Are you a single mom, working mom, stay at home mom, a married mom, a soon to be mom, or in the early stages of planning a future family? Do you have sweet lil boy’s that will grow up to be manly men one day? If so, I have a book for you! Brooke McGlothlin has just released a new book, “Praying for Boys.” The book is a wonderful resource for moms everywhere that strive to raise their lil boys to be Godly men. Remember we can not do it alone. Any mother knows it takes lots of prayer and guidance from the Great I Am. In this book, McGlothlin walks momma’s through the steps on how to pray for their son. I like how she describes praying in the very beginning of her book. There really are so many different ways that one can talk with God. My favorite is conversational prayer. That’s right you can share in conversation with the Lord. I do it everyday! The author describes what prayer is and explains why momma’s need to pray for their lil men. She then shares words straight from scripture and shares prayers that you can pray that will enrich his life and his walk with Jesus. This book was a real inspiration for me. There is so much more to pray for at night. It doesn’t just stop at praying for sweet dreams or to keep safe and warm through the night. We need to pray for things they need most like: obedience, overcoming fears, wisdom and purity.
Bethany House sent me a copy of this enriching book in exchange for my honest opinion. In my reflection I have found this book to not be just another great read, but one that has given me wisdom on how to pray for my son and the life that he will led as a man. It is now that his foundation is placed and it is now that I give my children completely to the Lord. For they are his and he is mine. God Bless ya’ll!
Sex and the Single Christian Girl by Bethany House Publishing author Marian Jordan Ellis is a must read for my fellow single sisters in Christ. There are a number of lies that women end up believing when it comes to the forbidden fruit. Sex is a special gift that is shared between a man and a woman when they are married. I sense that you are now nodding in agreement and yet you feel some grief and sadness because perhaps you didn’t remain pure. Perhaps you also think that it doesn’t matter now because your gift has been used and it is impossible for you to be pure once again, so who cares if you have sex outside of marriage now?! This is one of the lies that Satan leads us to believe. Before reading Ellis’ book I felt the same way. I was full of shame with myself and thought that I was used up and not worth waiting for. What does it matter??? IT DOES!!!! God’s love is so great for us and he can make your life pure once again. All we have to do is ask for forgiveness and follow God’s laws that he has set for us. Sex and the Single Christian Girl reveals Satan’s lies and the depth of God’s love for us. God’s laws are set to protect us not to keep us from enjoying ourselves. Sex is a beautiful gift to share with your husband. When we do not save this gift for marriage we find ourselves hurt and empty. When we wait as God instructs us to we are united to our better half and bonded for life. This same bond that is created outside of marriage causes a whirlwind of emotion and hurt when the relationship ends. As I read this book, I was able to see every relationship that I have had thus far. Up until now I thought to get a man to like me I had to behave or dress in a certain way. I gave into temptation and yes I will add even though I am a Christian the men I was dating were not. Reading this book was truly an eye opener. I am so thankful for God’s love and that he has purified my heart and my body once more. I have made a promise to wait, to save myself for my future husband. I may be a mother of two beautiful blessings, but what I do now as a single Christian girl does matter. I will never forget one Sunday morning as I walked out of church. Walking in front of me was a senior couple, they were holding hands. I thought to myself, “that is so nice, I want that!” I heard God whisper to me, “Not now my child, you have much growing to do. In time you will have all that your heart desires.” I know that God is right and I trust in his love and his law. If you are a single Christian girl and you find it hard to make it in this “rom-com world” I highly recommend you read this book! I now walk in confidence, knowing that I am worth waiting for and I stand firm in my values and beliefs.
I received my copy of Sex and the Single Christian Girl as a complimentary gift from Bethany House.