Welcome to the JustListen Blog + Review Tour for Moms Raising Sons to Be Men by Rhonda Stoppe, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Moms Raising Sons to Be Men Author: Rhonda Stoppe Publisher: Christian Audio Release Date: March 9, 2021 Genre: Nonfiction / Christian Family / Christian Living
Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of ministering to youth and to women and from her own parenting experience, Rhonda provides refreshingly relevant guidance, biblical and contemporary examples, and humorous insights to help each listener discover how to guide a son without hovering and smothering; how every action and choice can serve a godly goal; ways to communicate so a boy will listen and be heard; and God’s power and grace to become-and give-her best. Packed with practical help from parenting experts and other moms, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man. PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Christian Audio | Christianbook | IndieBound | BookBub
FACEBOOK SUMMER BOOK CLUB
Listen to (or read) one chapter per week and join Rhonda live on Wednesdays at 11 am Pacific to chat about the chapter & help YOU apply insights to raising your son. Rhonda will answer your questions in the comments too! Join the Summer Book Club Facebook Group.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
People Pleasing isn’t Pleasing
[My Mentor advised], “Never enforce standards on your own children based upon what others will think of you. Hold your child to the principles of the Lord, not the standards of other people. By your example you will train them to be God-pleasers rather than people pleasers.”
After some serious soul searching, I had to admit the main reason I wanted well-behaved children is I wanted others to think highly of me. Which meant I was bringing glory to myself––not God. A godly mentor’s honest, yet painful, words convicted me of a sin to which I was completely oblivious. (One very good reason to invite mentors into your life, and my motivation for writing this book.) With my own tendency toward people-pleasing, I probably would not have recognized my wrong motivation until I ruined my children.
While having obedient children is a delight, you must evaluate the reason you want your kids to obey. If you find you are overbearing and controlling, you may discover it’s because your main motivation for wanting obedient children is so others will think you’re a good mother.
Control Freaks Raise Freaks!
As your son matures, rather than micromanaging his every decision, create an environment with opportunities for him to make choices and to sometimes fail. Whenever an infraction occurs, if you determine to see it as a chance to teach your son how to find his way back from choosing the wrong path, you’ll be less likely to take personal offense at his failure.
Rather than impulsively reacting to your son’s misconduct, carefully think through how you will respond before his next disobedient act. Being prepared will help you guard against saying hurtful words or acting in a manner that you will later regret.
(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of Moms Raising Sons to Be Men and a code to download the free audiobook AND (1) winner will receive a 15-minute boy-mom coaching call with Rhonda Stoppe
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight June 15, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on June 22, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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