The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance (5th Edition)
: Children of every age long for the gift of The Blessing-the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with their parents. This life-changing gift for Christian parents and their children, essential for instilling a deep...
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Children of every age long for the gift of The Blessing-the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with their parents.
This life-changing gift for Christian parents and their children, essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well-being, contains five essential elements:
meaningful touch a spoken message attaching high value picturing a special future an active commitment
Offering solid, practical advice and a fresh perspective on making this gift a bigger part of our families, The Blessing powerfully communicates these biblically based elements as necessary to prepare children for positive future relationships, including their relationship with a loving God.
New to this updated edition are
giving The Blessing to others in your circle of influence, practical application tools and stories of how this is lived out, insight and help for those who didn't receive The Blessing, and how to create a lifestyle of blessing others.
Gary Smalley, one of the foremost experts on family relationships, has written or co-written 28 best-selling, award winning books selling over six millions copies, as well as several popular films and videos, based on more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, counsellor and speaker. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love have won Gold Medallions, The Language of Love won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life and all other titles have been top-five finalists for the Gold Medallion Award. His latest book is the DNA of Relationships. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for over thirty years.
Kari Trent Stagebergis the CEO of StrongFamilies, her dream job since her dad, John Trent, started the ministry in 1998. More than twenty years later, after personal faithnbsp;and relationship struggles, Kari was restored and healed herself through the power of The Blessing. Today she is a speaker,nbsp;co-hosts the StrongFamilies and Live Blessed, Girl Podcasts, helps nonprofits through her partnership with The Nonprofit Consulting Shop, speaks, and pursues writing through her blog,nbsp; MyBelovedDaughter.com . She lives in Tacoma, Washington with her amazing husband Joey.
John Trent (PhD., North Central Texas Federation of Colleges and Universities) is president of StrongFamilies.com and The Center for StrongFamilies, a training center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where lay leaders, counselors, and pastors are trained to become StrongFamily Coaches in their churches and corporate settings.
Dr Trent is a much sought-after speaker on the topics of building strong relationships and strong workplace teams. He has authored and coauthored more then a dozen award-winning and best-selling books for adults and children. His books include The Blessing, The 2-Degree Difference, Chasing Skinny Rabbits and The Treasure Tree. John has been a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs across the country. He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for more then twenty-eight years and have two daughters.