Books for Moms with Daughters

We have put together a list of books we believe will help moms with daughters in their journey.

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InCourage: Raising Daughters Rooted In Grace

by Terra A. Mattson

Terra A. Mattson, founder of Courageous Girls and Living Wholehearted, takes women through a process of growing in grace and identity so that moms are better equipped to raise confident and healthy daughters who know God and are able to trust His ways throughout life’s messy journey. This book is a helpful companion to the Courageous Girls curriculum or for any mom desiring to grow in her relationship with her daughter.

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The Mom Project: 21 Days to a More Connected Family

by Kathi Lipp

Your kids are in school, doing their chores, and cleaning just enough to keep their rooms from being condemned by the Board of Health. But do you want to connect with your children outside your regular routine and find ways to understand, enjoy, and learn more about them?

The 20 Hardest Questions Every Mom Faces: Praying Your Way to Realistic, Biblical Answers

by Dannah Gresh

Motherhood is filled with uncertainty and soul-breaking questions. And there is not one “right” answer despite what the mommy wars tell your heart. You need a coach, someone to come alongside you. Barbara Rainey, cofounder of FamilyLife, says, “Dannah helps you find your own soul-healing answers” to some of the toughest questions out there.

    Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

    by Brené Brown

    “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

    How We Love, Expanded Edition: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your Marriage Paperback – July 11, 2017

    by Milan Yerkovich

    Are you tired of falling into frustrating relational patterns in your marriage? Do you and your spouse fight about the same things again and again?

    Relationship experts Milan and Kay Yerkovich explain why the ways you and your spouse relate to each other go back to before you even met. Drawing on the powerful tool of attachment theory, Milan and Kay explore how your childhood created an “intimacy imprint” that affects your marriage today.

    Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

    by Shauna Niequist

    In these pages, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

    Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

    by Brené Brown

    From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.

    Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

    Raising Body-Confident Daughters: 8 Conversations to Have with Your Tween (8 Great Dates)

    by Dannah Gresh

    Our society idolizes the body, creating a body-consciousness in girls that can lead to eating disorders, body-image issues, and more. This book outlines the conversations every mom needs to have with her eight- to twelve-year-old about becoming body-confident. With these helpful tools, you can teach your daughter to care for her body while emphasizing the care of her spirit.

    The Good Fight: How Conflict Can Bring You Closer

    by Dr. Les & Leslie Parrott

    Discover the secret to a genuinely happy marriage! Drawing on extensive research and their years as marriage counselors, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott uncover common misbeliefs about marital conflict, showing couples how a good fight actually enriches a relationship, making it stronger. Men and women will learn what pitfalls to avoid, how to use conflict for good, and how to diffuse anger and hurt feelings. Filled with practical advice that couples can implement quickly and easily, The Good Fight helps husbands and wives build a relationship where harmony outweighs tension and peace finds a home.

    Crazy Good Sex: Putting to Bed the Myths Men Have about Sex

    by Les Parrott

    The combustive force of a man’s sexual drive can incinerate his wedding vows and family commitments—or it can ignite a flame of passion within his marriage that brings mind-blowing pleasure to both partners. In this practical guidebook filled with straight talk about the issues that concern men, psychologist Dr. Les Parrott reveals the truth about six areas that can undermine a man’s confidence, damage his marriage, and leave him struggling unnecessarily with temptation. Parrott counters these false beliefs and uncovers the answers to: • how much sex women want • whether married sex can be truly satisfying and steamy • the biological effects of pornography • what it really takes to please a woman • whether masturbation is harmful or helpful • the controlling force behind a man’s sexual drive Readers will learn how to change both their beliefs and their behavior, paving the way for a whole new dimension of sexual pleasure.

    The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

    by John Gottman and Nan Silver

    Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.

    Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest

    by Bonnie Gray

    Running on empty with no time for rest, yourself, or God? Soulful author Bonnie Gray shows how to create spiritual whitespace in the everyday for God, refreshment, and faith—right in the midst of our stress-frayed lives. She guides you to discover a better story for yourself, one that feeds your soul and makes room for rest.

    The Cure: What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you?

    by Bruce McNicol, Bill Thrall, John Lunch

    The Cure gives the diagnosis of this century’s religious obsession with sin-management. It has poisoned the Church, obscuring the Original Good News and sending millions away, wounded, angry and cynical, from nearly any organized expression of faith. This newly designed format of The Cure offers an authentic experience in Christ that frees some from a self-rewarded righteousness, and others from a beaten down striving for a righteousness they can never seem to attain. The Cure infuses a relational theology of grace and identity, which alone can heal, free and create sustainable, genuine, loving, life-giving communities.

    Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

    by Melody Beattle

    The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America’s best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.

    Is someone else’s problem your problem? If, like so many others, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s, you may be codependent–and you may find yourself in this book–Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America’s best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.

    Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard

    by Jennie Allen

    The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges Christian women to discover what it means to do life with God rather than always striving to impress him, in this trade paperback edition of her perspective-shifting work, which now includes bonus material to enhance your book club experience, including discussion questions and easy-to-create recipes.

    Changes That Heal

    by Henry Cloud

    In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Cloud takes the reader step-by-step through the four basic tasks of becoming mature image bearers of God: Bonding to others – Separating from others – Sorting out good and bad in ourselves and others – Becoming an adult — Dr. Cloud not only explains and describes each task, he also identifies the problems that result when we fail to accomplish that task, and he shows us what changes to make in our lives in order to bring about healing.

    Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

    by Ruth Haley Barton

    Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God’s transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a “rule of life” that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices–individually and in a group context. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.

    Tired of Trying to Measure Up: Getting Free from the Demands, Expectations, and Intimidation of Well-Meaning People

    by Jeff VanVonderen

    Provides a path to freedom for those weighed down by shame, showing the way to acceptance in Christ based on the gospel of grace.

    100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls: Unforgettable Tales of Women of Faith

    by Jean Fischer

    Just for the girls in your life, ages 8 and up, this collection of 100 extraordinary stories of women of faith–from the Bible, history, and today–will empower them to know and understand how women have made a difference in the world and how much smaller our faith (and the biblical record) would be without them. Featuring full-page, colorful illustrations alongside the true stories of amazing women like Lydia, Naomi, Rahab, Rebekah, Jane Austen, Corrie ten Boom, Bethany Hamilton, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, and dozens more, the stories of these 100 women will encourage and inspire girls to become the world-changers God created them to be!

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