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Preparing Him for the Other Woman: A Mother's Guide to Raising Her Son to Love a Wife and Lead a Family [Kindle Edition]

Sheri Rose Shepherd
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What Kind of Husband Will Your Son Grow Up to Be?

His is a generation of boys who have better relationships with their Game Boxes, i-Pods, televisions, and computers than they do with their families. His understanding of marriage is that it has little hope for success, witnessing a fifty percent divorce rate both inside and outside of the church. His world is one where pornography is no longer a hidden shame, but encouraged as entertainment.

Can you raise your son to one day love, lead, and protect
a wife and family in a world like this?

The answer is yes. The heartbeat of this book is to give you the tools to help your son become a tender warrior who will one day fight for his family, a godly husband who will faithfully love his wife, and a leader who will be a man of his word.

The time is now to take your love, tears, prayers, and influence and pour them into his future. Even if our world does not change its moral fiber, you can influence your son and bring hope to the next generation. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime—yours.


“Not only is this an amazing concept, but it meets an urgent need for every mother of boys.”

Lisa Bevere, speaker and author of Fight Like a Girl and Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry

“I have three sons, two stepsons, two son-in-laws, and nine grandsons! Any help I can glean to give me more wisdom is welcome. I would have welcomed more help like this when I was a young mother raising my young men for ‘the other woman.’”

LeeAnn Rawlins, Coauthor, To Love Again

Story Behind the Book

When the manager of a large Christian bookstore told Sheri Rose Shepherd that readers of the popular His Princess TM series were futilely looking for material about raising their sons to be godly future husbands, she knew she could help. “Think about how much farther all men would be in their marriages if their moms had trained them how to one day love and understand their wives,” says Sheri Rose . “We can take all the mistakes we’ve made in our lives and use them to teach our sons the right way to live. And we can use our most powerful weapon of all—our prayers—to fight for them.”

From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Sheri Rose Shepherd is the author of the popular His Princess™ series. A former Mrs. America, Sheri Rose is an anointed teacher who has served as keynote speaker at Women of Virtue conferences, and her messages have aired on national radio programs. Sheri Rose has been married eighteen years and has two beautiful children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4205 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (January 21, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,560 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sons are Awesome!!! May 9, 2007
I am the mother of 4 sons. I wish I had read this book years ago when I was a young mother.

I am also a teacher of young kids and through the years I have seen a decline in respect among children.

This book had some really awesome ideas for how to totally bond with a son, beginning at a very young age.

It teaches how to show young boys how to respect women!!!!!!!

I am lucky that I had my 4th son later in life, so I did do things right with him. And what the book says is true...if you show boys how to behave, they will. My son is now almost 16 and to this day loves to spend time with me, even in front of his peers. He craves personal time and touch with his momma. I know he is going to grow into an awesome husband who will respect and love women.

So if you are a mother of boys, definately get this book. It would also make a wonderful baby gift to a new mom!!

Laurie :-)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boost I needed January 28, 2007
I loved this book! This type of book was one that I had been looking for for a long time. I have a 14 year old son and also work for an organization that works with single moms. I am also ordering this book for my staff who have sons. I was feeling helpless since reading other books that put so much stress on dads being a part of their son's lives and leaving out what moms can do. I agree with dads being the important element in their son's lives 100 percent, but what about the son who doesn't have a father figure or whose father is not active in the son's life? This book gives helpful and easy information for any mom to understand and apply. I highlighted many things in my book so I have a quick reference when I slip up and stop encouraging my son like I want to be. It might be common sense to some moms but to some of the moms I know, this book will be great! It's an easy read, even for someone who doesn't care to read much.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is, by far, my very favorite book on this subject matter that I have ever read. It has compelled me to write a review on it; I sent the link to my sister and friends and they all RAVED about it. More than anything, it has helped me to begin treating my "tiny husband" (as I used to think of him as) as a young man with a godly purpose to his life and doing it step-by-step this early on (he's 6)...which will help me to "let go" when God brings his wife to him someday. It will also allow him to "leave and cleave" to his wife in a healthy manner.

It has also helped me to begin truly loving his future wife and anticipating her arrival one day; I now pray more fervently for her.

My husband related to it so well, too. When I read to him that her husband's mother had been praying for her since she was a little girl, he actually choked up, as his mother died when he was a little boy. He's known that my mother always prayed for him - and I read that passage to him on his mother's birthday to let him know that he was never alone. We both now are treating our son in a manner to which he feels inspired to be a godly man, husband and father.

Simple, practical, loving, and Christ-following. This is my guide to loving my son and helping him to be the man that God calls him to be. Thank you, Shari Rose!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow August 2, 2013
By H Allen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
So many angles to pray for, look for and to help your son grow. I appreciate Shari's honesty and heart. I have many bookmarks of areas I want to refer back to over and over. I have a preschool age son and one in his late teens. I found many applications for both ages. Both on my own, as well as Sheri's assistance breaking it down for me. Making this a book that will apply for many years. My only problem with the book was many typos. It was a distraction from the flow of the book for me. Obviously the book had enough gems in it I did my best to overlook them.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but needed more June 21, 2009
I love the premise of the book, but after finishing it I didn't feel like the book really equipped me with much to raise my 2 young sons to be wonderful husbands. At least the title of the book did help to remind me that I am raising potential future husbands and I should be thinking of ways to encourage them to be God-fearing, loving, and understanding. There were a few practical ideas like how we should ask our sons how someone felt in a situation to get them used to thinking about feelings. This was an easy book to read and I liked the idea, but overall I wish there had been more practical ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got this as a gift for our daughter in law. August 20, 2013
By Tracy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Heard the author interviewed on Focus On The Family, sounded so good. DIL was wanting to read it so it worked out perfect. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for mothers of sons June 29, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We can't get enough help on raising our sons. This book gives helpful tips on ways to help you do small things that have big effects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Sheri! May 23, 2013
I agree with all the other positive reviews written! I am a new Mom and heard Sheri speak on a Focus on the Family broadcast. As they say, 'she had me at hello' with everything she was saying about raising 'boys' in the 21st century! I ordered it immediately and was hooked right away! I'm also a teacher, Aunt, and youth worker so ALL of the practical tips she gives are great for me and I'm excited for implementing these ideas asap! I've already told all my friends that have boys about this book and I do hope every one of them reads it! You won't be disappointed!! THANK YOU, SHERI, for writing this book!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good insights to long term values and knowing a woman
Published 20 days ago by Holly Bickers
5.0 out of 5 stars Super book!
I would recommend this read to every mother out there. It is a wonderful book! I will be reading it again because once is not enough.
Published 1 month ago by E. Connors
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!!
Such a good book! I recommend it to all mothers of little boys! Easy read but loaded with good suggestions and tips to help your little boy become the man God would have him to be.
Published 1 month ago by Lindsay
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!
This is a spectacular book for any mom with sons! Very well written with fabulous insights into the "husband" we are raising.
Published 2 months ago by Debra L. Van Setten
5.0 out of 5 stars GIft for new mom
Heard an interview with this author and thought this would be the prefect gift for a new mom!
She loves it!
Published 5 months ago by L. Mallon
3.0 out of 5 stars Good encouragement
The book is very encouraging. I read it after hearing an interview of the author. Though, the interview inspired me much more than the book.
Published 13 months ago by Heather Peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars A good Resource
I just started reading the first chapters and already I'm hooked. Sheri Rose Shepherd has ideas upon ideas in reaching that son, in various age levels, and impacting his life! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jovette M Archer
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
great book in that it brought ideas on how to open dialogue, communicate and minister to my 11 yr old son as a Godly mother.
Published 16 months ago by Natalie Gamette
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for every boy and his parents
I use this book for my sons boys book club and the suggestions in it really encourages the boys in positive discussions and to compete in using the manners that they learned about.
Published 19 months ago by Jacqueline
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More About the Author

Best-selling Author, Speaker, Teacher, Humorist

Sheri Rose has a very refreshing way of bringing the Word of God to life. She knows how to renew the Eternal Hope in our hearts. Her speaking style is humorous, heartwarming and inspires every one to make their life count for eternity.

Sheri Rose is a woman who can relate to almost any woman's battle. This former Mrs. United States grew up in a dysfunctional home and was severely overweight as a teen. As a young woman, she battled depression and an eating disorder. She understands the pain that comes from a broken home and she knows what it means to fight for freedom from your past. In spite of an English teacher telling her she was "born to lose" and a learning disorder--Dyslexia--Sheri Rose has (in God's strength) written best-selling books, founded His Princess Ministries and speaks to tens of thousands each year at churches and women's conferences like the Extraordinary Women Tour.

Her Joy for the Lord, humorous heart-warming stories mixed with truth and transparency renews our Faith by reminding us how much we are truly loved and adored by our Father in heaven. Once you heard Sheri Rose speak you will never again doubt that you are..."God's Chosen Princess"... here for a divine purpose!

She lives in Southern California with her husband of 22 years and their daughter.

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