This book is the child-training philosophy of a seasoned mom of 14. It is chock full of practical parenting advice and ideas from a Mom whose children range in age from 30 to 6 years.
Some chapter titles include:
- "So Now You`re a Mommy!"
- "Gotta Love Those Toddlers"
- "Building a Sense of Destiny in Your Child"
- "Building a Heart of Obedience"
- "Character Counts"
- "Guard Their Hearts"
- "Turning Problems into Projects"
- "Keeping the Peace"
- "Keep it Simple -- Home Education at its Best"
- "Building Patriot`s Hearts"
- "Give Them Your Heart" and many, many more.
Praise for Parenting from the Heart:
“Great advice on parenting. Biblically solid, warmhearted and practical.”
~ Dr. Jerry Falwell, Chancellor of Liberty University
“Reading Parenting From the Heart is like a friendly visit at the kitchen table over a steaming cup of tea with a godly older sister in the Lord, gleaning from her many years of experience and gentle wisdom. How I wish Marilyn had written this book when my oldest were little! Be prepared to receive an encouraging hug—you just supply the cup of tea!”
~Tracy Klicka, nationally known home school speaker and writer, wife of Chris Klicka, senior counsel for the Home School Legal Defense Association
"I was so blessed reading your parenting tips. I can see the heart of God in what you advise. I like what you said about doing a `good job training my older kids…but now I’ve got to do it all over again!` It is so true with many children, and you address how we must continue in training and loving our children. Your gentle spirit shines through when you talk about loving nighttime nursing, holding toddlers, giving them your heart, and learning what delights your child. You have a very positive and enthusiastic message for parents like me."
~ Valerie Monk, home schooling mother of ten and board member of Arizona Families for Home Education
“I have found your book to be extremely practical, convicting, encouraging and spiritually relevant. I long to be the kind of mother you are, Marilyn! Your gentle, positive, genuine approach is refreshing and faith-building. I am beginning to pray for ways to turn problems into projects and embrace the season I am in.”
~ A home schooling mom from New York
“I want to thank your for your book. I read the whole thing the afternoon we got it. I am rereading it now. It has been such a help to me in my teaching. You reminded me of the fact that often when children are not behaving as I expect it is because I have not effectively communicated my expectations. What a difference! I am enjoying teaching in a way I haven’t for the last few years."
~ Susan, a Christian school teacher from Virginia
“God has given us moms a beautiful gift in Marilyn’s book. I can hardly read it without crying because it ministers to my need as a mom desiring to be used by God in the lives of my family. Parenting From The Heart has helped me keep my heart and perspective centered on Christ and on His high calling on my life as a mother. It is a treasure trove of inspiration for your heart, along with the practical wisdom to help you live it out in the day-to-day. Marilyn’s spirit is beautifully soft, gentle and encouraging. This book is straight from Marilyn’s heart, and will minister to any mother of any age with any number of children.”
~ Amy, mother of three, Iowa