessary to safeguard your daughter from pursuing "Bozos" and prepares her for the "Boaz" God has waiting.

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So I requested this book from Netgalley out of curiosity more than anything else. Whenever I see books like this out there, I'm always wondering what sort of advice is being offered. While I am happily single and not looking for a relationship, and while I'm not a mother searching for advice about how to raise my daughter, this book still touched me. Even singles can be tempted in this world to stray from the path they--and hopefully God--has chosen for them. So whether you're praying for God to bring you your knight or praying God will protect you from them, this book is full of helpful tips on how to become the best daughter of God you can be--or, if you're a mom, how to raise your daughter to become that woman.

Four stars!

Please note: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and Destiny Image in exchange for an honest review.

The Real Deal on Love and Men

Bestselling author Michelle McKinney Hammond (1.5 million relationship books sold) fields women’s questions on love, men, dating, and marriage. With her unique “tell it like it is” style and compassionate understanding, Michelle helps readers navigate the male/female maze, including:
“Get a Life”—Finding and creating opportunities to meet godly men “The Man/Woman Thing”—Understanding and appreciating gender differences “Closing the Deal”—Identifying deal breakers and deal makers while dating “Cheating, Lying, and Other Love Traps”—When to stay and when to leave “New Beginnings”—Gleaning wisdom from setbacks and then moving on “Marriage”—Exploring expectations and establishing traditions

Everyone wants a love relationship, so why is it so hard to find and keep? Michelle answers the question and explores the ins and outs of love. “It’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty and find out what makes love happen…It’s time to engage our brains while following our hearts.

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Again, I requested this book from NetGalley out of my own insatiable curiosity. But boy, was it fun to read. At school I'm surrounded by friends who want to get married (and I say, as long as I'm in the wedding party!), and I think this book would be perfect for them to read! I'm actually considering, whenever I have money (ha!) to buy a few of my gal-pals copies as gifts. This book was bright, engaging, and a fast read. But it had a lot of wisdom to offer, wisdom that is best not to dismiss because of the sparkly decor. This book delves right into the hard stuff--my eyes were certainly opened about certain things. While, again, I'm certainly not the target audience for this type of thing, I still found myself learning a lot to take away for the future. As well, it's good to learn wisdom so you can impart it to others. When any of my friends face challenges in their love lives, I hope to use what I've read from this book to help them through it, and be the best friend to them I can be in doing so.

I recommend this book to everyone who's old enough to dabble in romantic relationships, whether they prefer to be single or not. This book has something to give everyone so they can make the best decisions in their lives and live with no regrets!

Five stars!

Please note: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and Harvest House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.