Encouragement and Advice for a Hopeful Journey
Paperback. 411 Pages.
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Is your marriage suffering from your adoption? Is your home a war-zone because of your adopted child? Do you need a break from 24/7 parenting? Are you ready to quit parenting your traumatized child?
This book picks up where other adoption books fall short. If you are at your wits’ end parenting your adopted child; if your marriage has lost its intimacy and the foundation is cracking; if you have tried typical discipline techniques and they don’t work for your child; if you are ready to throw in the parenting towel...this book will give you encouraging insight, eternal hope, and practical strategies to endure and even enjoy the marathon of raising adopted children. Don’t despair, you can do this!
This book includes:
- Over 70 chapters on all different kinds of practical topics
- 75+ creative dates for you and your spouse
- List of recommended resources
"Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me. -Mark 9:37"
I’ve studied Christian psychology, counseling, and theology in college, in graduate school, and in two seminaries. I taught in a Christian school for two years. I’ve been a pastor and Christian counselor for over 37 years. But Shari McMinn has taught me more about raising adopted children in this book than I learned in all these years of training. I only wish I’d had this book to guide me when my wife and I adopted our two boys, now ages 30 and 33. Shari may not have a formal doctoral degree, but she has definitely earned an honorary doctorate during her years of study and hands-on training in the area of adoption.
- Rev. Dr. Jeffrey K. Boer, M.Div., D.Min.; Hialeah, FL; Pastor of Sharon Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Member Level II of ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors); Parent of two adopted sons.
I giggled, I cried, I cringed, and I celebrated while reading this book. Shari has a sense of humor dispersed throughout this book. Even though it is a very serious and a tough subject, she is able to bring in levity. I cried for the children from “hard places” and for the parents who raise them. The pain these children experience and bring into the homes they live in is very real and deeply felt by the people who love them. I cringed at some of the methods of discipline that were chosen. Yet, very quickly came to resolve. The author and her late husband had a strong foundation of relationship with their children. That incorporated with discernment and the various needs of their children sometimes warrants an atypical response of discipline to regain regulation.
- Kerri Klein, BSW, LSW; Current Residence: Bismarck, North Dakota; Current Position: ND Department of Human Services, Continuous Quality Improvement Administrator for Children and Family Services. Previous related experience: Worked within the Human Services System for over 24 years, Child Abuse and Neglect Assessments, Ongoing in Home Casework, Foster Care, Adoption, Permanency, Family Engagement, Training on Trauma