The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance
Explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being. Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"-the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In...
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Explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being.
Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"-the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic "The Blessing," coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to lay a secure base of in each child's life.
"The Blessing" powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements:
meaningful touch a spoken message attaching high value picturing a special future an active commitment
No matter the age, the approval of our parents affects how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. So what if we've missed it? The final chapters include help and hope for those who grew up without their own parent's blessing, the blessing and grandparents, ways to live out the blessing, and ideas for blessing events.
The best-selling classic that helps children thrive today and experience a special future tomorrow. Now revised, updated, and enhanced for a new generation!
Children of every age long for the gift of ?the blessing? ? the unconditional love and approval that come from a healthy relationship with their parents. This life-changing gift, 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, and 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.
But what if we've missed out on the blessing in our own lives? The book includes hope for 'reversing the curse? and helps readers find blessing in situations of divorce, death, desertion, adoption, and blended families.
New to this updated edition are practical ideas, questions, exercises, and links for online resources ? plus practical advice for planning a blessing event for a child, preparing a written keepsake blessing, and living out the blessing every day of our lives.
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.
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.