Friday, August 16, 2013

Bookshelf Friday - The Love Dare for Parents

I remember when the movie Fireproof came out and paging through The Love Dare. I can't say I did every dare, but it did challenge me to look deeper at my marriage and gave me concrete ways to improve it. Because marriages--no matter how great--can always be improved. Marriage takes work!

And so do kids:)

So when this book came out, I knew I wanted to read it.

I think I liked this book even better than the marriage one. Probably because I am in the middle of raising my children and need all the help I can get--especially from a God-centered angle. This book spoke to me in so many ways, and it challenged me! But the part I loved the most is, like The Love Dare, it didn't stop at issuing a challenge, it gave me the tools to conquer that challenge.

The Love Dare for Parents spans forty days and ends with you writing a legacy letter to your children. That's one I have yet to do, but that's in part because each year on their birthdays I give my children a letter of sorts. And that's another thing I enjoyed about this book. You can take the challenges and tailor them to your children, but it's a great springboard of a place to start. 

If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed in your parenting. If you're looking to connect with your kids in new ways. If you're looking for Godly wisdom to help you on this path, I highly recommend this book. Most of the dares are simple and quick, but they all make a lasting impression on your children and strengthen your relationship with them.

I give The Love Dare for Parents 5 out of 5 stars. You can purchase it here :)

If you'd like to see a break-down of what my stars equal, check out my page My Ratings System to the right there. And a big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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14 comments:

  1. Writing a legacy letter? What a great idea! Something I can tackle for both my sons and grands.

    Did you see Ms. Barbie's post yet, Susan? That's another cool idea if you're into scrapbooking. :-)

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    1. I am just getting on now - had to clean this morning:) I'll hop over there and see. I've scrapbooked for my kids since they were born!

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  2. I've heard of doing a legacy letter- I would have loved to have one! What a wonderful idea.
    Thanks for the plug, Dora! :)

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    1. I love that idea too:) I hope it's something they'll treasure one day!

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  3. I'm enjoying the roll of a grandmother whose main job is just to squeeze, kiss and spoil. But the book sounds like a wonderful gift idea and I agree that the legacy letter sounds awesome - even for a Nanny of Three :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My parents tell me all the time being a grandparent is their reward for raising us:)

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  4. I love this idea! Thanks for recommending it, Susan!

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    1. Yes! I loved this book! Couldn't wait to share it:)

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  5. My kids are grown. Maybe I should send them a legacy text message? :)

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    1. HA! Yes. That would work too, Tom:)

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  6. Legacy is one of the reasons I write. :-) Great idea and I've got to get this book even though my children are grown. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! And yes. I love that what we write is part of our legacy. Pointing it all toward Him:)

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  7. And then one day you'll be packing you child up to go to Spain for a semester. Enjoy every minute you can.

    I hope we get to see each other in Indy. Can you believe it's almost here?

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    1. Yes! This year we need to meet! I don't know how we two tall people missed each other last year;)

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