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When a Mother Follows Christ [Kindle Edition]

Katie Hoffman
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Book Description

What will it take to raise kids who love God? Have you ever wondered how you can train your children so they want to obey? Have you ever pondered how you can prevent your kids from resisting a relationship with you as they get older? In When a Mother Follows Christ, Katie Hoffman reveals the biblical principles of raising kids to follow Christ. While no one can make perfect kids, it's easy to have great kids who will bring you delight and not shame as they grow older. Learn how to develop godly character in your children, be an example for them to follow, and how a few simple, easy changes can make a huge difference in your children's attitudes and actions.

You will learn:

*How to teach your children to willingly do what you ask the first time-which will reduce anger and frustration

*What the Bible says is key to raising kids who will not bring you shame as they grow older

*How to actively train your children so they are a source of delight to you and others

*How to be an example for your children to follow

*Why character is key to preventing sibling rivalry, and how you can develop godly character in your children

*How to be connected to your children so they will want to do what you say, even as they grow up

*Practical ways to stop sibling rivalry in its tracks

*One easy way to keep your kids out of trouble

*The one thing that will keep your kids from resisting you when you try to train them

*The very simple, very easy thing I do that completely changes the atmosphere of our home

*How changing one thing made a huge difference in the way my children treat me and others-which makes them much more attentive and respectful

*How to teach your children the most important thing they will ever learn-how to have a relationship with Jesus as their Savior


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  • File Size: 114 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006T8NIUG
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reminder February 22, 2012
By Laurel
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Thoroughly enjoyed this.
There were some formatting issues in the Kindle edition, but not a big deal.

Excellent reminder of what is important in raising children. I didn't feel like I learned anything new- but thought she did a great job of putting vague ideas and knowledge I had into words that clarified it well.

I think this would be a great book for a mom's group to go through. The questions in the back are very helpful in solidifying the learning in one's mind.

I also really loved that she did not belabor her points. She made the point, explained it, and moved on. Made it much more enjoyable to read.

This is one that I will be going back to many times in years to come.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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"Dear Christian Woman Who is Trying Her Best to be a Godly Mother,
You're failing miserably. It's a good thing I'm so perfect and can tell you how wonderful it is to have beautiful relationships with your children.
Sincerely,
A Much More God-Filled Mother Than You"

As someone who spent most of my childhood being verbally, mentally and sexually abused I struggle with depression. This book point blank said that if I'm depressed the problem is that I'm not playing with my kids enough and that will make my conscience ill at ease. Well, gosh, I wish I'd known that before I spent thousands of dollars on therapy and medication to help with this phony diagnosis of severe PTSD.

I'm sure Katie Hoffman meant well, but this book is written for mothers who really don't struggle in their daily lives with their Christian relationship or with their mothering skills. The moms that loved it viewed it as a easy, breezy reminder of what they already have embedded in them. This is not a book that really digs into how to be a mother that follows Christ. The books assumes mothers don't get depressed or stressed and are constantly living in rapturous joy over the children God has brought into their life. The reality for most mothers contradicts this assumption. I was really hoping for a book that related to bad days, burned dinners, homework fights, and wondering where God went. This is not that book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book! January 7, 2014
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This will definitely put you on the right track to raising godly children. I would recommend this to every mother. This book everyday plus prayer will be great for you & your child.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick ready, very practical for Godly parenting December 22, 2013
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I work in an orphanage in Thailand. Staff development is one of the most important things I do. Since most of our staff are women, this book has been an excellent resource. It is short and easy to read. Once I started it, I could not put it down. It has a great introduction and the chapters are well divided. I teach a chapter a week and focus on that particular concept of being a Godly mother. It really stresses developing good relationships with kids and getting priorities in focus. In my experience these are essential parts of raising children. Many of the things in this book are things I was already doing, but it was great to have the thoughts so well developed and clearly explained. It has greatly helped me in teaching the staff at our children's home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a quick read but full of good information August 9, 2013
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I read this book in one sitting. It was full of good info with examples that made things become more clear. At the end of the book, there are discussion questions to help you retain more of the information. I will have to read it again to help me answer the discussion questions, but well worth the extra time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! May 10, 2013
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I was hesitant of reading this book and have found some great
nuggets of truth that I will use throughout raising my babies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Messages May 10, 2013
By Danessa
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This book really helps mothers who are struggling with parenthood to open their eyes to see what is not going right in their methods of parenting. The messages guided by Bible scriptures help explain why it is such a joy to put your child's needs first amongst other things that usually occupy us like Internet and TV.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a blessing April 10, 2013
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This was a wake up call for me! I truly needed to be awakened to these godly principals...Thank you! I used to be so disciplined,but after our third daughter I feel as though I am slowly losing control! Thank u for reminding me of the tools God has for us to use! I can & will be consistent!!! Abundant blessings to you & your family.

Forest Rose
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Excellent short book and encourages mothers to remember their role . I would recommend this book to all mothers in today world
Published 2 months ago by Shandy
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I really liked this book. It's short but very informative. The thing that stuck with me most is how often I really smile at my kids which sometimes isn't a whole lot. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jazz Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice read
This was a nice, easy to read book. I really liked the Bible verses at the end and plan on incorporating them into our memory system. Thanks!
Published 2 months ago by Crystal G. Parks
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent And To The Point
I thought the advice was right on and the delivery of the message was clear and concise. Excellent short read.
Published 2 months ago by Movie Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED this short book!
Challenging, scriptural and practical for parenting! I would highly recommend this book to any mother struggling with child training and discipline.
Published 20 months ago by SKG
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read.
This was a good book. Nothing earth-shattering or particularly new, but a number of good reminders about where I should be headed. Biblically sound.
Published 23 months ago by Johanna Cousineau
4.0 out of 5 stars great tips!
I really liked this book! It has great references to the Bible and used ever day occurrences as examples. The only thing I didn't like was using spanking as the sole discipline. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Katie Hoffman lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband Todd and their three children. She graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College with her degree in Biblical Theology. She is the author of multiple books, including "A Life of Joy" and "When a Mother Follows Christ." She speaks at Christian women's events on various topics including joy, loving God, mothering, and celebrating Jesus.

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