RECOMMENDED READING

A Story of a Hurting Mom: From Broken to Mended by Cathy Taylor

Is your identity a Hurting Mom? Cathy knows firsthand what it is like to become a Hurting Mom. The club that no mom wants to be part of. With her honest, open, and transparent way, Cathy gives you a glimpse into her life as a Hurting Mom and more importantly – how you can get through your own tough situations. God has given her comfort and peace in the midst of being a Hurting Mom, and she wants to impart what God has given her to you! You are NOT alone in your struggle as a Hurting Mom for you, too, can move from Broken to Mended and finally live out all that you were created to be.

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Daily Encouraging Words

The HM Community had such an outpouring of love for the Daily Encouraging Words in their inbox, that we took all 200 of them and publishing them into a beautifully crafted book. Awesome to have and look at as often as you need encouragement. Great gift giving book too!

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Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents by Allison Bottke

This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grandparents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones. Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage―and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text. A tough–love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y.―a six–step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives.

  • S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money
  • A = Assemble a Support Group
  • N = Nip Excuses in the Bud
  • I = Implement Rules/Boundaries
  • T = Trust Your Instincts
  • Y = Yield Everything to God

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(Cited Source:  Amazon.com)

One-Minute Prayers for Your Adult Children by Allison Bottke

If you’re a mom or dad who has watched your adult child’s life spiral out of control, you’re not alone. You join a reluctant club comprised of millions of parents concerned about the bad choices their son or daughter has made.Author Allison Bottke is part of that club too. She has watched in agony as her son made choices that eventually resulted in his arrest. Out of her experience came her bestselling book Setting Boundaries™ with Your Adult Children, the first in a highly successful series of Setting Boundaries™ books.Now Allison offers you–and all parents in pain–a book of prayers written specifically to help you intercede with God on behalf of your prodigal.If you know the pain of parenting an adult child who has lost his or her way, you will also know that ultimately your best hope is in Gods intervention. Allison’s prayers give voice to the cries of your own heart and your desire to seek and trust God with your adult child’s present and future.

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(Cite Source:  Amazon.com)

Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormie Omartian

Stormie Omartian’s bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 28 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. In this important follow-up to The Power of a Praying® Parent (2 million copies sold), Stormie addresses areas of concern you may have for your grown children and shares how to lift them up to God. With stories from other parents and insight gleaned from personal experience, Stormie helps you pray with the power of God’s Word over your adult children and their

  • career choices and sense of purpose
  • marriages and other vital relationships
  • parenting skills and leadership
  • struggles, addictions, or emotional trials
  • faith commitment and prayer life

Perhaps you are watching your grown children step out into the world and wishing you could do more to support them while giving them the freedom they crave. You can. It doesn’t matter how young or old they are, you can rest in the power of God working through your prayers.

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(Cited Source:  Amazon.com)

Closing the Door, but not my Heart by Trenda Lineback

Closing the Door for the First Time… I shut the door, fell on my knees and cried out to God for strength. I can’t remember how long I cried, and I wasn’t sure where Travis would go. My parents told me that I really didn’t love my son, that I was a horrible mother. Even my best friend said, “How could you do that to him?” I knew God’s Word was true and that He would come through for me and my family. I wanted my son to know that God would be there for him. Travis needed to depend on God completely. But for now my tears fell – my heart was broken over my son, who still continued using his drugs. I would have to close the door on my son, but not my heart. Closing the Door, but not my Heart, is a compelling story of tough love and abounding grace that will stir both your heart and your faith to believe anything is possible with God. If you’ve ever had to hope against hope for your loved one, this book is the encouragement you need!

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A Journey Out of the Wilderness by Sherry Lynn Ward

Hurting Moms are going through a rough time – a Wilderness experience – where you feel as though you are “down for the count” and ready to give up. Thoughts assail your mind, “Will this ever end?” However being in the Wilderness will be one of the most transformational times of your life. This book will give you insights that will help keep you going despite the surrounding circumstances. Great addition to the support group material.

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OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES

Group Halo - Bag of Hope

The Bag of Hope is a bag of resources and educational materials for family and loved ones of those struggling with mental health and addictions.  The Bag of Hope is a free gift to you!  We want you to be armed to fight the battle of your life by supporting you and giving you the tools you need to be the best  advocate for your addict!  We know this is a hard journey, and you are not alone!

Allison Bottke - Setting Boundaries

Readers all around the world have found hope, healing and encouragement in Allyson’s Setting Boundaries® book series where she shares her perspective on life as it relates to the boundary choices we make everyday.

Revival 4 Women

Revival 4 Women passionately serves diverse women by connection and community to Restore lives and foster personal Revival through Conferences, Radio Podcasts, and Intimate Seminars.

(Cited Source:  revival4women.org)

Overcome Ministries

 Our Reason

Our churches are filled with women who love Jesus but are often overwhelmed and weighed down by various strongholds and burdens that keep them from living the abundant life that Jesus promises. Many of these women are discouraged and defeated. God’s daughters are in desperate need of practical, step by step, biblical solutions to help them overcome the challenges in life that hinder them, so that they can walk in victory. The heart of Overcome is to do just that.

 

(Cited Source:  overcomewithjesus.org)

Stacy Lee Flury - Anchor Of Promise Blog

 Mission

My sole purpose in writing this blog is to educate and bring awareness to parents as to what is going on with our teens, how to help them, and be a support to each other in a Godly way.  .

 

(Cited Source:  anchorofpromise.com)

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