Annotations for Desperate : Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
Baker & Taylor
Presents advice for mothers from a Christian perspective on coping with the challenges of motherhood as well as making sure that their own physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are taken care of.
Desperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help. It's for those who have ever wondered what happened to all their ideals for what having children would be like. For those who have ever felt like all the "experts" have clearly never had a child like theirs. For those who have prayed for a mentor. For those who ever felt lost and alone in motherhood.
In Desperate you will find the story of one young mother's honest account of the desperate feelings experienced in motherhood and one experienced mentor's realistic and gentle exhortations that were forged in the trenches of raising her own four children.
Also in Desperate:
- QR codes and links at the end of each chapter that lead to videos with Sarah Mae and Sally talking about the chapter
- Practical steps to take during the desperate times
- Bible study and journal exercises in each chapter that will lead you to identify ways in which you can grow as a mom
- Mentoring advice for real-life situations
- Q & A section with Sally where she answers readers questions
Thomas Nelson, Inc.
For mothers of young children, this book is a lovely offering of hope, truth, freedom, wild grace, friendship, and the knowledge that they are not alone.
Many moms have dreamed of life with children, and yet the reality seems far away from their dreams. Their hearts are committed, but their spirits are sagging. This book is a coffee-talk from one woman who is still "figuring-it-out-in-the-mess" (Sarah Mae) and much-needed counsel from one who is older and wiser (Sally Clarkson). The book's message speaks to the hearts of desperate womenwho need a friend to come alongside and encourage them, give them hope, and remind them of who they are.
Desperateis a tremendous source of compassion and information for any mama of young children who:
- Feels she's going under
- Is isolated and lonely
- Has lost to the beast of housework
- Is suffering from depression and a feeling of desperation
Each mother will know she has a woman who can relate with her in the daily struggles of mama-hood, and will receive wisdom from an older woman who has gone through the struggles and made it to the other side.